Can You Recognize These Famous Celebrities Without Makeup? It's Not So Easy

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This article isn't meant to shame celebrities for how different they look without makeup; it's meant to shed light on the powers of contouring and the talent of celebrity makeup artists, who possess the ability to make us think these celebrities are flawless and ageless gods.

These 10 famous celebrities have been bold enough to share their no-makeup photos. What's shocking is how different they look without the use of cosmetics.

Can you guess who these celebrities are? The answers are at the end!











Keep going to see if your guesses are correct!

10. Sharon Stone

The actress is still beautiful, but makeup helps to highlight the features on her face.

9. Tyra Banks

The 43-year-old supermodel is well-known for her youthful appearance, but a photo of her without her makeup reveals that age is catching up on her. To be fair, this horror-film-look doesn't do her any justice.

8. Chelsea Handler

This stand-up comedian is no stranger to nude and no-makeup photos. I'm sure she's trying to get people to laugh, and perhaps it's working with facial expressions similar to the one below.

7. Kim Kardashian West

The reality TV show star is renowned for her contour cheeks and alluring eyes; however, that's all, literally, highlighted on her face. Many young girls nowadays look up to her makeup look, but we forget that she's just a regular girl who also needs that highlight to make her facial features pop.


6. Naomi Watts

The actress posted a photo of herself getting a facial before the 2016 Oscars. Her selfie was honest, and frankly still beautiful, even though it's hard to recognize her.

5. Eva Longoria

This actress is another movie star who is not afraid to post photos of herself without makeup. The selfie of her on a safari is nowhere similar to her full makeup look that we've seen on the big screen.

4. Madonna

The 59-year-old legendary singer and entertainer has rarely been seen without makeup. However, she recently gave us a glimpse inside her life off-camera, a life that doesn't require her to glam up for the press and her audience.

This is what she wrote under her photo on Instagram: "When you've been arguing with customs all week that you really are Madonna and they still won't release your package."

3. Katy Perry

The pop singer looks completely unrecognizable in the photo on the left. Her then-husband Russell Brand posted this photo of her, which was quickly deleted, but not quickly enough.

2. AnnaLynne McCord

Models aren't perfect?! Yes, they are just like every other person on this planet - imperfectly perfect. Perhaps that makes us more human and beautiful?

1. Lady Gaga

It's hard to recognize Lady Gaga without her iconic strange outfits. Fans were shocked to see a photo of her with brown hair and no makeup. Her natural hair color and youthful appearance is beautiful, and some may argue it's even more beautiful than her glammed up look.

How many of these famous celebrities were you able to recognize? Let us know in the comments!

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for almost a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.