Celebrities have a great life, filled with adoration, wealth and privileges few of us will ever experience. They also look terrific wherever they go, and wear clothes that will soon be snapped up by fashion-conscious members of the public the moment they are spotted wearing them.
But the life of a celebrity can also be arduous, with most undertaking grueling tours to promote their art, and this can often lead to depleted, worn-out faces at the best of times. Of course, every A-lister has a great team of make-up artists to conceal any imperfections, but that still hasn't stopped the most prominent stars going au naturel and revealing what they look like without layers of concealer and bronzer.
Here are 16 examples.
1. Sofia Vergara
As well as being the highest paid female actress on television, Sofia Vergara is also one of the world's most beautiful people, with her exotic brown eyes, and flawless complexion wowing photographers on red carpets.
However, Vergara is still somewhat human, as she proved when she took a morning selfie. While still looking every inch the star, Vergara's skin seemed to be of a lighter, more reddish complexion, though she did admit to suffering from a 102-degree fever.
2. Tyra Banks
The fashion model and Next Topel Model judge is an influential player in the fashion world, so you'd think she'd be keen to look a million dollars at all times. However, as well as the looks, Banks also possesses awe-inspiring confidence, as she proved when she posted a make-up free selfie of herself.
Captioning the photo, which she uploaded to her Instagram account, the icon wrote, ‘You know how people say #nofilter but you know there’s a freakin’ filter on their pic? Or maybe there’s a smidge of retouching going on but they’re lying and saying it’s all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me. I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, “Naw, Ty. Show ’em the REAL you.” So…here I am. Raw. And there YOU are…looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you’re thinking, “Whoa, she looks ROUGH.” And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal.’
3. Selena Gomez
As the most-followed user on Instagram, you'd think the A-list singer and actress would be keen to keep up appearances and make sure every photo was filtered to within an inch of its life, but that's not the case with Selena.
Never one to take herself seriously, Gomez has bared it all in the face department on numerous occasions, with the photo above illustrating that less is often more.
4. Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria was every teenage boy's dream when she played the Latino fashion model Gabby Solis in the steamy ABC drama, Desperate Housewives, and her natural beauty still radiates, despite the star entering her 42nd year.
Because of her more seasoned years, it appears Longoria feels under less pressure always to look camera-ready, as she demonstrated when she posted this make-up free selfie.
5. Zoe Salanda
The Avatar actress is a natural beauty and while most mere mortals may feel naked without concealer under their eyes and blusher on their cheeks, Salanda, it appears, needs nothing at all!
Posting a glowing selfie, the star's natural beauty is certainly the envy of many.
6. Gwen Stefani
The blonde beauty has enjoyed a stellar pop career over the years and is now a judge alongside fellow musician and partner (a.k.a. People Magazine's Sexiest Man of 2017) Blake Shelton, but if we're honest, Stefani certainly edges it in the looks department.
Just take her mythical, princess-like selfie above. Not only does she look amazing, but she's also make-up free, which just goes to show that natural beauty always comes out tops (well, if you're blessed with Gwen's marble skin).
Kesha is finally back doing what she does best after a torrid few years that saw her come to public blows with the producer DJ Luke, whom she claims sexually assaulted her. But those days are thankfully behind her, and the singer looks as beautiful as ever, but even stars like Kesha rely on make-up.
While freckles are a look favored by many, Kesha sometimes likes to have a clear complexion, so often uses make-up to conceal the various freckles dotted across her face, which can be seen in abundance in this revealing selfie.
8. Naomi Watts
Along with the fellow Aussie actress and BFF Nicole Kidman, Watts burst onto the Hollywood scene in the late 80s and has since become one of Tinseltown's most famous actresses. In her heydey, Watts was heralded as one of the most beautiful people alive.
Now sporting a more mature appearance, Watts is still a stunner, though as this honest selfie shows, even starlets suffer from blotchy, red skin at times.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow
The Oscar-winning actress may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you'd be a liar if you said that Paltrow wasn't a looker. From her pristine skin to her locks of ice-blonde hair, Paltrow truly looks the part of a movie star.
More depressingly for 99% of the population, the actress proved on Instagram that her natural look is just as eye-catching.
10. Diane Kruger
As a former fashion model, Diane Kruger knows all the ingredients of a good selfie, but then again, not everyone possesses the looks of a premier runway model, so it wasn't that shocking to know that Kruger looks the part with and without make-up.
Taking to Instagram, the German-American, who has since transitioned into acting, showcased her enviable features to her millions of online followers, captioning it with the hashtag, "#startingtheyearwithanhonestnomakeupselfieha."
11. Lindsay Lohan
Though her acting career may never reach the heights it once did, Lindsay Lohan still looks the part, as her 6.3m strong Instagram proves.
In some instances, Lohan even treats us to a make-up free selfie, and as the results prove, she still looks remarkably beautiful.
12. Chelsea Handler
The loud-mouthed comic isn't afraid to act brazen or uncouth, and that's in many ways why we love Chelsea Handler, and like Tyra Banks's make-up free selfie, Handler wasn't afraid to show her fans what she really looks like in the morning.
Sporting a grumpy frown, Handler's skin appears littered with wrinkles.
13. Carrie Underwood
Thanks to her striking features, sassy personality and good old-fashioned manners, Carrie Underwood is the epitome of a Southern belle, but her looks aren't always in keeping with the country star she now is.
In fact, Underwood isn't afraid to revert from what people expect she looks like on a daily basis, so often takes photos of herself in the gym, make-up free after a workout.
The Latin pop princess always looks beautiful on stage, but when she isn't proving that her hips don't lie, the global star spends her free time looking like most women her age.
Still looking good, this honest selfie highlights the dark circles under the singer's eyes, though her pale skin is still remarkably flawless.
15. Gigi Hadid
Saving the best till last, the supermodel Gigi Hadid has just blown us out of the water with her make-up free selfie. After all, Gigi looks the same as she does on the runaway, which is highly impressive and annoying at the same time.
Still, if you've won the genetic lottery you've gotta flaunt it while it lasts, and there's no denying that Gigi's beauty is worth every penny the top fashion brands pay her.
16. Jenna Dewan Tatum
Dancer Jenna Tatum is a dancer and actress with looks to boot but still suffers from the skin condition known as melasma that produces dark patches every now on then. After undergoing treatment for the problem she took to Instagram with a mostly makeup free selfie to show off the results.
Saying: "Sooo no reason selfie. But I do want to say I am shocked that I am able to go mostly makeup free now with no filters or retouching etc. Those who have had melasma know it’s hard to manage and big thanks to @simonourianmd1 and his magical coolaser!!"