The “#NoMakeup” movement has been going strong in Hollywood for a couple years now, with more female celebrities choosing to ditch makeup while out in public or in private photos they share online. The movement has only grown since singer Alicia Keys decided to stop wearing makeup in 2016.
“I don’t want to cover up anymore,” Keys wrote in an essay about her decision. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”
Powerful women putting away their cosmetics has earned them plenty of fans—but some critics as well, with some saying the celebrities who have followed in Keys’ footsteps have perfect, blemish-free complexions that only make average people feel even worse about their looks.
Wherever you come down on the issue, take a look below at female celebrities who have bared their faces for everyone to see.
In 2016, the Grammy Award-winning musician opened up about her decision to stop wearing makeup.
“Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn’t put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it???” she wrote.
Even before Keys went makeup-free, former model and “America’s Got Talent” host Tyra Banks posted a “#RawAndReal” selfie to Instagram in 2015.
Since then, she’s posted a decent amount of makeup-free selfies to her account — including a number of them showing off her natural hair as well.
“Some people might not like to see me in my natural hair and face, but this is as real as it gets.” she wrote in one.
Last year, pop queen Britney Spears ditched her makeup on Instagram.
“This is the real unglammed me… so nice to meet all of you!!” the 36-year-old singer wrote to her fans.
Her caption included the hashtags #lovinglife and #honeymoon, so it’s no wonder she looks so content.
While she may be known for rocking a bold lip and some heavy eyeliner, that doesn’t mean that she can’t pare her makeup down and still look absolutely gorgeous.
“I’ve always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage,” she told Paper Magazine. “I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature. But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty.”
Aguilera then showcased her “raw beauty” by going makeup-free for the cover of Paper magazine.
Bonus points to Carrie Underwood for taking a makeup-free selfie while she was a “sweaty mess.”
In 2016, the 34-year-old country singer snapped a picture of herself while working out and showed it to the world.
In December 2015, Oscar-nominated actor Salma Hayek posted a selfie with “Wet hair, no make up, no filter, no retouch,” according to her Instagram post.
The end of her caption read “… but very good light.” Chances are Hayek looks good in any kind of light.
But in 2016, she went makeup-free for some Instagram pictures, including one where she’s sporty a trendy top knot.
In 2016, on her 44th birthday, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow went makeup free.
“Embracing my past and future,” the actor and lifestyle writer said. You can really see the resemblance to her famous mother Blythe Danner in that picture!
Zoe Saldana, best known for playing makeup-covered characters in “Avatar” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” put away her cosmetics for an Instagram post in November 2015.
“Sunday in Savannah. Perfect afternoon,” Saldana wrote. She ended the caption with “Mi manchi caro” (translation: “I miss you, dear”) tagging husband, Marco.
The former “American Idol” winner posted an adorable selfie last year, celebrating “#NoMakeupMonday” … which she said she celebrates every day.
And while she did admit she “filtered the $&@!” out of the photo, we’re not judging.
On the day after Christmas in 2016, Drew Barrymore posted a makeup-free selfie from a workout class she was taking.
And she’s taken the natural selfie idea even further, sharing a picture of herself that revealed her gray hair and unruly eyebrows. Fans loved it!
On her 39th birthday, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer went makeup-free for her fans on Instagram.
She kept it even more real by rocking a “birthday bun!”
The former teen star showed off sans makeup on Instagram in 2016.
In a makeup-free selfie in 2016, actress Eva Longoria posed with an oversized bottle of wine and joked, “A three-liter of wine never hurt anyone.”
Clearly she was having a relaxing day!
Known as much for her over-the-top style as for her music, Lady Gaga pulled back the curtain and went makeup-free on Instagram in 2015.
“Long day time for a fresh face and a bath!” she wrote.
“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot showed her bare face in June 2017 after a “sleepless night” spent taking care of her two daughters.
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Sleepless night , colic 3 months old baby and an early wake up by my 5 year old. Went to the garden to get some fresh air with my coffee to help me wake up and now watching The Cat In The Hat with my daughter. It always amazes me how the most simple things are the ones to make us the happiest . 📸 taken by my other sleepy half @jaronvarsano 😊😳😴😘👶🏼👧🏼❤🍭👻
Wonder Woman, indeed!
Demi Lovato frequently posts photos without makeup to remind women that they’re beautiful just as they are.
“I think society tells us we need makeovers, but why can’t we embrace the beauty that we naturally have?” she said in an interview with Vogue. “I love makeup. I love doing my hair; I have extensions, but there’s a time and a place for everything, and natural beauty needs to be celebrated.”
She celebrated one feature, in particular — her freckles — in this no-makeup selfie she posted to Instagram. (Though we have to say: If she didn’t do anything to jazz up her eyes in this photo, we have some serious eyelash envy.)
Chrissy Teigen doesn’t hold back when it comes to posting about her life on social media, and her realness definitely shines through.
“There’s not too much thought that goes into anything I post,” she told People.
With that mindset, it should come as no surprise that Teigen posts bare-faced photos on social media all of the time. And we love her for it!
In October 2015, the modeling icon went natural for a selfie she took after a day at the spa.