Makeup-Free Celebrities Are Unrecognizable

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There should really be a museum for makeup. Such has this wondrous marvel influenced and empowered women over the centuries, every girl knows that without makeup society would suffer from a shakeup. Watching your favorite celebrity strut their stuff down the red carpet, it makes you wonder if what these seemingly heavenly creatures look underneath all that gloss and airbrushing.

Inspiring women everywhere, these celebrities showed women (and men) everywhere their true face, thereby making the average gal (and guy) feel closer to the stars in the sky than they thought they were.

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as her stage name Lady Gaga, is known for her unconventionality, provocative work and visual experimentation. This is the lady who once wore a dress made from raw meat to the MTV Awards.

While Gaga has her own original sense of style, Mama Monster has a loyal fanbase of Little Monsters who follow her every move. So when she posted a natural photo of her face sans makeup, many couldn't believe it was her. But everyone soon went goo-goo for GaGa.

Marilyn Manson

Nope, this isn't a fusion of Michael Cera and Professor Snape, this is musician Marilyn Manson's real face once the pain heavy makeup is washed off. When Manson delivered this photo to the public from the set HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” for which he had a guest role.

It was the first time we ever saw him without his iconic large smudged eyeshadow. He actually doesn't look too bad for a guy going on 50.

Let's take a peek at the faces beneath the mascara: