When #Nomakeup and #wokeuplikethis selfies started trending on social media, Slaylebrities were quick to jump on board.
There were plenty of fails, as some stars felt eyeliner, blush and lip gloss didn’t count. The hashtag spawned hilarious parodies as well like Amy Schumer’s “Girl you don’t need No makeup” sketch.
But some Slaylebrities really took the plunge and posted 100 % Au Natural pics, and the results were very revealing to say the least. Here are some of our favourites:
Source: The list
She actually woke up like this
Chelsea Handler made a name for herself with her bold stand-up comedy, uncensored autobiographical books, and no-punches-pulled talk show on E! She's also been posting topless photos to Twitter for years, so it's no surprise that her #NoMakeup photo is one of the roughest of the bunch. Obviously played for laughs, the intentionally bad photo looks more she was trying to recreate one of those "after" photos in a substance abuse awareness campaign.
Demi Lovato is arguably the queen of no makeup selfies. She posts them constantly, and she's even done a naked, no makeup, no retouching shoot with Vanity Fair to embrace and reinforce the concept of positive body image to other women. And while she usually looks great, this one kind of misfired. Maybe it's the blonde hair with dark roots or just a weird angle, but we would have guessed this was the kid from Jerry Maguire all grown up before we guessed Demi.
Nicki Minaj has toned her makeup down from the loud, candy-colored palette of her "Super Bass" days, but she still generally wears plenty. That's why it's so shocking to look at her shower selfie without the eye shadow and lash extensions that put her usual look somewhere between Cleopatra and Jessica Rabbit.
Tyra Banks is naturally gorgeous, and to say that she needs to do herself up to be beautiful would be ridiculous. After all, makeup didn't win her the distinction of being the first African-American woman on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. But, yeah, the crazy eyes and derp-y facial expression she makes here aren't doing her any favors. Definitely a crazy ex-girlfriend vibe going on.
Sharon Stone not only ditched the makeup for this Instagram photo, she also applied whatever filter makes you look like you're staring at a nuclear bomb blast. If the point here was to showcase natural beauty — which the gorgeous actress clearly has—then why wash it out so bad that it looks like an old newspaper story about an unsolved abduction case?
Katy Perry's then-husband Russell Brand posted this now-infamous, quickly deleted pic to Twitter on December 31, 2010. Their marriage amazingly lasted for another year and a half, which is exactly one year, five months, and thirty days more than anyone expected after he pulled such a bonehead move. And this isn't meant to trash Katy in any way — she's obviously a knockout — but there isn't a person on Earth, regardless of how attractive they are, who wants a snapshot taken the instant they wake up splashed across the internet.
Jessica Alba falls into the same category as most of the others on this list: natural beauties who did something awkward in addition to not wearing makeup. Nobody looks good in a blurry, sweaty, post-workout snap, so the result is that a woman so stunning she's literally the face of her own billion-dollar company ends up looking like a hot mess. It's just perspiration, people. Relax.
Holy crap, celebrities get pimples, too? Yep, we know it's hard to believe, but actress and model AnnaLynne McCord has some zits under that foundation. She's just like us, only her acne landed her a probably pretty lucrative deal with BenzaClin, while ours just got us rejected by people we asked to the prom.
This Kylie Jenner "no makeup" pic was one of the ones that was criticized, since she clearly is still wearing eyeliner, but we included it anyway, because the nose and lips she has now make her look like a completely different person. That has to be more than just makeup, unless Revlon invented a creme base that shaves down nasal cartilage and a lip pencil that doubles as a tire pump.
There is no musician better known for outrageous looks than Lady GagaLady Gaga. From the meat dress to that weird egg thing to the countless other getups that had her looking like she was headed to a masquerade ball in Hell, the "Born This Way" singer never fails to shock. Which is probably why this stripped-down, natural hair color shot had everyone wondering if that was really Gaga, or just some pretty brunette who's a little sad because it's raining and she was supposed to go to the beach that day.
Adele's passionate voice overshadows her personal style, but the Grammy-winner has cultivated a distinct look since gaining international popularity. In interviews, Adele has said she prefers to go for bold and "very dramatic makeup" when performing, a look that contours "Boy George-style with lots of blush on my cheeks." Conversely, she's also unafraid to be seen in public without the filter of makeup, like in August 2016 when Adele appeared on Instagram to announce she was postponing a show because of an illness. Her entire Instagram account is peppered with no-makeup selfies that appear to pop up whenever the mood strikes.
Is this pop superstar Taylor Swift, or just a woman with her cat on the Internet? Well she ain't no cat lady, that's for sure. She captioned the since-deleted March 2015 pic with a nod to one of Beyonce's famous selfies: "I woke up like thissss (With a cat on me)." It has been liked at least 2.3 million times on Instagram, but that might be because of the cat, who is named Dr. Meredith Grey. Swift has gone au naturel before, notably at Christmas 2015 when she posed as an elf without any makeup in a now-deleted Instagram photo.
Here is what you might call a stark contrast. Emmy-winner RuPaul projects a beautiful image when made up, no matter in drag or not. But looking that iconic is hard work, and there are going to be moments when RuPaul Andre Charles just won't look like the RuPaul we all know. One example is a moment from 2016 while visiting San Francisco with his partner of 20-plus years, Georges LeBar. It would seem quite possible that RuPaul out-of-costume could slip through life entirely without being noticed, were it not for his Instagram account. As he has said on several occasions, the only time you'll see RuPaul in drag is when he's getting paid for the show.
This one is all about the process. Naomi Watts got a facial before the 2016 Oscars, where Spotlight (in which her longtime former partner, Liev Schreiber, co-starred) won best picture. So Watts figured she would share one of her own best pictures by publishing a selfie without makeup as she got the treatment. It was daring of her, but also honest. You don't stay looking like a movie star without hard work—or having procedures like this done to your face.
Fact: Selena Gomez once held the record for the most-liked photo on Instagram. However, she's not a huge fan of the app. She told Vogue, "I always end up feeling like shit when I look at Instagram," so she deleted the app from her phone. Don't worry, she'll still be posting pics through her assistant, who is the only person with the password. Even Selena doesn't have the login! This may mean we'll get less photos from now on, but luckily we can still look back at hundreds of old posts, including this bare-faced, post-spin class selfie.
There's no denying it: the Modern Family star is a bombshell. Her red carpet looks are constantly flawless — but actresses aren't immune from fevers! Vergara shared this photo of her suffering from a 102 degree fever. She didn't let it get her down, though. "I just realised that 102 fever gives u the perfect shades of pink," she wrote on Instagram.
There's no denying the actress and pageant winner is oozing with natural beauty, but it's rare we get a chance to recognize it because we're used to seeing her on set and at red carpet events. That's why this photo she shared of her and her sleepy dog is such a treat!
Mariah Carey is the definition of diva in every way, from her voice to her personality. As a diva, naturally she's often done up to the nines, including a full face of makeup. She (shockingly) shared a makeup-free photo of her post-swim sesh as a humbling reminder that yes, she's perfect without makeup also.