This is What The Biggest TV Stars Look Like Without Makeup

Everyone’s used to seeing their favorite stars like Kim Kardashian or Lady Gaga with a full face of makeup. But anyone wondering what these celebrities look like with messy hair and a bare face is in for a real treat. These stars are virtually unrecognizable without their big faux lashes, extravagant eye shadow, and artistic contouring techniques. But one thing is for sure— we’d love to know what skin care products they’re using!

Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga is the true embodiment of fierceness. She’s a passionate artist who works hard at anything she tries her hands on. She dominates the charts and even won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2019.

But even though she’s extremely busy, she makes time to pamper her skin and love every part of who she is. Gaga might love wearing flashy costumes and bold lashes on stage. But she also loves to let her hair down too and show her true self on social media. Some believe Gaga looks pretty unrecognizable without makeup, but her fans are in love with her confidence and her gorgeous skin.

Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara has been making the world laugh for 11 seasons on “Modern Family.” But she’s also been making jaws drop in awe at her incredible beauty. Her fans have noticed that the 47-year-old actress’s complexion remains radiant even without a stitch of makeup. But the secret to staying flawless and young according to Vergara is “having great jeans.” So what did this talented entrepreneur do? She released a line of denim jeans for women of all ages and sizes.

She also told Yahoo Lifestyle, “I try to embrace life, whatever my age.” We’re taking notes!

Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is a fantastic singer and songwriter with the type of beauty that shines through whether she’s rocking her iconic winged eyeliner look, or going bare faced. Grande truly represents the voice of this generation. But people seem to forget that our girl Ari got her start on TV.

Grande played Cat Valentine on “Victorious.” She reprised her role for “Sam & Cat” in 2013. But someone with her vocal ranger was destined to dip her toes in the music industry! The Grammy-winner has won more awards than we can count. Rumor has it that Grande is doing a song with Lady Gaga in 2020. But now that the whole world is in lockdown, Grande isn’t hitting the recording studio anytime soon. But she is promising new music if people stay home.

Jennifer Garner

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Jennifer Garner is the kind of actress who prefers to stay healthy in order to retain her youthful appearance, and it’s obviously working because she’s 47 and looks ravishing. When the actress posts photos on social media with no makeup, she doesn’t just look great, she looks like a million bucks. In fact, she’d be the first to tell you that she’s happiest when she looks like herself.

The “Alias” actress loves spending time with her kids, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel Affleck and she’s currently spending time with them while social distancing.

Reese Witherspoon

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“Big Little Lies” actress, Reese Witherspoon is a rare jewel in Hollywood. Long gone are the days where she starred in the first “Legally Blonde” movie. But she somehow managed to stay frozen in time, even when she’s not wearing makeup.

Obviously, Witherspoon won the genetic lottery. After all, her mom looks pretty good for her age, too. But staying active, working on film projects, while juggling a Hollywood career and being a mom are keeping her forever young.

Kaley Cuoco

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Kaley Cuoco is one of the highest paid actresses of all time. “The Big Bang Theory” actress used to struggle with acne in her teen years. She told PopSugar, “I had acne as a teen, and it made me so insecure to be on camera.” But that obviously changed, since Cuoco is more than comfortable sharing her true self with her fans online after using Proactive.

She also gushes about the Lancer Dani Glowing Skin Perfector, which gives her that radiant glow when she’s off camera too. “This is my absolutely favorite product out there right now,” she said.

Nina Dobrev

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So how did the actress who played Elena Gilbert on “The Vampire Diaries” and Mia Jones on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” get that radiant glow without wearing any kind of makeup? Well, her skincare routine is to die for, for starters. Dobrev is a big fan of steam rooms, which are known to boost the skin’s glow because they help with blood circulation. But maybe she was also just born with it. Dobrev might be a fan of vibrant smokey eyes and bold makeup looks, but she’s not afraid to keep it real on social media and we just love her for that.

Busy Philipps

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The former “Busy Tonight” host loves to keep it real on Instagram and show her fresh-faced beauty, whether she’s feeling herself or not. She also likes telling it like it is. In 2019, a woman mocked the actress for having a contract with Olay even though her skin was a mess, according to her.

Phillipps responded: “TBH, my skin is f—ing amazing and always has been and I’ve yet to inject Botox or filler into it and I’m 40.”

Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum was a successful model long before she became the host of “Project Runway.” But she’s a total fashion diva even when she’s going out to grab lunch bare-faced. And while makeup can bring forward your best features, Klum looks very comfortable when she’s not wearing any, as well. But you might catch her wearing some bold makeup looks on her new reality fashion series, “Making the Cut” which premiered on March 2020.

Katherine Heigl

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Former “Roswell” and “Grey’s Anatomy” actress Katherine Heigl doesn’t seem to understand the concept of time, which is great for her as she looks like she’s aging in reverse. Even with no makeup, her complexion remains smooth and vibrant. The actress is also staying busy in Hollywood, despite all the drama surrounding her sudden departure from “Grey’s Anatomy.” Heigl is set to star in the 2020 horror film, “Fear of Rain” which is currently in pre-production.

