Many female athletes are absolutely gorgeous without a stitch of makeup on. Which works out pretty well, because sweating and/or being exposed to the elements and makeup do not go together particularly well.
However, the fact that we don't see them dressed up as girly girls very often is what makes it such a treat when we do. All it takes is a dress, a brush and some minimal makeup and they go from effortlessly beautiful to ridiculously stunning.
Here are some of the finest female athletes in the world with, and without, makeup.