Being a freelance writer online sometimes means taking multiple jobs at one time and working constantly just to be able to make ends meet – at least that’s what it means for me. I currently work for four different websites and when time allows try to update my personal blog. Most of my work involves writing about celebrities. Here, I offer makeup tips and fashion advice and that often means writing about celebrity style as well. Not a problem, of course as celebrity style is one of my favorite subjects. One of my other jobs, however, involves writing a little blurb about the celebrity photos I’m assigned. It’s a pretty good job – as long as I avoid reading the comments on the blog. It’s not the usual insults about my writing style or the information I offer. No, the comments on that blog aren’t directed at me but at the celebrities I write about. Most of is is mean spirited and just plain nasty – from men (and sometimes women) writing rude and disgusting sexual comments to women (and sometimes men) writing that beautiful celebrities wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful without makeup. I can’t do much about the sexual comments but I can do something about the makeup comments. I have written this article with those comments in mind. Here are ten celebrities without makeup. I share them in an effort to silence the haters but also in an effort to show everyone out there that being beautiful isn’t just about the cosmetics you use but is also about how you take care of yourself and how you feel about yourself. Nothing is more beautiful than confidence and, aside from one exception, the women on this list have confidence in spades. Enjoy!
10. Jennifer Lopez
Sure Jennifer might not look like the smoking hot diva she normally looks like without makeup but that isn’t to say her makeup free face isn’t beautiful all the same. She has such beautiful features and you really get to take notice of them when there isn’t a bunch of makeup slapped on her skin, pulling your attention to one area. I also have to give Miss. Lopez serious credit for having the guts to go makeup free. If a diva like J-Lo can feel great without her war paint, so can you!
09. Brooke Burke-Charvet
Brooke Burke-Charvet is, in my oh so humble opinion, one of the most beautiful women working in the entertainment industry today – with or without makeup. She’s obviously a woman that has taken care of herself. I get exhausted just thinking about the workout routine she probably embarks on to keep herself in such fantastic shape. One of my favorite things about Brooke is her confidence and going bare faced definitely puts a lot of that confidence out there for the world to see.
08. Selena Gomez
Full disclosure – I found this picture by looking up “Selena Gomez without makeup” and while it looks like she is wearing minimal makeup, I’m quite certain I see at least a little eye enhancement going on there. Regardless, she looks beautiful and is at least mostly bare faced. If her eyes are naturally dark like that, she’s a very lucky girl. I like seeing photos like this of Selena Gomez anyway. Normally when I see her, she’s all dressed up on the red carpet. Seeing the more casual side of her is nice. It really works for her.
07. Kendra Wilkinson
I was a big Kendra Wilkinson fan before I saw her on Dancing With the Stars. Her whiny attitude kind of put an end to the whole “big fan” thing but that’s okay. Kendra doesn’t need my love. She has plenty of it from everyone else. Regardless, I can’t deny how beautiful she is. Kendra’s beauty is mostly all natural (aside from the breast implants) and she’s one of the few women in Hollywood I feel looks noticeably better without makeup. Her natural self shines through. With makeup, she’s just another pretty blond with big breasts. Without the makeup, I feel she really stands out in all the best possible ways.
Rihanna has naturally beautiful features and while I will freely admit she looks a little better with makeup than without, she’s still a head turner without makeup. When Rihanna wears makeup, she focuses heavily on her beautiful eyes and draws attention to them with dramatic eye makeup. She often pairs that dramatic makeup with a bold lipstick. Why? Because her eyes and her lips are her strongest features. Why not make them stand out?
05. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel is kind of weird. She doesn’t really look better without makeup but she doesn’t really look better with it either. She’s just a naturally beautiful woman and (aside from a few unfortunate hair or fashion choices here and there) there isn’t much she can do to hide that. Her smile is electric whether it’s enhanced with lipstick or just left to shine on its own. Justin Timberlake is a very, very lucky man.
Ciara is a beautiful woman and that beauty is there with makeup and without it. I think her confidence is really what makes her most attractive though and in the photo without makeup she looks every bit as confident as she looks with makeup. While she’s obviously a beauty with makeup on (just see her photo shoots or videos for proof), I actually prefer her bare faced.
03. Demi Lovato
Demi has gone through some things, to put it mildly, since she rose to fame but she has come through it beautifully. She seems stronger, more confident and more sure of herself for the things she’s gone through. I think the “without makeup” photo she shared with her fans is a great example of that new found confidence. She looks stunning in both photos. She is just as beautiful without makeup as she is with makeup.
02. Isabel Lucas
It’s a bit difficult to tell the difference between the before and after pictures here, isn’t it? This woman is the definition of natural beauty – looking every bit as beautiful without makeup as she does with it. There was no way I could make this list without putting Isabel on it. Even in the “with makeup” photos I often see of her, she doesn’t overdo it with the products, allowing that natural beauty to shine through. The same cannot be said for the next lady on our list.
01. Nicole “Snooki” P
Snooki is one of the rare examples of a woman that looks so much better without makeup (or with minimal makeup at least) that it’s hard to imagine why she cakes so much of it on normally. When I saw the ‘without makeup’ photo above, I was shocked – barely recognized her. If I were Snooki, I’d be choosing a more natural look each and every day.