Celebrities Without Makeup: Instagram Selfies

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Celebrities Without Makeup on Instagram

Lady Gaga. Instagram

Any celebrity who takes her popularity seriously is on Instagram. And chances are, she's posted a photo of herself without makeup. It's the thing to do at the moment. In this gallery, I feature 29 of my favorite no-makeup selfies by actresses, models and musicians, including this shot of Lady Gaga.

Yes, that is Lady Gaga.

Gaga posted this photo on her Instagram with the caption, "A beautiful relaxing day with my family. Time to rest, recharge, and reinspire!! 🐣🐤🐝"

Celebrities, as you'll notice in this gallery, love emoticons.

Before Instagram, we had little more than paparazzi shots to give us a glimpse of celebrity private lives. You can't trust the magazines, because everyone is airbrushed to death. And forget television, too. Somewhere underneath all that professionally applied makeup you might find the person. But with Instagram, fans are invited along for the ride. We can go inside a celebrity's home, we can go backstage, we see her with her dogs and her kids (remember the days pre-Instagram when celebrities were so protective of their children?), and sometimes even... her bed.

You did read that right. Because this gallery is about women wearing no makeup, you'll see many no makeup selfies taken from bed with captions such as, "good morning" and "night, night."

You can thank Instagram for the all-access pass.

Now that's not to say these woman don't have any help. You'll likely notice a lot of eyelash extensions and lip fillers among the celebrities and models featured here.

And let's not discount the fact that all of these social media savvy celebs likely use Instagram filters which erase flaws almost as well as Photoshop. And who among us would ever post a photo of us that wasn't flattering? So there's that. Everyone on Instagram looks pretty darn good because, as with Facebook, Instagram is all about curating lives. When you have 30-plus million followers, as some of these women do, you have to be very careful with your social media presence.

Let's have some fun, shall we? From the Lady Gaga we move on to Miss Taylor Swift....

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift. Instagram

Here is Taylor Swift in bed with no makeup. She posted this shot with the caption:

I woke up like thissss
(With a cat on me)

Celebrities, as you'll notice if you follow many on Instagram, like to take selfies with their pets.

Swift has a huge following on Instagram. As of this writing, she had a whopping 104 million followers.

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato No Makeup Monday Instagram

Demi Lovato takes a no makeup selfie every Monday and posts it to Instagram. This shot was posted with the caption:

Yesterday I was working so hard in the studio I missed my #NMM picture!!! So here it is!! 😝

Lovato has 63 million followers on her Instagram.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth with and without makeup. Gwyneth Paltrow's Instagram account

Gwyneth Paltrow posted this image on Jan. 6, 2016 with the caption:

day-to-night. I nominate @amandadecadenet to share her most glamorous transformation. #GlamJan #sp @maxfactor

I checked and her friend Amanda De Cadenet did not take her up on her challenge; however, De Cadenet did post a no makeup selfie of her own in March.

Gwyneth has 3.7 million followers on her Instagram.

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Beyonce

Beyonce and Blue Ivy. Instagram

Here, Beyonce poses without makeup but with butterflies with daughter Blue Ivy. Her caption:

Happy Valentine's Day 🐝🐝💋💋

On her Instagram, Beyonce has 108 million followers, more than Taylor Swift. Check out her Instagram to see the wacky moving videos she's created using an app called Phhhoto. People are reportedly going crazy for them.

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Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian Instagram

Kim Kardashian West's Instagram is full of candid shots featuring her, her family, her beautiful friends and her ginormous booty. She took this selfie on May 9, 2015 and captioned it:

Good morning...

Kardashian West has almost as many followers as Taylor Swift (104 million) on her Instagram.

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez. Instagram

Selena Gomez is HUGE in Instagram. She posted this picture on March 2015. She did not caption it.

Gomez has 130 million followers on her Instagram.

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Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum. Instagram

Model Heidi Klum posted this selfie on April 14, 2015 with the simple caption:

before 😳

She included an after shot in full hair and makeup. I love this "before" picture, but it's my expert opinion that Klum is wearing foundation and concealer here.

Klum has 4.1 million followers on her Instagram.

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Bar Rafaeli

Bar Rafaeli. Instagram

Model Bar Rafaeli has 2.6 million followers on her Instagram. She posted this selfie of herself on the beach in 2014.

