Katherine Webb Goes Without Makeup For a 'Confident' Bare-Faced Selfie

02/12/2014 at 07:53 PM ET

Katherine Webb no makeupCourtesy Katherine Webb; Gregg DeGuire/Wireimage

You may best known Katherine Webb from her appearance at the the BCS Championship football game in 2013 (where an announcer’s comments about her looks went viral) or from her role as Miss Alabama — both of which required a truly impressive amount of makeup. But Webb is ready to show another side of herself: a more low-key, makeup-free side, as she posted on Instagram Wednesday.

“Feeling confident enough today to post this, finally. I have quite a few imperfections too!,” she wrote. But wait, there’s more: “Grew up feeling insecure and self-conscious about my skin and the white patches that cover half my body, but I don’t care what people think anymore. I just had to get really good at doing makeup 😜💋💄 ‘That’s why I began doing makeup in the first place: I was hoping that through helping people see the beauty in themselves, I could try and find it in me.’ -Kevin Aucoin (celebrity makeup artist).”

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The star has made no secret of working hard for her looks, but now we know she’s naturally gorgeous too. And she joins a growing group of stars who have shared photos of themselves on social media while at their most intimate, from Cameron Diaz to Rihanna to Selena Gomez to (most recently) Bethenny Frankel.

What do you think of this makeup-free selfie trend? General thoughts?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Cosmetics
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notpetA on

She looks wayyyyyy better without makeup…younger.

shanna on


Katie on

Granted, that’s not a great pic of her in makeup, but she looks fantastic barefaced! I’m jealous of her beautiful complexion.

Lisa on

She’s got good skin, however, can’t these people still photoshop their pics? If that’s the case, I’m not impressed with any of them. She probably should tone down the face make-up. She kind of looks like a transvestite with it on.

Marie on

“She kind of looks like a transvestite with it on.”
Um, is your IQ lower than 5?

Tami on

MUCH BETTER. Fresher, younger. She packs on so much makeup that you can’t even see her natural beauty. She
should practice this look instead of the fake painted-on face!

Christine on

She should ditch the makeup every day.

CJ on

Just more evidence to show that most women don’t need a ton of war paint just to look beautiful…. :) :) Great looking lady…

tara on

omg. i am going to hide under my ugly rock now.

mrsmass on

Unrecognizable without makeup, which is good. She looks so much better without makeup.

Sam on

She looks much better without makeup. Very pretty!

Nikki on

Star? Who is she? Definitely looks better without the three inches of make-up. Natural and younger.

Guest on

She looks great both ways, which is awesome.

ShaSha on

She still has makeup on, just not the whole shebang; you can clearly see her eyebrows are filled in. I don’t understand why people can’t be honest with themselves.

Choi on

Wow you guys really think that’s bare faced? She has on light foundation and has filled her eye brows but yes she looks pretty.

ams on

and she’s still gorgeous

Stephanie on

Very pretty without makeup, but let’s be honest, it looks like there is also some botox, brow dying and lip injection involved. Not that it matters, but I don’t believe this is completely ‘natural.’ And peels will do wonders for clear skin.

Lala on

I cannot get over how different her nose looks, with makeup! She looks even more beautiful without makeup. Her eyes are larger, and brighter!

TT on

She looks beautiful both ways.

truthgetter on

She looks great with or without pancake face. God. I hate this woman.

Iona on

I have no idea who she is but she is STUNNING in both photos

jessica on

I think she looks blaah without make-up. SOrry, just my opinion. No sparkle. No shine. Just an average face.

Kara on

She looks and is gorgeous, inside and out!

Marina on

Looks much younger – still beautiful!

Karen on

Jesus! I actually think she looks better without makeup. So natural and pretty :). Less is more, Katherine.

Mel on

She’s GORGEOUS and honestly, looks better without the makeup. Beautiful!

Jessica on

She looks a million times better without makeup! Not that she looks bad with it, she’s gorgeous and obviously is on a red carpet. But she’s definitely one of those girls who could get away with just mascara and Chapstick

Reality on

These pictures make me so angry! This woman clearly has makeup on in both pictures. On left her face has different color then her neck and decoltee area, so she has foundation on. That’s not bare faced! Liar!


I could be wrong, but it looks like she’s wearing eyebrow makeup.

Jess on

No makeup she looks like a nobody!!

Mark Hughes on

Ugly face, ugly mind.

Wonder if she’s made any more offensive tweets about Jameis Winston lately.

Jealous and nasty woman.

KWW on

She still has makeup on.

Megan on

Pretty girl with great hair!

tammy on

She is so much prettier without makeup. She has a very natural beauty about her.

CM on

Wow – she looks so much better without (that much) makeup

dancer92136 on

She is beautiful, and I like that she isn’t afraid to show what looks like Vitiligo. It jus goes to show no one is perfect, and imperfections make us unique.

Tammy on

Doesn’t even look like the same woman…hair color is different…Yes, I KNOW…the nose looks different…Yes, I KNOW…eye shape looks different…Yes, I KNOW already…Makeup sure can change the way a person looks…and so can photoshop. Leads me to bring back the old…”Is it live, or is it Memorex?” tagline. If I looked like she does without makeup…I’d be leaving the makeup at the store…but I am not that pretty without makeup…not even that pretty WITH it on…so I buy makeup. Oh well…such is life. Some get it, some don’t. My husband loves me anyways…and thats what is most important to me…not how I look with or without makeup. (Yes, I am jealous…I will admit it.)

mama on

Absolutely beautiful!


Dancer92136, I don’t think that’s vitiligo on her chest. It looks to me like a fake tan that’s starting to rub off. I do fake tanning and that’s exactly how it looks after a few days.

donald on

She is still beautiful..

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