Sometimes you just need to let your skin breathe! Sure, these celebs stun when they get all gussied up, but they're just as beautiful when they go fresh-faced and makeup-free. Click through the gallery to see these lovely ladies' natural looks.
In honor of her 40th birthday, the Good Place star shared a fresh-faced selfie to Instagram in July 2020. "Goodmorning 40! ??? #stillusingpimplecream," Bell joked.
The L.A.'s Finest star showed off her natural complexion and bikini bod, geotagging her Memorial Day weekend as being at "Peace of Mind."
While getting some sun in her backyard, Mother Monster shared a selfie alongside an uplifting message in a June 2020 'gram. "Thinking about the world and sending love," she wrote. "I walk in circles and reflect sometimes about what I want to say. I want to say I love you."
"Thursday’s are... exciting," the fresh-faced model joked while staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic in May 2020.
"I feel the most beautiful with no makeup, in a bathing suit swimming," the actress-producer shared in May 2020. "Something about the water just makes me so present and allows me to just be. No pressure, nothing to prove, just me. ☀️."
The 34-year-old actress' face was as fresh as the wildflowers she picked in May 2020.
The Victoria's Secret Angel didn't need a stitch of makeup to celebrate Sunday Funday in May 2020.
The former presidential hopeful found the perfect face mask to safely encourage people to vote while out in public during the coronavirus pandemic. "No makeup? No pantsuit? No problem. I’ve got the must-have accessory for spring," Clinton captioned her Instagram pic on May 2. "I’m wearing a mask (and voting!) for my country, my community, and my grandchildren. #MaskingForAFriend."
It was wine time and braids for this bare-faced gal!
Far from the perfectly made-up looks she usually serves on social media, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was spotted out and about looking practically unrecognizable when she stepped out on April 19.
"It’s been me and my #fro as of late. ?? #natural #hair #curlyhair #nofilter #nomakeup #me," the Sister, Sister alum captioned this selfie that showed off her gray roots and natural curls in April 2020.
No makeup, all happiness! "Sending smiles and love to you all this Saturday ?," the Grown-ish star told fans in April 2020.
The singer-fashion designer recreated her 2003 Rolling Stone cover, joking, "Housewife of the Year looks a little different these days ?."
Underneath the butterfly filter and colorful extensions was nothing but the English singer's freckles as she announced that she was making... an announcement.
The Tolkien star posted a fresh-faced selfie while self-isolating, joking, "Sunday is the new everyday..."
The freckle-faced "Take You Home" singer shared this selfie for two purposes, explaining, "1) I had to show proof that I washed my hair. This is an achievement. 2) Thank you so much to the healthcare professionals on the frontlines. The sacrifices you all are making are not lost on me. As for the rest of us, let’s STAY home so they can GET home and rest sooner rather than later. #stayhome."
Harley Quinn Smith
The Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood actress shared a makeup-free selfie along with an uplifting message to her Instagram followers. "Today is the 3 week mark of my quarantine so just wanted to say hi ?," Smith wrote. "I hope you are all staying healthy and safe ??."
The Guardians of the Galaxy star shared a series of "#selfies that never make it out. But here they go...."
"She is. ? To infinity and beyond #portraitmode #natural #Lockdownlife #Stayyoassathome," the One on One alum captioned her black-and-white selfie in April 2020.
Burruss joined her fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta ladies in their #NoMakeup challenges, which meant showing off fresh faces with no lash extensions, fillers or filters. "I'm gonna keep it ? wit y’all. I’m lookin tired AF with these dark circles, no makeup, no lashes, hair ain’t done, nails f*cked up... ???," she admitted. "This quarantine bs ain’t for me. Teaching school, cleaning, & cooking all day... I can’t take it!!!! This can’t be life. ?."
The supermodel got some Vitamin D while self-isolating with her family at home in Santa Monica, California.
