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20 Celebrity Moms Pulling Off the #NoMakeup Thing

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Alicia Keys recently stirred things up when she dared—DARED—to stop wearing make-up.

“To fit in or be thought of as beautiful, you have to cover up to be a bit closer to perfect,” she stated in an essay about her lifestyle change for Lenny Letter.

“Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn’t put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?” she wrote. “What if they POSTED it??? These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking. And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me.“

She is proud of her decision to toss out the foundation, powder, lipstick and mascara—so much so that she started a hashtag campaign #nomakeup. We mere mortals may not have the genes or the confidence to go au natural, but there are plenty of celebrities who will.

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Here are 20 celebrity moms looking beautiful with little to nothing on their faces.

Alicia Keys


Love to my fam for helping me feel powerful!! Thank you to the amazing @therealdotti @johnmoorestyles @chuckielovehair and @DSquared2 #UCLfinal

Alicia Keys has given up make-up, but really, she doesn't need it.

Gwen Stefani


Instagram post by Gwen Stefani * May 13, 2016 at 5:36am UTC

We're all used to Gwen Stefani with a fully made up face and bright red lips. Without make up, she looks young and angelic.

Drew Barrymore


#votingday #california #party

Drew Barrymore proves you don't need to get dolled up to go vote. She still looks fabulous and younger than her years.

Debra Messing

The actress looks confident and content without her "face" on.

Nicole Richie


Brushed my teeth, washed my face, & brushed down my JLOs. Night night bbs. 😘

The reality star, designer and mom of two pulls off relaxed and centered in her #nomakeup selfie.

Salma Hayek


#selfie #nofilter #nomakeup #sinfiltro #tree #nature #garden

Salma Hayek goes all natural in more ways than one in this stunning selfie.

Karolina Kurkova


As I sit here pumping, I'm thinking of how I'm so proud of US Congresswoman- Tammy Duckworth's efforts w/ US airports.🙌🏼 She wants to require them to have spaces available for breastfeeding/pumping mothers!! 👏🏼 We need a place where we feel safe and comfortable #breastfeeding in public. 👉🏼To read more click the link in my bio! XXKK #supermodelMOM #breastisbest #kkfamily

Supermodel and mom Karolina Kurkova shows that supermodels don't need makeup to be glamorous. Bonus points for Karolina taking this photo while pumping and giving a shout out to pumping and breastfeeding moms in the US.

Jennifer Lopez


Harlee and Nava #shadesofblue #askjlo @ginoanthonypesi

The thing about the #nomakeup selfie by 46-year-old J-Lo? She looks about 19!

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Cindy Crawford


First day at 50. Thank you for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! 💋*

The iconic supermodel shared what appears to be a make-up free selfie to celebrate her first day of being 50!

Sofia Vergara


Thank u @traciemartyn for my facial!! #oscarweekend2016 💃💃

The "Modern Family" star is almost unrecognizable in this post facial photo.

Tyra Banks


Seahawks. Yeah!!!!!

The model and TV host wasn't pulling out the Top Model punches in this photo. Instead, she went natural while rooting on the Seahawks.

Heidi Klum



Mom of four Heidi Klum isn't afraid to share her #nomakeup face. She posts many fresh faced photos on her Instagram account.

Jessica Alba


Reading a 📚 that's not out yet -it's SO good. Total page turner! #lazysaturdayz #weekendz

Jessica Alba is so naturally beautiful that all that make-up she usually wears is almost a distraction.

Gwyneth Paltrow


Morning 💕

Yup, she woke up like that.

Jessica Simpson


"Be cool and kiss the camera mom" - Maxwell Drew

Jessica Simpson and her daughter showed off their fish faces (sans makeup).

Doutzen Kroes


Travel buddies ✈️

Model Doutzen Kroes flies fresh-faced and looks so much younger!

Adriana Lima



Model Adriana Lima makes sure to go to sleep without a stitch of make-up (which is always advised).

Jenna Dewan


#tbt to chans insistence on a makeup free shoot in Cabo...too bad he's not good at anything

Jenna Dewan shared this stunning no make-up photo that was taken by her hubby Channing Tatum.

Olivia Wilde


Woke up to a rainbow on my face. Not a bad b day sign. Thanks for all your love! #rainbowiebirthday

Olivia Wilde has nothing on her face expect a rainbow.

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Alyssa Milano


My happy place.

"My happy place," apparently Alyssa Milano's happy place doesn't include a make-up chair. And why would it, when you get baby cuddles!

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