Ariel Winter

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The “Modern Family” actress plays Alex Dunphy, a nerdy middle child who couldn’t care less about makeup, clothes, and boys, (or so she claims!) But the real Winter doesn’t have a lot in common with the character on the show. She’s often wearing glamorous gowns, taking sultry selfies on Instagram, and loves full makeup looks. But she’s comfortable showing off her natural face too, which is seriously empowering.

Brooke Shields

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Brooke Shields graced hit TV shows like “Suddenly Susan,” “Lipstick Jungle,” and “Army Wives” with her stunning beauty and charisma. In November 2019, she celebrated Thanksgiving by showing off her glowy complexion and bomb confidence with a makeup-free selfie that make us question if she’s been frozen in time.

Nicole Kidman

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It’s impossible not to have a crush on Nicole Kidman. She’s got great character, and she seems to be getting more and more beautiful with each passing year. Although she wears makeup when she’s on the set of the show, “Big Little Lies,” she loves going bare-faced and showing off her freckles any chance she gets.

Amal Clooney

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Amal Clooney is gorgeous whether she’s wearing a ton of makeup, a small amount, or none at all. But her beauty truly comes from her strength. Most people are in awe at her high-profile career, her stamina, and her determination.

Clooney is a senior human rights lawyer who believes women need to stand up together. “The worst thing we can do as women is not stand up for each other. And this is something that we can practice everyday, no matter where we are or what we do.” If that’s not the embodiment of goals, in every sense of the word.

Demi Lovato

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The gorgeous star that played Sonny Munroe in “Sonny with a Chance” joined the makeup-free movement a few years ago and she hasn’t looked back. On February 25, 2020, the actress turned singer shared a no-makeup selfie and captioned the pic, “”This is what I look like 85%-90% of the time. Proud of my freckles, proud of booty chin and proud of myself for loving and accepting myself the way I am.

#ILoveMe.”

Dove Cameron

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“Liv and Maddie”superstar and Disney child protege, Dove Cameron is a major fan of big bold cat eyeliner, red lips, and radiant full glam looks. But she’s not afraid to show herself without a drop of makeup. “This is what I look like most days, y’all!” she admitted on social media. Cameron might’ve been born with the type of beauty that could land anyone a modelling contract.

But besides having incredible genes, she also thanks facials for “taking such good care of her skin.”

Iggy Azalea

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Australian beauty and lyrical goddess, Iggy Azalea has impressed the world with her skills as a rapper. She’s also a songwriter, model, video music producer, and has even appeared on TV shows like “Hip-Hop Houdini.” But this talented beauty doesn’t need to show her curves to turn heads. She can knock the socks off of anyone even when she’s bare-faced and walking around the airport in sweatpants.

Gabrielle Union

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Gabrielle Union is 47 years old, but no one would have guessed it by looking at her. She might be known for her role in “10 Things I Hate About You,” and TV shows like “L.A.’s Finest,” and “America’s Got Talent.” But the actress has managed to stay eternally young with the help of diet and exercise and plenty of projects. So she’s never shy about showing her true self on social media.

Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks took the modeling industry by storm in the early 90s, but years after dazzling us on the runway, she came up with America’s biggest guilty pleasure, “America’s Next Top Model.” As the show’s host and mentor, she made sure that all of the potential models on the reality show knew that natural beauty was just as important as looking the part. Banks is known for posting makeup-free selfies on social media and loving herself with or without makeup.

Zendaya

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Zendaya got her start in Hollywood playing Rocky Blue on the hit show, “Shake It Up” alongside Bella Thorne. It recently came out that the actress stepped down from playing the Aaliyah in the biopic, “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” out of respect for the late-singer’s family. She might be taking a momentary break from music at the moment, but she’s focusing on herself, letting her hair down, and enjoying her makeup-free time at home.

The former Disney star is headlining the HBO series, “Euphoria,” which is currently on the second season. Production was set to begin, but it has been delayed due to the current pandemic.

Chelsea Handler

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As the talk show host of “The Chelsea Handler Show,” Chelsea Handler knows the importance of good lighting and makeup. But she’s also the kind of gal that could give two cents about what anyone thinks about the way she looks, not that she has anything to worry about. The 45-year-old goddess is absolutely radiant with or without makeup.

Lindsay Lohan

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“Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” star, Lindsay Lohan is the kind of actress who puts a lot of faith into what she does…that is, if she’s not running into trouble. Fortunately, her natural inside beauty has always shined through. The gorgeous freckles on her face makes her look young and she loves giving her pores a break and going out without any makeup even if a hundred paparazzi are waiting around the corner.

Courtney Stodden

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Reality star Courtney Stodden wants women to know that they are beautiful without makeup, which is why she didn’t wear any while posting an empowering video on social media. Her goal was to remind women, (and anyone who loves putting on makeup!) that they don’t have to feel less attractive without makeup because true beauty shines from within and that will always shine through.

