Kim Kardashian has access to the best dermatologists, aestheticians, beauty treatments, her own cosmetics line, and Photoshop retouching wizards in the world. The woman presents herself to the world with complete control over how she will be photographed. But a new Kim Kardashian makeup-free photo is making the rounds, because we rarely see her looking so naturally radiant and normal — she even has blemishes, like every human on the planet.


Kim has a blemish (GASP!!!!)/is a human being!

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photo: Backgrid/The Grosby Group

There's something refreshing in knowing that, for all of Kardashian's money and access, she still gets the occasional blemish. It's a totally normal, natural phenomenon that occurs because human beings have skin. When you're feeling bummed about your monster zit, just remember that even Kardashian gets 'em, too.


She skipped the makeup for a casual date night.

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photo: Backgrid/The Grosby Group

Kardashian and her makeup-free face were spotted out with hubby Kanye West in Santa Monica, CA, reports Page Six. The power couple had dinner at the Bungalow, and Kardashian wore simple sweats, proving that it is totally OK to take a night off from glam. 


If you're obsessed with West's sweatshirt, here are the details!

In the images, West also wore the coolest hooded sweatshirt that none of us will own. High Snobiety reports that West, who loves the animated show Rick & Morty, had the shirt custom-drawn for him by the animators themselves. A total flex.


That blemish may be a flare-up of psoriasis.

Kardashian also suffers from psoriasis, a skin condition characterized by scaly, itchy skin lesions and rashes, explains the American Academy of Dermatology. She's been open about dealing with the chronic condition and has posted photos of her lesions in an effort to raise awareness. It's possible that the blemish on her face is just run-of-the mill acne, or it could be a flare-up of psoriasis.


Kardashian's visible blemish (screams!!!!) is the highest-profile example of the #AcneAcceptance movement.

Look, people get zits and pimples, psoriasis, acne, and hyperpigmentation. It happens. There's a growing movement on the internet to eschew full-coverage makeup and concealers and let red spots fly free. The acne acceptance movement aims to increase visibility, acceptance, and positively change beauty standards for those who suffer from acne and other skin conditions. Celebs like Bella Thorne and Lorde have openly talked about acne, and while Kardashian's blemish may not seem like a huge deal, for those who deal with zits and psoriasis, it's huge.


This isn't the first time that Kardashian has gone makeup-free.

In July 2019, Kardashian posted a photo of herself on a private jet (naturally), hanging out with her daughter North West and baby niece True Thompson. In the carefree photo, Kardashian is notably missing her usual contour for the trip.


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I'm sure that Kardashian wore something on her face, even if it's just eyebrow gel or a tinted SPF moisturizer. Still, to get that ~no-makeup makeup~ vibe, I turn to MAKE Beauty — its millennial-friendly products are meant to allow your natural skin texture and complexion to shine through. For lazy days, I particularly love the brand's Universal Stick, which imparts a subtle flush of color on the cheeks and lips.