Great Beauty: Stars Without Makeup

What separates celebrities from the rest of us? They happen to still look like superstars, without a trace of makeup! Whether they're caught running around with their kids or shopping on Robertson Blvd., most celebs still radiate a certain star power that transcends concealer, blush and mascara! From Joy Bryant to Beyonce, here are our favorite shots of celebs without makeup.
ESSENCE.COM Nov, 04, 2010

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What separates celebrities from the rest of us? They always look like superstars, even without makeup! From Joy Bryant to Beyonce, here are our favorite shots of fresh-faced celebs.

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Zoe Kravitz has a freshly-scrubbed appeal that shines through even without a trace of makeup.

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With her Pocahontas braids and makeup-free face, Tyra Banks has the casual chic thing down to a science!

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Jada Pinkett Smith heats up the red carpet, despite sporting no more than chapstick and moisturizer!

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With her just-rolled-out-of-bed hairstyle and makeup-free face, Chanel Iman is theepitome of a natural beauty.

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Sporting no more than a hint of sheer blush on the apples of her cheeks, British songbird Corinne Bailey Rae looks pretty as a picture.

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Supermodel-cum-actress Liya Kebede doesn’t need a stitch of makeup on her supernaturally flawless skin. Don’t hate her ‘cause she’s beautiful!

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On location recently, Halle Berry rushed to set rocking a turtleneck, newsboy cap, and not a stitch of makeup. Flawless!

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Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek has such lovely features, makeup seems like an afterthought. Here, she looks gorgeous roking a fresh, clean face.

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Gabrielle Union arrived for dinner at Nobu Restaurant wearing a touch of mascara and nothing else—and she looked gorgeous!

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Keke Palmer attended the 5th Annual Britticares ‘Smile For Life’ 5K Run/Walk wearing a touch of blush and lip balm, and she looked fresh, young, and pretty.

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Brandy left the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ studio with a freshly scrubbed face, and she looked more radiant than ever.

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Nia Long rocked a bandana, curly hair and a completely bare face while shopping on Robertson Blvd. We love her off-duty look!

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Out with her hubby this summer, Beyonce rocked little more than a sheer lip gloss—and she looked effortlessly pretty.

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Ciara went shopping in West Hollywood pretty much makeup-free, and still looked every inch the superstar. Love those golden highlights.

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With her jet-black hair, strong brows and full lips, Kelly Rowland’s coloring is so gorgeous she doesn’t need a trace of makeup!