Paltrow Empowers Others Sans Makeup

Jan 7, 2015 at 6:05 pm |

day-to-night. I nominate @amandadecadenet to share her most glamorous transformation. #GlamJan #sp @maxfactor

A photo posted by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on

Funny how something so simple can be so shocking.

Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow posted a selfie to her Instagram account yesterday (Jan. 6) that showed two pictures of her side by side. In one image, she is all done up; in the other, she is completely without makeup.

What’s so unbelievable about it? Nothing at all. In fact, she looks just like a normal person. In fact, the over-exposed selfie with makeup makes her look a little scarier than she does au naturel.

Sure, her eyes don’t quite pop, her eyebrows are thin, and you can see the crow’s feet around her eyes, but the 42-year-old still has the great features that make her simply pretty. Regardless, it is her talent that has gotten her so far in her career (plus her chill personality, great fashion sense, and ridiculous Spanish skills).

Gwyneth is only the latest famous actress to wow us with a makeup-less image, but we’re so used to seeing celebrities done up to the nines that it’s pretty refreshing to see a superstar who makes us all feel a little more human.

What does the superstar look like without makeup? See here!