Come on, own up. Who hasn’t googled ‘(whichever celeb is your favourite) without makeup on’.
With their faultless black winged eyeliner, sheer skin and pouty lips, it seems they’d never have a spot or scar.
So why do we search the internet for pics of them laid bare without makeup on? Maybe we do it to feel better about ourselves? Or for confirmation that they too, have spots and flaws like the rest of us?
The natural makeup look
Fresh and makeup-free – there’s nothing better than embracing your natural look – and helping to keep this empowering movement going are our favourite celebrities. Baring their natural faces, flaws and all, they have proven that they are just like us.
But who do we want to see bare it all the most?
The beauty team over at Cosmetify have taken to Google Search data to discover who we most want to see makeup free and showing their natural beauty.
And here it is…. the top 10 most searched for #NoMakeup Celebs are…. (drum roll, please):
- Ariana Grande – 252,000
- Lady Gaga – 168,000
- Kylie Jenner – 156,000
- Alicia Keys – 132,000
- Cardi B – 132,000
- Taylor Swift – 111,600
- Katy Perry – 104,400
- Gwen Stefani – 99,600
- Belle Delphine – 96,000
- Nicki Minaj – 94,800
With the rise of #NoMakeup (18.4 million posts on Insta) and #IWokeUpLikeThis (2.5 million posts), we are seeing makeup free much more often. The empowering movements of these celebs could help everyone feel comfortable in their natural skin.
Pressure is on
But it’s not just us who feel the pressure to look perfect. Celebrities are in the firing line whether they’re on set, at the shops or going for a jog – imagine that.
In Beyonce’s music video ‘Pretty Hurts’ she goes to get plastic surgery, which was meant to be a cultural statement. Beyoncé’s feminism is outspoken and proud, and the video was a reflection of that. She later said it is heartbreaking for her to see the things that young women go through.