Lady Gaga doesn't exactly favor the natural look when it comes to her style, so when the Mother Monster jumps on the "no makeup selfie" bandwagon it almost feels like we're looking at an entirely different woman.
Sure, she's still recognizable and whenever she simplifies her look it always serves as a reminder of how naturally pretty Gaga is, but her intentionally ridiculous hair and makeup are such a major part of her public persona, that seeing how she looks before bed can come as something of a shock.
The singer recently blessed us with a photo of Gaga sporting no makeup and drinking a Miller Lite in the woods, but even that felt a bit staged and rehearsed in the style of other Gaga stunts over the years.
Here we just have Stefani Germanotta lying in bed. No wigs, no makeup, no attempts to surprise us or make us laugh, and we've gotta say...natural looks good on Gaga.
Hilary Duff's no makeup selfie from yesterday was a fan favorite on Twitter, and while it was nice to see that the actress could still stun with a naked face, there was nothing particularly revelatory about it.
With Gaga, however, it feels like we're being allowed entrance to some closely guarded private world, and as her circus-like antics continue to grow stale, it's a world that we hope to see more of in the future.