At Refinery29, we have one rule about makeup: There are none. You do you, however and whatever that may be. Foundation diehard? Allow us to direct you to our favorite ones
. More the fiercely fresh-faced type? Here's the skin-care routine
that will make your visage glow. We don't ascribe to the mainstream narrative that either one is better, or braver
(our least favorite word) than the other.
That said, we've noticed a recent uptick in celebrities who have been jumping on the no-makeup train — currently led by the patron saint of cosmetics-free complexions, Alicia Keys
. But that's not to say all of Hollywood is throwing its eyeshadows to the curb. Plenty of celebs still sport bold beauty looks on occasion, and also have their moments of free-facing it. Not only does it keep us guessing, it also shows us all the ways we can use beauty to enhance or highlight our appearances.
Ahead, check out 18 celebs with and without makeup. It's not brave, it's not a reason to gossip, it's not revolutionary — it's just makeup.