15 Celebrities You Won’t Recognize Without Makeup

It is easy to think that celebrities begin naturally gorgeous and perfectly shaped, but the truth is often far from it. Today makeup can fix many imperfections, and when celebrities have the best makeup artists at their disposal, they can look very different. To prove it, here are some pictures of famous celebrities without their makeup. See if you would be able to recognize them.


1. Katy Perry

This bombshell looks more like a shell than a bombshell when she doesn’t have her makeup on. She could be out at the skate park in baggy pants with that look. But with a bit of makeup and some work on her hair, suddenly she’s ready to rock it out and win tons of hearts with her beauty. Makeup is great for bringing out that beauty lying just beneath the surface.

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  1. Jim

    March 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    They’re all still wearing makeup. Just not the hooker level makeup they usually wear.

  2. Billy Ray Bob

    March 28, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Sofia is quite attractive without makeup.

  3. Nick The Drummer

    March 28, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Kerry Washington please Find A Good Man Get Married Have Five Girls And Two Boys. .You Are A plan Jane WOMEN your lips Are dry. Your Breath Needs Some Work.

  4. Tre

    March 28, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Even with acne she is still amazingly beautiful! In the eyes of the beholder in this case, me!

  5. Amy

    March 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Kathy Griffin is just plain ugly; inside and out.

  6. Ailuro

    March 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Most of them are, in fact, au natural, i.e. Sans make up.

  7. Cam

    March 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    This is the most immature comment ever. Looks have nothing to do with finding a good man. Hence, the ” good man” label.

  8. Jb

    March 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Why are all these “shaming” pics of women?

  9. Athena

    March 30, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I think it’s fascinating that so many folk are still immature enough to value others by their perceived beauty, or lack thereof. Fail.

  10. Blake

    March 30, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Just goes to show you when you scrub them down turning upside down then hanging them out to dry they’re no different than you or I. Other than a good makeup artist.

  11. Courtney

    March 30, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I’m sorry but I completely disagree with what they said about Tyra banks, she had an episode on her show once where she went without make and I believe she is beautiful with or without make. Under her picture it said if they saw a makeup free Tyra walking towards them they wouldn’t give her a second look. I’m sorry but Tyra is beautiful ether way.

  12. Mickey

    March 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I guess in the article’s defense, the title does say celebrities “you won’t recognize,” not celebrities “that look bad.”

    I think about half of the celebrities who supposedly look really bad in their no-makeup photos would look just fine if the photo were taken a few seconds later and/or they were smiling in the picture

  13. #weirdo

    March 30, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Damn! For once they don’t look extremely blitchy. I might actually want to talk to them.

  14. Mady

    March 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Looks like a man lol

  15. Ben

    March 31, 2016 at 12:36 am

    There are plenty of “hunky to dumpy” compare shots of male actors. There is someone to criticize everyone. The lack of criticism of a group on one place doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty somewhere.

  16. Christine Rancourt

    March 31, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Amen Cam. Nick is clearly a real piece of work. Lmao maybe she ignored him while he was on stage drumming his anger out.

  17. Christine Rancourt

    March 31, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Madonna doesn’t look old

  18. Emely

    March 31, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Jennifer lawrence looks better without makeup

  19. Tim

    March 31, 2016 at 4:37 am

    I like Hilary Duff without make-up better. She has that “girl next door” look.

  20. Charles Martel

    March 31, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I think Hillary Duff looks better without the makeup.

  21. Star

    March 31, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Is it just me or do some of those girls without make up even look like the real stars?? Take a close look at Demi Levato and Sofia….They look way off to me, but I could be wrong. What do u guys think?

  22. Tony sea

    March 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Hilary Duff wins hands down.Always loved her smile.

  23. StevenX

    April 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    If the left shot is really Beyonce, it’s from any UT 20 years ago, long before she bought a new nose and chin…

  24. Capn

    April 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Yes Sofia, who I adore, does look manly in the above pic.

  25. Manthooth

    April 2, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I got special facial cream for all them cock sucking barracudas.

  26. John jw

    April 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Without any make-up on, they look almost as bad as Big Frankie and her friend, Rosanne Barr.

  27. Teri S

    April 3, 2016 at 12:40 am


  28. Naci

    April 3, 2016 at 3:01 am


  29. Sparky

    April 3, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Precisely. The “unrecognizable” photos are almost all taken in the least flattering lighting and/or camera angle. Just by changing the camera position you can dramatically alter a person’s appearance, makeup or not. And as you mentioned, the subject’s expression has everything to do with it as well. We’ve all had photos taken of us that weren’t terribly flattering, simply because of the face we were making at the time. I think anyone could have been placed in that lineup and been made to look unrecognizable. And does anyone really expect that celebrities always look like they do when performing?

