11 Stunning side-by-side shots of models with and without makeup on

11 Stunning side-by-side shots of models with and without makeup on

We all know that to qualify as a model you need high cheekbones, a tall frame and a certain kind of "it" factor. While we're starting to see more and more diversity in terms of body shape and skin colour accepted into mainstream promotional media, one thing that models will always have in common is that they are stunning.

However, we rarely see them without makeup on. Whether they're strutting down the runway in a rather eccentric get-up, posing for the front cover of a magazine or in a photoshoot for a commercial campaign, models are rarely seen totally make-up free.

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But thanks to social media and a willingness for certain celebrities to speak candidly with their fans, we're occasionally given a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes, I'm-just-lying-in-bed-not-wearing-any-makeup-whatever lives they live.

Here are 11 such moments in which some of the world's most famous models shared no-makeup selfies.

1. Ashley Graham

The plus-sized model has always been very open about body image and accepting yourself for who you are, meaning she's not afraid to show her true skin without makeup.

2. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy's husband John Legend shared an adorable image of her with the caption "No filter necessary". We can see why – she looks absolutely glowing!

3. Naomi Campbell

The supermodel is known for her smokey eye makeup looks and pronounced lips, which is why it's quite novel to see a totally makeup-free pic from her.

4. Gigi Hadid

The social media star is not afraid to share a bare-faced pic of her lounging around – and we can see why.

5. Bella Hadid

Gigi's sister Bella Hadid is also no stranger to the no-makeup selfie, making it clear the two are totally genetically blessed.

6. Cindy Crawford

It seems the 52-year-old model just keeps getting better and better looking, and her makeup-free selfies reveal it's not just thanks to the expert makeup artist she has at hand.

7. Kaia Gerber

Cindy's daughter has the same sultry eyes framed by luscious lashes, and her barefaced selfie game is just as strong as her mother's.

8. Cara Delevigne

The British model's eyebrows are no less impressive when she isn't wearing makeup!

8. Tyra Banks

"You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me," the America's Next Top Model host wrote in an Instagram post of herself posing for a "raw and real" #nofilter selfie.

9. Heidi Klum

The 44-year-old supermodel looks just as stunning as she always did, and judging by the state of her makeup-free selfie, she's been taking very good care of her skin over the years.

10. Duckie Thot

The model who everyone thinks looks exactly like Barbie is the face of Rihanna's makeup brand Fenty, but she looks just as good bare-faced and with her natural hair too.

Who else thinks all these models look amazing – if not better – without makeup on?