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Jennifer Aniston & 7 Other Celebs Who Embrace Going Makeup-Free

Over the weekend, at Deadline's "Contender" panel, Jennifer Aniston made an appearance to talk about her upcoming, already Oscar-buzzed film, Cake. Aniston, who has been known for so many physical attributes in her career, most notably her haircut dubbed "The Rachel," made some awesome statements about her role, specifically how "dreamy and empowering and liberating" it felt to film a movie without a STITCH of makeup.

This following a similar sentiment she shared in September with Vanity Fair: “As women, we do feel that we have to live up to an expectation whether it is on camera or going to the market or whatever it is. The truth of the matter is that that is not always the way it is. We don’t always have our high heels on..." Ain't that the truth. There seems to be a movement with women in the spotlight gradually gaining the confidence to bare their natural face to the world. Click through to read more about some of the ladies who are proud and vocal about their natural looks.

Colbie Caillat

In July, Colbie Caillat released her video for “Try,” which showed a series a women, including herself slowly stripping off every inch of their make-up while being filmed. Caillat admitted her insecurities while filming but said to LA Times, “I felt liberated once the video was out and it’s really affected people so positively. I’m just so happy I did it.”

Image: Colbie Caillat/Instagram

AnnaLynne McCord

In 2012, actress AnnaLynne McCord took to her Twitter to share a make-up free photo with her fans captioned, “I woke up this morning and decided I’m over Hollywood’s perfection requirement. To all my girls (and boys) who have ever been embarrassed by their skin! I salute you! I’m not perfect — and that’s okay with me!”

Image: AnnaLynne McCord/Twitter

Cindy Crawford

Crawford took off her make-up for a good cause, and she looked good while doing it. She tweeted this photo of herself in bed to support UNICEF’s #wakeupcall campaign, supporting Syrian children in need. OK, so she’s a supermodel and her facial structure is #flawless but hey, we appreciate it!

Image: Cindy Crawford/Twitter

Leighton Meester

On her Instagram, Meester very regularly shares photos of herself sans-make up and she always seems confident and proud of the fact. She shared with Glamour UK about her feelings on discovering her natural beauty, saying, “The more and more you wear it the more you feel you need it. So I just started wearing more and more, and I started not to recognize my face without it. If I have to wear it every day it becomes very unglamorous, getting your make-up done, so I started to wear less and accept how I look without it.”

Image: Leighton Meester/Instagram

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has lately been a huge champion of self-love and posts as many barefaced selfies on her social media as she does dolled-up ones. Last year she tweeted to her millions of followers, “Ladies, be brave today.. take off your make-up and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!” She’s also addressed her haters saying, ”…you don’t have to like me cause I love you. Everyone’s equal, everyone has a soul and everyone deserves to be loved.” PREACH.

Image: Demi Lovato/Twitter

Cameron Diaz

Diaz shared this makeup-less photo on her Instagram which shows a glowing Diaz with the first copy of her book, The Body Book. She has great advice and a tidbit in the book is how we shouldn’t be afraid of aging, stating, “A lot of us fear the idea of aging — getting older, being less mobile, having less energy, and being less of ourselves. But I look at aging like this: getting older is a blessing and a privilege, and if you lay the foundation for a healthy life in your younger years, your older years may very well be some of the best of your life.”

Image: Cameron Diaz/Instagram

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks loves a good no-makeup selfie, and she also is very vocal in sharing her feelings on natural beauty. In February of this year, Sparks participated in the TODAY show’s “Love Your Selfie” series to empower woman of all shapes, sizes and colors. She wrote an essay for the show full of very empowering statements like, “If anything, trying a no makeup week made me more confident to not wear it… As women, I know it gets tough when you become used to a certain look or routine. But we should realize that we should feel comfortable and confident in who we are with or without… I think no makeup week is a great idea and maybe we can turn it into a beauty challenge for the other amazing, beautiful women around the globe.”

Image: Jordin Sparks/Instagram

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