Gisele Bundchen goes without makeup in NYC: still stunning or grab some mascara?


Here are some photos of Gisele Bundchen out and about in New York City yesterday. She and Tom Brady just returned from a vacation – a vacay where Gisele was posting lots of tropical-themed photos, because apparently we all have to take a page from LeAnn Rimes these days.

Anyway, I wanted to talk about these photos because Gisele isn’t wearing any makeup that I can see. This isn’t the “Hollywood version” of “makeup free” either – most of the time, those “makeup free” looks involve powder, foundation, an eyebrow pencil and more. Gisele looks like she woke up, splashed water on her face, threw on a cute outfit and went to a meeting. I think it’s a great look for her. But then I’ve always thought she was prettier and more striking than most people think. By going without makeup, you can see that no matter what, her skin REALLY holds up. You can also see that she benefits regularly from fake eyelashes too.

I take this kind of thing personally – I’m the one on Celebitchy that rarely-to-never wears makeup. I used to be a wear-makeup-every-day kind of girl, but that girl is long gone. I just stopped wearing it at some point and I’ve never looked back. CB always tells me that I have the coloring to go without makeup, so maybe that’s it –Gisele and I can go without and you can still see our eyebrows!



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. lafrenchy says:

    Simply stunning! I find her even better looking without makeup, some women look better without and I think she is one of them. I am sure you are one of them too Kaiser ;)

    • cs says:

      I was just thinking the other day how there are some celebrities who looks better without full make-up. Gisele falls in that category as well as Beyoncé, Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba.
      I never understood the hate about Gisele’s looks. I think she’s naturally pretty.

  2. bowers says:

    I must be only person who thinks she resembles a Sarah Jessica Parker with or without make-up.

  3. GiGi says:

    Aaahh!!! Her skin! I’m dying.

    I’m too swarthy to go without… although it’s a dream of mine! To not have black undereye circles so I can go without makeup, lol! My eyebrows are black… so I guess I wouldn’t have to worry about that ;) I just feel like I end up looking like Adrien Grenier without it – slightly yellow yet somehow pasty and vaguely ill.

    Totally jealous of Giselle AND Kaiser!

  4. Erna says:

    Im a brunette with long eyelashes and dark complexion and I go out mostly without make up.Gisele btw still looks stunning to me.

  5. blue marie says:

    she’s still beautiful (and it kind of pisses me off, or it could just be the cold medicine)

  6. Kristen says:

    I need that green coat in my life.

  7. Dorothy#1 says:

    I never wear make up either but at 39 thinking I could probably benefit from a light foundation. ;) she looks great, I wish she didn’t. lol

  8. smee says:

    It really shouldn’t be such a bfd for a woman to go without make-up. Men walk out of their homes EVERY day without it and no one says anything. Sorry, but mandatory make-up ranks right up there with pantyhose. Chemical crap invented by men and forced onto women.

    And yes, she looks absolutely beautiful just as she is.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I think she looks beautiful too. Maybe it’s just my family, but I never grew up around a lot of makeup. My mom goes daily without it, and when she wants to get dressed up, she puts lipgloss on. She has makeup, but I’ve never seen her wear it. My older sister hardly ever wears it either. She’s really good at it too. Whenever she goes out, she does some crazy stuff with eyeshadow, but nothing that would be changing the way her face looks or anything like that. I don’t wear makeup either–never even considered it.

      • Esmom says:

        I know what you mean about “crazy stuff with eyeshadow.” I met a woman who does the same thing, even for daytime, and it looks oddly natural and amazing. She inspired me to buy eyeshadow for the first time in like 20 years but alas I don’t have the touch, or the face, or both…

    • TG says:

      Totally agree accept I think women are the ones who force it on other women. I don’t have a problem with makeup and usually don’t wear it but it is fun to do sometimes. And Giselle looks stunning.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I’m insanely jealous of women who never wear makeup and look great. I almost always have to wear something-mascara or gloss- unless I’m running.

      @Virg-my mom is exactly like your mom-very *no-frills*. Myself, I didn’t discover the joys of makeup until I was 19 or so, but once I discovered eyeliner, I quickly escalated to full-on makeup almost all the time. I also realize now that I’m in my thirties, that a lot of makeup just makes me look older, not younger, so I’m forcing myself to cut way back…boo :(

    • KC says:

      Uhh nobody has ever forced makeup or pantyhose on to me…?

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She looks beautiful without makeup. If I did, I’d probably go without it sometimes, but truthfully, I just love makeup. I get so excited when I find a pretty new eye or lip color. Still.

    • GiGi says:

      Me, too, GoodNames. I wear it every day and I love the ritual of it, really. Sitting at my vanity, laying everything out. Some days it’s the only 10 minutes I get to myself, lol!

