15 Surprising Pictures of Celebrities Without Makeup

One of the things we pride ourselves on with Shebudgets are informative articles that discuss health, our bodies, and our beauty.   However, much of the standards of beauty have been predetermined by the media.   We’re constantly flanked by photos of the celebrity and model worlds and it’s those photos that we see that we strive to look like ourselves. However, you’d be pretty surprised at the amount of “work” that these people do that isn’t necessarily “real.”    Which is why I’m kind of glad that some celebs now post makeup less pictures on their Twitter accounts.  Check out these surprising 15 celebrities without makeup pictures.

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33 thoughts on “15 Surprising Pictures of Celebrities Without Makeup

  1. i thought most of them looked fine without make-up, esp Jennifer Hudson. some looked like the photographer intentionally captured them in the least flattering light and moments.

    • I agree. I saw several who looked very nice sans make up. The ones who did not look very good were absolutely caught at the worst possible moment. The photographers were going for the worst, and they got it. To my eye, all of these women are beautiful. I personally would like to see more women do away with all of the make up.

  2. It’s good to be reminded that they don’t look any better or any worse than the rest of us do. Or, to put it another way, we look as good as they do under the same circumstances.

    • There is a reason why Hollywood is called the land of make believe. They are supposed to make them look different. It is alll a fantasy, and make believe. These adorned people are the same as we non hollywood types, with the exception, they are extremely talented, in what they do. My two three daughters are in the beauty field, and the majic they perform on some of their customers, is truly amazing. In walks a bow wow, and out walks, Grace Kelly.

  3. Such a big deal . . . why? There’s not a woman alive that doesn’t know how great that feels not to have to put all that junk on their face. Just wash, add a moisturizer and go!

  4. These photos are a great argument for never starting to wear makeup. When you do, you raise an expectation that you always look a certain way and when you choose to go without makeup, people are shocked to see what you really look like.

    • Not only that, but wearing all that make up seems to actually be bad for their skin. I saw a lot of blemishes. I’ve never worn makeup and I have freckles but no pimples or blemishes.

      • Um, the makeup probably didn’t do that to their skin. Some people have acne and some don’t. The more you have, the more makeup you need to cover it. Why would anyone use makeup if it broke them out?

        • Um, it is a well known fact that makeup most definitely causes acne, blemishes, redness, wrinkles, and other skin problems. The stage makeup celebrities have to use are extremely thick and even worse for the skin than regular makeup.

  5. Who cares? Seriously? It’s just make up. Tons of women/girls don’t wear make up ever. Make up is not essential. And I also hate when girls tweet “hashtag NO MAKEUP” like it’s a big freakin deal. Wow, I mean, you go to bed w/o make up on and wake up w/o it on. What’s the point? Insecure ppl fishing for compliments. Nobody is perfect, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  6. I thought Kirstie Alley looked surprisingly good in that photo. She’s actually still a good looking woman when she keeps the weight off.
    But Calista Flockhart? I thought it was the much-older Mia Farrow when I first saw her pic.

  7. It would be better if the without makeup pictures were not also pictures taken at bad moments or with the celelbs making bad faces. of course they will look worse then.

  8. Maria Shriver looks evil. It is apparent that the photogs were intentionally going for the worst possible shot in most of these pics. Jennifer Hudson, Kirstie Alley, and Alicia Silverstone look pretty good. Charlize Theron looks beautiful, as always. If I could come back in another life and look like anyone, I would look like her. (I would also have Sheryl Crow’s voice. lol)

  9. When will people, especially younger people learn that famous people are “presented” in a way that enhance their looks. Actors, models, etc. I guarantee you would never recognize them on the street on their “down time”. Photoshop, surgery, makeup, hair stylists and personal trainers are part of their DAILY lives. Its a fairy tale to wake up naturally that way everyday. Most of the women in this particular spread have a healthy dose of natural beauty to their credit. You should BE so lucky as to look look this good at their age, naturally.

  10. We cant say that these folks dont have ANY makeup on..they might not have on FOUNDATION but several of them have plenty of eye makeup on…We want to see them REALLY with a bare face…

  11. They are all beautiful and so are we. Why are people so hung up on looks? It’s what’s inside that counts. Yes, some of the photos are not flattering, but that’s reality. It doesn’t mean they’re ugly people.

  12. Non celebs, for the most part, look fine without makeup. I think the reason the celebs look worse is because they have so much junk put on their face for movies, tv shows, concerts, and so on. It would take a bit of scrubbing to get the crap off their face and that leaves their faces red, blotchy, and pasty. People’s faces are not perfect. I wouldn’t wear makeup either, if I had to wear the junk caked on my face for work! Good for them. They are people and should be able to relax during their time off.

  13. One thing the photo emphasizes is how unnatural plastic surgery and facelifts look. Sharon Osbourne should have gone to a different plastic surgeon. Without make-up, you can see that her brows were lifted too much and her mouth has the over-stretched Joker look. She went through hell recovering from that surgery (she showed pictures of herself looking bruised and bandaged) and spent a lot of money. Yet, the results are overdone and not good. She should have either skipped the surgery or found a surgeon that wasn’t so aggressive and would have given her a more natural look.

  14. I thought most everyone looked good. Pink was adorable but I didn’t figure out it was her, at first. A lot of these pictures showed these actresses (how ’bout a story showing the guys just getting out of bed, no hair / make up?) in very unattractive expressions, and no one looks good all the time.
    Bottom line, for me, is that I seldom leave the house w/o a little make up. If I were in the public eye, I think that I’d never leave the house w/o make up.

  15. Some of them look fine without make-up. Most of these are just unflattering photos, which we all have. No surprise that even celebrities don’t look the same when they’re just walking around as they do on the red carpet. The amazing thing to me is that even the older ones seem to lack any vertical or horizontal lines on their foreheads. Most be something about the weather or something.

  16. I love this slide show because it shows how totally normal and regular these beautiful women are, and how they are still very beautiful without makeup. Especially 60 something Maria Shriver! She looks great, and I hope the got that thing out of her teeth with the business card–i know I use business cards in my car ALL THE TIME for that. Made me giggle.

    Stars. They’re just like us.

  17. Maria Shriver looks more and more like her grandmother, Rose Kennedy, with each passing day. I wonder if anyone will ever want to make a movie about Rose——-here is the perfect one to play the part.

  18. Why do people hold celebrities up like they’re flawless? I think it’s great that they are willing to get out without makeup on…more power to them.
    If only it was applauded instead of made fun of maybe our daughters wouldn’t be so worried about how they look.

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