After a whirlwind awards season, Lupita Nyong'o took a much deserved break from the spotlight, barring, thankfully, the occasional Instagram photo, which included this shot of her makeup-free staycation in NYC.
It's almost unfair how picture-perfect Heidi Klum is, even with I-just-woke-up eyes and bedhead hair.
Kourtney Kardashian snapped this photo of herself before bedtime, giving credit for her dewy skin to a "Kardashian glow." That, paired with a killer filter is apparently the formula to an amazing selfie.
Bar Refaeli shared some awesome photos from her recent trip to Thailand, like this stunning bare-faced selfie on the beach.
Jennifer Aniston's longtime hairstylist and BFF Chris McMillan posted this Instagram photo of the two of them having makeup-free "girl time."
Gwyneth Paltrow makes a great case for drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day. "Full of healing power," she wrote in this Instagram caption. Our advice: go re-fill your water bottles—stat!
In our book, Beyonce can do no wrong—especially when she lets her curly hair loose in this makeup-free photo from a recent vacation.
Lucky's February cover girl, Zoe Saldana, showed off her natural glow by tweeting this photo before a shoot.
With pearly whites and naturally twinkly eyes like Jordin Sparks, who needs makeup?
When I was a teenager, I wouldn't be caught dead without my lip gloss, blush, eyeshadow and eyeliner at all times. Now, even though I'm older, I'll admit I still don't feel 100 percent confident leaving the house without at least some of my "face" on-plus, my obsession with beauty products doesn't encourage me to go makeup-free very often.
While I can talk your ear off about how much you should buy this trendy, awesome orange lipstick or this cool blue eyeshadow, celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Zoe Saldana are making a strong case for embracing natural beauty in their latest Instagram selfies. I think the famous faces above make a good point: sometimes letting your skin take a breather is not only healthy, but can also be totally liberating.
Though I'm not suggesting you lay off all your beauty products for good (because what's the fun in that?), it's nice to see some stars prove that being comfortable in your own skin is just as attractive as a pretty red carpet look.
Click through for a few of our favorite no-makeup moments.