• This article delves into how celebrities look without makeup. Some of them have discussed their beauty secrets and their thoughts on aging.
  • From Salma Hayek to Helen Mirren, here is how these public stars look in their natural appearance.
  • Bonus: Discover an AI-generated photo revealing Priscilla Presley’s natural beauty without makeup.

Hollywood stars often step out in full glam during high-profile events. Still, several showbiz A-listers have been bold enough to reveal their natural looks without makeup.

Here’s a glimpse into how some female celebrities look without makeup. From movie star Cameron Diaz to country music icons like Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire, here is how these celebrities look without the full glam.

Cameron Diaz

Ahead of her 50th birthday, Cameron Diaz appeared on the “Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers” podcast in March 2022 where she discussed aging. When asked what kind of routine she has for looking beautiful, the actress said nothing much.

Cameron Diaz attends Video Software Dealers Association Convention on July 25, 1994 | Source: Getty Images

Cameron Diaz attends Video Software Dealers Association Convention on July 25, 1994 | Source: Getty Images

“I literally do nothing. I, like, never wash my face,” said Diaz, adding she has several products that she only uses twice a month. She further explained that she is not at that place in her life where she puts her energy into how she looks.

Cameron Diaz attends the after party for the New York premiere of "My Sister's Keeper" on June 24, 2009 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Cameron Diaz attends the after party for the New York premiere of “My Sister’s Keeper” on June 24, 2009 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

For her, being strong is more important. Having had her first child at an older age, Diaz mentioned that she would want to be an active mom, who can run around with her daughter.

Cameron Diaz in the kitchen, dated September 26, 2020 | Source: | Instagram/camerondiaz

Cameron Diaz in the kitchen, dated September 26, 2020 | Source: | Instagram/camerondiaz

“I want my energy to stay vital. I don’t want her to feel like she has an old mom,” said Diaz. When it comes to her daughter, the last thing she worries about is what she looks like.

Cameron Diaz with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/camerondiaz

Cameron Diaz with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/camerondiaz

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani has loved experimenting with makeup since childhood. In the late 1980s, she worked for a local department store in Anaheim, California at the makeup counter.

Gwen Stefani visits LinkedIn For Interview With Daniel Roth at LinkedIn Studios on March 31, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Gwen Stefani visits LinkedIn For Interview With Daniel Roth at LinkedIn Studios on March 31, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

When reflecting on the experience in a 2022 interview, the pop star said she was a “fake makeup artist” because she was never trained and did not have to report to anyone.

“I found magic in the makeup. It’s not even about how people look; it’s how they feel. Once that makeup goes on, the confidence that comes with it is what stayed with me,” the singer explained.

The businesswoman admitted that makeup is one of those topics that she could talk about all day long without getting tired. “I love glam. I never like going to the event [I’m getting glammed up for]. I’m always about the [process],” she said.

When asked how long it takes her to do a perfect red lip, she said, “I could do a perfect red lip in less than a minute.” Stefani further revealed she has never worked with a makeup artist in her career before except for once or twice.

She recalled a bad experience she had during her time as a No Doubt frontwoman. A man came and did her makeup for an artwork, and she said she looked “ugly,” afterward.

However, Stefani considers herself beautiful when she does her own makeup. She said she still cringes when she takes a look back at the images from that time. Following that experience, she has since taken it upon herself to do her own makeup.

Gwen Stefani with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/gwenstefani

Gwen Stefani with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/gwenstefani

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood was named People’s Most Beautiful in 2020. During an interview that year, she reflected on her number one beauty mistake when she was only a teenager.

Carrie Underwood attends the 2023 CMT Music Awards on April 2, 2023 in Austin, Texas. | Source: Getty Images

Carrie Underwood attends the 2023 CMT Music Awards on April 2, 2023 in Austin, Texas. | Source: Getty Images

“When I was 13, I got a perm, and it was a big mistake – shocker! It wasn’t my first perm, but it most definitely was my last,” Underwood revealed. As a result, her hair took a while to recover and she has since learned her lesson then.