Gigi Hadid

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What can we say about the statuesque Gigi Hadid? The beautiful blonde got her start on reality TV by playing herself on “Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” along with her mother, Yolanda Hadid and her sister, Bella Hadid. Gigi obviously looks stunning with a full face of makeup. She’s a coveted supermodel for a reason.

But there’s barely any difference between the “dolled up” Gigi and the “just woke up like this” Gigi.

Jennifer Lopez

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“Shades of Blue” actress, Jennifer Lopez may be 50 years old, but she looks more like she’s in her early 30s, even when she goes out and about with a bare face. She has posted makeup-free selfies on social media before while wearing a bath robe, while sunbathing, and while in bed. And her confidence has inspired other women to follow in her footsteps and appreciate their raw beauty.

Rosanna Arquette

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Rosanna Arquette has been on TV shows like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Girls,” and “The L Word.” She won everyone with her sassy attitude, clever roles, and of course, her stunning good looks. But Arquette is mighty-fine when she’s not all dolled up. In fact, she looks better than fine without any makeup.

She’s the kind of woman who’s comfortable enough in her own skin. And while she may have a ton of followers and admirers, her husband, Todd Morgan, is obviously number one.

Natalie Portman

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Natalie Portman doesn’t need a whole lot of products to look amazing in the morning. The difference between Portman with makeup and Portman without makeup is ridiculously small. The actress has never been the kind to wear bold makeup looks.

But she still makes sure to take care of her skin so that she’ll continue to look fresh and flawless.

Drew Barrymore

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Drew Barrymore is known for being in films like “Riding in Cars With Boys” and the super addictive Netflix show, “Santa Clarita Diet.” But she’s also pretty famous for showing off her natural looks on social media. In fact, she doesn’t like hiding her flaws with makeup. So, if you’re a fan of Barrymore and her appreciation for natural beauty, you can follow her on Instagram at @drewbarrymore.

Salma Hayek

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Actress Salma Hayek was definitely turning heads when she posted a photo of herself vacationing in Bora Bora. She added the hashtags “#NoFilter #NoRetouching.” She also told Allure: “My grandmother taught me that at night your skin replenishes all the things you lost during the day. Also, if I cleanse very well at night, why would it be dirty when I wake up?” So make sure to follow her beauty routine because clearly, her grandmother’s beauty tips seem to be working.

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian may be the queen of contouring, but she’s gone bare-faced every now and then. She’s even shown us her vulnerable side on social media, like the time she talked about her psoriasis and showed her followers what it looked like in one of her Instagram stories. But for the most part, she’s seriously flawless and real with or without makeup.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is blessed with incredibly good genes and the type of bone structure we only get to see on the catwalk. It’s no wonder the supermodel turned actress can afford to go makeup-free and not shy away from the cameras. She’s currently promoting beauty tutorials, reviews, and interviews on her website, Rose Inc., while enjoying spontaneous date nights with her fiance, Jason Statham.

Carrie Underwood

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“American Idol” and country superstar, Carrie Underwood looks utterly flawless whether she’s on stage, walking the red carpet, or going for a jog in her neighborhood. But fans have noticed that she looks even more amazing when she’s bare-faced, which is when they feel they’re getting the “real” Carrie. A girl who loves to let her hair down after a massive workout and sweats just like the rest of us.

Cara Delevingne

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As a model, Cara Delevingne, who starred in the Amazon’s series, “Carnival Row” has to spend hours in a makeup chair before she can walk the runway or pose for a photoshoot. But once she’s done modeling, she likes to wipe her face clean and head into the world without any makeup on. In fact, she’s not a big fan of makeup, but it comes with the job.

Gal Gadot

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Gal Gadot is truly a Wonder Woman because she looks absolutely radiant even when she’s not wearing a full face of makeup. Her complexion glows and can knock the whole makeup free look right out of the park. So even though the “Kathmandu” actress ditches makeup from time to time, she never ditches her confidence.

Melissa Rauch

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For anyone living under a rock, Melissa Rauch played Bernadette on “The Big Bang Theory.” But most people don’t know what she looks like when she’s out and about without a stitch of makeup. The actress has all the natural ammo she needs like her sideway bangs, freckles, a gorgeous smile, and a hell of a ton of confidence. Rauch has co-starred alongside Meryl Streep in the 2019 film, “The Laundromat.” She also landed the role of Shira on Showtime’s Wall Street comedy “Black Sunday.”

Courteney Cox

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“Friends” star Courteney Cox doesn’t mind going on a makeup- free outing in Malibu, California, because she doesn’t care if people like it or not. She’s 55 years old and at that age, she can finally enjoy being confident with or without makeup. She obviously has enviable skin, and she can thank her skincare routine for giving her that natural glow.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a beacon of talent. She’s starred in several hit shows like “Seinfeld” and “Veep.” She’s even managed to kick cancer in the backside, but no one would know it by looking at her. She looks healthy, happy, and free, which are the most beautiful qualities you could ever hope for.

In 2020, Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell starred in the movie, “Downhill.” The actress is also busy working on a series of projects with Apple TV+.

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