It's no secret that adult film stars use quite a bit of make-up when they're putting in work. Afterall, the whole business is predicated on providing a visual experience that's supposed to be more extreme, more glamorous, and, at times, a stand-in for the real thing (hopefully for not too long). The adult film industry is a lot like the WWE—we know it's fake, but we enjoy the spectacle for what it is: a fun mirror being held up to our actual experiences that caricatures everything to outlandish proportions.

So what happens when we get a very real and immediate look at adult film stars when they're stripped of their make-up and all other adult film context? Seeing these women in a "natural" state next to the characters that they're paid to play allows for another way of viewing the people and process that goes into making adult films.

This isn't a chance to gawk at these women, instead it's a peek behind the spectacle that is adult entertainment. How this makes you feel is entirely on you. Check out these 25 Unbelievable Photos of Adult Film Stars Before and After Applying Make-Up.

[via Izismile via Gawker]

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