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Gwyneth Paltrow is one of those lucky celebrities who always manages to look good. For her birthday, which was yesterday, she decided that less is more, and posted a truly stunning selfie on her Instagram account. We can’t get enough of people going makeup-free and sharing their true beauty, so this was great news.

What a stunner. Paltrow looks light, airy, fresh, and best of all, happy. With a wide smile like that, who needs makeup, really?

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At the time of publication, Paltrow’s photo has been up for less than 24 hours, and has already racked up 185k likes. It’s amazing to know that both Paltrow and her fans know that aging doesn’t mean you have to pile on the makeup to cover anything up. In fact, it’s tough to find a makeup that’ll give you the equivalent of Paltrow’s natural glow.

As far as acting goes, Paltrow has been laying low since the 2015 release of her film Mortdecai — but she’s got a few projects lined up for next year, including a TV movie called One Hit Wonders. Paltrow has been working on the idea for this project with Ryan Murphy since last year, and it looks like it’s finally going to get started.

We wish a very happy belated to Paltrow, and want to give her a virtual high five for reinforcing the fact that women of all ages are naturally beautiful!