Beauty. As women, it’s all we have. Perhaps not all. But the transparent, real, makeup-free face is trending everywhere from model instagrams to the Styleite offices, where on some days we CBF to care about it.
And go figure. Tyra Banks and Chrissy Teigen just made the news for daring to go make-up free on camera. The horror THE HORROR! Spoiler: they’re naturally modelesque, but real talk: we do need these women to show us their reality face without photo filters, contouring, or an emergency staff of people to make their eyelashes stay in line. These pictures are a tonic to the image altering so often required of women, and it’s refreshing.
One thing though. Sometimes when young women look at Photoshop-free images of women, it’s even worse on the old self-esteem because some people really do wake up like they slept in a rosebud. We simply cannot win, you guys! But at least we have these make-up-free pictures to rely on as proof that your favorite celebrities are all human women.
See below for some of the splashiest make-up free selfies from Laverne Cox to Zendaya.
1. Tyra Banks
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. 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
2. Olivia Wilde
3. Chrissy Teigen
6. Kendall Jenner
7. January Jones
8. Laverne Cox
9. Lady Gaga
10. Heidi Klum