Shocking Photos of Celebrities Without Makeup

 As a celebrity, it's impossible to get out of the limelight. On set, on stage, and surrounded by fans and cameras, the pressure to look perfect never ends. Even on an off day, when they want to scream and be just another normal person, the outside world is waiting. The paparazzi are circling, ready to snap that horrible photo of them with fries stuffed in their mouth. Or wearing socks and sandals. Or worst of all, without makeup. You may smirk at these photos, or you might feel sorry for the poor celebs. But before you start laughing, just remember: on most days, we probably all look just like them.

Kim Kardashian
 If there's anyone who's made a business out of looking perfect for the cameras, it's Kim Kardashian. The socialite and model rose to fame as a reality TV megastar, one of the new wave of celebrities who are famous for being famous. Barely a day goes by without seeing her face on some TV or in some news story, and Kim knows how to work every angle.

Yet even with the crush of cameras surrounding her every move, there is the odd unguarded moment. A moment where, seemingly without thinking, she appears without her trademark highly sculpted look. And yet somehow, even when the makeup is missing and her hair is all over the place, she still looks fabulous. In a way, it's a reminder that she's just like us

Scarlett Johansson
 From relatively unknown indie darling in Lost in Translation, to sought-after star in blockbusters such as The Avengers, Scarlett has enjoyed a meteoric rise. Nowadays she's not only a household name, but a Hollywood starlet of the old school. With classic beauty, serious acting skills, and a decidedly normal personal life, she keeps out of the trashy magazines but stays in our hearts.

How does she do it? To start with, she's lost none of that natural, girl-next-door allure that made us fall in love with her in the first place. Even without the glossy, accentuated lips, thousand dollar dresses, and perfectly coiffed hair, she has a radiance that few can match. To be honest, it's shocking just how great she looks without makeup.

Olivia Wilde
 Despite her star turns in the TV series House, Olivia Wilde has turned more heads for her natural good looks and outspoken activist streak. Behind that wonderful face, the New York born actress is a "really critical and analytical" documentary filmmaker, vegan, and tireless fighter for social equality and universal healthcare. If that wasn't enough, she's a mother, too.

Given all that, it would be understandably tough to balance the superficial needs of Hollywood with the desire to live a simple, responsible life. Luckily, Olivia handles it with aplomb. When the makeup comes off, she loses none of that inner confidence and glow. The smile helps, of course - it says "why can't I have it all?" And let's not forget about her beautiful eyes, with or without makeup.

 Rihanna would be the first to admit that her daily routine can be a lot of work, work, work, work, work. Born and starting from humble beginnings in Barbados, the singer is now a global pop phenomenon. Boasting sales of 200 million records worldwide, and an incredible eight studio albums, it's a wonder that she ever finds time to also be one incredible looking lady.

There are some off days, of course. Maybe she's been in the studio for a few long months, or maybe she's working on a new secret fragrance, or designing another fashion range for Armani. Either way, it's only natural that she'd be caught without her stage face. But even when that happens, when her hair's tied up messily and she's forgotten the rouge, she looks fab. Somehow she makes cool look casual.

Sofia Vergara
 Even the mere mention of Colombia conjures up images of fiery, salsa-dancing beauties. In the South American country renowned for its beautiful women, more than a few men have met their match. Growing up in the sultry Caribbean region of Colombia, Sofia Vergara does not buck the beautiful trend. And after star turns in various Hollywood films, she's landed in America to tame a whole new race of men.

It's no secret, too, that Colombians love to get dolled up, and Sofia is rarely seen with less-than-perfect makeup. It's so infrequent, in fact, that when she doesn't have it on, she looks like a completely different person. Gone is the gloss, the highlights, and the sparkling eyes. Deep down, though, she's still Colombian. Still gorgeous.

