Did you know that Charlie Chaplin once came 3rd in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest? Such is the magic of makeup. It can transform a person completely and give them a brand-new personality. A new personality so strong that it seems impossible to shed — even for the biggest of stars. But there are a few cases where stars decided to shun makeup and give us a glimpse of their beautiful but less glamorous self.
Here are some of our favorite stars who decided to face the camera without makeup. We have photos of them with makeup and without makeup so that you can compare them. Do you think they look recognizable? Let’s find out!
1. Gal Gadot
2. Jennifer Lopez
3. Britney Spears
4. Carrie Underwood
5. Cindy Crawford
6. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore likes to keep it as real as possible when she is not filming, and this is not the only instance of the camera capturing her without makeup. Without it, she is certainly cuter than her sexier with-makeup persona.
7. Emilia Clarke
The mother of dragons, sans all the makeup we are used to seeing her in!!
8. Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks has been ranked as one of the most influential people by Time, and not without reason. It is this strength of hers that helped her decide to share a completely makeup-free selfie on Instagram. While she might think that people will consider the selfie “rough,” we certainly think otherwise.
9. Sharon Stone
A sex symbol in her own right, Sharon Stone manages to look equally stunning even without makeup, even though she’s a little unrecognizable.
10. Jessica Alba
11. Lady Gaga
12. Zoe Saldana
13. Naomi Watts
When someone looks so beautiful even without makeup, it’s understandable that she is regularly featured on various “most beautiful people” lists. But, surely, if we were to meet her without makeup on the streets, it would be really hard to recognize her.
14. Gwyneth Paltrow
While people tend to put on all sorts of makeup to look their most beautiful on their birthday, Gwyneth Paltrow chose to go the other way. In this photograph, which was shared on her 44th birthday, we must agree that she looks different but extremely graceful.
Another girl trying the makeup-free birthday look!! No matter how much or how little makeup she wears, Shakira still manages to look glamorous.
16. Selena Gomez
Really? Is that Selena Gomez or the beautiful girl next door returning home after a fun night out?
Do your favorite celebrities look recognizable without makeup? Who do you think appears almost unrecognizable when abstaining from makeup? Let us know in the comments below.