"I can walk the red carpet with absolutely no make-up if need be."
When Bollywood celebrities wear no makeup, we stand up and pay attention.
Why? Because behind the layers of mascara and foundation, we get to see their perfect imperfections.
Their shiny, pristine reputations of waking up completely blemish free is broken down, and we love it.
But not in the name of ridicule. We love it because it makes them human. We can relate to them, whether it’s their dark eye circles, or the odd spot.
Many celebs pride themselves on their complexions, and we would too if we looked like them.
To celebrate these ladies who confidently showcase their fresh-faced beauty, we take a look at who rocks their no-makeup look the best.
Katrina Kaif is one of the most sought after, beautiful actresses in Bollywood.
Paparazzi flock wherever she goes, which means she gets caught with no makeup every now and again. But with a face like hers, the question is whether she even needs any.
Of course the answer is no, because no one looks as angelic or as beautiful without makeup as Katrina does.
Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store, or a journey to the airport, she doesn’t shy away from showcasing her pure beauty.
At the age of 32, Katrina has grown comfortable in her own skin, and confidently flaunts her imperfections, which in the end make her perfect to us.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
After starting her modelling career at a young age, Aishwarya Rai is used to being under scrutiny whilst in the Bollywood spotlight.
But if we know one thing, it’s that her natural beauty cannot be judged.
Her stunning hazel eyes capture our hearts with every glance, so makeup really isn’t needed for this B-town beauty.
In fact, her fresh face is so stunning, that the star even wore no makeup in several scenes whilst filming Raavaan (2015).
Aside from prosthetic scars added to her forehead, not one bit of foundation or concealer was added to Aish.
Now that’s pretty impressive.
This 22 year-old fresh faced beauty is one of few women who give makeup very little thought.
Many of Alia’s Instagram pictures feature her posing with next to no cosmetics, and we commend her on that.
Her natural, dewy glow requires no extra help. Having an enviously clear complexion is something many women dream of, so Alia flaunts it proudly.
By embracing her natural beauty, thousands of other girls that are part of her fan base will too.
Bollywood’s rising beauty, Kriti Sanon has joined the clan of clear faced beauties, and is fearlessly flaunting her blemish free skin.
She is admired for her humble nature, and down-to-earth display of beauty.
Kriti’s complexion means she can rock any look. She is a blank canvas, and can channel any kind of style, from the simple and stylish, to the extravagant.
Frequently posing for snaps without a hint of cosmetic assistance makes her personality infectiously enthralling, and makes more and more people in the film industry want to work with her.
She may not have been in the game for long, but this girl blows everyone out of the water with her authentic good looks.
Priyanka Chopra is Hollywood’s new IT girl. But with this title comes a heavy, hectic schedule.
Like any other big star, Priyanka knows how to be good to her skin in between filming.
After spending hours in movie makeup chairs, she lets her face breathe, and often goes days without wearing an ounce of foundation or concealer.
Not that she needs to plaster it on, because her glowing, golden skin is enough to dazzle a sea of photographers.
This fresh look suits Priyanka, as her striking features do all of the work for her.
Aditi Rao Hydari
For Aditi Rao Hydari, it is much better to feel comfortable in your own skin, then pretend to be something you’re not.
She prides herself on looking natural, both on and off screen, going so far to say:
“People have to see you for who you are and like you for that. So if you are constantly disguised in makeup, then people love you with your mask.”
And lucky for Aditi, she looks gorgeous with her bare face. Her smooth complexion allows her to skimp on wearing heavy foundation, and her wide eyes are enough to stand alone, without the assistance of mascara.
Speaking about her beauty regime, she has previously commented:
“I can walk the red carpet with absolutely no makeup if need be, as long as my eyebrows are fine.”
No one can take a makeup free selfie like Sonakshi Sinha can.
Her gorgeous brown eyes protrude deep into any lens, and is all she needs to win over a crowd.
Her long, luscious locks beautifully compliment her eyes, and her strong brow game is enough to make anyone envious.
Sonakshi never piles on the makeup, and you can almost guarantee to see her with a fresh face.
Her rosy cheeks give this gorgeous girl a naturally flushed look, and keep her looking lively.
What’s not to love?
These girls love to keep their faces free from cosmetics. Not only does it regenerate the condition of their skin, but it makes their lives much easier.
Women can spend hours every day plastering on their layers of foundation, but these stars show us exactly how to love the skin we’re in.
And for that, we salute them.