Celebrities might prefer to be done up on the red carpet, but once they're off duty, many like to take it all off and go barefaced on social media. We here at Wonderwall.com love seeing celebs keep it real, so we're rounding up our favorite makeup-free selfies. First up is Michelle Pfeiffer, who posted this clean-faced selfie on Instagram on Nov. 27, captioning it, "Excited to see my family for Thanksgiving, but will miss my Montreal crew 💙." Keep reading for more…
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That's one way to make news: Post a flawless makeup-free selfie to promote a new episode of your show. Jennifer Aniston made a serious case for getting her own Instagram filter when she shared this clean-faced snapshot on Nov. 8.
Andy Cohen shared a gorgeous au naturale pic of bestie Sarah Jessica Parker in September, writing, "Magic House, Magic Lady." We want all your secrets, SJP!
Tracee Ellis Ross showed off her flawless complexion on May 28 in this selfie, which she captioned "MELLOW YELLOW."
Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated Mother's Day in May with her two kiddos and a makeup-free face. She captioned this snapshot, "Thank you to my two beauties for the best morning, and for my entire life. I love you both so much. I love all you mamas out there! Happy Mother's Day!!"
Jessica Simpson showed off her gorgeous, glowing skin and cute baby girl, Birdie, in this Oct. 5 pic, which she captioned, "We just get each other 😍 #BIRDIEMAE."
Carrie Underwood revealed a healthy glow in this makeup-free selfie she shared on March 31. "When your face matches your shirt = you had a good workout! Unless your shirt is blue…then maybe you should be concerned! 😂 (sorry, total mom joke) I took these pics after my gym sesh yesterday (today I'm cleaning this mess of a house, which I totally consider to be my Saturday workout). This is one of my favorite new outfits…I especially love the top because this is basically my motto these days! 💪," the country music star captioned this snapshot, adding, "Anyway, just wanted to share! Sending out lots of weekend ❤️ to you all! May we all get lots of stuff done and make a little time for ourselves in there, too!"
Jessica Biel ditched the makeup and added glasses in this pic she shared on Aug. 8 along with an empowering message. "Spreading some self love today with zero filter and zero makeup for my girl @KateUpton," she captioned the pic. "She's on a mission to encourage everyone to feel strong and love themselves *as they are*… and I'm so honored to help spread that message. Take a second to show the real you. Tag someone you admire and pass it on."
Ciara showed off her glowing skin in this April 22 Instagram snap, which she captioned, "No makeup. No extensions. Vulnerable. My Beauty Marks and all. The real me.. and I love it. Finally embracing myself fully! It feels good. Csquad! Join me in my #BeautyMarksjourney and upload your rawest selfies at onlyciara.com/beautymarks. Don't be afraid to let YOUR Beauty Marks show!"
Mandy Moore revealed her post-workout glow on her Instagram Story with this selfie on April 16.
Kesha's resolution for 2019? To embrace her natural skin. She shared this up-close-and-personal selfie on Instagram in January alongside the inspirational caption, "this year my resolution is to love myself… just as I am, all f—ed up and imperfect and whatever else. And to let my freckles liiiiiiiive 🛸🛸💃🏼💃🏼💅🏻💅🏻💅🏻."
Salma Hayek used an August vacation day to show off her bare-faced beauty in this selfie that she captioned, "I love playing with light. If you get to know it it can make you 👀 younger or mysterious, sexy or sweet but be careful because it can also make you look old and ugly." Honestly, we don't think Salma could ever look ugly!
Julianne Hough's makeup artist, Mélanie Inglessis, made it clear that the "America's Got Talent" judge doesn't actually need to wear any makeup to look good when she shared this photo on her Instagram Story on May 2. "This beauty before makeup! So beautiful," Mélanie wrote.
A baby-faced Tyra Banks likened her amazing makeup-free skin to her child's, captioning this January snap, "Lookin' like my son 👶🏽."
