Myth: "I'm not wearing any makeup." Journalists are guilty of spreading this particular rumor even more than celebrities themselves. Think of the number of magazine cover stories that start with the line, "She was completely makeup-free and looked gorgeous." The likely truth, however, is that the star was wearing very strategic makeup. "It takes a lot of time and attention to get the 'no makeup' look," says Suki Kramer, founder of natural skin care line Suki. "It actually takes more time to look like you're not wearing any than to get the glam look." After all, how many women -- beautiful celebrity or not -- would show up to an important interview completely barefaced?
When Lady Gaga appeared on the October 2011 cover of "Harper's Bazaar" without makeup, she explained in the interview that it's not as simple as washing your face and posing for a picture. "There's this idea that it's all natural, but everything's been staged to look natural," said Gaga. "Don't you think that what's on the cover of a magazine is quite artificial?" At least she's willing to admit it.
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