She ain’t no hollaback girl! Gwen Stefani is known for her signature bold lip and rockstar eyeliner — and rarely leaves the house without any makeup on. However, that doesn’t mean she is afraid to appear in any unfiltered photo-ops.
Since meeting her husband Blake Shelton, the “Sweet Escape” artist has been embracing her natural beauty more and reminding fans she’s flawless with or without makeup. Occasionally, Gwen has shared fun at-home selfies with her hubby and her three children, Kingston, Zuma and Apollo, whom she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
For Gwen, makeup is such a big part of her life, she revealed her sons find it weird when she’s not wearing it.
“[Makeup] says a lot, I think,” she told In Style in 2017. “Even my kids are so used to me wearing makeup that if I don’t, they’ll be like, ‘Wait, are you gonna put on makeup?’ I’m like, ‘Of course I’m going to.’ It’s just who I am. Always have been. So, it’s kind of perfect to be doing it in this way. And it’s inspiring, too.”
Despite how much glam she puts on, the Voice judge explained her simple beauty routine when she goes home for the day and takes her makeup off.
“I don’t have a huge routine, but I wash my face with some cleanser that takes makeup off,” Gwen added. “I just recently started using these pads from a dermatologist that takes more makeup off. I cannot believe how much makeup was on there for all those years. I think about [when I was on tour] on a bus, trying to wash my face in that little sink. That’s what I did forever!”
When it comes to her love for beauty and fashion, the mom of three defended why she is rarely seen makeup-free.
“I would always get a lot of s–t for [wearing makeup],” she told Refinery29 in March 2022 ahead of the launch of her beauty brand GXVE. “People would say, ‘You’re wearing a mask, what are you trying to hide?’ No, I just love makeup. I just think I look better when I have it on.”
Nevertheless, the powerhouse singer knows how to take care of her skin when she goes au naturel after a long day at work in the spotlight.
Scroll through the gallery to see photos of Gwen without makeup!
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