50 Photos of Celebrities Without Makeup

by: Esteban On  Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tags:  Beautiful Women   Celebrities   Style   Women  

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When we think of celebrities, one of the first things that comes to mind is glamor. (After that it’s probably wealth, and then divorce.) That’s because, back in the “olden days”—which is to say, prior to 2004—before everyone had cameras and the internet on their phones, you only ever saw celebrities when they were done up. Now that’s not the case. Now we see pictures of celebs snapped while they are just running out for a quart of milk right after they’ve just woken up first thing in the morning. And you know what? It turns out that most of them are actually regular-looking people. The only difference between them and us is that they have really great hair and makeup people.

Well, today we’re taking a look at some celebrities as they are au naturale, without makeup 50 photoshop. The point isn’t to mock or critique their appearance. I’ll leave that to Joan Rivers and Perez Hilton. Instead, the point here is simply to show that they aren’t really better than us. They just look like it.

So let’s get started, shall we?


50. Penelope Cruz

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Can you tell which photo is of Penelope without makeup? (Hint: it’s the one on the left.)



49. Madonna

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The makeup helps Madonna’s face, but unfortunately it does nothing for her terrifying muscly arms.


48. Anna Kournikova

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Here’s the former “tennis player” looking downright average. (If you’ve ever heard somebody say, “I don’t get the fascination with Ann Kournikova,” this is why.)


47. Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz looks stunning with the bright red lipstick, but not so much without.


46. Khloe Kardashian

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Honestly I wasn’t even sure if the woman on the left was Khloe Kardashian. But hey, that’s what the internet says, so it must be true.

45. Fergie

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Fergie is only 37 years old, but without her makeup she looks a little older than that. Or, you know, maybe it was just a rough day. I don’t know.


44. Nicole Richie

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I gotta say, there’s not a huge difference between Nicole Richie with and without makeup.


43. Kristen Stewart

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K-Stew (is that what people call her?) looks like maybe she had a rough night in the photo on the left. And unfortunately, while she had makeup in the one on the right, it doesn’t do much to distract from that goofy dress.


42. Tyra Banks

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Tyra Banks tweeted this photo herself because she wanted women to know that there is a whole team of people responsible for making her look the way she does. You gotta respect that.


41. Mariah Carey

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Technically, Mariah probably has makeup on here. This is her in the film Precious, where she played a “plain” social worker. However, it gives you an idea of what Mariah would look like, so it’s good enough for me.


40. Jennifer Garner

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You can’t hide Jennifer Garner’s beautiful features, but she looks white as a ghost here.

39. Queen Latifah

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The pic on the right is a work of photoshop. The one on the left is what QL looks like on laundry day.


38. Kendra Wilkinson

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Playboy is notorious for their extensive airbrushing, so it’s pretty interesting to see what one of the models looks like without the glitz.


37. Marilyn Manson

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Here’s the only dude on the list. As you can see, Brian Hugh Warner—that’s his real name—doesn’t look so intimidating without the face paint.


36. Jessica Biel

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Jessica Biel still looks pretty great without the makeup. Justin Timberlake is a lucky man.


35. Katy Perry

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We have Katy’s ex, Russell Brand, to thank for this unflattering shot. No wonder their divorced.


34. Rihanna

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Rihanna still looks cute without the makeup, but she’s a bombshell with it. Quite a change, isn’t it?


33. Hilary Duff

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Hilary is a new mom, so I guess she’s entitled to leave the house without makeup and look like death warmed over. (Anyone who gets four hours of sleep a night because they’re caring for a newborn gets a free pass.)


32. Sofia Vergara

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Wow, now this one is like night and day, isn’t it?

In fairness, though, this is probably first thing in the morning after she was up shooting Modern Family until the wee hours.


31. Heidi Klum

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Heidi Klum looks considerably less godess-like without the makeup. (Though she still looks pretty good.)


30. Sharon Stone

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Whoa, without her makeup Sharon Stone is looking a little like Katherine Hepburn these days.


29. Lady Gaga

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I have to say that, while I’m not a fan of Lady Gaga personally, it does seem like she keeps it real with her fans, and that’s pretty cool.


28. Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes is looking a lot older than 33 (her actual age) these days. But of course, she did have to live with Tom Cruise for 6 years. That’ll take a lot out of you.


27. Isla Fisher

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Here’s another one that’s night and day. It’s not so much that Fisher looks bad without makeup. In fact, considering that she probably just got off a plane in the left photo, she looks pretty decent. However, with makeup, on the right. Isla looks stunning.

Can you believe she is married to Borat?


26. Tara Reid

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Is that really Tara Reid on the left? Once again, who am I to disagree with the internet?


25. AnnaLynne McCord

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Mayne AnnaLynne McCord should try to get an endorsement deal with ProActive?


24. Olivia Wilde

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The woman on the left looks almost nothing like the woman who was on the cover of GQ.

23. Nicole Scherzinger

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Yeah, her hair is a mess, but Nicole Scherzinger still looks pretty great without her makeup.


22. Marilyn Monroe

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Now that’s a stark contract, isn’t it?


21. Jessica Simpson

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Compared to some of the others we’ve seen so far, Jessica Simpson looks fantastic without her makeup.


20. Pamela Anderson

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You know what? These days Pam Anderson is looking kind of scary with or without makeup.


19. Gwyneth Paltrow

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If that’s as bad as Gwyneth Paltrow ever looks, Chris Martin is one lucky dude.


18. Snooki

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Holy. Hell. Get the Snooki to stop drinking for 9 months and ditch the makeup and she looks like a real life human being. Shocking.


17. Helena Christensen

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Helena hardly looks like one of the all-time great super models here.


16. Kate Hudson

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Kate Hudson is one half of the only mother-daughter pair on this list. Stay tuned for mom, Goldie.


15. Jennifer Lopez

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Yep, that’s right. Jennifer Lopez is just a regular-looking chick with a lots of money and a great booty.


14. Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria also looks like a regular chick without the makeup. Who knew?


13. Rachel Hunter

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Yes, Rachel Hunter is past her modeling prime, but still that’s quite a difference between the makeup and no-makeup photos.


12. Claudia Schiffer

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And speaking of supermodels who are a little past their prime, how about Claudia Schiffer? It’s like night and day for this 42-year-old.


11. Adele

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Adele isn’t quit as glamorous when she’s running out for a Starbucks as she is in her albums’ liner notes.


10. Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is yet another “hot celebrity” who looks really average without her makeup…or cleavy top.


9. Charlize Theron

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This can’t be the same woman who was in that big campaign for Dior, can it?


8. Goldie Hawn

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Goldie Hawn is 67 years old, so obviously she’s no spring chicken, but who knew makeup could take off 15 years?


7. Katherine Heigl

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Yep, the same person.


6. Alicia Silverstone

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The lack of makeup makes a difference, but so too does the fact that Alicia is frowning in one photo and smiling in the other.


5. Debra Messing

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Wow. No makeup or hairspray. That make a bit of a difference, don’t you think?


4. Kim Kardashian

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Kim isn’t quite as exotic-looking without the heave eye makeup.


3. Britney Spears

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When she’s right, Britney is gorgeous. But when she’s off, Britney is a bit of a train wreck.


2. Kirsten Dunst

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In fairness, Kirsten is probably also hungover in the photo on the left. I don’t know how she’s doing these days, but she used to like to party pretty hard.


1. Kate Moss

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So apparently doing coke for 20 years will take it’s toll.

Just say no, kids.