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10 Black Celebs Who Are Still Stunning Without Makeup

 Let’s face it; the declaration, “I woke up like this, flawless,” is nothing more than a catchy self-affirmation made popular by superstar singer Beyonce Knowles. No one actually wakes up void of flaws, not even the A-list women we look to for beauty inspiration. They, too, combat dry skin, blotchy spots and the effects of gravitational pull on the face.

We are not always privy to the well-concealed truth, but every now and again we get a glimpse of our favorite stars, fully exposed and imperfect. And we are inspired by their radiance and natural beauty that, in our eyes, makes them closer to being flawless than they are with makeup.

Here are 10 of our favorite celebrity women who pop up in public bare-faced.

 

Photo: Poprosa.com

Photo: Poprosa.com

Beyonce

Singer Beyonce Knowles, 32, often utilizes social networks to give her fans and the rest of the world an inside look into who she is beyond the veil of her superstar status. Knowles, admittedly, “a train wreck in the morning … a host of imperfections,” as she expresses in “Flaws and All,” is an inspiration to women juggling a family and a demanding career, and still maintaining their beauty.

Go-to makeup enhancements that make this natural beauty pop: Eyelashes and a bold lip are staples for Knowles.

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9 thoughts on “10 Black Celebs Who Are Still Stunning Without Makeup

  1. Sundiata Keita says:

    yall just made a list of a light skin sisters.

  2. True UniverseEl Jewel says:

    What??!!?!? No chocolate sistas ???!!? GTFOH!!! Phyllis Yvonne Stickley is one of the most gorgeous women I've ever seen…and is as black as midnight!!

  3. Fail on 9 out of 10. Although they all use 'enhancers' (its the nature of their business, and they have truly conformed to it) only Nia Long still is very close to her natural beauty and original hue from when she first came on the scene. The others, while still beautiful in some way or another, have pulled, plucked, painted, augmented and maybe even bleached themselves from ORIGINALITY. Little to no love from me…. I love my women NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Sell-outs!

  4. Mel Lattany says:

    Where are the Dark (Black) skin sister! Naturally beautiful without plastic surgery or weave. The list would change quick.

  5. Jay Jones says:

    maybe not without makeup, that's what the article is about.

  6. Jay Jones says:

    Gabrielle is not light, beside what's wrong with light skin people? you gotta problem wi dat?

  7. Jiary Williams says:

    Looking at old pictures.tyra,beyonce,solange and all of those woman were not lightskingirls…lol

  8. Gabe Gibson says:

    I was thinking the same about the lack of gorgeous dark complexioned women. Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o come to mind. I don't count Gabrielle and Nia among dark skinned women but they are darker than the rest on the list. If one is going to compile such a list, they should be more inclusive of the ranges of shades that Black women come in. This is just another list that says "light skin is the only beautiful skin". Come on! I thought we were past this already? And there is nothing wrong with laser treatments and facials…not even plastic surgery. Keeping your skin looking great takes work.

  9. We are our own worst bigots!

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