Instagram vs Reality: What These Celebs REALLY Look LikeBy Jennifer
Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to look at the flawless celebs and be filled with envy. And why not? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, sure. But it seems like standards have shifted in recent years to downright impossible. And with plastic surgery, keeping up the Kardashians is easier said than done!
Logically, a growing crowd has started to realize that a lot of the glam is a result of filters, Facetune, and more than a touch of makeup. In truth, sometimes it’s downright fraudulent! Who is who, really? The cat is out of the bag, people: Not everything is as picture-perfect as it seems. It’s time to separate fact from fiction, Insta-wise.
Zendaya has quickly risen to be one of the biggest ‘it girls’ of Hollywood. At only 22, she has starred in big box office hits like Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman. And she’s just getting started!
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A vegetarian with a $1.4 million home in Los Angeles, she’s probably living her very best California life. It appears she loves to share it with fans, too! Zen happens to have one of the most flawless Instagram profiles around. So much glow, there’s nowhere else to go. Or is there? What’s the real deal, under all the camouflage?
Showing Her Age
Well, well, well. The pictures taken of her in real life without layers of makeup, make one thing clear: Zen is a pretty normal girl for her age. Honestly, it’s refreshing to to see that she too is only human! And like so many girls, she yearns to sparkle.
It’s not so hard with a glam squad, either. According to makeup artist Sheika Daley: “Lately, I’ve been using the Lancôme Dual Finish Highlighter on Zendaya. But her makeup is definitely a head-to-toe thing; any skin that’s showing gets something on it. Whether it’s lotion mixed with body makeup or some shimmer, she’s covered down to her fingernails.” Filter vs. reality is a constant battle online, and this is not the only optical illusion out there. Who’s next on the chopping block?
Modern Family fans have seen Ariel Winter grow up before our eyes. Above and beyond her acting, she has also turned into an Instagram sensation who always looks picture perfect!
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Logging on to social media, a close look reveals a shocking visual. Ariel is not just a funny gal! Her skin looks flawless, and her arms don’t seem to be packing any extra flab. On a good day, most girls struggle with more than this! What’s the reality for Ariel, though?
Ariel also looks like a totally different person without Instagram filters and makeup artists at her side. But laid back or glammed-up, she focuses on acceptance. As everybody should!
On Instagram, she shared: “Every time someone tries to bully me online, it gives me a chance to re-emphasize to my fans, and even myself, how important self-acceptance is. Stop the hate. Accept all that you are and know your flaws are what make you the PERFECT you.” Tell ’em, Ariel! But also, why so many misleading filters? Contradiction, hello!
Another glam girl and Instagram queen is model Gigi Hadid. She keeps us constantly entertained with her endless photoshoots, flawless skin, and on-again, off-again relationship with Zayn Malik. There’s never enough Gigi!
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Sister Bella was recently named by scientists as the most beautiful woman in the world, according to pure symmetry. That’s a lot of competition in one family! The Hadids are blessed. But looking like a flawless diva all the time is just too much work, for the merely human among us. What does Gigi look like during her downtime, without all the frills?
Just Like Us
It’s easy to think she just wakes up flawless, a natural goddess who never has a bad hair day. But low and behold, Gigi without contour and targeted lighting looks like a pretty normal girl who’s just trying to get through her day!
But maybe she likes it better that way. According to Gigi: “I always feel better and more beautiful in things that I’m comfortable in so I was fine with putting a little makeup on and keeping my leggings on and going to a party.” Sounds low key, for a model. The facts are the facts, though: Even with makeup, it’s hard to look anything like Gigi on our best day!
Reality star turned makeup mogul turned youngest self-made billionaire, Kylie Jenner has made an empire for herself in recent years. Those lipkits are serious business, all the way to the bank!
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How did she do it, and so early in life? Social media savvy is clearly part of the answer. The young mom is an Instagram sensation who looks flawless in every picture as she poses by the pool, or with her adorable daughter Stormi. But when Kylie melts all the product off her face at the end of the day, what happens in the mirror?
There Are Freckles Under There!