      I do go out without it sometimes, but it’s not my preference.

    • Beatrice says:

      I wish I could look that good without makeup, but truthfully, I love it, too. I know my limitations and wouldn’t put a toe out of the door without makeup. I really enjoy trying out new products and shades.

    • V4Real says:

      I haven’t worn make-up on the regular in years. I apply a little bit on special occasions such as weddings or special events. I rarely talk about my personal appearance on C/B (too busy discussing celebs looks) but I look fine without make-up. I met my ex as well as my current boyfriend make-up free.

      I’m sure some of you women who think you are less attractive without makeup probably look pretty darn good. You’re just so used to wearing it that you feel naked without it. Some women probably has given into societies norm of women putting on the clown face. Maybe we can all post a pic of ourselves on C/B and for once judge each others looks as oppose judging the appearances of celebs. I know that’s not going to happen because we love our anonymity. However CDAN does this thing where they post pics of their readers but they don’t reveal their names. How about it guys. :) Hell to the no or are you with me. LOL

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        No. I like my anonymity, hence the scarf and sunglasses. :)

        I met my DH without makeup, but I wear it about 50% of the time.

        Yes, Giselle is luminous!

      • GiGi says:

        Ha! That’s me in my avi… nice & tiny so no one can *really* see, lol!

        I’d bet a lot of us who are regular makeup wearers come no where close to the amounts many celebs go out in. Because just regularly applied foundation, mascara, eyeshadow, etc. are oceans lighter than what a celeb would wear to a public event or, you know, the Kardashians would wear on a Tuesday.

        I def. wear it to even out my complexion and almost never do I apply a “full” face with primer, contouring, detailed shadow, etc.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        I did a professional interview with the guardian (which included a photo) and a few people thought it necessary to comment on my looks (rather than the topic at hand). The pattern was someone would compliment me (I was told I was very ethereal looking), then someone would come along saying the photo was airbrushed (which it was not) or that I looked “plastic.” It was a tad difficult to hear, TBH because people are much harsher in their judgements when they’re anonymous. Anyway, I wouldn’t reveal who I was because I’ve mentioned some personal issues on here that I would not want friends or family to know (and revealing my photo may reveal my identity to people I know IRL).

      • V4Real says:

        In all honesty I wouldn’t post my pic either. I’m sure someone I know personally probably reads CB. Another reason why I don’t give too many accounts of the details about myself as well as some celebs I’ve been in the company of. I’m afraid someone’s going to say I know who this is and call out my full government name.

        BTW Sloane and Mortician from the little I can see you both look pretty good to me.

      • blue marie says:

        I wear very little make-up as well. I’m lazy, I prefer that extra sleep time in the morning.

        Oh and if I posted my pic right now, I’d be a dead ringer for Rudolph .

      • nico says:

        I definitely need make-up but it flares up my acne. I’m still trying to find a liquid foundation that doesn’t break me out.

      • V4Real says:

        Sorry meant to say Sloane and Gigi looks good but I was reading Mortician comment as well as you guys. Mortician Im sure you’re equally beautiful.

  10. nico says:

    One of the few that are still beautiful without the war paint.

  11. teehee says:

    No woman should have to ever wear makeup- and certainly not because of others’ inability to see a plain human face the way it was meant to be seen.
    Its only the makeup manufacturers who want you to think that a natural face cant be pretty or actually is uglier than one that is caked full of powders, creams, goos, chemicals, minerals, perfumes, dyes, tints, etc. Its sad that a culture thinks clowns are still more good looking than a fresh and clean face because “at least she wears makeup”.

  12. Sue says:

    Did you ever think that she wAs on her way to a photo shoot and had to show up without makeup ?

  13. heidi says:

    She looks much softer w/o the make up, much prettier.

  14. Kit2 says:

    I’ve never found her as beautiful as in these photos. Gorgeous woman.

  15. Simmie says:

    She still looks great. Women shouldn’t be expected to always have makeup on when they go out. We’re perfectly accepting of men’s undecorated faces.

  16. Angelina says:

    She looks just as good without make-up, great skin, but I don’t think she’s very pretty at all. That said, I wouldn’t wear make-up if I looked that good without it. (I’m a sun damaged uneven complexion horror show and the world is better off with me using make-up). ;-P

  17. Guesto says:

    She’s beautiful with and without make up. Great bone structure and a fabulous lean, rangy body. One of the few models around who fully deserves the supermodel tag.

  18. shannon says:

    I have to admit that I think Gisele is beautiful, even though the perfection of her and Brady’s life is annoying. I, too pretty much go without make up every day. I wear a little powder blush and nude eyeshadow and that’s it. No foundation, powder, concealer, mascara, nothing. I could probably benefit from it, but it’s just pure laziness that I don’t. I think it’s easier when you start out not wearing it. My mother has never worn it and that’s probably why I’m so laid back about it.

