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.

    • Ailuro

      March 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

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

    • #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.

      • Sara schwab

        April 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm

        I love Katy perry song hair color

    • Carie

      April 18, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Hillary looks better without make though

    • 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.

  2. Billy Ray Bob

    March 28, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Sofia is quite attractive without makeup.

    • Mady

      March 30, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Looks like a man lol

      • Capn

        April 2, 2016 at 7:33 pm

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

      • 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.

    • 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

  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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

    • Jen

      April 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

      You spelled woman incorrectly. Hmmmm

    • 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.

  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.

    • Teri S

      April 3, 2016 at 12:40 am


    • SaneHousekeeper

      April 11, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      You are so right… She is one ugly bitch!

    • Rich

      April 12, 2016 at 12:12 am


    • Ravensdog

      April 19, 2016 at 7:54 pm

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

  6. Jb

    March 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Why are all these “shaming” pics of women?

    • 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.

    • Annette

      April 12, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Most men don’t wear makeup

  7. 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.

    • 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

    • 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?

      • 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.

  11. Christine Rancourt

    March 31, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Madonna doesn’t look old

  12. Emely

    March 31, 2016 at 4:37 am

    Jennifer lawrence looks better without makeup

  13. Tim

    March 31, 2016 at 4:37 am

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

  14. Charles Martel

    March 31, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I think Hillary Duff looks better without the makeup.

  15. 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?

    • 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.

  16. Tony sea

    March 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Hilary Duff wins hands down.Always loved her smile.

  17. 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…

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