It’s rare to see Kylie not glammed up and Instagram ready. But when fans sneak a peek, she actually looks much younger. And look closely: Those are real freckles! When does she actually let them out, to breathe free?
According to Kylie: “I can’t sleep in my makeup … I have a full ritual I try to do every night, but if I’m not feeling it, I’ll usually take a wet paper towel and some makeup remover and just wipe my face really quick.” Hidden under those layers most of the time, many think she should let the beauty marks into the lens more often!
Gwyneth, a timeless beauty. People either love her or hate her, and her Goop lifestyle is certainly not for everyone. Jade vaginal eggs? Vaginal scented candles? Gwen, what in the world is going on with your company?
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Well, that’s an unsolved mystery for now. Are these products the secret to her social media glow? For some, there might be real jealousy after going through her Instagram filled with luxury holidays, complex cooking recipes and flawless selfies with famous pals. But behind all the camera tricks, what is going on with Gwen’s face these days?
Although she comes across as flawless online, Gwen actually looks more like the average Jill when you strip her of her fancy lifestyle and even fancier makeup. Who would have guessed? Facts are facts, even for Gwen.
The woman has no shortage of the must lux cosmetics, but what does she prefer? According to Gwen: “Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” Apparently, a bit of both, depending on her mood. Without makeup, fans might pass her on the street and not even recognize her! Still, she looks great for her age. Believe it or not, she is almost 50!
No doubt, Karlie Kloss is one of the most sought-after models in the biz. Fans might have noticed her strutting her stuff on the Met Gala’s pink carpet looking fabulous recently. The Kloss is the boss!
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From Victoria’s Secret to Swarovski, Karlie always shimmers in front of the world in her campaigns. And now, a scroll through her Instagram feed will flood screens with other endless, gorgeous selfies. But not everyone has a team working to maintain a glammer than glam look 24/7. What’s the real deal behind the work of top makeup artists on set?
Not So Accurate
The supermodel may have posed for Instagram selfies that she captioned ‘makeup-free’, but she clearly wasn’t being totally honest. Or maybe she just knows all the secrets to pick the right lighting!
While there is no denying she is stunning, this picture snapped of her by paparazzi when she was not in make-up mode shows that even supermodels can have bad hair and face days! But Karlie actually enjoys changing her makeup for every set. According to the model: “What I enjoy most is that every day I get to play a new character.” Maybe she actually deserves a little down time from all that product!
Arguably the most popular social media star is Kim Kardashian. She never holds back on her Instagram, filling it with selfies, family pictures, and semi-nude shots. And frankly, no one is complaining.
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It seems few have witnessed this Kardashian without her trademark makeup, though. Kim has never been shy about exposing pretty much everything, but of course, she is always fully made up and styled from head to toe. The reality goddess must take off her foundation at some point, right? What exactly does Kim see when she does?
Kim, Is That You?
Believe it or not, Kim also has off days! Thank goodness, because this proves that she actually is human. In fact, Kim looks a lot more normal on the rare occasion she is caught by paparazzi in those all-natural moments.
Allegedly, the whole family hires paparazzi to take snaps of them when their makeup is on, and the pictures are photoshopped later! A smart strategy, really. While many viewers may be shocked by this daylight exposure, Kanye knows the truth. And of course, he loves her with and without makeup!
Kesha has been through some serious drama over the past few years, hasn’t she? Checking in, it appears she is still in a legal battle against her record company after she claimed her producer was abusive. How is she holding up?
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For fans who follow her posts online, it appears she has been destressing with a little selfie therapy. And with far less makeup! It’s been a real relief to see the singer regularly show her natural self these days, no bottle of Jack required. What is Kesha’s true look behind the cosmetic exterior?
Makeup-Free and Glowing
Sometimes, less is more. Kesha is proof of concept! Unlike many faces on the list, this Tik Tok star looks refreshing and stunning without the heavy layer of makeup she usually wears. Truly, these freckles are shocking!