The Shameless alum kept au naturel as she got some fresh air amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The dame asked fans to donate to the Intensive Care Society "in return for this pic of me literally first thing in the morning."
The fresh-faced model cuddled up with her up while self-isolating in March 2020.
Good afternoon! The Riverdale star shared a sunny selfie of just half of her face glowing in bright daylight on March 25.
The "Circles" singer kept both her face and her soul bare as she expressed her feelings of anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak.
Kim Kardashian West
The mom of four took a selfie of her whole family -- including husband Kanye West, daughters North and Chicago and sons Saint and Psalm -- as they relaxed together while self-isolating.
The dancer dubbed this mirror selfie in March 2020, "Recharging."
The actress kept casual to drop off eggs to her Saved by the Bell pal, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, while California was on lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak.
Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern
The Big Little Lies co-stars stayed did their self-isolation due diligence, staying six feet away from each other while hiking in March 2020.
The Sin City actress showed off her muscles and fresh face while encouraging people to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.
"Is there something on my head?" Moore joked as she shared a makeup-free pic with one of her many pooches.
Captain Marvel tried to go incognito, keeping her hoodie up as she left a Whole Foods in Los Angeles empty-handed in March 2020.
The model-cookbook author hit the beach in Malibu, California, on March 15 with husband John Legend (not pictured), where she looked like a boho beauty with no makeup and her hair tucked into a high bun.
The 18-year-old model looked ready to hit the beach in March 2020.
The "Anyone" singer brought back "No Makeup Monday" in February 2020 to make sure her fans were seeing the real her. Lovato took to Instagram to share her makeup-free face after several heavily glammed up posts, writing, "Haven’t done a #NoMakeupMonday in yearssss but I figured after posting so many glamorous pics with tons of makeup and hair pieces, it’s important to show myself underneath it all. 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."
The Chloe x Halle singer snapped a fresh-faced selfie from bed in February 2020.
The mom of three was just one of many famous faces, including Rachel Zoe, Demi Moore and Erin Foster, who took part in Gwyneth Paltrow's elegant dinner in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles in February 2020, where attendees were encouraged to attend barefaced.
The Modern Family star went without makeup as she picked up her dog from the vet in Studio City, California, in January 2020.
The Game of Thrones alum went on a very casual grocery run at a Gelson's Market in Los Angeles in January 2020.
Rocking a curve-hugging, blue button-up dress and her hair wrapped in a silk scarf, the "Push" rapper let her skin breathe during a shopping spree in Miami in December 2019.
The 50-year-old actress shared a makeup-free "mugshot" to promote her latest project, The Morning Show, on her new Instagram account in November 2019.
She's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! "Momming. Hi ?," the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum captioned a November 2019 selfie.
"No makeup," the mom of three wrote in September 2019, explaining that she'd been using products from her Hora x Poosh collaboration "every night and every morning and both have changed the texture and tone of my skin, especially after a summer in the sun."
The 36-year-old actress was an au naturel beaut as she left her New York City hotel in August 2019 in a striped yellow dress and white sneakers.
The "La Respuesta" singer chatted on the phone as she made her way through New York City's JFK Airport in July 2019 in an oversized black tee with matching sweats and sneakers. She didn't wear a stitch of makeup -- all the better to combat that plane air!
Culture queen! The "Never Be the Same" singer casually stepped out sans makeup and rocking athleisure wear as she and her mom left a friend's house in Los Angeles in June 2019.
After working out in black spandex, the newest America's Got Talent judge kept her skin bare as she left her Los Angeles gym on May 15.
The mom of two snapped a sweaty selfie after a gym sesh in March 2019. "When your face matches your shirt = you had a good workout! Unless your shirt is blue...then maybe you should be concerned! ? (sorry, total mom joke)," Underwood wrote.
Nicole Richie and Gwyneth Paltrow
Sweat it out! Neither Richie nor Paltrow needed to slap on makeup for a gym session in Brentwood, California, in February 2019.
