Going Makeup-Free: Celebs Bare Blemishes and All

   By drodriguez  May 21, 2012

As a society of women that are fairly dependent on cosmetics to hide blemishes and imperfections, it is not surprising that the public finds photos of celebs without makeup so shocking. These days with the high speed media virtually at everyone’s fingertips the, celebs don’t know when photos or videos will be uploaded onto the internet for all to see. Walking a dog or buying groceries probably means applying a good deal of beauty products before leaving the house.

But for some celebs, wearing makeup 24/7 may be a thing of the past. CNN reports about a recent trend of celebs turning to their Twitter feeds to release makeup-less photos of themselves. It may be a way to say “I don’t care” to the prying eyes of the public or a just a way to beat the press to the chase, whatever the case many find it refreshing to see these women sporting the natural look.

After 90210 actress, AnnaLynne McCord, was photographed wearing no makeup and bashed in the media for having blemishes, she retaliated by posting an even clearer photo of herself sans makeup just after waking up. McCord explains how the media reaction angered her and why she chose to post a pic to her Twitter feed. McCord says, “I wake up and I go to work and I have a whole makeup and hair team make me up the way people usually see me. I'm like a little doll. ... I don't try, in my personal life, to live up to that. ... I'm very au naturel. I like to let my hair down. Let my skin breathe.”

Other celebs like Bethenny Frankel, Demi Lovato and Jennifer Love Hewitt and have jumped onto to the makeup-less trend and tweeted their own natural photos. In the past both Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer famously revealed their natural looks to the cameras. Only time will tell if this trend will really take off and we start seeing more women on the street who have left the lipstick behind.

What do you think celebs like AnnaLynne McCord who have chosen to reveal themselves without makeup?

Do you think this will inspire more women to go without makeup every once in a while?

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JennysNook by JennysNook | BURLINGTON, KY
Jul 26, 2012

Definitely! I feel inspired! It's refreshing to see a woman confident in her own skin. It shows that she can relax and be satisfied with how she looks naturally. I like that. Just last week I did the natural thing among friends for the first time, and it was ok. I was so scared that people would avoid me or look at me in disgust, but that didn't happen. I have been so dependent on makeup for years. It's nice to finally relax and feel at ease with my natural appearance. It's just me. I'm not afraid to come out from behind my makeup mask occasionally, and that feel so good!

angel437 by angel437 | Statesville, NC
Jun 13, 2012

I think it's great that these women are going this! It's great that women of any age would be so natural with themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin. In todays world, girls and women of all ages need more influence of this type!

SassyShopper by SassyShopper | Rockwall, TX
Jun 02, 2012

I definitely respect celebs more if they aren't afraid to show their real skin! Today's teens are always comparing themselves to the unreal faces of celebrities, who have photo editing and makeup teams behind them. It is great that these celebrities are going make up free and showing us teens that no one is perfect!

SimplyDavia by SimplyDavia | HUNTSVILLE, AL
May 27, 2012

I love that this is becoming the new trend..with summer comming...It's really time to minimize the makeup routine anyways! You have to be comfortable in your own skin..and love yourself anyways first and when you do that then it shine through brighter than any shimmer you can add! If you feel good you will look good! If you have poor self-image then it will show through the best and most expensive make-up!

rika600 by rika600 | BALTIMORE, MD
May 24, 2012

yeah i practically never wear makeup. most times if i do it is for a special occassion. and if i feel like it at all it may be something simple like macara, eyeshadow and some lip color, I try to keep my look as natural as possible. PLUS for some folks makeup eats those nasty crater holes into their face after years of use....i'll pass

Hiiyooitscat by Hiiyooitscat | LOS ANGELES, CA
May 22, 2012

I think its great. This is great for young girls that look up to these celebrities. Girls and women in general should feel comfortable in their natural skin.. and if more celebrities did this more often I think that more people would feel comfortable as well.

cardreader by cardreader | Dudley, MA
May 21, 2012

Just maybe some young woman will see that she fits in some places.

skaulitz by skaulitz | Watertown, WI
May 21, 2012

I think it's awesome that they are going without makeup. It just stinks that the media brings negative attention to it. Young girls need to see this as a good thing. They too often see the perfect celebreties and get discouraged because they aren't like that. Teen years are hard enough without the added pressure of looking like celebs.

vowelbaby by vowelbaby | MUNCY, PA
May 21, 2012

I love the idea of all natural, we as parents should set this good example for our daughters so they do not feel they have to have make up to be beautiful!!!!!

20122012 by 20122012 | WATERBURY, CT
May 21, 2012

i love strong women.more power to all strong women.

sharman421 by sharman421 | TALLAHASSEE, FL
May 21, 2012

Great for up and coming young women to see. Pre-teens and teens try constantly to live up to these false images of air-brushed beauties. It's time to realize actors and models are regular people, warts and all. It's their talent that is important, not the fact that a few zits pop up every month.

christinlilly by christinlilly | SIESTA KEY, FL
May 21, 2012

I love going au naturel!! I will occasionally wear blush/bronzer and for real "fancy" events, eyeliner. I can't stand spending the time or money to cover my face and I am soooo not girly enough to even know how to apply it right anyways. I wish more women would or at least wear more natural looking makeup. I dislike 'cakey' makeup. I get how some women like to "paint the barn" but lets face it...you still have to be able to tell it's a "barn" when you're done!!! HA HA That being said, if I ever got to walk a red carpet event, I am sure I would wear makeup. Just like on stage, the lights make you look bad if you don't!

jen_slavick by jen_slavick | MT PROSPECT, IL
May 21, 2012

I think this is great! Girls need to learn that celebrities have imperfections as well, and that underneath all of theat professionaly-done makeup, they look just like a normal person!

Erzse01 by Erzse01 | FARMINGTN HLS, MI
May 21, 2012

Good for these brave women to show their natural beauty!