Kelly Ripa Makeup Free After Losing Bet

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Kelly Ripa lost a Super Bowl bet to Live With Kelly and Michael cohost Michael Strahan, and as payment had to appear on air Thursday wearing no makeup at all. The talk show host wore only a dab of Vaseline on her lips for moisture but her face was completely makeup free.

"Calm down, we'll all get through this together," Ripa joked to the audience as the pair started Thursday's show. "Don't adjust your dials. There's nothing wrong with your TV. One of us is wearing makeup today, and one of us isn't. Not even anti-shine. I labored under the delusion that I looked OK without makeup until I came out here and I went, 'Oh my God!'"

"You look great," Strahan told her in a futile attempt to ease her mind. "And really fresh."

"I've never lost a Super Bowl bet, ever, in my life," Kelly Ripa said. "So imagine: A, losing, B, losing and you can't wear makeup and C...what's C?"

"George Clooney is here today," Michael Strahan quipped.

Can you even imagine coming face to face with George Clooney wearing no makeup--even if you are Kelly Ripa?

"Which really only punishes George Clooney, who's a national treasure," came Kelly's retort to Michael's announcement.

Live With Kelly and Michael's own Gelman posted an Instagram photo of Kelly without any makeup on prior to the show.

Kelly Ripa, of course, looked absolutely beautiful without any makeup, and the only thing she might have done better while on Thursday's show is to have embraced her look. Too many women are led to believe they don't look good unless they cake on the makeup, undergo a number of surgical procedures and appear rail thin at all times. Someone of Kelly's status could have spoken volumes to women everywhere in an effort to dissuade that train of thought.

Alas that wasn't the reason for her going makeup free. It was due to a lost bet with Michael Strahan, and the two had fun joking back and forth about her wearing no makeup for the duration of the show.

The two went on to chat with George Clooney--who didn't seem concerned at all with Kelly's lack of makeup--and he dished about his film Monuments Men--the filming of which involved directing his costar and best friend Matt Damon.

"It's not easy to direct Matt Damon," he joked. "I catch him stealing every once and a while. Oh yeah."

Did you happen to catch Kelly Ripa sans her makeup on Live With Kelly and Michael on Thursday? Do you not agree she looked absolutely gorgeous just the same?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.