We all turn to celebrities for style and makeup inspiration, but at the end of the day, we're just regular people without stylists and unlimited cosmetic budgets. So it's incredibly satisfying to see celebs posting makeup-free selfies when you're chilling in your pajamas with a similarly clean canvas. Celebrity no-makeup selfies seem trivial, but when you dig a little deeper, they're actually pretty important to the the culture of beauty.
Lorde gets pimples and still looks amazing? Beyoncé gets puffy under eyes and still slays the day away? Oh, yeah. They're just people, too. People who are proud and confident enough in just their own skin to show it off. Self-assured enough to go out into the world of paps just as their mom's made them. The idea that imperfections are beautiful...that's powerful. The idea that women don't have to wear makeup or look a certain way unless they feel like it? Also powerful.
There's also a vulnerability in putting just your fresh face out into the world, especially when the world is used to you nailing your beauty routine.
I hope this list of amazingly gorgeous celebs without any makeup inspires you to be proud of your face, just the way it is. Because it's perfection all on its own.
1. Kylie Jenner
Fresh-faced and her beauty game is still strong. And her nail game.
2. Kendall Jenner
Cozying up to her own gorgeous glow.
3. Amy Schumer
I can see why she won an Emmy for her no-makeup spoof video. But I disagree with the ending. She looks stellar with a bare face.
4. Laverne Cox
Showing us that she's just as beautiful with a natural face and repping #transisbeautiful.
How are those eyebrows even real? Jelly.
6. Demi Lovato
So confident she pioneered the hashtag #nomakeupmonday.
7. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga looks different every time I see her. But she always looks stunning. Especially in her no-makeup selfies.
8. Chrissy Teigen
So adorbs I didn't even notice the pug. Also, that bun, tho.
9. Juliana Hough
Get ready for your daily dose of eyebrow envy.
10. Gigi Hadid
I've been trying to make sweatbands cool for years. So I am absolutely on board with this selfie.
11. Gabrielle Union
You can't buy that million dollar smile at Sephora.
12. Selena Gomez
Sometimes it's more important to get tacos than to put on makeup. A woman after my own heart.
13. Hilary Duff
Flawless skin, aisle 5.
14. Jordin Sparks
Doe she ever not look adorable?
Who needs eyeliner when you have those glasses? #accessorygoals
16. Miley Cyrus
She could never wear makeup again and start a revolution.
17. Lea Michele
Thank you. Who puts on a full face to go hiking? I mean, if you do, no shame.
18. Heidi Klum
Does she age?
19. Beyoncé, Again
Because you can never have too much flawless.
Wearing makeup is a choice, not something you have to do, no matter how much pressure you feel to look a certain way. Your fresh, clean face is a totally valid and beautiful choice, too.
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