Adele, Rooney Mara + More Barefaced Beauties: 12 Celebrities Without Makeup

Never be afraid to go out of the house without makeup. Adele, Rooney Mara, and these other celebs aren't!
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Adele, Rooney Mara + More Barefaced Beauties: 12 Celebrities Without Makeup

Never be afraid to go out of the house without makeup. Adele, Rooney Mara, and these other celebs aren’t!

-Lucia Peters

Celebs without makeup

You know, it took me a really long time to get comfortable enough with myself to be able to go out and do something as simple as run errands without putting on at least a little bit makeup. My beauty routine isn’t that heavy to begin with—just the basics: blush, lip gloss, you know the drill—but for some reason, I long harbored a fear of being seen without it. Happily, I got over myself. Because it is normal for people to appear in public without makeup. Hoorah.

Like these celebs! They’re not afraid to show up somewhere au natural, and that’s awesome. Sometimes that means they look a little different from the way we’re used to seeing them, but hey. Whatever. Going to the grocery store is not the same thing as hitting the red carpet. Want to know more? Read on!

1. Adele


The paps caught Adele having a nice glass of wine at a café back in September, and she was kind of adorable about it. After first attempting to hide her face in her incredibly comfy-looking sweater, she eventually popped her head out and gave a good-natured wave. Awww.

2. Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

This is my second-favorite photo of Modern Family star (and all-round awesome person) Sofia Vergara. The first is this one from her recent ride on Splash Mountain. Both of them are amazing.

3. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Sure, we may be used to seeing Taylor all glammed out at awards shows, but occasionally, she ventures out with all the glitz. Here she is at LAX a couple of weeks ago—and without makeup, she just looks like a normal 22-year-old girl. Stars: They’re just like us!… or something.

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4. Rihanna


Now, it’s possible that Ri-Ri actually has a teeny bit of makeup on here—correct me if I’m wrong, but I spy with my little eye some lip gloss, eyeliner, and maybe a touch of foundation. Still, though—this is a far cry from her usual performance-ready self. And she’s still gorgeous!

5. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley

There are some pretty wacky pictures of British beauty Keira Knightley without any cosmetic enhancement out there, but some of them—like this one, for instance—look like they’ve been pretty heavily Photoshopped (I find it unlikely that Keira Knightley looks like a plague victim when she’s not wearing makeup). However, I’m pretty certain that the one above is just Keira, out and about and (at least mostly) makeup-free. Bless her excellent bone structure.

6. Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara

Even though she’s been wowing us with her red carpet looks all season, Rooney Mara has said that one of her favorite things about working on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was just being able to roll out of bed and go to work without worrying about what she looks like. Given that that’s usually what I do, I totally understand. Then again, I’m a writer who works from home and she’s a movie star, but… whatever.

More stars without makeup, including Beyonce and Paz de la Huerta, up next!

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