Megan Fox's Makeup-Free Mirror Selfie Will Make You Re-Think Your Skincare Routine

I'll use what she's using.

Megan Fox
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Megan Fox is no stranger to making headlines, having done so for her acting performances, daring new hair colors, and unconventional outfits. Yesterday, though, she caught attention for something new: a makeup-free selfie, which showed off her natural beauty.

Fox shared the photo to her Instagram page on the heels of her busy weekend at Coachella. "Repairing my hair (and 26 inches of extensions) post-Coachella," she wrote.

The photo certainly evoked a laid-back day of self-care, as Fox was both bare-faced and dressed in flannel pajama pants with a black bra. Her bold sleeve of tattoos was also on full display, along with the smattering of ink on both sides of her waist. The casual snapshot, posted in a carousel with a glimpse of the hair products she used for her waist-length hair—a duo of leave-in conditioners—resonated with anyone who's ever slipped into their favorite house clothes after hours of being dolled up.

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Rather than noting how relatable Fox's mood was, most commenters were focused on how flawless the star looked without makeup. One top comment reads, "Bro is pretty even without makeup," while several others said they've never seen her without a full face of glam. File this under: reasons to amp up your skincare routine. Without a hint of foundation, she's glowing.

Fans are used to seeing Fox in full glam, courtesy of makeup artist Jenna Kristina. The pair worked together over Coachella weekend on a look incorporating bold winged eyeliner and rosy cheeks; they've also collaborated on vampy red carpet looks with heavy eyeshadow and dark lips.

Megan Fox at the Nylon House event held during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 12, 2024 in Thermal, California

Earlier in the weekend, Megan Fox had worn her usual winged eyeliner and pink cheeks. She worked with makeup artist Jenna Kristina.

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Fox's post comes on the heels of other celebrities' decisions to skip makeup in the public eye. Pamela Anderson, Megan Thee Stallion, Anne Hathaway, and Cardi B are just a few A-list stars who have gotten honest about natural skin texture and aging, by posting photos or going out in public without layers of foundation and eye makeup. In doing so, they're bucking against the decades-old expectation that female celebrities look "flawless" 24/7.

Here's hoping that the trend inspires scores of other women—famous or not—to embrace their natural skin both on and offline.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at