Carrie Underwood attends the 2022 American Music Awards on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Carrie Underwood attends the 2022 American Music Awards on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

In another interview in 2012, the country music singer candidly talked about her skin routine. She revealed that she keeps it simple when it comes to her skin.

“I don’t have time or space or room in my life for a 20-step skin regimen! A great moisturizer with SPF in it is important,” the award-winning star explained.

The Grammy Award winner has also become a vegan and ever since switching up her palette, it has done wonders for her skin. After she stopped eating greasy food such as fried chicken, Underwood noticed a difference in her skin appearance.

Up until that point, she had never realized how much dairy can affect one’s skin. After she stopped consuming it, her cystic acne cleared up. Underwood added that drinking enough water also does the trick.

Carrie Underwood with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/carrieunderwood

Carrie Underwood with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/carrieunderwood

Reba McEntire

Another country star Reba McEntire has frankly spoken up about her beauty struggles over time. In an April 2024 interview, she revealed, “I was pale, [had] lots of freckles and frizzy hair. And my girlfriends had long, black, straight, beautiful round curls.”

Reba McEntire attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Reba McEntire attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Instead of trying to change how she looked, McEntire decided to embrace her appearance. However, it took a while for her to realize that she was made in her own unique way and for her to accept herself.

Reba McEntire at the "America's Got Talent" red carpet at the Hotel Dena on September 20, 2023 in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images

Reba McEntire at the “America’s Got Talent” red carpet at the Hotel Dena on September 20, 2023 in Pasadena, California. | Source: Getty Images

Getting to this point set the showbiz star free. She expressed, “[…] It takes guts, it takes stamina, and it takes courage to be comfortable in your own skin.”

It is one of the reasons why the music legend partnered with Dove to mark the brand’s 20 years of real beauty and commitment to avoid using AI in ads.

“I’m very proud of how old I am or how young I am. Real beauty means that you’re comfortable in your own skin. And if you’re confident and comfortable, you’re gonna feel beautiful,” said McEntire.

Reba McEntire with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/reba

Reba McEntire with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/reba

Salma Hayek

Another actress, Salma Hayek, has preferred going natural for quite some time. She shared her beauty secrets in a 2017 interview, revealing that she never cleanses her skin in the morning.

Salma Hayek attends the "Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" special screening on June 14, 2021 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Salma Hayek attends the “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” special screening on June 14, 2021 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Hayek revealed her grandmother taught her that in the evening, one’s skin replenishes the things that get lost during the day. As for her beauty regimen, the star believes that less is always more. If she happens to use a product, she often keeps it natural.

Salma Hayek attends the 2017 Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Salma Hayek attends the 2017 Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

In the mornings, Hayek shared that she spritzes rose water on her face before applying moisturizer. Meanwhile, at night, she removes her makeup with coconut oil and opts for rose water to get rid of residuals.

However, one thing the movie star does not do is over-exfoliate. She believes it only serves its purpose for the short term and not so much in the long run.

As for when she applies makeup on a typical day, the Mexican native typically uses a touch of foundation and uses her lipstick for a cheek tint. For red carpet events, she has her go-to’s for lip color such as Clinique Pop line, Charlotte Tilbury, and a Sisley lip balm.

The veteran star also chooses not to dye her hair and has embraced her natural white hairs. She has no patience to go through the dyeing process. “I don’t want to spend what’s left of my youth pretending I’m younger and then not enjoying life,” said Hayek.

Salma Hayek with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/salmahayek

Salma Hayek with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/salmahayek

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is in her early fifties and she still defies her age by looking youthful. She talked about how she stays in shape in a 2016 interview, revealing that dancing is one of her tricks.

Jennifer Lopez attends the 2023 LACMA Art+Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 4, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez attends the 2023 LACMA Art+Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 4, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

“It’s no secret that I love dancing, so it doesn’t even feel like exercise to me. I freestyle dance with Tracy Anderson five times a week,” said Lopez.

The singer also shared that she does circuit training with David Kirsch when she is in New York. “We do hour-long circuits at least three times a week,” she explained.

