These are the honor-student celebrities. They've got expert makeup artists at their disposal, but by hook or by crook—or through osmosis—they've learned enough to do their own faces (most of the time). Here, we applaud 10 celebrities who selflessly gave up professional services because, TBH, they don't need them anyway.
"Doing makeup is one of those things that I've always done since I was a little girl," she told the Beauty Editor. "I used to make jokes that if I didn't make it as an actress...at least that was my back-up." She does her friends' makeup too, FYI. *reevaluates life*
Forever crush Diane Kruger says she's got a mountain of products from which she crafts beautiful, beautiful looks—but it couldn't possibly be true because she's so well-blended! (But I guess her signature coppery eye proves it—or that her secret makeup artist is really consistent.)
But whyyyy, Shakira? "Because I'm good. I'm cheap. I'm fast." Okay. (P.S. Here is video evidence.)
She once said, "I've lived with this face for 31 years, so I know it better than anybody!" Well, okay then.
Lively said to the Cut, "I like doing my own makeup and hair for events. I think it's fun." Translation: "This is permission to go ahead and hate me because I didn't even know YouTube had makeup tutorials."
She might have been missing her regular makeup artist Allan Avendaño when she posted it, but that pre-Golden Globes Instagram? Crazy professional and complete with product names.
In her own words from her MySpace page: "I never like to inconvenience anyone I don't have to. I mean, I may not do the best job, but if I can do it, I would just rather it be that way." #JanelleforPrez
I don't know what "except major galas" entails (apparently, that's the only time ScarJo employs glam squad professionals), but she did 100 percent do her own eyeliner here, which is disgustingly impressive in itself.