    • anna says:

      I also think it’s weird people think of it as such a big deal to not wear makeup! I hardly wear makeup on a daily basis, except for a little bit of concealer and sometimes shiseido powder and blush/bronzer. Thank god I have dark, strong eyebrows and dark lashes! I usually don’t wear mascara at all, even to go out at night,I’s fine wearing just eye shadow and liner! My mom never wears makeup either, she’s really no frills, and my younger sister too! I agree that Giselle looks amazing by the way! Her skin is flawless! Their perfect life doesn’t annoy me, it makes me a tad jealous though.

  19. Lflips says:

    I wouldn’t call her stunning; not with make up and not without. However, I by no means am trying to imply she looks bad with or without makeup – I just don’t see the appeal.

  20. crab says:

    I don’t get it! The other day you had a post about her photo shoot and everybody was saying she had a great body but was ugly or had a horse face or blah blah blah! Now everyone is saying she looks gorgeous! Some women look better without make up but to me she’s gorgeous with or without! I guess its a new day!! :)

  21. nico says:

    I bet Leo is still kicking himself over losing this one.

  22. feebee says:

    This is why she outearns her husband. X factor without makeup.

  23. Apples says:

    I would like some follow-up reporting on who her Dermatologist is and what laser treatments they are using on her face to counteract all her sun exposure?! Thermage?

    Her face looks beautiful here without make-up. But, I agree, she could use a little emphasizing of the eye. Gisele once said she, “Often does her own eye makeup on shoots because has little hamster eyes.” Ha, that’s all I notice when I look at pictures of her now.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      I would say IPL. I’ve had it done and it works so well, I can easily go without makeup (although I prefer a tinted moisturizer with sun screen to protect my face from sun damage). After 3-4 treatments I’ve gotten several compliments about how great my skin looks

  24. taxi says:

    She’s a very attractive woman with a terrific body & great hair who could make a potato sack look chic. She can wear anything, with or without make-up & look great. What’s bothersome is that seeing her in public with no makeup rates a story.
    I do wish she’d wear a helmet when she bikes, though.

  25. Ice Maiden says:

    I’ve never thought her a great beauty, with or without make-up. Striking yes, and a great model. But not beautiful.

    She does look good in these photos but I wouldn’t be so sure that she’s entirely make-up free. It’s hard to tell from these shots, but I suspect she might be wearing some light foundation and bronzer, possibly lip gloss too. We’re so used to seeing these people in full red-carpet make-up that even minimal make-up can make it look like they’re make-up free.

  26. loveisthecoal says:

    She looks good to me! I’m not sure what’s happened because I used to be unable to stand this woman, but she has really grown on me recently.

  27. lucy2 says:

    I think she looks better without makeup than with. Lucky!

  28. JLo says:

    Very pretty but I can’t stand Her Smugness.

  29. Jackson says:

    Still stunning. I’m digging the coat and the bag as well.

  30. Louisa says:

    Anyone know where the coat is from? Love it!!

  31. Thinker says:

    Love her coat.

    Yes, she’s stunning… And even more so in person. I saw her shopping at Whole Foods in TriBeCa when she was 9 months pregnant with her son and wearing no makeup. Its honestly jarring how naturally striking she is, even while playing it low key shes so noticeable. She’s so tall, and so fit – from behind you couldn’t even tell she was expecting.

    Sigh, supermodels are a different species.

  32. someone says:

    I get the feeling she is very opinionated, but I still love her and Tom Brady as a family. That picture of them on the beach this week that she posted on twitter was adorable. They seem truly happy together.

  33. Dawn says:

    So I am going with stunning. I would love that coat as well. She just makes me wish I was tall too. I so hate being so short at 5’5″. Yep I think she and Tom Brady have made themselves a happy little family and that’s a good thing.

  34. MynameisPeaches! says:

    What’s the big deal about being make up free? I’m make up free all the time. There’s nothing brave about leaving your front door without make up on.on However, I won’t leave the house with my hair not looking right, so I guess I’m vain and shallow too.

  35. Sachi says:

    Amazing bone structure, like Cate Blanchett. They have the faces that makeup enhances but doesn’t “create”.

  36. Grant says:

    Love her. Love that she loves her stepson. She’s gorgeous–the kind of woman you want to wake up next to in the morning.

  37. Yelly says:

    I think she looks like a bird. Just don’t find her attractive.

  38. Melissa says:

    Often we get a little shocked when we see celebrities without makeup simply because they look like a completely different person. Not not the case with Gisele and it’s not secret that she takes extreme good care of her body and skin. She is seriously gorgeous.

