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Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates 44th birthday with make-up free selfie

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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Gwyneth Paltrow turned 44 on Tuesday, and gave her fans a present: A makeup-free selfie!

And we have to admit, she looks pretty great:

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From her tousled blonde locks to her award-winning smile and just the tiniest hint of sun color across her nose, Paltrow is a natural beauty in and out of makeup — no question.

Turns out, as we recently learned, she's not much of a fan of it anyway. "In the day, I generally don’t wear that much makeup. The culture in L.A.: You’re outside a lot, there’s hiking and swimming. It feels in a way that you’re more engaged with nature," she told The New York Times in April. "I often go out with just mascara and a little cheek."

Gwyneth Paltrow with a little more makeup on at the 2015 Academy Awards.Jason Merritt / Getty Images

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But as she noted, her 12-year-old daughter Apple knows all about the stuff. "She watches YouTube. She’s very vocal about what she likes and doesn't like," said Paltrow. "I sort of let her do her own thing at home. She loves experimenting. I obviously don’t let her out of the house with a full face. But I think she’s going to be way more into beauty than I am."

Maybe all of those bee stings (Paltrow has admitted to voluntarily undergoing apitherapy) really works!

Keep on looking great, Gwyneth!

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