There’s no questioning the power of makeup, especially in Hollywood. But ever since staying at home became more commonplace than hitting the red carpet, celebrities have leaned into sporting a bare, fresh face on the daily—and sharing it with the world. Here, 17 celebrities who make skin over 50 look better than ever.
Bethenny Frankel, 52
“I thought it was time for a no hair no makeup VERY CLOSE UP 52 year old selfie,” shares Frankel on Instagram. “With so much discussion about the unrealistic images of women this age on magazine covers and in media, we need a reminder that it’s okay. It’s ok to be too tired to exercise. It’s ok to have dark circles from a bad night’s sleep. It’s ok to not feel pressure to present ourselves as something we’re not and it’s okay to age.” We couldn’t agree more.
Gabrielle Union-Wade, 50
The queen of multi-tasking, Union-Wade applies a sheet mask while having a vulnerable conversation about the challenges of motherhood with her Instagram friends.
Julianne Moore, 62
She may be showing off her “Just Voted” sticker and urging her followers to do the same, but all we can see is Moore’s flawless, poreless complexion.
Gwyneth Paltrow, 50
While penning a heartfelt birthday wish to son Moses, Paltrow shared this makeup-free snap complete with windswept hair and sunkissed skin.
Jennifer Lopez, 53
“Long set days call for a consistent skincare routine,” Lopez captions this up-close-and-personal video shared with her followers outlining her post-shower routine. “That JLo Glow Serum is my glow-to ride or die.”
Dame Helen Mirren, 77
She may now be sporting a much longer hairstyle than she was in this snap, taken a couple of years ago, but Mirren’s skin looks as youthful as ever.
Julia Roberts, 55
From her natural waves to her no-makeup skin, we couldn’t love Roberts more.
Cindy Crawford, 57
She may be testing out those “trauma bangs,” but we’re laser focused on her smooth skin from head to toe.
Sandra Oh, 51
Oh’s secret to plump, wrinkle-free skin? An off-the-radar hyaluronic acid serum and at-home LED light. (More on her favorites here.)
Halle Berry, 56
Captured the day before the Oscars, we can’t blame Berry for feeling herself with this flawless complexion.
Kris Jenner, 67
Taking to Instagram stories to share her nighttime skin-care routine (SKKN by Kim, naturally) the ultimate momager shows off her plump and glowing skin.
Paulina Porizkova, 58
Beginning 58 “with nothing but sunshine and a smile,” Porizkova is beaming in her “#nofilter” birthday post shared just days ago.
Michelle Pfeiffer, 64
She may love poll workers, but we’ll take whatever Pfeiffer’s been having for that plump skin at 64.
Christie Brinkley, 69
Lucky for us, Brinkley is an open book when it comes to her anti-aging playbook. Read on for her tips here.
Kelly Ripa, 52
Reporting for Easter duty without a pinch of makeup on, Ripa is joined by husband Mark Consuelos with a complexion as radiant as ever.
Salma Hayek, 56
Ringing in the new year with gratitude and a picturesque background, Hayek reminds us that taking time to slow down and enjoy life is a key secret to aging gracefully.
Tracee Ellis Ross, 50
Looking fabulous in her cheetah bikini, Ellis Ross shared a handful of mirror selfies putting both her rock-hard body and gleaming skin on full display.