    I have a strict skin care regimen that I’ve started since I turned 18 and I’m 21 now. I don’t use anti-aging products yet and I wear the sheerest/lightest of base foundation a few times a week or pressed powder. I never wear products on top of each other or concealer, mascara, fill in my brown, powder on top of foundation, ect. I don’t even use a primer.

    But many women I know enjoy their makeup and create great looks with fun colors. I think it’s fine if you’re not going overboard or not taking care of your skin.

    • nico says:

      Speaking of anti-aging products-which are the best for the cheapest price?

      • shandi says:

        Take vitamin C. In order for your body to produce collagen, the stuff that keeps your skin elastic, it needs vitamin C. If you have a good supply of C, your skin stays elastic and supple. Start with 50 mg/day and build from there. I take 6 grams a day. I started in 95 or so. It totally works!

      • Maureen says:

        I second what @Shandi said about vitamin C. I’m a HUGE devotee’ of Vitamin C. Also, silica builds collagen as well, so you should take Silica every day as a supplement. And if you smoke, for God’s sake QUIT. It’s bad for your health, yes, but it will also age you really fast. Nicotine actually breaks down the collagen on the insides of your cheeks. That’s why long-term smokers look hollow-cheeked and leathery. And use sunscreen. Every single day. Year round. Regardless of the weather.

    • Melissa says:

      Shandi gave very good advice about Vitamin C.

      Vitamin E and Omega Fish Oil is also good. If you’re not allergic to Argan, Roseship, Coconut Oil you can use them too. A very good serum that my mother swears by (and she does look amazing!) is L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Advanced Skin Repair Serum, it retails for under twenty dollars.

  39. shandi says:

    She looks like a normal person, albeit good-looking, but normal.

  40. Emily C. says:

    Know who I think would look better with makeup? Every single man in the world. Yes, every time there is a picture of a man without makeup, I think we need to talk about how they should put some lipstick on or they’d really look better with mascara or eyeliner or jeez, cover up those pimples at least. Because it’s very important that a man always be pleasing to look upon, especially if his job at least partly depends on it. So the next time Edward Pattinson steps out without makeup, we really should, as a culture, shame him into putting some on.

  41. dominique says:

    Still stunning. it’s the cheekbones that do it.

  42. Patty says:

    Funny thing is, I’ve always thought Gisele was rather striking looks wise when it comes to her face. What never ceases to amaze me is that so many people think she has an okay face but a banging bod. She has a very thin boy figure in my opinion but with nice implants. I find her face 100x more pleasing than her body.

  43. jaye says:

    She has fantastic skin! While I don’t think she’s conventionally beautiful, I do think she has an interesting face.

  44. Miss M says:

    Great skin and hair. She looks gorgeous!!!!!

  45. dd says:

    She is naturally very pretty. although her face us not the type I am particularity attracted to.
    amazing body. but she does have makeup on in these photos. if u enlarge slightly it’s obvious. tanish lip color, blush/bronzer, eye liner. probably face power or light foundation. just a light and more natural looking makeup which I think fits her features.

    • GByeGirl says:

      I agree. I’m a hairstylist/MUA and I can tell she’s wearing a little something. I’d say tinted moisturizer, light concealer, bronzer, and nude lip pencil with balm. I don’t know if she’s typically oily or matte, but she’s probably only wearing powder if she has a naturally oily complexion.

      Still gorgeous and I mean no shade by pointing it out–unless she’s claiming that she’s makeup free, which I don’t believe is the case.

    • Splinter says:

      Just what I was going to say, she is using makeup. At least the greyish eye liner is pretty obvious.

      • Suze says:

        I agree. There’s no lipstick or mascara, which is usually the case when people think someone is make-up free. But she has some on.

        Agree, though, it’s not a complaint. I think she is truly drop-dead gorgeous and has bone structure to die for.

  46. tmbg says:

    Stunning. I love strong features and something other than cookie-cutter beauty. Her hair is to die for.

  47. John says:

    She’s very pretty with minimal makeup (clearly not bare-faced), but I never understood her supermodel status. Same for that Brooklyn girl. I find GB mannish.

  48. EM says:

    She is wearing makeup. She has contoured her face and did a poor job blending her bronzer under her cheekbones. She’s also wearing eyeliner and has either dyed or colored in the inner part of her eyebrows. This is the same amount of makeup most women wear during the day (aside from celebrities, who are generally way more made up than average women).

    In any case, she’s wearing makeup.

  49. sabine says:

    If she is wearing make-up, its minimal. She looks good :) no complaints.

  50. Jay says:

    Yeahhhhhh, that’s how most women I know look without makeup. She’s not ugly, but she’s nothing special. Unsurprising.