The Amazing Power of Makeup

I got this from a friend that forwards around jokes. This is pretty remarkable.
(and the last one has a punch line, of course).

It makes me wonder about that part of our brains that sees beauty in people and how gullible and flawed it is.
Why is there such a wildly different visceral reaction to each image? And isn’t it striking how these “pretty people” are all very normal people, just with good stylists and photographers.

Christina Aguilera

Pamela Anderson

Alicia Silverstone

Cameron Diaz

Christina Applegate

Goldie Hawn

Britney Spears


Michael Jackson


  1. Eva Block says:

    Today was a total waste of makeup.

  2. You seem to have gotten the two pictures in the wrong order for Jacko. I thought he was much prettier in POTA. Now he looks more like Cornelius.

  3. celebrity says:

    Well I know when I wake up in the morning I’m not so hott either and mostly these pictures are taken while getting the paper etc. They’re just people.

  4. Tortoise727 says:

    Thank God for makeup!!!! This from a guy who can’t understand putting that crap on ones face, now I know there is a reason for it!! Except in Jackos case, even plastic surgery is a waste of time and money, unless you are trying to look like Cornelius!!!

  5. me says:

    well it all goes to show that every one is the same no matter how much money they have…also i think the people who took the pictures was mean because celebs deserve privacy too

  6. Josh says:

    Prooves once again that men are actually better looking then women, it’s jut a shame they aint got tits!

  7. benny says:

    why is this such a big deal? they only look bad because you are all only used to seeing them when they’re trying to impress you. if you lowered your standards a bit and tried not to be so shallow by only looking for outer beauty you’ll realize that christina, has an amazing voice. also, that Cameron is a very talented actress. makeup is only a creative way of being who we want to be, and who we’re happy being. that’s the only purpose it should serve.

  8. emma says:

    woah! these celebs giv some girls depression coz accordin 2 TV, thats what they look like all the time, which is STUNNING. I Guess now we know their secret is make- up! (we already knew that but the pics help)

  9. nadia visser says:

    i think cameron still looks really good without make up, and so does britney, i love christina so i dont really care!! and you have to keep in mind that madona is like 55 or sumfin!! hehe… i am surprised at pamela anderson though :P Hehehehe!!! xox nadia xox

  10. Charlotte says:

    And she laughed and laughed and laughed. Thank you, Lee. My ribs are sore!

  11. Sabrina says:

    Madonna….I still love you