25 celebrities who ditched makeup in 2018

Emma McIntyre/Getty ImagesDemi Lovato was one of several celebrities to go makeup-free this year.

While we’re typically used to seeing celebrities made up in full hair and makeup, the rise of social media has allowed those stars to offer fans a more casual and candid look at their life – including their no-makeup days.

Whether they’re stripping back their look for a magazine cover like Christina Aguilera, or simply sharing a candid selfie like Kylie Jenner, plenty of stars went seemingly makeup-free in 2018.

Here are 25 celebrities who ditched makeup this year.


Lea Michele kicked off the year with a makeup-free selfie.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Lea Michele/InstagramThe former ‘Glee’ star accessorized with a black hat.

“No makeup, no filter, just me, ready for this year!!!!” she wrote in the caption of the Instagram post from January.


Gabrielle Union let her freckles shine in a selfie from January.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Gabrielle Union/InstagramGabrielle Union showed off the results of her facial.

“Fresh from my facial with @skinbytatumNo makeup. No filter. Just freckles and a taste for chocolate,” the actress captioned the Instagram post.


Kylie Jenner shared a candid moment with baby Stormi on her Instagram story in April.

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images and @kyliejenner/InstagramJenner spent some time with baby Stormi.

Jenner shared a few videos of the sweet moment in her Instagram story, where she called her hair “a mess.”


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Demi Lovato took off her makeup in a viral video in March.

Venturelli/Getty Images and Vogue/YouTubeDemi Lovato ditched her makeup in a YouTube video.

The “Solo” singer stripped off her makeup for an “unfiltered” video with Vogue.


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Christina Aguilera made headlines for ditching her makeup on the cover of Paper Magazine in March.

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images and Paper MagazineThe singer’s transformation caught many peoples’ attention.

The singer showed off her full range of looks for the photo shoot with Paper Magazine.


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Tyra Banks still managed to “smize” even with no makeup.

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images and @tyrabanks/TwitterThe former Victoria’s Secret Angel kept it real on Twitter.

The “Life Size 2” star shared the photo on Twitter back in April.


Mindy Kaling went “no filter” for a photo from February.

Bryan Bedder/Stringer/Getty Images for Hulu and Mindy Kaling/Instagram‘The Mindy Project’ star had a casual night.

Kaling said the Instagram post was from a “no makeup no filter mum night out.”


Leighton Meester was spotted with a low-key look in January.

Mireya Acierto/Getty Images and Leighton Meester/InstagramLeighton Meester showed off her deep burgundy nail colour.

The former “Gossip Girl” star’s Instagram post racked up over a million likes.


Zendaya treated her 53.7 million Instagram followers to a casual selfie back in April.

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images and @zendaya/InstagramZendaya took a break from her red carpet glam.

“Yes for my white shirt being the perfect light bounce,” she wrote in the caption.


Bella Thorne shared a natural close-up selfie while debuting a new hair colour.

Paul Morigi/Stringer/Getty Images for Daily Front Row and @bellathorne/InstagramShe also showed off a new ‘peanut butter brown’ hair colour.

Thorne often shares candid shots of her day-to-day life on Instagram, and this particular photo racked up over 500,000 likes.


Helen Mirren took showed what it takes to get ready for the Oscars back in March.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images and @helenmirren/InstagramHelen Mirren revealed what it’s like before the Oscars.

The actress posted the makeup-free selfie to Instagram the night before the 90th Academy Awards ceremony.


Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi had a makeup-free day at the beach in March.

Jason Merritt/Getty Images and @theellenshow/InstagramThe couple enjoyed a relaxed day on the beach.

The couple shared the photo on Instagram during a spring break vacation.


Cindy Crawford showed off her “meaningful beauty” back in April.

Frederick M. Brown/Stringer/Getty Images and @cindycrawford/InstagramThe model shared the photo with her 3.7 million Instagram followers.

She shared a casual selfie alongside her puppy on Instagram.


Hilary Duff celebrated “No-Makeup Monday” back in April.

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images and @hilaryduff/InstagramThe singer posted a casual car selfie.

The “Younger” star shared a peek of her off-duty look in an Instagram story, which included some perfectly tousled waves.


Jessica Simpson took her makeup-free photo first thing in the morning.

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images and Jessica Simpson/InstagramJessica Simpson shared a selfie from bed.

She captioned the selfie shared back in May with a simple “good morning.”


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Yara Shahidi shared a selfie featuring very little makeup back in June.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images and Yara Shahidi/InstagramShe accessorized with yellow flowers in her hair.

The “Grown-ish” actress shared the photo on Instagram, where her followers couldn’t help but notice her natural glow.


Gwen Stefani kept her makeup low-key in a photo from June.

Rich Fury/Getty Images and Gwen Stefani/InstagramGwen Stefani ditched her signature bold red lip.
According to her Instagram caption, she snapped the photos while visiting Oklahoma with Blake Shelton.


Model Winnie Harlow shared of photo of a “no makeup type of day” on Instagram.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images and Winnie Harlow/InstagramWinnie Harlow walked in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

Her Instagram fans were in awe of her “natural beauty.”


Sarah Hyland used her makeup-free selfie from July to send a message.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Sarah Hyland/InstagramSarah Hyland celebrated ‘no makeup Monday’ on Instagram.

She posted the Instagram with the caption: “Monday Mantra: Be patient. Be kind. Be free. Don’t stress. Don’t overthink. Don’t worry. Just be. #nomakeupmonday#theresnofilterforlife”


Ariel Winter kept her look casual for an Instagram post from July.

Amanda Edwards/Getty Images and Ariel Winter/InstagramHer followers loved the laid-back look.

As her makeup-free Instagram photo proves, the “Modern Family” star is never shy about keeping it real on social media.


Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz went makeup-free together in July.

Peter Kramer/AP Images and Drew Barrymore/InstagramDrew Barrymore shared the photo with her followers.

The two have been close friends since their “Charlie’s Angels” days, and Barrymore shared a photo of their recent day together on Instagram.


Salma Hayek’s Instagram feed is filled with some fun, candid moments of her daily life, like this selfie from July.

The actress shared a makeup-free selfie in July after being woken up by her adorable dog.


Iaconetti was at Martinez’s side in a similar fresh-faced look.

“No makeup, no filter from two girls with acne issues,” Iaconetti captioned the Instagram post.


“The Bachelor” star Bekah Martinez went for a natural look on the Instagram page of former contestant Ashley Iaconetti.

Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for bohooo and @ashely_Iaconett/InstagramMartinez ditched the glam looks from ‘The Bachelor.’

Iaconetti shared the no-filter photo on Instagram back in March.


Anna Paquin shared a makeup-free selfie after getting one of her favourite facial treatments in September.

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images and Anna Paquin/InstagramAnna Paquin credits her flawless, glowing skin to the HydraFacial.

She shared the snap on Instagram to let her followers know about her love of the 30-minute HydraFacial.

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