Gabrielle Union shows off her new blonde hair and poses without makeup to reveal her freckles in new picture. Credit: Courtesy of Gabrielle Union

Better as a blonde and makeup free? Gabrielle Union dared to show off her bare face and new blonde hair in a photo on Instagram Tuesday, July 30.

"Becoming 'Erica' . . . Before and after . . . #UCRM," the actress, who is currently filming The Untitled Chris Rock Movie, captioned a split photo of her face with and without makeup while in the process of getting into character. In the gorgeous "before" shot, Union poses for the camera with a fresh face that shows off her beautiful freckles. In the "after" photo, the star hides her freckles with ultra-glam makeup.

Another noticeable change in the images is Union's freshly dyed hair. She first showed off her lighter locks on Instagram on July 23. She posted a collage of photos of her hair with the caption, "New Day, New Job . . . New Do."

Union changed her dark hair color to blonde for her role in The Untitled Chris Rock Movie, also starring Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart and Rock himself. The Think Like a Man actress posted a photo with her new costars, captioning the picture, "Tales from the set . . . Movie honey Chris Rock & my ace Romany Malco #UCRM." 

Tell Us: Do you think Union looks better as a blond and makeup free?