According to scientists, these dots are a hereditary trait and usually harmless. According to beauty trends, people are actually drawing them on these days! Kesha is lucky enough to have them naturally. Maybe it’s a nice little secret she can share only with her boyfriends. They know the real Kesha, spots and all. But now fans do, too!
Instagram goddess and actress Emily Ratajkowski is every guy’s dream and every girl’s envy. She posts steamy picture after picture on her social accounts and claims to embrace feminism above all else.
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According to Emily: “Social media is something women didn’t have 10 years ago, and that’s a big aspect in feminism today. I don’t have to be filtered by anyone. I choose.” What does that mean? And do people really follow her pictures for philosophical musings? Emily consistently wows viewers, and it’s time for the truth.
Well, bad news for haters. Unlike many others on this list, she is just as breath-taking when she goes all-natural without her filters and makeup! Seems like this girl really does have it all, and it’s just not fair.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell clearly knew what they were doing with this selection. That Blurred Lines video turned heads years ago, and nothing has changed. Emily is otherworldly! And more bad news: She recently got married! Sorry male fans, that love will forever be unrequited with this model. Try some of the other ones, and good luck.
Hailey Baldwin turned Bieber is another social media queen who seems to have won the genetic lottery. Is it all makeup and Facetune, though? Fans cannot decide, and it’s time to learn the truth.
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According to Hailey:I genuinely do think that skin does have a lot to do with genetics. I was blessed. You should see my mom and grandma — it’s unfair!” While there is no doubt Justin’s wife is gorgeous all glammed up, what does she look like stripped of the filters?
Turns out, like Ratajkowski, Baldwin also belongs in the all-natural group of women who can rock the no-makeup look. When paparazzi catch her after a workout or strolling makeup-free, she looks just as flawless!
The mystery is over, and it’s about time. For this star, the makeup is just a style change. Hailey explains: “For me, I like to be a little bit tomboy but still look like a lady. Pretty tough. Or really, really, really pretty.” Mission accomplished on both fronts, indeed. Everyone enjoys being a little glamorous sometimes!
Chrissy Teigen, hello! John Legends’ wife is known for her hilarious antics, her recipe books, and her social media. Although most of the time the model is glammed up, Chrissy’s Insta also shows the more unglamorous parts of her life.
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We all know models wear a lot of camouflage and play with lighting like nobody’s business. Let’s take a look at the cold, hard truth!
So, what do you think? Honestly, this seems like a completely different girl to us. Not bad, just different!
Maybe Chrissy can use it to her advantage to avoid the paparazzi in public! But anyway, with a sense of humor like hers, who even needs the makeup and Instagram filters? We love actually this lovely lady 24/7.
That Bond Girl Though
Known in movies, TV, and the modeling world, Denise Richards has always been regarded as stunning. But she did always know she was destined to be Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough?
Apparently, not! Denise explained: “Yeah, some kids called me fish lips because I had these really full lips. Now I’m sure all those same girls are getting collagen injections, so I’m having the last laugh.” Plus, those brows! Denise has found plenty of fans in her adult life. But what is the story behind all the makeup? Inquiring minds need to know!
Actually, Instagram has sown the softer side of Denise. She doesn’t seem to mind showing off her bare face these days, especially in Corona quarantine. But how does the actress like to prepare for more formal events?
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According to Denise: “But I always curl my lashes, even if I don’t put on mascara. I’ll also put on a lip gloss or lip balm. And I always brush my eyebrows. I have very thick eyebrows – I’m just now starting to thin them out a bit.” Not so much work, really! A natural beauty, indeed.
Hello Daisy Duke
Jessica Simpson will always be remembered as the busty blonde beauty that broke out on to the scene in the early 2000’s, shocking the nation with her short shorts. But these days, she has settled into motherhood and home life.
Things have changed for Jess. According to the star: “I’m interested in learning more about myself and what I value in myself and letting that be the beautiful part of me, rather than putting on the makeup or wearing the right designer.” Sounds reasonable. But how’s that working out, in such a glam-focused industry?
Pretty well, actually! Fans love to see what Jessica is doing behind the scenes with her gorgeous husband and children. As it turns out, she loves to cook. And sometimes, things get positively southern!