As for her beautiful skin, the actress said she loves “glycolic acid” to achieve a healthy glow and clear skin. Lopez always removes makeup when she goes to sleep and uses night creams to keep her skin hydrated.

Meanwhile, for a daytime routine, the dancer opts for SPF(Sun Protection Factor). Her go-to is L’Oreal Paris’ moisturizers with SPF which she applies daily. She stated that protecting one’s skin is important.

Jennifer Lopez with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/jlo

Jennifer Lopez with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/jlo

Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren offered her beauty advice in an April 2024 interview. She openly talked about aging and said it is nothing one should be afraid of.

Helen Mirren at the "Golda" premiere and European Shooting Stars 2023 red carpet on February 20, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. | Source: Getty Images

Helen Mirren at the “Golda” premiere and European Shooting Stars 2023 red carpet on February 20, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. | Source: Getty Images

Mirren further explained that growing older is part of a natural process and is inevitable. She added that with aging, comes wisdom and a level of understanding to that fact.

Helen Mirren walks the runway during "Le Défilé L'Oréal Paris - Walk Your Worth" Show at the Eiffel Tower on October 1, 2023 in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Helen Mirren walks the runway during “Le Défilé L’Oréal Paris – Walk Your Worth” Show at the Eiffel Tower on October 1, 2023 in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

The veteran actress gained this perception from her beloved mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda Kitty Rogers, who shared powerful words with her.

Helen Mirren pictured speaking, dated May 12, 2020 | Source:  Instagram/helenmirren

Helen Mirren pictured speaking, dated May 12, 2020 | Source: Instagram/helenmirren

“My mother said the greatest thing to me: ‘Never be afraid of getting older,'” the 78-year-old Academy Award-winning English native recalled.

“Of course, when you’re 18, middle age is like a foreign country. It’s so far away from you.” Mirren further explained the analogy, saying that once one arrives in that country, they begin to realize that it has great things to offer and starts to like it better than the one left behind.

Helen Mirren with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/helenmirren

Helen Mirren with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/helenmirren

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson has shed a significant amount of weight of late. On her talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the television host revealed she weighed 203 pounds and was at her heaviest then.

Kelly Clarkson on "The Voice" Season 17 on June 28, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Kelly Clarkson on “The Voice” Season 17 on June 28, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Clarkson spoke frankly about what she did to lose weight and that includes weight-loss drugs. She finally decided to take charge of her health after being diagnosed as pre-diabetic.

Kelly Clarkson poses at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Kelly Clarkson poses at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 27, 2023 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

The singer had the legendary actress Whoopi Goldberg on the episode then, who also revealed that she consumed the drugs to shed the weight. Goldberg admitted that the medication had been good for her.

As for the “American Idol” winner, she mentioned that people initially assumed that she gained weight because she was miserable or depressed. However, Clarkson said that was not the case as she was living her best life.

Kelly Clarkson with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/kellyclarkson

Kelly Clarkson with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/kellyclarkson

Rita Wilson

In April 2020, Rita Wilson posed without makeup for People’s Beautiful Issue. The multi-hyphenate described what beauty means in her own terms.

Rita Wilson attends the 2022 Governors Awards on March 25, 2022 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Rita Wilson attends the 2022 Governors Awards on March 25, 2022 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

“The things that we have associated before with beauty, which are sometimes the superficial things, those will always be there. But I think there’s something about seeing the beauty in the everyday occurrences that you may not have paid attention to before,” said Wilson.

Rita Wilson attends The Recording Academy And Clive Davis' 2019 Pre-Grammy Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Rita Wilson attends The Recording Academy And Clive Davis’ 2019 Pre-Grammy Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

When speaking about wearing makeup, the singer explained that she first experimented with it during her teen years when her modeling agency provided a glam squad for her.

As for her mother, she never wore makeup. Wilson got used to seeing her parent barefaced and she found it beautiful. “Really if nobody wore makeup then we’d all be in the same world,” she stated.

