10 Celebrities Who Do Their Own Makeup and Are Ridiculously Good at It

They have makeup artists at their disposal and they DON'T EVEN NEED THEM.


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.

Kate Middleton

Like Dakota Johnson on SNL, it is literally impossible for me to can with this photo. Reason 1: She did her makeup for the royal wedding herself. Wait, do I actually need to list more reasons after that? That's it. We're done here.

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Kate Hudson

"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*

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Diane Kruger

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.)

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But whyyyy, Shakira? "Because I'm good. I'm cheap. I'm fast." Okay. (P.S. Here is video evidence.)

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (formerly Cole)

She once said, "I've lived with this face for 31 years, so I know it better than anybody!" Well, okay then.

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Blake Lively

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."

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Ashley Madekwe

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.

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Janelle Monáe

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

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Scarlett Johansson

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.

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Nikki Reed

Nikki Reed told Into the Gloss her new husband Ian Somerhalder eats a lot, that she blends her own face oil, and that she can put on false eyelashes without assistance. I wholeheartedly believe all three.

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