Bare-faced beauty alert!
Supermodel Heidi Klum showed off her natural good looks when she posed sans cosmetics for top photographer Rankin recently. The photo -- which shows the fresh-faced Klum with her hair pulled back and a single, tiny paw print on her cheek -- is part of a new campaign that encourages women in the U.K. to go without makeup on Nov. 9 to help raise money for disadvantaged children.
“I am so proud to be taking part in this year’s BBC Children in Need BearFaced campaign," the 39-year-old mother of four said. "Having worked in the fashion industry for a number of years, I am a firm believer of encouraging women’s empowerment. And what better way to do so than [by] supporting such a fantastic charity."
The all-natural look certainly suits Klum. In fact, a source tells Us Weekly that the Project Runway host has been stepping out sans makeup more often in recent days, specifically since her split with singer Seal. Now that she's dating bodyguard Martin Kristen, she's much less concerned with looking perfect all the time. "She dresses casual -- jeans, T-shirts, no bra, zero makeup," the insider says. "She seems so much more comfortable and happy in her own skin now."
That said, it's unusual to see Klum so unadorned around Halloween. Normally at this time, she's decked out in some over-the-top getup for her annual costume party. This year, she was planning to channel Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, in an ornate gold-colored ensemble with a towering gold-plated headdress.
Due to superstorm Sandy, however, the holiday bash -- which was to be held at New York City's Finale -- has been canceled.
"I hope you and your loved ones are safe after this devastating storm in the New York City area," Klum said in a statement to ET Online Oct. 30. "For obvious reasons, I am canceling my Halloween party scheduled for tomorrow night."
She may still get some use out of her costume, though. "I hope to postpone for the near future," she added. "Maybe a very haunted Christmas?"
Tell Us: Do you prefer the supermodel with or without makeup?