 After selling 100 million records and charming the entire world with that voice, Adele's allowed to have a few bad-hair days. From being a relative unknown in 2008, to hosting sold-out 2016 shows where single tickets sold for almost $2000, she's had a wild ride. It's more than okay if a few strands of hair fall out of place.

Well, look. It's true that that cardigan, or tablecloth, or whatever it is, is unforgiveable. And the expression on her face doesn't exactly look like the huge grin of a woman worth upwards of $70m. In fact, she looks exactly like a person who's realized exactly what they look like on a bad day. But we feel you, Adele. We look like that most of the time.

Anne Hathaway

 Ever since appearing on the big screen in The Princess Diaries, Anne Hathaway has shone through in a surprising variety of roles. From animations, to comedies, to action blockbusters, Anne has brought a dewy-eyed innocence and huge smile to each film. Classically trained in the theatre and with an actress for a mother, her face has an expressiveness and adaptability that few can match.

And not just in the movies. Anne manages to easily adapt to real life. Without her trademark ruby-red lips and blush, her natural features still shine through. She doesn't need long, luscious hair to show off her iconic beauty. Cover it with a beanie and snap her picture at just the wrong time, and she can still look more stylish than the rest of us.

 Musician, fashionista, businesswoman, rights advocate. Is there anything that Beyoncé can't do? From a start as the charismatic lead of Destiny's Child, to a massively successful pop star in her own right, she's won over millions of hearts and fans with her edgy lyrics and her own sweet brand of R&B.

Away from the crowds, she's no different. She might look a little bit tired, and her eyebrows might not be perfectly plucked, but Beyoncé still has that inner fire and incredible hair that turned our heads in the first place. Her publicly rocky relationship with Jay-Z might make it sound like her love life is one big disaster zone, but one look at that face will tell you that she's a lady who has really got it together.

Cameron Diaz
 Cameron Diaz has made a career out of quirky, high-profile roles. Hailing from sunny California, the actress got her start as a fashion model. From there, she rose to stardom with stellar performances in The Mask and My Best Friend's Wedding, which cemented her position as one of the most beautiful and successful actresses around today.

While she continues to surprise and delight us with her ability to shine in almost any role, she also surprises us by just how gracefully she's aged. After 44 years and hundreds of screen appearances, she's just as good-looking when the theatre paint comes off. With those piercing blue eyes and adorable cheeks, it's no wonder she's snagged the likes of Jared Leto, Justin Timberlake, and Benji Madden.

Khloe Kardashian
 Khloe might be one of the less outspoken (and less outrageous) members of the Kardashian circus, but that doesn't mean she's not every bit as successful as her sisters. The 32-year-old entrepreneur has made more than a few lifetimes' worth of cash with clothing, jewelry, and fragrance lines - not to mention being a radio personality and co-host on The X Factor. And, of course, that reality TV show that made her name.

Her most singular achievement, though, might be marrying NBA star Lamar Odom only a month after meeting him for the first time. One month! There must have been some magic in the air. Or maybe it's just that she looks so gosh darn cute. Even without makeup, when most of us look like a bad passport photo, she's still someone you want to snuggle up to on the sofa. Other people might make rude appearances, but we're not going to. We'll just bring the popcorn and some blankets.

Lady Gaga
 If you dig out your Soprano DVDs, you might be able to spot an uncharacteristically natural cameo from a young Lady Gaga. Back then she was known simply as Stefani Germanotta. As her insanely successful and loveable weird pop career blew up, it became harder and harder to find her without some new and wacky stage personality. From the meat dress to her status as a gay icon and "Mother Monster", we can almost never know who the real Lady Gaga is.

But we've found proof that she's not just glamorous on the stage. That she was actually born that way. The real Lady Gaga may not have the fishnets and lack of pants, but she makes up for the raunchiness by being simply lovely. Her soft pale skin and jet-black hair remind us of some of our best high school friends. The ones you'd meet out for a movie, then burgers and shakes afterwards. Meet us at the mall, Stefani?

