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Natural glam is Ciara’s thing. The singer rarely hits the carpet without her skin bronzed and highlighted. You can also catch her with the occasional bold lip color, like this fiery red hue.

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Ciara is equally stunning barefaced. In a recent

Instagram selfie

, she shared her naturally feathered eyebrows and foundation-free skin. “No makeup. No extensions. Vulnerable. My Beauty Marks and all. The real me… and I love it. Finally embracing myself fully! It feels good,” she wrote in the caption.

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Priyanka Chopra

Chopra doesn’t just know how to throw lavish wedding parties: She’s also the reigning queen of monochrome makeup, polished hair, and summery lip shades.

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But when it comes to vacationing with her new hubby, she’s more than willing to trade her full face in for a fresh canvas. As much as we love a good coral lip, her makeup-free side is just as gorgeous.

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Kris Jenner

Makeup is a pretty big deal in the Kardashian-Jenner family — just look at KKW Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics. You rarely catch the momager of the family without her signature dark eyeliner and glossy lips.

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But sometimes it’s just too early for full glam. Snapping a photo from the styling chair, Jenner showed off her “I woke up like this.” Now we want to know all the secrets to having a plump, rosy complexion straight out of bed.

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Lady Gaga

There are a lot of celebrities who love makeup, but Lady Gaga truly loves makeup. Her fearless approach to beauty is exactly why people will be camping outside for hours when her Haus Beauty collection finally drops.

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Since we’re used to seeing Gaga in layers of cosmetics, a sighting of

her bare face

is all the more shocking. Just in case you’re wondering exactly


Gaga got so bronzed and pore-less, you can credit two things: a

vacation to Mexico


dark-spot serum


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Throughout her singing career, Kesha has made a name for herself as a boundary-pushing beauty icon (especially when it comes to glitter. Kesha loves glitter).

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Underneath all that shimmer, Kesha has the prettiest set of freckles, which she’s vowed to embrace in 2019. “This year my resolution is to love myself… just as I am, all fucked up and imperfect and whatever else,” she wrote on Instagram. “And to let my freckles liiiiiiiive.” Amen.

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Rashida Jones

More often than not, Rashida Jones keeps her makeup simple on the red carpet, choosing to wear beauty staples like a smoky eye, a light swipe of pink lipstick, and a sheer foundation that allows her freckles to peek through.

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Makeup-free, those freckles are more glorious than ever, as she showed fans in a recent sun-soaked selfie.

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The star has become the queen of the makeup-free selfie over on her Instagram, too, and you can see why. That glowing skin! Those freckles! She and Meghan Markle are making a very good case to never cover freckles with makeup again.

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As the founder of one of the most innovative beauty brands


, it’s no surprise Rihanna rocks graphic

white liner

like a total pro.

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But that doesn’t mean she won’t strip away the lashes and liner on her day off. Sure, her


is “more is more,” but for now, less is looking pretty damn good, too.

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Lily Collins

Our queen of

retro beauty

, you’ll never spot Collins on a red carpet without the eyeshadow trend of the week on her lids.

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But when she’s off-duty and at home, you can bet she’s basking in her post-facial, no-makeup glow.

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Yara Shahidi

Sure, she makes every red carpet worth watching for her

bold eye choices


curly bobs

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But as a fresh-faced 18-year-old, it’s this radiant glow she might just wear best.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Whether it’s the Oscars, the Golden Globes, or the Emmys, Ross always shows up serving head-to-toe glamour.

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But in her downtime, you’ll find her looking just as beautiful with nothing more than a little SPF on.

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Christina Aguilera

Nearly as identifiable as her legendary falsetto, Aguilera’s red lipstick and winged eyeliner have been a huge part of her signature look for the last 20 years.

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So when people got wind of her

Paper Magazine

cover story — in which Aguilera is bare-faced with her freckles peeking through — we all did a double take. The consensus:


(no matter what they say).

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To the surprise of no one, Wonder Woman is just as powerful without her concealer as she is with her lasso.

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Leighton Meester

Historically speaking, Meester has never been one to get as glammed up as the characters she plays on TV — but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know when to bring the bold.

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If anyone could convince you to forego the foundation today, it’s her. That’s what we call a glow.

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Nathalie Emmanuel

This Game of Thrones actress is often the focus of our bold lip infatuation — and when she pairs hers with a bold set of eyebrows, she can do no wrong.

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Getting a glimpse at Emmanuel without a stitch of Westeros makeup is rare, but the sight has triggered the sudden urge to hunt down her dermatologist. Can you blame us?

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Tyra Banks

It’s safe to say Banks is pretty familiar with makeup — she even has her own cosmetics line, called Tyra Beauty — and has perfected countless looks throughout her career as a model, businesswoman, and TV host.

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One thing’s for certain: Her signature smize isn’t going anywhere, makeup or no makeup. While on vacation in Cape Cod, Banks shared a shot of bare skin, beachy curls, and a smirk.

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Julianne Hough

The dancer-slash-actress-slash-singer is known for her barefaced selfies almost as much as she is for her glam red carpet looks — and she looks equally flawless in both.