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus. Instagram

Singer Miley Cyrus poses sans makeup with sister Brandi Cyrus. The caption reads:

Turnt w bae @brandicyrus

Cyrus has 73.2 million followers on her Instagram.

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Jennifer Lopez

JLo on Instagram. Instagram

Jennifer Lopez (aka "JLo") captioned this shot from October 2014:

Now I lay me down to sleep after a great day!!

Lopez has 70.4 million followers on her Instagram.

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Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid. Bella Hadid/Instagram

Model Bella Hadid (her mom is Yolanda Foster, from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her sister is current "It" girl Gigi Hadid) posted this no makeup selfie and included the most emojis I've seen yet on Instagram:

Feels good to finally be back in my own bed...mornin 🌞🌞🌞hope everyone has a beautiful day💥💛💛💛💞💞✨✨🌟🌟🌟💫💫💫🙏🙏🙏

She has 15.8 million followers on her Instagram.

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Bella and Gigi Hadid

Bella and Gigi Hadid. Instagram

Bella posted this picture of herself and sister Gigi Hadid with the caption:

Together at last....❤️ good afternoon paris🇫🇷 (taken on Gigi's new samsung #didntmeantofilter #showingmenewthingsonphone #peaceandblessings )

The picture led to a controversial post by Miley Cyrus who mocked it in her own Instagram post a day later. Probably all is well among the three, but who knows?

Gigi is the more famous sister with 36.8 million followers on her Instagram.

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Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen. Instagram

Gisele Bundchen has 13.5 million followers on her Instagram. Here she's pictured without makeup on Dec 14, 2014.

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Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford. Instagram

Cindy Crawford captioned this picture, taken with daughter Kaia:

Selfie lesson from @kaiagerber.

Crawford has 2.7 million followers on her Instagram.

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Rihanna

Rihanna Instagram

Rihanna posted this no makeup selfie on January 6, 2015 with the simple caption:

tuesday.

Rihanna has 58.3 million followers on her Instagram.

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Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne without makeup. Instagram

Bella Thorne captioned this no makeup photo:

Nighty night... Don't let the bed bugs bite.. if they do hit 'em with a shoe but make sure it's #22

Bella has 16.7 million followers on her Instagram.

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Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian without makeup. Instagram

Kourtney Kardashian has 59.5 million followers on her Instagram.
 

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner. Instagram

You won't find any no makeup selfies of Khloe Kardashian on her Instagram, but she did post one of her sister Kendall Jenner with this caption:

I love that @kendalljenner is make up free and fabulous. And I apparently feel the need to be in faux fur, a hat and a cute amount of make up! Fabulous comes in all sorts of colors! #Chuuuuch

Kendall Jenner has 85 million followers on her Instagram, more than her older sister. Khloe has 70.1 million followers on her Instagram.

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner. Instagram

Kylie Jenner posted this selfie on April 25, 2015 with the caption:

Gnight

She has 99.6 million followers on her Instagram

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Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie. Instagram

Today Show host Savannah Guthrie posted this selfie on an airplane. Her caption read:

Makeup off. Glasses on. Just 15 hours between me and Australia now!

Savannah has 434,000 followers on her Instagram.

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Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne. Instagram

Cara Delevingne doesn't wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis, so it's easy to find no makeup shots of her. She doesn't need it.

She has 40.8 million followers on her Instagram.

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry. Instagram

Katy Perry posted this selfie on January 15, 2015.

She has 68.1 million followers on her Instagram.

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Lorde

Lorde. Instagram

Singer Lorde posted this selfie in March 2015.

She has 5.7 million followers on her Instagram.

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Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge. Instagram

Model Lily Aldridge posted this picture on Instagram:

Lovely Saturday Morning with @CervandoHair

She has 5.2 million followers on her Instagram.

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Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz. Instagram

Cameron Diaz is not very active on Instagram, hence this picture from December 11, 2013 taken with her newly published book.

Still, she has 5.2 million followers on her Instagram.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga without Makeup. Lady Gaga's Instagram

Here's another no makeup shot of Lady Gaga. She has 26.6 million followers on her Instagram.

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Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer. Instagram

Amy Schumer is a relatively newly famous star on the scene, but she made the press for the "Girl You Don't Need Makeup" video she did in spring 2015.

Here, she's pictured in no makeup with the caption:

Post your #girlyoudontneedmakeup photos and tag #insideamy and me (that's a pic of you without makeup)

She has 6.3 million followers on her Instagram.