Demi Lovato
 Apparently, 2017 is the year of Demi. The pop idol, actress, activist, and TV presenter is taking the year off from the high-pressure world, saying she's "not meant for this business and the media." It's true that we all need a break every now and again, and with Demi's apparent workload, we can forgive her for some me-time.

The only thing is, we're not all that sure that she even is under any stress. I mean, look at those photos. Can you tell which one is with makeup, and which one is without? Have you ever seen a celebrity with more flawless skin and fewer worry-lines? If anything, we think she should be doing more work in 2017. She's making us look bad.

Emma Stone
 One of 2015's most highly paid actresses, Scottsdale native Emma Stone has been destined for the screen from an early age. From 11 years old, Emma has been gracing the stage, television, and cinema with her trademark exuberance (and exuberant hair color), even being nominated for an Oscar and several Golden Globes.

Illustrious magazine Vogue has complimented her on her "sophisticated, perfectly put-together looks". They're not the only ones to sit up and take notice. People, FHM, Men's Health, and Esquire have all placed her on "Most Beautiful" lists. If you look at the pictures, it's no wonder. Even when she's out and about, without makeup and with a casual outfit thrown together, she somehow manages to look like a few million dollars.

Gisele Bundchen
 Gisele Bundchen is no stranger to makeup. The statuesque Brazilian beauty has been modelling since she was 13 years old, and since then has been one of the highest-paid models in the world and a fixture both on the catwalk and the red carpet. Once seen on Leonardo DiCaprio's arm, Gisele spends plenty of time perfecting her look as what Naomi Campbell calls "the only remaining true supermodel".

The modeling industry has its fair share of fakers and wannabes, but Gisele is not one of them. Without the usual team of makeup artists and sculptors, she's still a 100% genuine supermodel. They can do whatever they like with their brushes and blow-dryers, but all they're doing is polishing a diamond. It might be shocking to us to see her "au naturel", but that's only because she's still ravishing.

Jennifer Lawrence
 Let's pretend, for a second, that the extremely funny and extremely rich Jennifer Lawrence looks terrible without makeup. Let's pretend that as amazing as she looks on stage while getting an Oscar, she doesn't look half as good when she's walking down the street with a soda in hand. Let's be really silly and pretend that we wouldn't stop her in the street, hair all over the place, and say thank you for existing in our earth.

Because she still looks good. She may be the highest paid actress on the planet, and she may donate more to our fellow humans than we ever will, but she's still down to earth, witty, and genuine. There's a certain attitude that it takes when you're caught on camera walking down the street with a soda in hand. Her face more or less sums it up: "I'm gorgeous. Deal with it."

Kylie Jenner
 Having just celebrated her 16th birthday, Kylie Jenner has still got a long way to go in life. As a blessed offshoot of the Kardashian-Jenner family tree, she might already have the world in her lap. She's got Drake performing at her parties and Kanye as an older brother. But we've got to be honest about one thing, Kylie: you're not quite ready for makeup.

This is actually one of those odd moments where a woman's beauty is diminished by lathering on the face paint. We're not saying it's terrible, or that she's too young for it. It's just that she's a beautiful, healthy-looking girl who doesn't have any need for all that. She should be worrying about crushes and exams, not lash length and lip shade. We want to let you in on a secret, Kylie: we all love you anyway.

Jennifer Lopez
 Want to see what the real Jenny from the block looks like? Well, we've got some pictures for you. We've definitely got the J-Lo we've come to know and love. She has been a bit quiet over the past few years, but the one-time superstar and queen of the pop world has not lost one bit of her Latina siren looks.

And then there's the other photo we dug up. The one where we stopped being fooled by the rocks that she got. She sits there at her makeup table, just a simple multimillionaire and hypnotic dancer, ready to take on the world. She's smiling because she's rich, dazzling, and talented. She's happy because she still knows where she came from. Right out of our dreams.

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