"One week ago we were warm and on the same coast for 24 hours........i love that story ❤️??? #daddy #vivamexico #loscabos," Ripa captioned a makeup-free selfie taken while vacationing with her hubby, Mark Consuelos., in February 2019.
The mom of three let her dewy skin shine through as she grabbed coffee with a friend in Los Angeles in January 2019.
Happily chatting on her phone, the actress went makeup-free for her morning coffee run on a gloomy Los Angeles morning in January 2019.
The "All I See" singer was in a fabulous mood as she got into her car on New Year's Day 2019. Rowland kept her face free of makeup and was casually dressed in gray sweats and a camo bomber jacket while out in Los Angeles.
The Creed II star kept her face fresh and dewy while taking in NO COMMISSION: Miami 2018. The two-day art and music immersive at Faena Forum in South Beach was hosted by BACARDÍ, Swizz Beatz and the Dean Collection.
Hayek is the queen of taking fabulous #NoMakeup selfies, and her latest is no exception. She captioned one in August 2018, which appeared to be a fresh-faced bathing suit snap, "Good morning Monday ?. Buenos días ? lunes."
Who needs a heavy face of makeup in the summer heat? The iZombie star went bare-faced on the beach as she showed off her "favorite summer bikini" and sparkly belly button ring in August 2018.
The 51-year-old actress rocked a leather jacket, ruffled black top and distressed jeans but kept her face makeup-free for a three-hour dinner with her agent at ROKU West Hollywood in May 2018.
The Mindy Project star and new mom shared a bare-faced pic from her "mom night out." "No makeup no filter mom night out with @juliaspowellart ️♀️️," she wrote on Instagram in February 2018.
Post-holiday festivities, The Greatest Showman star kept her face makeup-free at a studio in Universal City, California. Zendaya rocked a "Tuesday" sweater by Alberta Ferretti with distressed mom jeans and black sneakers -- but it was most definitely a Wednesday!
The happy hippie was one with nature, going for a hike with her pitbull, Mary Jane, in Los Angeles in December 2017. She wore nary a stitch of makeup but did rock a cute pom-pom hat, turquoise sweatshirt, black leggings and gray sneakers for the outdoor adventure.
Jackson stepped out in her signature chic bohemian-rocker style and a bare face for People's Ones to Watch Party at NeueHouse in Los Angeles in October 2017.
The fresh-faced Logan Lucky star repped local Fordham University as she went on a morning coffee run in New York City.
She woke up like this! The actress shared a makeup-free selfie on Instagram in September 2017, writing, "Sleeping in @casazetajones! #SelfieSaturday #CasaZetaJones."
The Israeli actress stunned in all her fresh-faced glory while out to dinner at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, California, in August 2017.
"??Weekends!!!!!! ?? so much love ? So tired ? no time for make up ? grateful ? challenging ? inspiring ? always learning ? #motherhood," the Leftovers star captioned this February 2017 snap with daughter Lula Rose and son Sailor Gene.
Bare-faced beauty! The Bridge star was spotted grocery shopping in New York City in February 2017. She completed her au naturel look with a fur jacket, baggy camouflage pants, checkered shoes and a bright red beanie.
Dressed in a cozy purple sweater with a cup of coffee in hand, the actress opted for a fresh-faced look while on the set of her latest film, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, in New York City in January 2017.
Rocking a letterman jacket and maroon leggings, the Younger star protected her bare skin from the sun with a black baseball cap while talking on the phone as she ran errands in Los Angeles in January 2017.
The British crooner went without her signature winged eyeliner in this black-and-white photo from time spent in Vancouver, British Columbia, in July 2016.
The "Ain't Your Mama" singer went bare-faced while hanging out with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in New York City in June 2016.
The Girls star celebrated her 28th birthday without a stitch of makeup on. "28! Love you all so much. Thank you for all the birthday wishes," Williams captioned her April 2016 selfie. "A no-filter no-FaceTune no-plastic surgeried kiss from me to you."