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Jennifer Lopez

Over the years, Jenny from the block has perfected the red carpet formula: chiseled cheekbones, smoky eyes, and a

polished manicure


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But on Instagram, J. Lo often shows off a dewy, bare complexion with fierce brows — and it’s just as good.

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Sofia Vergara

The actress is known for going all-out on the red carpet. Barrel curls, bold lips, false lashes — the Modern Family star has done it all.

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But Vergara isn’t afraid to show her bare face to the world — even if she’s home sick with a fever. The star may have been under the weather when this selfie was taken, but she still looks radiant as ever.

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Whether or not you grew up watching her “Material Girl” music video, you’re probably still well-aware that she is known for her makeup theatrics — both on and offstage.

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The braids, the sunlight, and fresh face — all of it has us doing a double take. Is that Mother of Dragons or Madonna? Either way, she looks good.

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Heidi Klum

The model, who

loves to express herself with makeup

, posted a side-by-side selfie to show her fans her gorgeously bare pre-Grammys face (seriously, how can we get that glow?) versus her red carpet-ready smoky eye and pink flush.

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Adriana Lima

For almost two decades (!) we’ve been amazed by this Victoria’s Secret Angel’s beauty looks — and have a feeling that sentiment will hold true for years to come.

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We’ve seen Lima boxing

sans makeup

all the time, but her this snap of her celebrating the holidays back home in Brazil feels extra-low key.

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Alicia Keys

Keys has worn some glam makeup looks throughout her career — like this one. Then, she


declared that she was done with makeup. “I don’t want to cover up anymore,” she said. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”

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The singer has stayed true to her word, rocking only a messy topknot and bare (and


, we might add) skin since.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

A Hollywood veteran — with an acting career that spans more than two decades — Paltrow is no stranger to the makeup chair. In her daily life, she usually opts for a natural, bronze-y look.

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In celebration of her 44th birthday, the actress uploaded this #nomakeupselfie to Instagram. She

told us she’s been inspired

by the no-makeup movement, saying that she likes the message behind it:

This is me. This is what I look like. This is where I am in time, and I embrace it.

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Kim Kardashian

Ah, the queen of contour. Between the K-clan’s line of hair and makeup products and her countless headline-garnering


, Kardashian has certainly made a name for herself in the beauty biz. Are we surprised her daily routine is comprised of a

casual 25 products?

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That’s why, when Kardashian stepped out for the Balenciaga fashion show in Paris

with a stripped-back makeup

look, the entire internet sort of lost it.

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Chrissy Teigen

She’s our long-standing

favorite person to follow on Twitter

and we love the model’s unfiltered approach to everything in life — her beauty routine included.

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In quite possibly the cutest picture to ever grace the world, Teigen shared this moment with baby Luna — with matching baby-soft, makeup-free skin to boot.

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Laverne Cox

When it comes to beauty, Cox is our hero. (And not just because she slays a red carpet like no other.)

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In an

Instagram post

, she wrote: “As an actress and a woman, I love being able to transform, to switch up my look when I want to with wigs, weaves, and bundles aplenty. I love this, too. It’s about choices and options.” Amen.

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In the last two years, the singer, actress, and dancer has won over our hearts with her willingness to take

beauty risks

— including doing

her own makeup

for red carpet events.

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What’s even better, though, is how she strips down from the glam — and claps back at haters who, well, hate. When user @JaeBasstv recently


that he was “hurt” by how different Zendaya looks without makeup, she quickly responded with a flawless makeup-free selfie, saying, “Terrifying honestly…”

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Amy Schumer

America’s favorite funny girl isn’t afraid to have real beauty conversations — in her own comedic way. To wit: her brilliant music video “

Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup


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And she doesn’t — and neither does anybody else.

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Kylie Jenner

Known for her statement-making beauty looks (like countless




transformations), Jenner has quickly become the face of Insta-famous makeup.

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In an Instagram post, a fresh-faced Jenner revealed her bare skin — adorable freckles and all — proving that she is just as beautiful sans contour.

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In terms of hair and makeup (and, actually, everything else, ever), Queen B can do no wrong. Even other celebrities

geek out in her presence

, so we’ll just leave it at that.

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Okay, okay, technically Bey is wearing


makeup here, but she did ditch all her other products — mascara, eyeliner, shadow — for a super-striking look that lets her

gorgeous skin shine


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The singer is as known for her signature cat-eye as she is for her gut-wrenching lyrics and a voice that could make angels cry.

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But Adele can easily ditch the statement eyeliner — and all other makeup — for


. And we dig it, big time.

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She snapped her own #wokeuplikethis moment, and now we just have one question: What moisturizer do you use, girl?

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Katie Holmes

She is someone who always exudes natural beauty — and her makeup and fashion choices often give off that

girl-next-door vibe

, whether she’s dolled up or dressed down.

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If her latest


posts within the past few weeks are any indication, we’d guess that Holmes isn’t afraid of a bare-faced selfie. And people are loving it: One user wrote, “More beautiful without makeup – you cannot improve already-genuine beauty.”

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Demi Lovato

Lovato is always glowing, whether she’s appearing on the red carpet or sharing one of her many barefaced selfies.

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The singer’s no-makeup selfie reveals exactly how Lovato looks while sunbathing on the beach, freckles and all. We just have one question: Who’s her dermatologist — and how do we make an appointment?

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