Although the media is full of celebrities with faces full of makeup, and unrealistic body images looking glam on the red carpet and posing for the paparazzi, there are a few celebrities out there who are proud to strip it back and show off their natural beauty.
It is refreshing to see musicians, actresses and models without any plastic surgery and pulling away from the unattainable Hollywood beauty standards. They are great role models for the younger generation and prove that you should be proud of what makes you unique.
“I hope to God it’s a revolution. ‘Cause I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing,”
Alicia first debuted her bare faced look at the 2016 VMAs saying her choosing to go make-up free doesn’t mean she is anti-makeup, just that she’s comfortable being her.
Keys was at the forefront of the #NoMakeup movement and announced that she would not only be going makeup free in her daily life but also on TV as a judge on The Voice.
Demi Lovato has opened up recently about how she has struggled with her eating disorder, feeling like her body was never good enough. The singer has undergone treatment and has said:
“I’ve never felt as confident in my skin as I do today. A year ago, on tour, almost every inch of my body was covered by clothing, and it was because I was hiding behind so many layers. Once I started feeling better about myself, I felt better about showing more skin.”
The singer has been seen posting natural make-up free and carefree selfies on her Instagram. Lovato truly shows us that although we live in a society of high expectations to look glam, being proud of your freckles and natural eyebrows are equally as important.
Lady Gaga is well known for wearing lots of makeup and dramatic colours and outfits so it is a nice change to see her posing on the front of Harper’s Bazaar looking fresh and bare-faced.
“Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside… I think what has been lovely about my relationship with the public is that they expect something unexpected from me.”
The star, who’s birth name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta has been proudly posting photos on Twitter and Instagram as well as ‘bearing all’ for photoshoots showing just how comfortable she is in her skin.
Zoë Kravitz is a face of natural beauty, and in 2017 the face of YSL as their global brand ambassador. She said about the brand:
“Their ability to combine the chicest of styles with a raw edge has always been to me one of the best ways to express yourself through fashion and beauty. Nothing is forced, nothing is fake but everything is bold, strong and unafraid.”
The daughter of Lenny Kravitz has talked about her struggles with her natural hair saying: “the options can seem limited when you have a kinkier texture” she has since settled from relaxed to normal hair, embracing her locks. She told Refinery29 how she felt makeup shouldn’t be used to hide your face but to “highlight your individuality.”
The boundary-breaking plus size model and body activist has always proudly posted photos of her curvy bikini body on social media. In 2016, Graham graced the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue
“I started to claim confidence in my cellulite and my back fat and my cellulite on my arms… [people say] I’m too big. I’m too small. I’m too pretty. I’m too ugly. And I think at the end of the day, no woman is ever going to be good enough for society. So why not just start embracing what is the difference in you and saying that is beautiful?”
The model has called out to fashion designers for more extended sizes. At Glamour‘s International Day of the Girl event in 2017, she spoke in front of hundreds of girls and education advocates that included host Uzo Aduba, Yara Shahidi, Freida Pinto, and Senator Cory Booker, saying that she hopes girls can see past the drama and self-doubt, and start loving themselves.