Regarding her beauty regimen, Wilson shared that it is refreshing to go to bed without having to remove makeup. She simply washes her face and applies moisturizer.

Rita Wilson with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/ritawilson

Rita Wilson with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/ritawilson

Miranda Lambert

In August 2020, Miranda Lambert posted a picture of herself sitting on the floor with her legs crossed on Facebook. The caption read: “Beauty is only skin deep, but attitude is to the bone. – Unknown.”

Fast forward to three years later in 2023, Lambert dished on her go-to beauty products for when she performs. She revealed the hair repair mask which she uses when taking off her makeup following a concert.

Miranda Lambert attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Miranda Lambert attends the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

She was asked whether she had skincare masks or treatments that she applied before starting her show. The country singer answered, “I use 111SKIN’S brightening masks and eye patches before shows.”

Per an article, the facial mask reduces redness and also hydrates the skin. As for the eye masks, they moisturize the skin, smooth, and brighten it.

Miranda Lambert with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/mirandalambert

Miranda Lambert with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/mirandalambert

Pamela Anderson

After decades in show business, Pamela Anderson decided to no longer wear makeup. She attended Paris Fashion Week last fall barefaced which caused quite a stir.

Pamela Anderson attends a press conference on September 12, 2008, in Moscow, Russia. | Source: Getty Images

Pamela Anderson attends a press conference on September 12, 2008, in Moscow, Russia. | Source: Getty Images

When asked why she chose this route, the television and movie actress said she wanted the focus to be on what she was wearing and not so much about her.

Pamela Anderson attends The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Los Angeles Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 7, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Pamela Anderson attends The Museum of Television & Radio Annual Los Angeles Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 7, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

In a February 2024 interview, the mother of two spoke about her no-makeup look at the fashion week in 2023, saying she did it for herself. “It wasn’t to make a political statement, I just wanted to have my little weird face sticking out of the top of those great clothes,” Anderson explained.

Pamela Anderson attends The Fashion Awards 2023 on December 4, 2023 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Pamela Anderson attends The Fashion Awards 2023 on December 4, 2023 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Following her appearance, the media reported that Anderson may be pulling a stunt by going makeup-free at a high-profile event. But she clarified this in an interview, saying, “I don’t think you should give me the credit of it being a stunt because that’s not how I think.”

Pamela Anderson attends the Vivienne Westwood Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show on September 30, 2023 in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

Pamela Anderson attends the Vivienne Westwood Womenswear Spring/Summer 2024 show on September 30, 2023 in Paris, France. | Source: Getty Images

The former Playboy model shared that she was trying to redefine herself. “I’ve always felt like there’s a little monster inside of me that I need to get out, I need to share,” she admitted.

For the movie star, it is not only about makeup but about her sole purpose in the industry. She has asked herself why she resonates with people and how she can help.

Pamela Anderson with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/pamelaanderson

Pamela Anderson with makeup vs without makeup | Source: Getty Images | Instagram/pamelaanderson

Priscilla Presley Without Makeup by AI

In the first image, Priscilla Presley is wearing makeup. Her skin appears smooth and even-toned, with neatly shaped and defined eyebrows. She wears dark eyeliner, mascara, and eyeshadow, enhancing her eyes.

Her lips are painted with dark, rich lipstick, and her cheeks have a subtle blush, giving her a slightly contoured look. Overall, her appearance is polished and glamorous.

Priscilla Presley at the 80 Venice International Film Festival 2023 on September 4, 2023 in Venice, Italy. | Source: Getty Images

Priscilla Presley at the 80 Venice International Film Festival 2023 on September 4, 2023 in Venice, Italy. | Source: Getty Images

The second image shows an AI-generated depiction of Presley without makeup. Her skin shows natural texture and slight imperfections, while her eyebrows look natural, without added definition.

Priscilla Presley without makeup via AI | Source: Midjourney

Priscilla Presley without makeup via AI | Source: Midjourney

She has no eyeliner, mascara, or eyeshadow, and her lips are natural without any lipstick. There is no visible blush or contour on her cheeks, giving her a more natural and less polished appearance.

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