Beauty is subjective, and it may be hard for one to decide who the most beautiful woman in the world without makeup is. The decision becomes even harder to make as many people nowadays go for the no-makeup makeup look, creating an illusion that they are not wearing any makeup yet they are.
You might have looked at a celebrity and thought, ‘Woah, how does she look so good without makeup?’ Hold your horses, because, get this, the person you are fangirling over might just be rocking a no-makeup makeup look. Confusing, right?
The most beautiful woman in the world without makeup: Who is she?
There are a couple of celebrities who have managed to go makeup-free and still looked drop-dead gorgeous, who are they? Who are these people giving us serious #flawlessskin goals?
10. Genevieve Nnaji
- Birthdate: 3rd May 1979
- Birthplace: Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria
The Nigerian actress easily passes for one of the most naturally beautiful women in the world. The forty-year-old actress, songstress and entrepreneur began acting at the tender age of eight years, appearing in the TV soap opera titled 'Ripples'. She also featured in various commercials.
Genevieve owns a clothing line, St. Genevieve, which she launched back in the year 2008. It was in 2004 that she released her debut album titled 'One Logologo Line'. Nnaji is a well known Nollywood actress whose input in the entertainment scene in Africa and the world, in general, cannot go unnoticed. She may also be listed as the actress with the most beautiful eyes in Africa.
9. Liza Koshy
- Birthdate: 31st March 1996
- Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
‘Little brown girl with big dreams’ is what she calls herself. Liza Koshy is a YouTube comedian and actress whose full name is Elizabeth Shaila Koshy. The half Indian half Caucasian YouTube personality featured in Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30 list and in TIME’s 2019 25 Most Influential People on the Internet. Liza Koshy is famous for her hilarious YouTube videos and her YouTube Originals web series titled 'Liza On Demand', now in its second season. The comedian dated Davido Dobrik, a fellow YouTuber, from 2015 to 2018
8. Gigi Hadid
- Birthdate: 23rd April 1995
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
One cannot dare speak of pretty people in Hollywood and fail to mention Gigi Hadid. The model began modelling at only two years of age. She has been on the cover of many magazines, including Vogue, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Elle, among many others. She has also worked with top-notch brands such as Tom Ford, Victoria’s Secret, Versace and Reebok. In recent news, the model has been rumoured to be dating Tyler Cameron.
7. Mapula Mafole
- Birthdate: 10th July 1990
- Birthplace: Krugersdorp
All my Rhythm City fans, here is one for you. Acting as Mapula in the South African soap opera, Mapula Mafole gains a spot on this list as one of the celebrities who are naturally beautiful. The twenty-nine year old actress first auditioned when she was twenty-two. Apart from Rhythm City, where she acts as a teenager abandoned by her mum, Mapula has also appeared in Generations: The Legacy and Soul City. The actress has an acting related undergraduate degree, and apart from acting, she can also make some sick moves on the dancefloor.
6. Alicia Keys
- Birthdate: 25th January 1981
- Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
Since going makeup-free in 2016, Alicia Augello-Cook has been giving us #skingoals with her seemingly flawless skin. The singer hosted the 2019 Grammy Awards completely makeup-free, showing us what natural beauty is all about. Keys is among the few celebrities who actually look better without makeup. The singer began piano lessons when she was seven years old. Other fun facts about the artists include the fact that she has been friends with Usher Raymond since she was fourteen and she has known Beyonce since she was thirteen.
5. Lupita Nyong’o
- Birthdate: 1st March 1983
- Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Who else is the most beautiful woman in Africa besides Lupita? The actor, who became the first Kenyan ever to win an Oscar, is definitely one whose natural beauty makes her stand out. The Yale School of Drama graduate is famous for her appearances on Shuga, Black Panther, Queen of Katwe and of course, 12 Years a Slave.
- Birthdate: 1st September 1996
- Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States of America
If there is one person whose flawless skin we all adore, it is Zendaya. Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is the twenty-three year old actor and singer famous for hit songs like ‘Replay’. When it comes to acting, Zendaya has featured in K.C. Undercover(a Disney Channel series); Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home as M.J.; Euphoria, and many other productions. Her name, Zendaya, means ‘to give thanks’ in the Shona language. She is not only an actress and musician but also an author and entrepreneur with her clothing line, Daya by Zendaya.
- Birthdate: 4th September 1981
- Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
Queen Bey is definitely among the most naturally beautiful women in the world. Beyonce Giselle Knowles needs no introduction. She is a musical powerhouse, entrepreneur, wife and mother who excels at whatever she does.
2. Emilia Clarke
- Birthdate: 23rd October 1986
- Birthplace: London, England, UK
She once mentioned that her favourite series is Friends, but trust me, this is not why she is on this list. Emilia Clarke, well known for her award-winning performances in Game of Thrones and Me Before You among others, is a naturally beautiful actress whose huge animated eyebrows set her apart. The actress’ fantastic personality also makes her one of the celebrities who are beautiful in and out.
- Birthdate: 20th February 1988
- Birthplace: Barbados Parish of Saint Michael
Robyn Rihanna Fenty owns a makeup line, whose products, let’s face it, she does not really need. The thirty-one year-old songstress has made headlines for many things, one of them being the fact that she can go completely makeup-free and still look as stunning as ever, but that is not the only reason why we love Rihanna. The songstress’ philanthropic acts also set her apart and make her a role model for many. Just recently, she vowed to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
The most beautiful woman in the world without makeup may have motivated you to ditch those products and embrace your true self. If you decide to follow this path, make sure you drink lots of water, eat healthy foods and of course, moisturize!
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