There’s an intriguing initiative shaking things up in Hollywood. It’s called the anti-makeup movement. If you’ve seen Alicia Keys tickling the ivories without all that jazz — on her face — then you get the gist.
But it’s one thing to be 35 and bare your naked face for pubic scrutiny. It’s a whole other thing to be 45, 55, even 65 and eschew the concealer. But we think it’s a good thing, and you will too, when you see these 11 celebrities who showed up without makeup — and looked glorious when they did so.
A Few Years Back
For Vanity Fair’s 20th Hollywood issue in 2014, a few celebs bared it all (above the neck) for photographer/painter Chuck Close, who had a few very strict rules for the shoot. One of the parameters stripped them of their glam squad: “Be responsible for your own look: –No professional styling or hair or makeup.” Here are a few of our favorites.
Helen Mirren, 71
Jessica Lang, 67
Annette Bening, 58
Julia Roberts, 48
Sometimes it doesn’t take a notable shutterbug to coax a starlet out of her comfort zone. Sometimes all it takes is a good mood and the right lighting. Check out a few of our favorite recent bare-face Instagrams and one gorgeous lady turning over a new leaf at nearly 70.
Gwyneth Paltrow, on her 44th birthday
Jennifer Lopez, 47
Naomi Watts, 48
Salma Hayek, 49 (top photo)
Cindy Crawford, 50
Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing, 52 and 48
Ladies, you doing you looks so gooood!