Celebrities and Bloggers Without Makeup!

You may have seen this news article doing the rounds a couple of months ago, and this more recent one from the Daily Mail showing porn stars before and after makeup. Me, being a girl, thought this all looked pretty normal, and, you know, high five to the make up artist for doing such a good job. My other half on the other hand, was horrified.

‘What? You mean porn stars don’t actually look like that in real life? You mean they have spots and blemishes and greasy skin and stuff like normal people??’

…Yes dear, they do, because they are normal people…

The same goes for celebrities, I don’t know about you but I love nothing more than a papped photo of a pasty skinned-pizza faced film star to brighten my day.

Katie Perry No Makeup

Would you have recognised Katy Perry? I wouldn’t!

Mariah Carey No Makeup

Mariah Carey looks completely different.

Rihanna No Makeup

Rihanna still looks gorgeous without makeup.

Tyra Banks No Makeup

And Tyra Banks has uneven skin and a pretty big forehead going on!

I think it’s just so refreshing to see the proof that these gorgeous polished celebrities are real people too. They are not perfect, and I think a lot of people forget (especially men) that makeup these days covers a multitude of sins, it can completely transform a face into something new, and photos in magazines are pretty much always photoshopped.

So, just for a bit of fun, I asked other bloggers to feature in this post by sending me a picture of themselves before and after makeup. It’s interesting to see that some people really look similar, and some – like me, look completely different. Enjoy!


Kirstie from http://www.ayellowbrickblog.com / @KirstieLouiseS


Ayesha from http://misstinksbeauty.blogspot.com / @MissTinksBeauty


Emma from http://fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk / @FABHead2Toe


Saffron from http://www.saffrontintedglasses.blogspot.co.uk / @saffy_duck


Angelica from http://www.angelicadiscovers.com / @BeautyBloggerA


Amy from http://amyjanealice.blogspot.com / @amyjanealice


Heather from http://heatherssway.blogspot.co.uk / @HeatherLeanne_x


Megan from http://emmiegee.blogspot.co.uk / @emmiegeeblog


Laura from http://fashionfor21.blogspot.co.uk / @FashionFor_21


Claire from http://stylingo.co.uk / @StylingoUK

Blogger makeup before and after

And finally me!  (I’m @tsncblog in case you wanted to follow me too! – I’ll also be blogging shortly to show you my makeup stage by stage let you know which products I used)

I hope you enjoyed this post, I’d love to hear your thoughts! xx





  1. Gina
    20 June, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Great post! I was thinking of doing one like this lol These girls look soo pretty without slap anyway lol better than the celebs lol

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:21 pm

      You should still do one! I’d love to read it! xx

  2. Kajsa Josephine
    20 June, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    Lovely post.

  3. Liza
    20 June, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    Love this post so fab! X

  4. Laura
    20 June, 2013 / 7:19 pm

    Great post, it’s good to see that not everyone is perfect and celebs aren’t as flawless as they’re made out to be! All us bloggers look pretty good too 🙂 xx

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:20 pm

      Thanks lovely I’m glad you liked the post 🙂 xx

  5. Claire
    20 June, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    This has turned out brilliantly, thanks for letting me help 🙂 xx

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:20 pm

      Glad you like the post, thanks for taking part lovely! xx

  6. Emma
    20 June, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    Great post lovely! It’s interesting to see this kind of post, shows we’re all prone to spots and dark circles x


    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:22 pm

      I think it is, people only want their best pictures to be seen by others so it’s great to see what everyone looks like under their makeup! xx

  7. Ayesha
    20 June, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    great post and such a pleasure to be part of it. Us bloggers don’t look bad without the slap I must admit x

    • Claire
      20 June, 2013 / 8:45 pm

      You hardly look any different at all Ayesha, so jealous aha 🙂 xx

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:19 pm

      Thanks for taking part lovely I appreciate it! xxx

  8. Kelly
    21 June, 2013 / 5:48 pm


    The celebrities just look like normal people without makeup!!

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:17 pm

      Exactly!! Thanks for your comment lovely 🙂 xx

  9. Claire
    22 June, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    what a brilliant post! Great idea and hope you dont mind if i put it on my “to do” list on my blog one day!
    Its great to see that all these famous people that look so perfect when snapped, look just like normal people do.
    the media is a massive influence when it comes to looks and these kind of pictures are just what girls need to see – the REAL face of the famous person instead of the made up one which is virtually impossible to recreate!
    Love it! Thank you!

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:16 pm

      Hi Claire, I’m glad ou liked the post, it’s so refreshing to see people without makeup isn’t it! Thank you for commenting 🙂 xxx

  10. Annette Brennan
    22 June, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    Really interesting post, love it!

    Gives me hope!

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:16 pm

      Ha ha! Well that’s the idea really, that we are all ‘normal’ people under the makeup 🙂 Glad you liked the post xxx

  11. Heather
    22 June, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    Love how this post has turnt out, all these girls ate stunning with and without make up!! Although i wish my after picture was smiley, I look like a right old grump haha! Thanks for letting me take part 🙂 xx

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks for agreeing to take part lovely I appreciate it! 🙂 xx

  12. Leesa Robinson
    27 June, 2013 / 6:54 pm

    Great feature, Loving these before & after make up shots, makes us all feel more human! Im half way there with semi permanent make up.. Couldn’t be without dread to think!! Check out my client gallery http://www.leesarobinson.co.uk

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you lovely! Yes I know, some people look so different, me being one of them! 🙂 xx

  13. Dani
    3 July, 2013 / 5:58 am

    All gorgeous …. except the celebs haaa!! I would put my face on but It would crack my laptop screen & yours at the receiving end!! D x


    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:02 pm

      This made me lol! Thanks for the comment lovely 🙂

  14. Shaina
    14 July, 2013 / 6:54 pm

    This is SUCH a great post!

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