Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek are serious friendship goals. The two celebrated their adorable friendship on Tuesday by posting a makeup-free selfie on Instagram. Cruz—50-years-old—captioned her post, “Buenos dias! #friends #forever #salma.” Both Cruz and Salma wore their hair down, without a drop of makeup in sight—and they couldn’t look any more beautiful.
Hayek also posted a similar photo in full color instead of the monochrome black and white picture Cruz opted for. The 42-year-old actress captioned her post, “Good #friends are forever Los buenos #amigos son para siempre. #spain #mexico #penelopecruz.”
Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek Look Younger Than Ever
Cruz’s age isn’t apparent in either selfie, and Hayek’s age is a complete secret too. Despite foregoing the full face of makeup, both actresses manage to look stunning and as young as ever. Penelope Cruz without makeup proudly displays her flawless skin, and so would we! She looks incredible after shooting countless films and raising two children.
We were equally impressed when we saw Salma Hayek without makeup—she looked absolutely glowing in the Instagram post. She has a similarly hectic lifestyle, and it’s a wonder that either of them are barely showing signs of aging!
Cruz and Hayek Empower Younger Generations
The two Hollywood icons are setting an awesome example for younger generations by being proud of their natural looks, and also by being such close friends. Their friendship inspires young women to be supportive of each other rather than to constantly compete.
Although they’re in the same industry and may compete for similar roles sometimes, they manage to maintain their close friendship. Salma Hayek told the Daily Mail how playful her relationship with Cruz can be:
“We call each other huevos [eggs], It was because when we were working together, we didn’t have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now. So it was a way to call each other lazy,”
Further endorsing female empowerment, these two dare to bare their bare faces in a world where natural beauty is often looked down upon. They shed their expensive cosmetics and showed us that being yourself is the most beautiful.
Other celebrities are taking note of Cruz and Hayek’s makeup free confidence and are posting their own natural selfies. Nicole Richie’s Instagram upload on Tuesday attracted a lot of attention, garnering over 40,000 likes in less than 24 hours.
As a partner with Dove, the former reality TV star often endorses messages of body confidence and self-love. She uploaded a picture of herself, makeup free, with her hair tied back. She captioned her photo, “In 2017, I intend to #RaiseTheBeautyBar by shining a light on inner beauty, and encouraging women to love themselves. Join me and @Dove as we celebrate women redefining beauty over the past 60 years. How will you #RaiseTheBeautyBar? #DovePartner.”
We hope to see more no makeup celebrities in 2017 to celebrate natural beauty and empower young women across the globe.
C. Carpenter, “’Good Friends are Forever!’ Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz Celebrate Their Friendship,” Daily Mail web site, January 10, 2017; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4107104/Good-friends-forever-Salma-Hayek-Pen-lope-Cruz-celebrate-friendship.html, last accessed January 11, 2017