ByAmy Martin, writer at
Amy Martin

I've never been one to be influenced by the media, or strive to be as 'perfect' as many celebrities appear to be, but I know that there are PLENTY of people out there who try their utmost to look as good as their favorite stars.

Thing is, a lot of these celebs are actually, well, pretty normal looking before the makeup artists get their hands on them; and often without their makeup or trademark look, these celebs aren't even recognizable! Don't believe me? Then check out the gallery below!

1. Guess who?

Guess who? That, ladies and gentlemen, is world renowned singer Adele. Who would have known?

Before and After
Before and After

"I make music for the ears, not for the eyes" - good on you Adele!

2.Guess who?

Believe it or not, that's Katy Perry.

3. Guess who?

Up next is Kim Kardashian! And she'd blend into a crowd rather well without the paparazzi and makeup.

4. Guess who?

Nicki Minaj is well known for her crazy and colorful hair, big eyes and pearly white smile, but if she were to sit next to you on a bus, would you recognize her at all?

5. Guess who?

It's not often we get to see Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (or in short, Lady Gaga) without her flashy stage makeup and crazy hair. I guess that's because, behind all of the wigs, costumes and eyeliner, she's a pretty average looking woman. But there's absolutely nothing wrong with that!

What I'm trying to get at here, is that behind the majority of celebrity makeup looks and expensive outfits, there are generally some pretty normal looking women. The media just flares everything up to make it seem like celebs are the perfect human beings, when in reality, they're just like the rest of us.

Sure, there are some natural beauties out there like Avril Lavigne and Jennifer Lawrence, but I can confidently say that at least 90% of celebrities really are just normal 'plain Jane's,' so to speak. The media tries (and often succeeds at) portraying celebrity life as perfect and fulfilled, but we know that's far from the truth. To check out the full list of bare faced celebrities, you can click here.


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