Gwyneth Paltrow Goes Makeup Free in Dude Ranch Selfie

07/25/2014 at 12:30 PM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow no makeupCourtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t do anything halfway, and that includes playing cowgirl for a week. The actress and Goop lifestyle guru went to Big Sky Country recently (yep, Montana — read all about it here) and one of her souvenirs was this fresh-faced selfie, complete with rancher hat, plaid top and not a hint of makeup.

Paltrow visited the Paws Up dude ranch in Missoula with her children Apple, 10, and Moses, 8, where they enjoyed activities including trail rides, campfires and ATV riding. And even she poked fun at her big-city-girl-on-the-farm demeanor, posting a photo on Goop that she captioned “#cityslicker.” But it seemed like she got the hang of it by the end, if her big smile (and clean face) are any indication.

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Of course, because it’s Goop, the trip had to be merched appropriately — you can “dress the part” for your own open country excursion with a $665 Isabel Marant blanket coat, $1,695 puffy vest and $160 jean shorts. But at least you’ll save on foundation and mascara?

Share your feelings in the comments!

–Alex Aptoff

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Bhavana on

And this woman was once on the cover of People magazine as the most beautiful woman in the world? You’ve got to be kidding me!

Marcia on

Who pays attention to this woman?

Amaryllis on

She forgot the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, MT among her recommendations. Very highly rated and one of my favorite places near Glacier National Park.

Realist on

“Gwyneth posts makeup free selfie using an Instagram filter…” There fixed it for you.

SLEmon on


yahoo on

Please put the make up back on. You do have children to consider.

Leia on

Not one hint of makeup, yet it’s very clear she’s wearing pink lipstick. These “stories” are always so full of it with the no makeup claims.

George Bush on


She is a complete biatch to boot…

bitsy on


Sunny on

$ 160 for jean shorts. Nuts.

Meg on

Simply gorgeous. No make up is better than a selfie with 10 lbs of make up on your face. She’s a beautiful woman!

Dianne on

she is so self-absorbed, she ties with kim k for narcissism

Dianne on

she is so self-absorbed, she ties kim k for the most narcissistic woman alive. . neither has a reason to feel like this

courtland on

Wow! She looks so young without makeup. Pretty lady, with or without it.

heather on

So brave of this woman. I mean it really take some courage to take a make up free selfie with a photo filter. She’s really putting it all out there for us, again!

Diane on

She looks very pretty in her photo. I love the freckles! It’s sad that so many women feel that unless you have on make-up, you are not pretty or presentable. Maybe that’s big city thinking, but considering her photo was taken at a ranch, it is appropriate that she looks so wholesome. Good for you, Gwyneth!

jenny on

i must be the only people reader who likes gwyneth, and i don’t understand why everyone hates her. “goop” isn’t unrealistic for the sake of being snobby- it’s like a fantasy of what you could do if you had a bigger budget…not unlike your pinterest pages, ladies.

Wheel Watcher on

I’m not a Gwenyth fan but I think she looks beautiful here. Fresh faced.

Patricia Clair on

$1600 for a puffy vest to wear out on the ranch. She’s insane.

Christina on

I LOVE Gwyneth and I think the people who criticize her are just jealous. I don’t think she tries to be anybody but herself and that’s exactly who she should be. So what if she has expensive tastes, her budget allows for it. Get over it people!!!

Raffaele Zuccaro on

You people who filter thr truth are SICKOs–Just as the rest of Hollywood insidees

jenniferyterry on

160 big ones for a pair of shorts? i don’t get it

Mimi on

I think she looks cute without makeup. Sometimes people just glob on too much. Sometimes like in the setting she was in, why would you wear it at all? I don’t to go outside and work.

Denise on

Paltrow is a poser on SO many levels.

kW on

Nice to know she’s an old plain jane like the rest of us!

Kerissa on


WHO takes a picture of themselves when their own kids are there?

A self-absorbed NARCISSIST who has issues. And Gwyneth, you’re an old hag.

Lily on

I like her! It’s nice to see a lady who is happy and at peace with herself.

Dani on

This lady is in love with herself. I wonder what would happen if we took away her ability to take pictures for the day.

LUU on

She looks fresh faced and young without the makeup…very nice!

Patricia on

Yuck. Her personality is even worse than her plain looks.

Daria on

Take the hat off. Then it’s a selfie

Angelica on

She looks good without makeup.

noorilhuda on

She’s still irritating.

alex on

It juat goes to show anyone can be beautiful when you have a make up person make you look beautiful. Tiii bad this person has a big ego and looks down on “regular” people.

Bets on

I think she looks great! Wish I looked so fresh-faced without makeup!

Lisa on

I am a fan of hers too. I never understood all the hatred toward her. She looks like a woman enjoying life and this picture could be anyone’s.

Carolina on

aww she looks so young and pretty. but Gwyneth is gorgeous with or without it.

Kerry Crowley on

She may have money to spend on clothing that costs as much as my biweekly checks but she is kind of pretty without her makeup. Good for her. I like her even though I don’t like what she represents.

Tanya on

I don’t like her, but she looks beautiful in this picture. I love her freckles. I think sometimes she is trying too hard to look sexy and it doesn’t suit her. This natural look is much better for her.

petesatmh on

What’s all the fuss? She’s got a pretty face. But nothing special. I see women at the mall who are more beautiful. I think she’s talented in her field. But again, so are plenty of other women.
As for who she is, or portrays herself to be, spare me. I don’t envy this woman in the least. Money means nothing. I admire a different type of person.

Laura on

Why post this. Don’t she want her privacy. Please go away Paltrow so you can have your privacy! So sick of her!

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