No make-up selfies are supposed to inspire; showing how we are all just as beautiful – if not more so – without a thick, expensive layer of products on our faces.
However, all too often celebrity no make-up selfies can prove to be a little less natural than meets the eye, opening the celeb up to criticism.
After all, the long list of procedures and treatments available to the wealthy and famous means they already look night-out ready before even unzipping their make-up bag.
Unsurprisingly, many fans make sure to take a healthy dose of scepticism whenever their idol posts a supposedly bare faced pic.
This weekend, former Corrie actress Michelle Keegan was blasted after snapping a casual pic of her chilling out at home with the caption:
Those days. Messy hair. No Make-Up. Top from my @veryuk collection.
Although the 30-year-old beauty could well have just been referring to the slogan on her top from her Very range, this caption appeared to insinuate she herself was going make-up free.
And some of her followers were just having none of it…
One person demanded, ‘Why u lyin’ for?’ while another scoffed ‘Natural??? Hahaha but you have make up on.’
One make-up professional laughed ‘No mk up please girl I work in mk up n u have it on!’
Others harshly described the photo as ‘ridiculous’ and a ‘waste of time.’ Oh dear…
Luckily, there were plenty of other followers who were completely enraptured by the Our Girl actress’s supposedly natural look.
One person insisted, ‘I don’t think she does look like she’s got make up on , just naturally beautiful.’
Another lamented, ‘If only I could look THIS good makeup free, forever jealous.’
Make up or no make up, the multi award winning actress puts plenty of work into perfecting her enviable physique and healthy demeanour.
Speaking with Grazia, Michelle revealed some of the secrets to her trademark glow:
I go to a David Lloyd round the corner from my house – I go with Mark [Wright] but we do our own thing!
It’s definitely not a his and hers workout. Though he does come over and try and give me tips which really annoys me, it makes me train harder.
I don’t ever really do cardio, it’s all about weight training and resistance training for me.
I follow Jessica Alba on Instagram and I watch her workout videos, and she goes for it! She’s hardcore. She’s got like a six pack too.
Also, Ellie Goulding, her Instagram workouts are insane. She’s great.
— The Media Eye (@MediaEyeTweets) January 15, 2018
Michelle is currently staying in LA with her TOWIE legend hubby Mark Wright.
The cheeky Essex lad has proved to be a hit across the pond, and is now employed as a presenter for Extra, a US entertainment programme.
During an exciting interview with Now magazine, Mich chatted about her own Hollywood ambitions:
I’ve been spending time in Los Angeles with Mark and so it’s nice to have some time together,
My US agent is in LA too, so I’ve had a few meetings set up over there.
— TV Life Magazine (@TVLifeMag) January 20, 2018
With a talent for dramatic performances and a phenomenal sense of style, we’re sure Michelle would make a perfect Hollywood leading lady.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.