From afar, the life of a celebrity always seems picture perfect. With hair and makeup teams in tow, the ladies of the hip-hop and R&B world tend to look glamorous from the time they step out of their front doors to the moment they walk back in. Fans don't get that extravagance, but, at times, neither do the stars they covet.

Yes, the red pouty lips, gold-colored eyeshadow and curled tresses are removed every now and then to showcase a clean face and natural hair. However, without the makeover, do the industry's top chanteuses like Rihanna, Beyonce and Janet Jackson still snag a spot at the top of sexy lists? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, so take a look at 11 ladies who dare to hit the streets without makeup.