We’re all used to seeing famous faces all glammed up from head to toe on red carpets or onscreen, but sometimes they embrace a natural look for the ‘gram, like Ciara and Eva Mendes recently did.
“No extensions. Vulnerable. My Beauty Marks and all. The real me.. and I love it. Finally embracing myself fully! It feels good,” Ciara captioned a makeup-free photo on Monday, encouraging her “Csquad” to join her in sharing their “rawest selfies.”
The hosts of “The Real” discussed the option of going makeup-free on the show last year after Gwyneth Paltrow shared a bare-faced shot in honor of her 44th birthday. Who else joined Gwyneth and Ciara in all their makeup-freeness?
Eva Mendes shared her own “no filter” pic just this past week. “I just can’t do it. I just can’t seriously take a selfie. So for those who’ve asked, here you go and I’m sorry. And for the others who never asked for this, I’m sorry too. #NoFilterNoPersonality”
J.Lo highlighted her natural glow in a #nomakeupday picture in January.
“No makeup no nothing goodnight world,” Simone Biles captioned her bedtime selfie.
Jennifer Garner celebrated her 47th birthday by capturing a shot of herself. #ashowerisinmyfuture was even one of her hashtags!
Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, shared a photo after a “sleepless night.” “It always amazes me how the most simple things are the ones to make us the happiest,” she wrote.
Laverne Cox said it’s “always good to have days with no makeup” to let her skin breath.
Since 2016, Alicia Keys has opted for minimal makeup, although she clarified that she is not “anti-makeup.” “Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn't put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it??? These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking. And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me,” she wrote in an essay for Lenny Letter.
Ciara hoped to inspire fans to upload their own makeup-free selfies after posting this “vulnerable” shot.