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Recently, Jess posted a creation on Instagram. She captioned the photo: “Last night was Texas Chili and cornbread night. Fun fact…I won an Orange County and a Malibu Chili Cook Off in 2007. So 13 years later I decided to cook it again.” Who knew Jessica Simpson was a Malibu Chili Cook Off champion? Very impressive, really!
Behind These Hazel Eyes
Kelly Clarkson is the girl next door who had a big, beautiful secret. No one knew had the voice of a goddess, but the world was pleasantly surprised! And although this singer cleans up pretty glam, fans find her perfectly relatable.
According to Kelly: “I’m cute — and God I hate that. Because that’s not cool. I’m like your niece, and nobody wants to date their niece. It’s the chubby cheeks. The whole reason people voted for me on American Idol is because I’m an everyday, normal girl.” Maybe so! Still, it needs to be settled: What does ‘Miss Independent’ look like on her off days?
Kelly Clarkson has plenty of viewers when she is in full glam on The Voice, but sometimes she likes to post pared-down looks on her social accounts. And sometimes, there’s a good reason!
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Recently, she went makeup-free to put the focus on a memory bracelet — a commemoration for Kobe Bryant, no less! She shared: “I remember Kobe telling me that Gigi always played with kindness, not just talent! I wear this bracelet to honor her on her birthday and remind everyone to continue her legacy and #PlayGigisWay”.
Very sad, truly. Everyone grieves in their own way, but it looks like Kelly is trying to remember the good times. ‘Since you been gone’ Bryants, things haven’t been the same!
We all know that Rihanna created her own cosmetics line called Fenty, breaking barriers and becoming the first woman to start an original brand for the world’s largest luxury group.
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All of that is amazing, but probably means we are still going to have to wait for new music to come out and continue stalking her gorgeous Instagram photos. And by the way, what does she look like when she isn’t involved in makeup at all?
No Makeup For Makeup Mogul
What is interesting about Riri is that even though she has her very own makeup line, she is often spotted going all natural! While she definitely looks different without first sitting in the stylist’s chair, she is still beautiful.
Would you recognize her on the street like this? Maybe not at first, but her aura would give it away!
Everyone loves Wonder Woman. The Israeli actress took the world by storm when she became one of the first females to lead in a superhero movie.
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She broke barriers and proved to be a force to reckon with in the Hollywood world.
A Real Like Beauty
Gadot is a Wonder Woman in real life too! She has two children and somehow manages to balance family and her rapidly developing career.
Not to mention, while she may put more makeup on for her Instagram selfie, she looks refreshingly beautiful all-natural too!
Another Kardashian/Jenner, another big difference when it comes to their Instagram versus reality.
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Kendall is known as the more private amongst the sisters and has pursued a career in modeling, earning the spot as the highest earner in the modeling world in 2018.
A Different Shade
While even without makeup she is somewhat attractive, it is clear Kendall uses a whole lot of filters and a ton of makeup before she posts a selfie.
It is also known that she suffers from acne, something she discusses on Keeping up with the Kardashians…but obviously, in her Instagram pictures her skin always looks flawless.
We all know this celeb’s personality is nearly as big as her success. Cardi B burst on the scene a year or two ago and has made Hollywood her playground. The former stripper is known for her outrageous antics on Instagram. Have you checked out her page lately?
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As someone who sports lots of different looks with heavy paint, she probably does look different relaxing at home. Let’s see what going on with Cardi!
Keeping It Real
Although most of her Instagram selfies are super glammed up, she has also given us sneak peeks at her natural look. And let’s be honest, she looks like an entirely different person! But do we think she cares? Absolutely not.
Married with baby, Cardi has people who know what she really looks like and love her just the same!
Khloe Kardashian has been through hell and back and no one can deny it. From her ex-husband Lamar Odom’s drug problems to her ex-boyfriend and baby daddy’s chronic cheating, Khloe is a strong example for all of us!
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With the support of her sisters, it seems she has gotten through everything pretty well. But you may also wonder if Khloe eve lets her hair down to just being herself out of the public eye without all that heavy glam. Let’s find out!