  30. Quonet

    April 3, 2016 at 3:45 am

    I hope not Sofie or Beyonce there my favorite and kind of look the same without and with makeup

  31. Jen

    April 3, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Sophia, Demi & Faith definitely not them, Mila and Katy I’m not so sure. Just look at facial features. They don’t line up.

  32. Karen

    April 3, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I salute all women. All Women are beautiful with or without make-up. Society needs to give women a break. Make- up, no make-up, skinny, fat, young or more mature are beautiful. We need to stop being so hard on all people. None of us are perfect.

  33. Bill E.

    April 3, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    All of the plain photos would look a lot better if the subjects were smiling. A smile tends to take the sag out of the cheeks and brightens the eyes.

  34. Kimber

    April 4, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Come on! Madonna ..yes we would recognize her…Kerry Washington…I wouldn’t recognize her with or without because I don’t know who she is. Some of these look good either way.

  35. Karen

    April 5, 2016 at 2:16 am

    I think most of them look the same just older.

  36. Carol Woods

    April 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    My children found it hard to believe that the people who like to call them selves white are actually albinos,descendants from ancient African tribes. Looking at these pictures of them without the makeup you can see the albino features.and we all can see that they aren’t the most beautiful race of people in the whole world as they want everyone to believe.they have to paint their faces to kept up the illusion. They also love albino color hair which is blonde and red. They think it makes them look beautiful too. The farce has worked, they got everyone else wanting to look like albinos. Lol

  37. natural is most beautiful

    April 9, 2016 at 10:17 am

    the greatest differences in these pics are the smiles (and the lighting)

  38. RW

    April 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Really shows how incredibly superficial we’ve become as a society when the women feel like they can’t be successful or even seen without spackling their faces with gallons of shit first.

  39. Alan R. Wehms

    April 9, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Well, I have to say there are several that I believe look better w/o makeup. Then too, they seemed to bend over backwards to find pics that given the same conditions, makeup would not have helped anyway…..i.e., the pics that appeared to be taken in hurricane force winds, for example

    I saw another “version” of this….”some # of Stars sans makeup” & I felt that almost every one was at least AS attractive w/o if not more so. But then, I had an Aunt that swore against makeup and believed that long-term use dried out the skin and prematurely caused wrinkle…..at 60, she still had the skin of a 16 y/o using only Cocoa Butter to moisturize at bedtime every night. She did use a light pinkish lipstick sometimes….

  40. T

    April 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    So everyone in Hollywood are really ugly..we knew that!!

  41. Molly

    April 11, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Just goes to show anyone looks better with lots of well executed eye makeup. Doesn’t matter if they put on pancake, blusher, lipstick, or fix the hair. It’s all about lining those eyes!

  42. Jim Sebbens

    April 11, 2016 at 3:59 am

    If I were tim I’d be liooking around. Faith is quite the barker without makeup. Lol

  43. Jen

    April 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

    You spelled woman incorrectly. Hmmmm

  44. SaneHousekeeper

    April 11, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    You are so right… She is one ugly bitch!

  45. Sylvia Mata

    April 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Ann Hathaway looks natural.Beauty is with her without makeup. None of them look like men.

  46. Rich

    April 12, 2016 at 12:12 am


  47. Annette

    April 12, 2016 at 4:33 am

    Most men don’t wear makeup

  48. hardig

    April 12, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Hillary duff is deffimatly my fav without makeup. She even looks better without it!!!

  49. Carie

    April 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Hillary looks better without make though

  50. Sara schwab

    April 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I love Katy perry song hair color

  51. Wwinny

    April 19, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    And you think webrag is helping the cause?

  52. Ravensdog

    April 19, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    All dem ho’s look like shit wit out all dat mabelline!!……..

  53. Mandy

    April 20, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    “Purity” isn’t a word but I get it.

  54. Mandy

    April 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    This was supposed to read “pritty” but my key board changed it.

  55. Hollie Wyrick

    April 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Umm I don’t like them like this

  56. Angel

    April 28, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Madonna has done tons of plastic surgery with her face. She looks totally differently. I wish women could grow old gracefully but society won’t let them.

  57. Angel

    April 28, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Kerry Washington is married and has a son. She has beautiful full lips and it’s not fake like other celebrities.

  58. Jacie

    May 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Oh, WOW!! Does this shot bring back meiromes, James!! Been there many, many times! Fun start for my day!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  59. Tara

    June 1, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I think there reallllly cute with mackup on

  60. Puppy

    June 4, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Hillary Duff
    Doesn’t need a spec of makeup
    She is drop dead bourgeois

  61. Dennis Smith

    August 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Uma looks good with or without.

  62. Nicole Kim The Blogger

    April 27, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    The Kate Perry no makeup photo makes her look like a totally different person. How many layers does she have on?

  63. MK

    May 8, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Actually, ALL of them are not wearing make-up and none of them ever wear “hooker” make up because they all have professional make up artists to do their make-up.

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