Country and pop princess Taylor Swift has an instantly recognizable face. However, her memorable look is thanks to her talented makeup team. For red carpets, concerts, and other events, Swift always paints on her signature red lip as well as cat-eye style makeup. Without it, she looks younger and fresh-faced.
Pop sensation Miley Cyrus shirks all aspects of her former appearance for short, bleach blonde hair, a face full of makeup, and very little clothing. However, she has on occasion gone out and about without a touch of makeup on her face. Her dark eyebrows, smoky eye shadow, and bright red lipstick add to her current look. Without it, she looks far less risque.
Back when pop singer Katy Perry called Russell Brand her husband, he shocked the world by posting a snap of Perry just waking up without a lick of makeup on her face. She looked almost like an entirely different person without her thick eyeliner, eye shadow, painted cheeks, and stunning lip color.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is a great example of celebs using makeup to obtain a larger than life look. Kardashian often relies heavily on dark eyes, perfectly manicured eyebrows, and lightly colored lips when she is in the public eye. She pairs her makeup with coiffed hair and provocative clothing. However, she has natural beauty, too, which she should rely on more often.
Ever since actress Mila Kunis began a relationship with her "That '70s Show" co-star Ashton Kutcher, endless pictures of the pair making coffee runs in their sweats have emerged. Naturally, in a lot of those images, Kunis goes makeup-free. Many point to a huge contrast between her natural look and her Hollywood look, which typically consists of thick eyelashes, eyeliner, and glossy lips.
Pop diva Beyonce knows that she has natural beauty, and she uses that to her advantage. Although she often performs and goes out with husband Jay-Z all made up, her makeup augments her attractive features. Even without her painted-on face, anyone could recognize Beyonce on the streets. She also has no qualms about others seeing her that way.
Over the years, as her career evolved, pop singer Christina Aguilera rarely went out without her made-up face. She would plaster on foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, and bright red lipstick. In fact, many thought Aguilera often overdid it with her face. Not many photos of Aguilera's natural face exist, but those that do exist prove she is very beautiful even when not done up.
Pop punk Avril Lavigne presents an interesting example of how just a little bit of makeup can transform someone into a star. With outlined eyebrows, thick eyeliner, a little bit of foundation, and some color to her lips, Lavigne becomes a pop sensation. She does not look all that different without makeup, but a more done-up look does improve her beauty.
Lady Gaga has become a fashion chameleon over her musical career, transforming her looks on what seems like a daily basis. Therefore, like some other stars, she does not have any qualms about showing the world her natural face without any flourishes. Gaga has attractive features, like well-defined cheekbones and pretty eyes and lips.
Few celebs have gone makeup-free as often as pop star Britney Spears. Sometimes when she is out and about, she looks flawless without a lick of makeup. In other instances, she lets her bad skin or under-eye circles show without care. Either way, she is one of the few stars you can recognize instantly whether she is ready for a concert or just out on the streets.
Rihanna, much like Britney Spears, is an undeniable natural beauty. Therefore, the Barbadian pop singer has zero qualms about paparazzi catching her without any makeup. When she does appear at red carpet events and concerts, she often goes for natural-looking skin, pronounced eyeliner, and lip gloss or lipstick.
Actress Cameron Diaz has entertained audiences for years, and she has aged gracefully in the process. Rather than turning to plastic surgery to stay youthful, Diaz embraces her age and appearance. In fact, paparazzi have snapped pictures of her without any makeup. Although she combats blemishes, Diaz's natural beauty shines through even off the red carpet.