Not So True
What is kind of ironic is that she named her baby girl True. It seems she herself is anything but true when she presents herself on Instagram! Comparing her glam shots to real life is striking, and it seems she has enhanced her Insta photos in more ways than one.
Well, filters are not actually a crime. We’ve all done it, admit it!
Another rising supermodel is Bella Hadid, the sister of Gigi Hadid. It’s hard not to look at Bella’s perfect features that shine through all her Instagram photos and not be filled with envy.
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But good character requires us to resist that feeling, as much as we can. Fair enough, but is it at least real?
A Different Person
Looking at pics of her pre-surgery and without a fleet of stylists and Photoshoppers, Hadid looks like an entirely different person than the strikingly beautiful model she is today!
There’s no question that she is still a pretty girl, though. It seems that even good looking girls feel they need to take extreme measures to reach ideals in today’s world. Yikes, for all of us!
She is the most followed person on Instagram and probably the most popular pop star in the world at the moment.
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The Thank You, Next singer posts at least one Instagram photo a day giving fans a glimpse of her perfect makeup, hair, and nails.
Who Is That?
But just look at this mousy, no makeup faced girl…its as though without her high ponytail and major glam squad she’s a different person!
There is no doubt she has the voice of an angel, but if I walked past her on the street without makeup I wouldn’t look twice.
Queen B can do no wrong. She has conquered the Hollywood world time and time again with her albums, songs, performances, and most recently her documentary about her Coachella performance.
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Not to mention her iconic Instagram which often flaunts her unique and amazing style.
She is Beyoncé, so it makes sense that unlike the other celebs on the list, even without makeup when she is casually relaxing, she looks flawless.
Just check out this picture of her chilling on her laptop looking like the queen that she is!
She has struggled with her image publicly for years and has become what people consider the icon of self-acceptance.
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Demi Lovato has gone through hell and back with her struggle with addiction on her road to fame.
While many of her pictures on Instagram may be super glamorous, she is also not afraid to take a makeup-free selfie here and there.
And she looks just as beautiful without the photoshop and the glitz and glam!
For her age I don’t care what you say, with or without makeup and Instagram filters, Jlo is still killing the game.
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She recently got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Alex Rodriquez and things only seem to be going uphill!
He Must Get A Shock In The Morning
We cannot deny though that she honestly looks like quite a different person without the filters and the touch-ups.
JLo all-natural is way less glam, and we are sure Rodriquez got a shock the first time he saw her makeup-free!
Madonna has had the kind of career anyone could dream of, producing hit after hit after hit.
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At the age of 60, she is still coming out with new music and keeping her fan base as loyal as ever.
Seeing Her Age
When you scroll down her perfectly planned Instagram, it looks as though she has somehow found a way to simply not age!
But when you look at natural pictures taken of her by the paparazzi when she isn’t Instagram ready, it is clear that is far from the case and she sometimes looks worse for wear.
The model, actress, and former beauty pageant has developed a major following on Instagram thanks to her stream of sexy pictures.
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They often include sultry selfies or revealing bikini pics that keep her 3.9. million followers expanding daily.
Cute And Innocent
Although there is no denying that even without applying a thick layer of makeup, she is still a beauty, she still looks strikingly different.
Somehow, she looks far sweeter and more innocent and much more like a young girl.
We imagine being the little sister of Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana can be a tough act to follow.
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Noah Cyrus seems to know that which could be the reason for the uncalled-for X-rated photos that she displays on her Instagram and her over-dramatic break-up antics.
Just A Girl
It is also clear when she is caught by the paparazzi without her Instagram filters, her makeup, and her photoshop that she is still just a girl.
We hope for her sake she learns more self-love and stops trying so hard.
The girl with the thick eyebrows who has been the main muse of the fashion world for years.
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Cara Delavigne is not only known for her uniquely beautiful look, but for her edgy and quirky personality that comes through on her Instagram.
With Or Without
It’s also clear with someone like her that the last thing she needs is makeup, Instagram filters, or any Photoshop to exhibit her beauty.
