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18 Stars Without Make-Up: Natural Beauty or Full Face – Which Looks Better?

Katie Holmes With & Without Make-up

I have a confession. I love to see photos of celebrities without make-up on. Why? Because it makes me feel way better about myself.

Being bombarded by images of gorgeous celebrities on TV, in magazines and online, it’s hard not to get a your reality warped a bit. You start to believe that those Victoria’s Secret models, A-list actresses or television stars just wake up looking fresh, fine and drop dead beautiful. But that’s not real life. They have teams of people who help them look the way they do for the big screen, magazine covers and red carpet events from hair gurus, to makeup artists to clothing stylists. Seeing these “goddesses” of stage, screen and advertising without their “war paint,” is reassuring to all women. Giving us a peak behind the curtain and realizing that yes, they are (sort of) like us, mere mortals who just clean up really well.

Fresh faced, bare-faced or just plain natural – check out these 17 other celebrities without make up. Who do you think has the most shocking transformation?

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  • Pink 1 of 17
    Pink
    Wow. Pink looks completely different. From blond hair to pink hair, to pale to bronzed, Pink goes from girl next door to glam.
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal 2 of 17
    Maggie Gyllenhaal
    In the photo in the left, Maggie looks like any other mom you might meet at the playground, but in the right? Total movie star.
  • Marion Cotillard 3 of 17
    Marion Cotillard
    Looking a bit tried and worn on the left, it turns out all Marion needed was a fancy frock and a little make up. She never looks overly made-up, she looks just right.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar 4 of 17
    Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Sarah Michelle Gellar looks far younger without make up-on, making the Buffy star more beautiful with just a little help.
  • Adriana Lima 5 of 17
    Adriana Lima
    Yes, that is the same person. To the left is Adriana Lima after leaving boxing class and to the right Adriana Lima all glammed up for her modeling duties.
  • Kirstie Alley 6 of 17
    Kirstie Alley
    Kirstie Alley has never been shy about who she is so of course she wouldn't hide her non-made-up face.
  • Jessica Alba 7 of 17
    Jessica Alba
    Jessica Alba has a natural beauty and really is one of the stars with the least drastic difference from made-up to natural face.
  • Alessandra Ambrosio 8 of 17
    Alessandra Ambrosio
    The Victoria's Secret model looks so much younger without her layer of make-up.
  • Kendra Wilkinson 9 of 17
    Kendra Wilkinson
    And speaking of looking younger, look how fresh faced Kendra Wilkinson is without make-up on!
  • Liv Tyler 10 of 17
    Liv Tyler
    Liv Tyler still looks adorable without make-up on.
  • Gisele Bundchen 11 of 17
    Gisele Bundchen
    Yes, even Gisele Bundchen doesn't wake up looking flawless! Now that's reassurring.
  • Kelly Rutherford 12 of 17
    Kelly Rutherford
    With a bare face and a head full of curlers, Kelly Rutherford certainly fairs well after hair and makeup.
  • Hillary Duff 13 of 17
    Hillary Duff
    The young actress looks even younger without her makeup!
  • Christy Turlington 14 of 17
    Christy Turlington
    Christy Turlington is one model who looks pretty much the same with or without make-up. Yes, she has a timeless and ageless beauty.
  • Kate Moss 15 of 17
    Kate Moss
    Kate Moss looks very different without her "face" put on.
  • Ellen Pompeo 16 of 17
    Ellen Pompeo
    Ellen Pompeo shows that she too can look tired when out and about. It's so nice to see!
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 17 of 17
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth Paltrow usually has a natural look and gives off a similar vibe whether she is fresh faced or made -up.
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