Have you ever stepped out the front door wearing no makeup at all and still felt confidently beautiful? Have you ever posted a photo on Instagram bare-faced and didn’t delete it after 2 seconds?
You can hardly find anyone among your circle of friends who fully embrace their natural beauty and wear it loud and proud, especially when our beauty standards are dictated by things such as a perfectly contoured nose and plump lips.
In the era before Jefree Star, cosmetic surgery and Photoshop, the beauty of the female face was best admired as pure, bare and unadulterated. We’re lucky to have had few of the most incredibly gorgeous women in the last 100 years photographed in all their natural beauty for us to admire.
If you’re a fan of the no-makeup makeup look, you’ll enjoy this gallery of century-old photographs of the most beautiful women in all their bare-faced glory.
This collection includes a Luzon woman from the Philippines, a Russian prima ballerina, a silent film actress, a French dancer and singer, a famous Italian opera singer, the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star, a Broadway actress, and the last queen of Romania.
Watch the full photo slideshow here.