10 Times Lady Gaga Went Makeup-Free And Looked Stunning

When you think of Lady Gaga, one of the first visions to surface might be the talented singer wearing a wildly eccentric face of makeup. She's been known to rock bold lipstick, colorful eyeshadow, and even a few sparkly cut-out shapes every once in a while. When Gaga first splashed onto the music scene in 2008 with her hit single "Just Dance," the world had a lot to say about her image. 

The music video for that song spoke volumes about the way she chose to present herself to the world. In some of the scenes, Gaga's seen wearing a hot pink blazer with shoulder pads, sleek sunglasses at night, and brown lipstick. In other scenes, she's wearing a black and white patterned blouse with a dark blue zigzag sticker on her upper cheekbone. Other times, her winged eyeliner stretches all the way into her temples.

It's obvious that makeup has always been a significant factor in Gaga's life. The singer's fans will always have respect for her incredible music, but her makeup choices are also conversation starters. Gaga's love for all things beauty has resulted in the development of her own makeup line called Haus Labs. Still, the "House of Gucci" star has been known to post a selfie or two without a lick of makeup on her face at all. These are some of her best makeup-free selfies to date.

Lady Gaga raved about Haus Labs with a makeup-free selfie

It's clear that Haus Labs has been a life-changing business endeavor for Gaga. She shared a photo thread on June 7, 2023, to rave about the popular makeup line. In the first two pics, the singer is seen relaxing in bed wearing a simple pink sweatshirt. Her blond hair is fanned out beside her face as she makes eye contact with the camera without any makeup on.

She gushed with gratitude about her song nomination

When the Academy nominated Gaga for her song, "Hold My Hand," she posted a makeup-free selfie in celebration. In a pic posted on January 25, 2023, she let the world know how grateful she was "for the magic of music and cinema." In the selfie, she's seen tightly holding onto a feathery bouquet of pink, purple, and white flowers.

She didn't makeup to promote her new song in May 2023

In May 2023, Gaga shared a simple selfie of herself lying in bed while wearing a Whitney Houston sweatshirt. Without any makeup on her face, she shouted out the announcement of her song "Hold My Hand" and the fact that it would be featured in the movie "Top Gun: Maverick" starring Tom Cruise.

Her best actress nomination post didn't include makeup

Was makeup necessary for Lady Gaga when she was expressing gratitude about being nominated for best actress by the Screen Actors Guild? Obviously not! In January 2022, she posted a stunning makeup-free selfie to write about how meaningful her role in "House of Gucci" was for her career. She took the time to shout out some of her co-stars and the other nominees who would be going up against her.

Lady Gaga's makeup-free sunshine selfie is gorgeous

Sometimes Gaga's rocking blond hair, while other times her hair is a lot darker. In a make-up-free selfie that she shared in September 2021, her hair was visibly on the darker side. In the pic, it's apparent that she isn't wearing any makeup at all. Still, her skin still looks radiant, clear, and flawless.

Celebrating Haus Labs' two-year anniversary

When Haus Labs' two-year anniversary rolled around in July 2021, Gaga posted a makeup-free selfie to commemorate the moment. She thanked her team and expressed her disbelief at the fact that the business had already come so far at the time. One of the best details about this particular selfie is that loads of her freckles were visible on her cheekbones and nose.

Lady Gaga skipped makeup to celebrate her nine VMA nominations

Receiving nine MTV Video Music Awards nominations is an incredibly huge deal. That's exactly what Gaga was able to brag about in July 2020. When the higher-ups behind the VMAs nominated her for nine possible wins, she shared a beautiful makeup-free selfie with bright rays of sunlight shining down from the upper corner.

No makeup needed to reflect on a global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic flipped the whole world upside down. Lady Gaga took a moment in June 2020 to reflect on the way everything was changing with a makeup-free selfie in a baby pink sports bra. She thoughtfully wrote, "Thinking about the world and sending love. I walk in circles and reflect sometimes about what I want to say. I want to say I love you."

Pink hair, don't care

Hair color changes are pretty typical for someone like Gaga, and she proved that to be true as ever in May 2020 with a makeup-free selfie at her home. Her long pink tresses framed her face in an edgy way. The singer wore a bit of tinted lip color at the time, but the rest of her face, including her eyes, was bare.

Lady Gaga looked divine in iconic jewelry without any makeup

Showing off the most luxurious pieces of jewelry was the move for Gaga in February 2019. She skipped out on wearing any makeup in the photo she posted for her followers. The simplicity of her bare face compared to the intricate detail of the Tiffany and Co. necklace created an undeniably special balance.