"#MakeUpFreeMonday at the gym!" the TV personality announced in April 2016. "Come on all you confident ladies join In & let me see your beautiful faces!!!!"
"I'm so excited to continue the conversation because learning that you can age well, will actually help you age better," Diaz explained while showing off a copy of her new book via Instagram in March 2016. "If you understand how your body works then you can take action to help keep it in the best possible condition so it can carry you through a long and beautiful life."
Candace Cameron Bure
The former View co-host didn't need a stitch of makeup to hang with her family. "At home with my kiddos and am sooooo happy," she wrote in January 2016.
Munn joked that she knew how to "TrainLikeAnAngel" while munching on a bag of Cheetos in November 2015.
The Orange is the New Black star posted this makeup-free shot in October 2015 along with the hashtags "#AuNaturale," "#NoMakeup," "#NoFilter," "#NoWeave," "#washfacenobase" and "#TransIsBeautiful."
The Supergirl star shared this post-workout selfie in August 2015, writing, "Your love got me looking so crazy right now @shapewithangela. BEST butt kicking inspirational workout as always!"
Kim Zolciak Biermann
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared a post-spa shot in August 2015, writing, "Such a fun morning @magnoliamedspa with @briellebiermann getting our Hydra facials! You guys know I'm obsessed with skincare!"
The supermodel wished her Instagram followers a "good morning" with a makeup-free selfie in July 2015.
The Modern Family star took a makeup-free selfie while she was at the pool in June 2015. "A little sun before heading to Mexico," she captioned the pic before asking her Hot Pursuit co-star, Reese Witherspoon, if she had packed her bags yet.
The America's Next Top Model host took to Instagram in June 2015 to show her fans the "really real" her and to take the #nofilter fakers to task. "You know how people say #nofilter but you know there's a freakin' filter on their pic? Or maybe there's a smidge of retouching going on but they're lying and saying it's all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me," she wrote. "I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, "Naw, Ty. Show 'em the REAL you." So...here I am. Raw. And there YOU are...looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you're thinking, "Whoa, she looks ROUGH." And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal."
The American Idol alum shared a makeup-free selfie in March 2015, explaining, "Yay 3:30 a.m. wake up calls! Good morning! #iwokeuplikethis #noreally #imayregretthislater #frizzies #nofilter."
The actress showed off her flawless skin as she left the Kit Kat Club at Studio 54 in New York City following a November 2014 performance of Cabaret, just one week before her final appearance in the show.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star got real close to the camera for this fresh-faced selfie. Like a few before her, she bared her face for charity in October 2014, writing, "'I woke up like this' #UNICEF #WakeUpCall."
Make no mistake, this model wakes up flawless! Huntington-Whiteley shared a makeup-free pic in an effort to bring a little good into the world. "My #wakeupcall for @unicef_uk @unicef Text SYRIA to 70007 give £5 (UK) or visit wakeupcall.org. I nominate @catdeeley @gregjames17 @poppydelevingne #wakeupcall #UNICEF," she wrote in October 2014.
Who needs to be "fancy" all the time? The Australian rapper showed up makeup-free for a flight out of LAX Airport in Los Angeles in October 2014.
Ashlee and Jessica Simpson
The Simpson sisters really took advantage of golden hour! "Sunset with @missbananahammock / @ashleesimpsonofficial #SISTERS #NOFILTER," Jessica captioned the August 2014 pic.
The Pretty Little Liars star rocked a casual outfit and flawless skin while out and about in New York City in August 2014.
The Transformers star is diving right into the Instagram culture. Taking a tip from all those celebrities before her, Fox set out to make her first Instagram pic in July 2014 a memorable one. "First IG selfie. Early morning [check] no makeup [check] filter [check, check]." she wrote.
Queen Bey captioned this makeup-free selfie from July 2014, "Hello Boston."