A fresh hello to 2017! The divas of fashion and beauty have chosen to go bare face on Instagram to welcome the 2017 New Year. Gorgeous divas like Adriana Lima, Julianne Hough, Nicole Scherzinger, and Karlie Kloss have ditched their full face makeup and stepped into the New Year looking all-natural and healthy.
2016 saw the evolution of multiple trends like glittery eye makeup which took over 2015’s contour trend, the intricate braids and hairdos which earned massive attention, and even the less significant nails received fancy manicures. All in all, 2016 was a makeup-obsessed time that compelled teenage girls to look malnutritioned, cake-faced, and nothing like their age.
So, it is quite refreshing to see clean and “original” faces on social media after the recent maquillage bombardment of late. Celebrities always transformed themselves with a few strokes of the brush, so to speak. Pictures on social media captioned as, “#iwokeuplikethis” makes no sense if you have to wake up at least an hour before to “look like that,” if you know what I mean. Also, your skin needs to breathe at times, because it’s a living entity, too. Remember, a healthy skin provides a good canvas for your makeup. You will not have to apply layers of concealer on the face if you keep focus on its health, rather than keeping it buried under the thickness of makeup.
Having said that, let’s take a look at the pictures of these beautiful ladies who are celebrating the spirit of the New Year on a makeup free note. It looks like these celebs are trying to start a new trend—one that encourages us to get comfortable in our own skin, and embrace our real beauty and our true selves through these pictures.
The 35-year-old Brazilian bombshell, Adriana Lima, goes clean face for her New Year selfie. Sticking to the current bikini trend, a relaxed Lima flashed the peace sign with two perfectly manicured fingers to the camera.
Celebrity dancer and actress, Julianne Hough, woke up to 2017 with her professional hockey player fiancé , Brooks Laich, and dogs, Lexi and Harley, by her side. The 28-year old American dancer shared a no makeup picture on Instagram from her bed. Now, this picture can totally pass for a #iwokeuplikethis, don’t you think?
At the age of 38, the incredible Nicole Scherzinger stunned in a snakeskin two-piece. Wishing her fans a fantastic New Year, the singer flaunted her toned abs and a clear face on Instagram—looking drop-dead gorgeous.
The 30-year-old new mother, Chrissy Teigen, looks so happy and fresh in this picture with her adorable baby, Luna. Teigen addresses the New Year wearing a blissful smile on her face and she looks beautiful. Well, the joys of motherhood can surely bring a glow which no makeup can produce.
Karlie Kloss took a break from her makeup bag and Instagrammed her first picture of 2017 with just a dash of lip balm. Sporting a black bikini top, a fresh-faced Kloss conveys much love and gratitude to her fans in the caption.
Talk about starting the new year afresh! Bella Thorne greets the New Year looking fresh and cool with raindrops on her skin and soaking wet hair. From that hearty smile we assume that this beautiful celebrity is already liking the fresh vibes of the New Year.
We want to see more celebrities uploading snaps with less or no makeup. We certainly hope that this “less or no make-up” trend stays for a while, to inspire young girls to go easy on the brush and lipsticks, and to accept themselves for who they are without it.
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Randell, L., “LIFE’S A BEACH Nicole Scherzinger writhes around in the sand as she soaks up the sun on trip home to Hawaii,” The Sun web site, January 2, 2017; https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/2513458/nicole-scherzinger-writhes-around-in-the-sand-as-she-soaks-up-the-sun-on-trip-home-to-hawaii/, last accessed January 3, 2017