Even when she is caught off-guard by celebs roaming the streets, she somehow looks like she has walked off of a catwalk.
Sharon Stone has had one incredibly successful Hollywood career. The actress, producer, and former fashion model has always been sleek and stylish.
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These days you can catch her working on a number of series including Mosaic, Better Things and The New Pope.
Age Has Caught Up
Although she may look anything but her age of 60 in her Instagram posts and when she is dolled up for set, the reality is somewhat different. Just look at the paparazzi pics taken of her when she is not dolled up or photoshopped and you really see that age has caught up with her.
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With parents like Lisa Bone and Lenny Kravitz, it only makes sense that you have won the genetic lottery. Such is the case with Zoe Kravitz, who is not only breathtakingly beautiful but incredibly talented.
No Big Or Little Lies
She is currently starring in one of the most successful series around, Big Little Lies. Yet her Instagram appearance is not big or little lie, in fact without makeup some may argue she is even more beautiful!
For some time, Lauren had us obsessed with every detail of her life when she led the pack in MTV’s Laguna Beach. She always seemed like she could roll out of bed looking gorgeous.
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This classy blonde hair and blue-eyed look is the look that stole the heart of every star on Hills. When is that show ever going to make a comeback?
Still The Fairest
Without makeup, she still looks like a superstar. When your skin is that perfect its no wonder she feels confident enough to leave the house without makeup.
She is lately an entrepreneur and keeping her skills in the fashion department where they belong.
Marnie’s biggest claim to fame was that she was a “natural beauty. Real boobs, real hair” when she became a little troublemaker in Geordie Shore.
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I don’t know about you but, she was always my favorite on the show and always the most beautiful.
Not So Natural
To be honest, now that she’s had so much work done it doesn’t really make such a difference whether she puts on makeup or not.
She even admits to getting a little carried away with the knife. She is still a beautiful girl but it’s truly upsetting what she’s done to her face.
Audrina has always appeared to be one of the sweetest girls in the world when she stole our hearts on Laguna Beach.
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At some point, we all wanted to kill Justin for playing with her heart so much. After all, he was the luckiest one in the relationship.
Audrina has since become a mother since she used to break hearts on MTV. She is over the moon to have finally entered motherhood.
Without makeup she looks like a model, I can’t even decide if she looks prettier with or without. Let’s just say I hope my skin can look this flawless without makeup.
Since she was best known as Lizzie McGuire, Hilary has never had a time where didn’t look absolutely beautiful.
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Her blonde hair and blue eyes have always made her look like a dream and I don’t think anyone has ever caught her having a day where she didn’t look perfect.
Sing To Me Paulo
Without makeup and without a filter, Hilary looks like a dream. Even when she doesn’t do her hair she looks like a princess.
She is now a mom and she still looks like she is in the prime of her 20’s. It’s safe to say this superstar is aging backward.
The pop bombshell is known for her fun and dreamy looks.
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The California Girl has rocked hairstyles in all shades of the rainbow.
But in a 2010 tweet, her then-husband Russell Brand posted a less-than-flattering picture of Perry.
We’re surprised their marriage even lasted for another year and a half after that stunt!
Jessica Alba is an undeniable natural beauty.
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The actress is the face of her own billion-dollar company.
So does she have that billion-dollar look without the filters and makeup?
Even barefaced and unretouched, the pouty-lipped star looks adorable, and so does her son.
The Grammy-winning singer has stated in interviews that she’s a sucker for bold, dramatic makeup when performing.
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Indeed, Adele’s look has as big a presence as her voice.
No Makeup? No Problem
Despite loving a bold red lip and strong eyeliner, the singer doesn’t shy away from makeup-free pics.
She even posts them freely on her Instagram, whenever the mood strikes. You go, girl!
Supermodel and actress Kate Upton has a certain girl-next-door-quality.
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The model is often celebrated for her body-positive social media presence.
But is this plus-sized beauty just as confident without makeup?
Even on a sweaty, makeup-free run, Upton looks pretty and ever so sweet.
