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.
Here are 20 celebrity moms looking beautiful with little to nothing on their faces.
Alicia Keys has given up make-up, but really, she doesn't need it.
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 proves you don't need to get dolled up to go vote. She still looks fabulous and younger than her years.
The actress looks confident and content without her "face" on.
The reality star, designer and mom of two pulls off relaxed and centered in her #nomakeup selfie.
Salma Hayek goes all natural in more ways than one in this stunning selfie.
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.
The thing about the #nomakeup selfie by 46-year-old J-Lo? She looks about 19!
The iconic supermodel shared what appears to be a make-up free selfie to celebrate her first day of being 50!
The "Modern Family" star is almost unrecognizable in this post facial photo.
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.
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 is so naturally beautiful that all that make-up she usually wears is almost a distraction.
Yup, she woke up like that.
Jessica Simpson and her daughter showed off their fish faces (sans makeup).
Model Doutzen Kroes flies fresh-faced and looks so much younger!
Model Adriana Lima makes sure to go to sleep without a stitch of make-up (which is always advised).
Jenna Dewan shared this stunning no make-up photo that was taken by her hubby Channing Tatum.
Olivia Wilde has nothing on her face expect a rainbow.
"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!