Post-workout, Sarah Michelle Gellar embraced a makeup-free face in January. Her caption read: "This is me, right after my first Tabata class. The joke was on me. I thought my friend said meet for ciabatta. This pic is #nomakeup #nofilter and probably the last time I will be upright for the rest of the week. (If anyone needs me, I will be soaking my body in epsom salts) The sweat is real people, so is the pain."
Yara Shahidi went for a makeup-free look in this May 10 selfie, which she captioned, "Press tour smiles featuring my very small ear."
Pregnant Christina Anstead shared this bare-faced snapshot on May 8 with the caption, "Swipe right for this amazing before and after @pinkdustcosmetics transformation 😜… but in all seriousness I've been feeling crabby and tired this week. Grateful for my bestie for putting me together for work and our morning bi*** sessions that only besties would understand 👯♀️."
Photographers caught Heidi Klum going makeup-free as she grabbed breakfast in New York City on June 3.
Kris Jenner was bright-eyed and fresh-faced for a 6 a.m. haircut with celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan, who tagged this pic "#nofilter #nomakeup" and called it the "best way to start the day" in a March 20 Instagram post.
Jennifer Lopez — who turns 50 in July — showed off her flawless skin in January via this selfie, which she captioned, "#nofilterFriday #nomakeupday #lovemeasIam."
Zendaya showed off her insanely glowy skin in January via a video, which she captioned with a sparkly emoji.
Laura Prepon looked gorg on the beach in April. She posted this makeup-free snap with the caption, "Fun Fact: Vampires can go to the beach, too, they just have to stay in the shade. 😈."
In the midst of a lot of personal change, Miley Cyrus shared this no-makeup selfie on Sept. 25 along with an inspirational message: "KEEP ON MOVIN' KEEP CLIMBIN' ⛰."
Mom-of-two Brooklyn Decker posted this makeup-free selfie on Aug. 15 with the caption, "I got a weave and honestly, other than my children, it's the best thing to ever happen to me. Thank you @mdjhair for always working your magic."
Salma Hayek not only opted to go makeup-free in this February selfie — she also showed off her gray hair! She captioned the snap, "#proud of my white hair. Orgullosa de mis canas. #hair."
"Mens sana in corpore sano or as we modify it in Chiswick, 'clean bum clean conscience,'" British actress Kate Beckinsale captioned this fresh-faced selfie on Instagram on April 4.
Jenna Dewan decided to forgo makeup while taking a break on April 23. The actress captioned this pic, "Ya girl needs a rest day so I'm taking a rest day (and watching Homecoming 100x)."
In honor of her 44th birthday in February, Drew Barrymore showed off her skin au naturale. She captioned her birthday selfie, "44 and NEVER BETTER. Go shorty, it's my birthday!"
Jennifer Garner celebrated her April birthday with a fresh-faced selfie. The mother of three captioned this pic, "I felt so spoiled by all of the birthday sweetness, thank you. ♥️ I celebrated by making myself this lovely bead necklace. #47wasarager😂👵🏻 #classtrip #chaperonelife#ashowerisinmyfuture."
Ashley Graham shared this image from a video she took of herself looking flawless and utterly glowing minus any makeup while sitting in a car on Oct. 5.
"Being naturally beautiful takes so much work," a clean-faced Nicole Richie admitted in the caption of this keepin'-it-real selfie taken in her hairdresser's chair on March 17, 2019.
Kylie Jenner posted this bare-faced selfie on Instagram on April 17, captioning it simply, "happy hump day."
Kristen Bell had fantastical reptiles on the brain when she revealed her barefaced beauty in an Instagram selfie she shared on March 18 along with the caption, "Look, I MAY have just ordered BRIGHT blue colored contacts IN CASE someone invites me to a GAME OF THRONES dress up party, so I can BE PREPARED to go as the DEAD DRAGON.#gameofthrones @gameofthrones."
Eva Longoria went makeup-free in this image taken from a video she shared of herself speaking French (and looking flawless) on Aug. 13.
