PHOTOS Taylor Swift without makeup from 2008 People shoot

Taylor Swift with no makeup

In 2008 People magazine did a great thing for their May, 2008 “100 Most Beautiful People” issue when they featured a number of the world’s most attractive women without any makeup.

One of the women willing to go cosmetically au naturel was 18-year-old Taylor Swift who told the magazine:

“I have blonde eyelashes and blonde eyebrows, so my typical insecurity is that my eyes go away when I don’t have makeup on,” says the country singer, who also went makeup-free for her PEOPLE shoot. “But it’s important to be comfortable with who you are and go natural once in a while.”

Taylor Swift not wearing any makeup

(Click here to see Taylor’s photo in the issue)

Though the photos were taken more than two years ago, it was only recently that additional photos of Taylor Swift without makeup have surfaced on sites like and! These images are from the People magazine shoot and feature the beautiful and clean-skinned Taylor appropriately posing in a field of grass and wild flowers.

Click thumbnails for larger images in the gallery:

So what do you think of the makeupless Taylor Swift? I’ve always thought Taylor had a really unique look that I wasn’t a big fan of, which isn’t to say she isn’t beautiful, just not up my alley. But these images sort of remove her porcelain complexion and have a bit of “girl next door” character about them that I like. I vote for less makeup!

Photos: Stewart Shining/
Hair/skin care/stylist: Sandi Spika Borchetta
Prop Stylist: Joy Patterson