22 Famous Models Who Are Still Gorgeous without Makeup
by Morgan DeBoest
Models spend hours upon hours on set in layers of makeup, trying to get the perfect shot for whatever brand, magazine, or event is lucky enough to be graced by their beautiful presence. But these supermodels are also, it seems, actual magicians—they look just as flawless once the makeup comes off. With their perfectly dewy skin, on-fleek eyebrows, and sparkling eyes, these models show that less can, in fact, be more. And while their Instagrams may be chock-full of gorgeous editorial spreads, #squadgoals, and behind-the-scenes glam shots, we did some extra digging to find the #nomakeup photos that still somehow look 400 percent better than our Sunday morning Snapchats!
This South African model and Victoria’s Secret Angel posted this #nomakeup selfie on her Instagram with the caption, “So fresh and so clean clean. Good morning!”
Karlie’s an amazing model, but did you know she also has a cookie-baking business and launched an initiative to get more girls interested in coding? Those side hustles are called Karlie’s Kookies and Kode with Karlie, respectively. Find this cute shot with her mom and more on Karlie’s Instagram.
24-year-old Chanel Iman is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret model. She’s also been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Find more behind-the-scenes Chanel on her Instagram.
New mom and Canadian model Coco Rocha has perfect bone structure—she can pull off just about anything. But we love her most when she’s sans makeup and eating big slices of New York pizza. Celebs—they’re just like us! See more of Coco’s Instagram here.
Modeling veteran Bar Refaelli has kind of mastered the no-makeup look—and how could you not, with those gorgeous freckles? We’re not sure what’s with the flowery headpiece here, but we definitely approve. See more of Bar’s photos here.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Yeah, we definitely look like this when we’re just out of the shower. Or … maybe that’s just Rosie. This snapshot from her time in Korea makes us even more convinced that Korean skincare is the way to go. See more of the English model’s photos here.
Heidi Klum is our reigning queen of aging beautifully. Would you guess that she’s 42? NOPE. See all things Heidi, from mom life to her insane abs, here.
Lara Stone is a seasoned model who has walked for everyone from MaxMara to Calvin Klein. We love this sweet just-woke-up look—see more here.
Tom Brady is one lucky dude. International supermode Gisele is an activist, too—this snap was in support of the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women.
Pretty sure we don’t look like this after a long flight. Victoria’s Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Lily Aldridge shows off her glowing skin in this post-flight Instagram.
Golden girl Behati sips green tea (probably her skincare secret) and hangs out in an airport, all while looking absolutely #flawless. We are #jealous.
Alessandra can pull off literally anything—including these floral bunny ears. We can’t get enough of her whimsical Instagram—check it out here.
If we took a selfie pre-shower, it 100% would NOT look like this. Brazilian model Adriana Lima exudes confidence, and we love that about her.
Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski is one of the most beautiful human beings we’ve ever seen. Here, she sunbathes in a straw hat and no makeup.
Model and prized member of TSwift’s #girlsquad Gigi Hadid always looks pulled together—even if she’s not wearing a drop of makeup.
Model, actress, and all-around amazing person Cara Delevingne sometimes kisses frogs. Not surprisingly, she can pull off posing with a frog and sporting a bare face. It’s those eyebrows, for sure.
Gigi’s younger sister Bella is a model, too! And just like her big sister, she looks amazing first thing in the morning. Learn more about this 18-year-old star here.
If you’ve been living on planet Earth at all the past 2 years, you know that Kendall Jenner has made it big. The second-youngest Kardashian-Jenner walked for dozens of the top designers in every fashion week and opened for Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Couture show this year. She acknowledges that she’s still quite young, though—in this Insta-snap, she used the baby emoji as a caption.
Like Karlie Kloss, Devon Windsor grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. A new mainstay in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Windsor hangs out with It girls like Gigi Hadid and seems to borrow their killer skincare tips, too. Check out her gorgeous Instagram feed here.
Um, if we had a puppy that adorable so close to our face, we wouldn’t wear a smidgen of makeup, either. Diesel, La Perla, and SI Swimsuit model Alyssa Miller snuggles up to the cutest dog ever in this selfie that could only be captioned “This is happening.”