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Porn stars without their make-up on look like... us.

The photos of porn stars that you would never expect to see.

For most of us, putting make-up on for work consists of some foundation and a bit of mascara.

But for porn stars, it’s an entirely different preparation process.

Most often, we see porn-stars at the end of this transformation, when they are made up and posed carefully in front of a camera. But make-up Artist Melissa Murphy has challenged our perceptions of porn stars by uploading photos of them to her Instagram before she puts their make-up on.

Murphy uploaded the first batch of porn stars without make-up in 2013, and has recently updated her Instagram with more women.

Take a look through some of the some of Murphy’s most recent Instagram posts of porn stars without make-up (post continues after gallery).

The virality of the first series in 2013 surprised even Murphy. She commented to HuffPost Weird News that it “was kind of crazy.”

Since then, Murphy has received many more offers to do make-up for weddings and events, as well as foporn stars.

According to Daily Mail, she even went to India to do make-up for Bollywood film Jackpot in 2013.

Although these make-up roles are significant, in our opinion Murphy’s simple “before and after” photos of porn stars is her most important work.

It helps to challenge common perceptions many have toward porn stars and how they look, and as a result, helps to humanise them.

Whether that was her intention or not, that is an incredibly powerful and important result of Murphy’s make-up (or lack thereof).