- Several actresses have been pictured with little to no makeup.
- Stars like Gal Gadot and Drew Barrymore have shared photos of their no-makeup looks to Instagram.
- Others like Jennifer Garner and Chloë Grace Moretz have been photographed with minimal makeup in paparazzi photos.
Actresses are progressively using their platforms to project their strength, smarts, and natural beauty into the world.
While we may be mesmerised by their glamorous red carpet beauty looks or their transformative makeup for movie roles, it’s the real moments behind-the-scenes that people can relate to: no makeup and no filters.
Below, see what 49 actresses – including Zendaya, Sofia Vergara, and Gal Gadot – look like when they’re completely free of makeup while working out, braving a winter storm, or simply taking a moment to breathe.
In her “mum night out” Instagram post, Mindy Kaling gave her face a break from makeup.
Michele kicked off 2018 “ready for the new year” with no makeup, according to her Instagram post.
Mendes openly acknowledged her hyperpigmentation in an au naturel Instagram post.
Hudgens frequently experiments with colourful makeup for red carpet events, but she’s also showed that she’s not afraid to go makeup-free.
The “Desperate Housewives” actress posted this glowing photo in December 2016.
Meester’s skin looks dewy and hydrated without the addition of makeup.
Watts stepped out with no makeup and a cosy scarf, abandoning her Hollywood red lipstick for her naturally pigmented lips.
In an inspirational Instagram post, the “Younger” actress said it “felt so good” to not wear makeup for an entire day.
Hilary Duff returned to a makeup-free look while sitting in a car.
Duff proves to be a fan of giving her skin some air, this time using her Instagram stories to join in on the “No Makeup Monday” bandwagon.
Thorne took another break from makeup.
Thorne focused her Instagram post on her new “peanut butter brown” hair colour, but all anyone could focus on was her luminous skin.
The actress has worked with L’Oréal for 30 years, but shows that she still gives her skin a breather.
A fresh face, as shown on Instagram, isn’t the only natural beauty trick that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actress practices; Saldana previously revealed that she gives herself a natural ombre hair colour by putting rum on her strands and letting the sun do the rest of the work.
The British actress still rocks a bold, natural brow – even without product.
Chloë Grace Moretz
The minimalistic beauty look matched her laid-back athleisure hoodie.
She polished things off with a bun at the nape of her neck.
Her eyes and incredible brows pop in this makeup-free photo.
The actress shared that she tries to get a good night’s sleep and eats plenty of healthy food in an interview with Beauty and Well Being.
Alba likes to keep things real on her Instagram account, frequently sharing snaps from her everyday life including post-workout shots, her Honest Beauty products, and even a few side-by-sides with and without makeup.
Holmes wished her followers a “Happy Friday” with a makeup-free photo on Instagram.
Sofia Vergara displayed flushed cheeks and full brows on social media.
The actress called this Instagram picture an honest no-makeup selfie with the hashtag, “#startingthenewyearwithanhonestnomakeupselfie.”
Schumer posed on Instagram with air-dried hair and no makeup.
Whether she’s wearing nothing on her super-glowy skin or she’s rocking a gorgeous drugstore lipstick on the red carpet, the “Wonder Woman” star has us wondering about her beauty secrets.
The actress, who started her career as a major model, told Byrdie that she keeps her skin in tune with a very basic routine: washing her face and always moisturizing. From the looks of her Instagram, her routine clearly seems to work.
Not only did Larson forgo beauty products in this Instagram picture, but she also refrained from washing her hair for a few days.
Fox’s look hit all the check marks for an empowering first Instagram selfie. In her caption, she wrote “Early morning✔️no makeup ✔️filter✔️✔️.”
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Days after attending the 2018 SAG Awards, Fanning was back to class at NYU.
She confirmed that no makeup or filters made the cut for her gorgeous post.
In her beautiful makeup-free Instagram post, Emmanuel simply wrote, “This is my face.”
The 72-year-old followed her fresh-faced Instagram selfie with photos of her final look at the awards ceremony.
Cruz pursed her lips in a duck face for her fun Instagram post.
Model and actress Brooklyn Decker showed off her natural freckles in a recent Instagram post, which also showed off her new lighter hair colour.
The “Grown-ish” actress looked glowing and stunning in this recent Instagram post featuring very little makeup.
Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz
The close friends went makeup-free yet again, and Barrymore shared a selfie of the moment with her Instagram followers.
The actress shared a makeup-free selfie in July after being woken up by her adorable dog.
Lena Headey shared a makeup-free video to Instagram in February. The “Game of Thrones” star responded to a troll in the comments section who criticised her no-makeup appearance.
Jessica Alba shared another minimal makeup selfie during an acupuncture session.
Alba shared the photo to her Instagram story.
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