Saldana certainly has a star quality, in the full sense of the world.
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You’ve seen this celestial actress on Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avatar.
But does Zoe Saldana look as otherworldly without the filters and foundation?
The actress once posted a makeup-free Instagram selfie with the caption “Yikes – the actual situation”. The actual situation looks good to us, Zoe!
Tay Tay is one artist who loves having control of her image, which is one aspect of the country/ pop star that we love.
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While she may not be a serial Instagram updater when she does post an occasional selfie, it’s flawless.
Trying To Avoid
She is also known to avoid paparazzi when she is walking on the streets and not in her full glam mode.
She is also known to avoid paparazzi when she is walking on the streets and not in her full glam mode. But of course, there still are a few photos floating around that proves while her Reputation may be of flawless glam, she has off days too!
She was the most followed Instagram account for years before Ariana took over, which is impressive for a star who often takes long breaks from posting pics.
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But whenever she does post, the photo is always fabulous and seems to celebrate her life and the way she keeps it real.
Not Instagram Worthy
But of course, like all stars, she does not wake up Instagram ready and there are pictures of her looking anything but the glam goddess we know her to be.
However, she has been open with her struggle of self-love and we respect her journey and the way she keeps pushing!
Ashley Graham has appeared on the cover of fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamor, Elle, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
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The gorgeous model is a strong supporter of the body positivity and Health at Every Size movements. She gave a famous TED talk advocating for self acceptance and has even taken to instagram to share photos of her cellulite.
Her quest for self-love and confidence makes her radiate even in perfectly imperfect pics!
Though Graham looks a little tired, possibly due to her busy modelling schedule, she’s still rocking killer cheekbones and a beautiful sly smile.
Another Modern Family star we feel like we’ve watched grow up. With her gorgeous green eyes, Hyland looks captivating in every picture she posts on Instagram.
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The star has openly discussed the health issues she struggles with, including a kidney transplant surgery she underwent during childhood. She still regularly takes medicine for her condition and has been put on bed-rest several times, even while filming Modern Family.
But even when the star is battling her own health issues and working non stop on the set of Modern Family, she’s still beautiful.
Hyland recently shared this makeup free selfie, reminding us that even celebs have bags under their eyes sometimes. And that’s ok! We’re all human.
It’s Britney, b***h! The pop icon has recently returned home from visiting a mental health treatment facility, which she reportedly checked herself into back in April after canceling her Domination Show in Las Vegas.
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She announced that she’ll be taking a hiatus to focus all her energy on her father, Jamie, who is recovering from a life-threatening health complications. Wishing you and your family good health and happiness, Brit! But even as personal issues are going on, her Instagram feed is as glamorous as ever.
Keeping It Together
As the superstar juggles personal issues, stardom and family life, she still looks fairly great without the mask of Instagram’s filters.
Spears recently shared this bare-faced pic with the caption “On days where I don’t get primped and made up for my show, this is the real unglammed me… so nice to meet all of you!! I call this my morning coffee at home look #NoMakeupMonday if you don’t count the leftover mascara under my right eye… .”
The beloved actress has a sweet and vibrant personal feed full of pictures of her life and everyday moments.
Instagram | jennifer.garner
Remember her in 13 Going On 30? Well the actress already has teens of her own now, as she is the mother of two daughters and one son.
And being a mother can be super draining, especially on days where you have to fulfill your kids’ every wish!
The 45-year-old shared this pic on ‘Yes Day’, a family tradition where she indulges all her kids’ wishes for one day. She captioned it, “You’ll never need coffee more than the day after ‘Yes Day!'” Still looking good!
On the star’s Instagram bio, Laverne Cox writes #TransIsBeautiful, and who’d want to argue.
Instagram | lavernecox
The Orange Is The New Black star maintains a colorful stream of stunning snaps from photoshoots, events, and shows.
Skipping The Glam
But the star is not afraid to flaunt an all-natural look, as was recently done with this bare faced selfie.
While we do love a full face of glam on our stars, a woke-up-like-this moment is certainly still risky and special to share it with the world.