Gwen Stefani just posted the most stunning makeup-free photo
Celebrities often have a signature look. Whether it's Lady Gaga's avant-garde style or Katy Perry's colourful makeup application, the top one per cent tend to play it safe when it comes to their personal aesthetic. Another such person is, of course, Gwen Stefani. The songstress is rarely seen without a lick of red lipstick, smoky eye and winged eyeliner, and it completely fits her "Harajuku girl" persona.
The 48-year-old, however, recently ditched all her usual accoutrements while on holiday in Oklahoma with boyfriend Blake Shelton, and she looked flawless.
Gwen Stefani took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a picture of herself with natural-looking makeup, and the people of the internet could not get enough of that glow-up.
“@blakeshelton thank u for sharing your world," the Cool singer wrote in the caption.
Gwen later shared another snap of herself relaxing on a boat, with her hair blowing in the wind - and she was still rocking that sans-makeup look. Blake can be seen in the background, at the wheel.
Dream vacay, huh?
The pop-star isn't the first celeb to put down the makeup brushes in recent weeks. Fellow entertainment industry veteran, Christina Aguilera posed completely barefaced for the cover of Paper Magazine back in March, and people thought that she looked unrecognisable.
Christina talked to the publication about her career and stylistic evolution. While she has 18 Grammy nominations and a stint as a judge on The Voice to her name, she made it clear that it's her children, 10-year-old Max and 3-year-old Summer, that she's most proud of.
Speaking to the magazine, she asserted that it feels "liberating" to behold your own "raw beauty". "I've always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage," she said. "I'm a performer, that's who I am by nature. But I'm at the place, even musically, where it's a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty."
The 37-year-old also touched on how her aesthetic has changed over the years. Explaining that her look during her "Genie in a Bottle" era was "what an older label head male’s perspective was", she went on to state that "Dirrty" was a "game changer" for her image, even though critics branded it as being too "risqué".
And while Christina is aware that she's received some harsh criticism over the years, she is hopeful about the current state of the entertainment industry, and how progressive it is starting to become. "They don't have as much backlash when they come out on the scene. And I did," she said to Paper. "It was a very interesting and controversial time for me."
Well, Gwen and Christina look fabulous! Good on them for flaunting such a natural look.