Ellen DeGeneres went makeup-free when she got a fresh new cut and color from celebrity hairstylist Chris McMillan, who shared this selfie with his comedian client on March 20.
Kate Hudson showed off her post-baby body and her flawless makeup-free face in this April 17 Instagram snap, which she captioned, "Okay my friends, wanted to share! I'm a couple lbs from goal weight! I've done it without stressing on food or working out like crazy although I have been disciplined. I've taken my time, I've stayed true to my @ww app which I am so grateful for our relationship and that they included me in their family because it's an incredible set up. Easy as pie!"
Cardi B shared not only her makeup-free look but also a peek at her adorable daughter, Kulture, on Instagram on June 11. She captioned the pic, "Day before summer jam."
"Feeling myself today. Everyone take a sec to FEEL YOURSELF TODAY!" Dakota Fanning wrote alongside this makeup-free pic she posted on Instagram on June 23.
"This Is Us" star Chrissy Metz shared this makeup-free selfie after a visit from her favorite celebrity esthetician, Joanna Vargas. "So happy to see the wonderful @joannavargasnyc while she's gracing the west coast✨ What a treat for my my skin and spirit!💓," Chrissy captioned the Jan. 26 snapshot.
Elle Macpherson shared a makeup-free selfie on her Instagram Story on Oct. 4. The 55-year-old model barely looks a day over 35!
Actress Kate Bosworth posted this makeup-free selfie on March 9 — International Women's Day — and captioned it, "Celebrating the Divine Feminine – 365 days a year. 👊🏼⚡️🌸. T by lovely Alexa / @alexachungstagramfor @netaporter 💘 All profits to @womenforwomen for #internationalwomensday."
Paparazzi snapped Nicole Richie rocking a makeup-free look while out and about in Los Angeles on April 16.
Cindy Crawford shared a post-swim makeup-free selfie on July 17 with the caption, "Lake life. Apres swim…" Looks like lake life agrees with her!
Hilary Duff shared a bedside selfie sans makeup in February, captioning it, "Getting up. Getting back to workskiis 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 @youngertv #kelseypeters☕️ ☕️ ☕️."
Emmy Rossum kicked off 2019 with a selfie sans makeup. She captioned it, "Vacation is for not combing your eyebrows."
While sharing a cute family update in which she debuted newborn son Matthew, Ellie Kemper also proved that motherhood agrees with her — she looks stunning in the no-makeup pic. "Happy 1-Month Birthday to our baby boy, Matthew! He has inherited his dad's brown hair and his mom's desire to be carried around all day in a baby sling. He's a good boy. ❤️❤️," she wrote alongside the selfie on Oct. 5.
Chrissy Teigen went for an au naturale look during her 2019 Mother's Day celebrations. She posted this pic with the caption: "All of the wonderful stories you shared for #MyWishForMoms have made this Mother's Day extra special. You are amazing! Because of you, millions of moms and moms-to-be are learning about the warning signs of postpartum depression and that it's real and treatable. We have created a beautiful community of support that doesn't just include other moms, but friends and loved ones who are now more aware — and there for you if you need help."
Heidi Klum displayed her supermodel glow on Instagram with this May 22 photo, which she captioned "GOOD NIGHT GERMANY 🇩🇪 😴."
Gwyneth Paltrow bared it all on Valentine's Day, sharing this makeup-free photo with new hubby Brad Falchuk alongside the caption, "Be mine @bradfalchuk ❤️."
Victoria's Secret Angel Sara Sampaio hit the slopes without a stitch of makeup in February and shared this photo revealing her natural beauty while out in the snow. She captioned it with emojis: "⛷⛷⛷."
Victoria's Secret Angel Taylor Hill shared a sweet selfie minus any makeup alongside her pup in February. The model captioned the smiley photo, "I guess dogs really do look like their owners 😂 seems like Tate takes after me @tatetheminidoodle."