Whether they're being papped without their slap on, uploading photos to Twitter, or taking part in charity campaigns, the world has seen its fair share of female celebrities without make-up in recent months.

So, as the latest batch of make-up free photographs go viral -- this time a selection before and after shots of porn stars taken by make-up artist Melissa Murphy -- HuffPost UK Lifestyle can't help but wonder why 'baring all' continues to make the headlines?

See the before and after photos (story continues below):

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  • Brea Bennett

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Belle Noire

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Anita Toro

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Bonnie Rotten

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Bree Olson

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Cassie Laine

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Christy Mack

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Crista Moore

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Danielle Delaunay

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Diamond Kitty

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Eden VonSleaze

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Elaina Raye

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Juelz Ventura

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Jasmine Wolff

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Jynx Maze

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Kagney Linn Karter

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Krissie Dee

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Laela Pryce

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Nicole Malice

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Phoenix Marie

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Sara Luvv

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Sophie Dee

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Tiffany Tyler

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Veruca James

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Samantha Saint

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Eva Notty

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Allie Haze

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Jessica Mor

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Puma Swede

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Aria Amor

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Alana Croft

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Elle Alexandra

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Cassandra Nix

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Dani Daniels

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Chanel Preston

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Bailey Blue

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Aayla Secura

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Brooklyn Lee

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Eidyia

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Anissa Kate

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Ava Adams

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Courtney Shea

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Draven Star

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Jada Stevens

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Anikka Albrite

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Bridgette B

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Jennifer White

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Kat Dior

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Katja Kassin

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Keira King

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

  • Kelly Klass

    Makeup Artist: Melissa Murphy Melissa's instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx">http://instagram.com/xmelissamakeupx</a> Melissa's Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx">https://twitter.com/xmelissamakeupx</a>

Murphy reveals that she never expected her work to become an overnight viral sensation, after originally uploading the images to Instagram to showcase her work.

"If you're going to make a woman beautiful, you're just going to make the woman beautiful," she told HuffPost Weird News.

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For women in the public eye, the decision to go make-up free can lead to criticism from onlookers. Last year Holly Willoughby was labelled a "playground bully" and "anti-feminist" after she tweeted a picture of herself with no make-up on.

Despite the fact that women commonly go make-up free in everyday life, when it comes to celebrities we seem to have different standards.

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Katie Jones, deputy editor of fashion site MyDaily.co.uk says: "I think a lot of women find it refreshing to see celebrities without makeup in the media. It's a reminder that a lot of work goes into creating their perfect hair and make-up in magazines and on the red carpet."

She adds: "It's easier to relate to a celebrity when they're showing their 'natural' selves."

HuffPost UK Lifestyle believe that pictures such as Murphy's could have the capacity to empower women and address body image issues. But some comments on Twitter have been far from positive.

"Look at the state of some if [sic] them without make-up!!" says one user.


Donkey Punch
“@BuckSexington: SFW. Porn stars before and after makeup: look at the state of some if them without make-up!!

"It's all an illusion. Not so hot without the make-up," tweets another.


Heather Daune
It's all an illusion. Not so hot without the make-up. "@HuffingtonPost: LOOK: Porn stars before and after makeup "

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    Fearne Cotton (Pic: WENN)

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    Holly Willoughby (Pic: Flynet)

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    Kylie Minogue (Pic: WENN)

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    Katy Perry (Pic: WENN)

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    Kim Kardashian (Pic: WENN)

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    Rihanna (Pic: WENN)

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    Kelly Brook (Pic: WENN)

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    Beyonce (Pic: WENN)

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    Sharon Osbourne (Pic: WENN)

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    Emma Watson (Pic: WENN)

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    Madonna (Pic: WENN)

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    Pamela Anderson (Pic: WENN)

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    Jessica Alba (Pic: WENN)

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    Myleene Klass (Pic: WENN)

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    Amelia Lily (Pic: WENN)

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    Marcia Cross (Pic: WENN)

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    Eva Mendes (Pic: WENN)

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    Edith Bowman (Pic: WENN)

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    Helena Bonham Carter (Pic: WENN)

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    Lesley Joseph (Pic: WENN)

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    Carol McGiffin (Pic: WENN)

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    Natalie Cassidy (Pic: WENN)

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    Vanessa White of The Saturdays (Pic: WENN)

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    Alexa Chung (Pic: WENN)

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    Felicity Huffman (Pic: WENN)

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    Gwyneth Paltrow (Pic: WENN)

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    Mischa Barton (Pic: WENN)

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    Celine Dion (Pic: WENN)

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    Kirsten Dunst (Pic: WENN)

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    Kate Hudson (Pic: WENN)

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    America Ferrera (Pic: WENN)

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    Jessica Biel (Pic: WENN)

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    Katie Holmes (Pic: WENN)

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    Debra Messing (Pic: WENN)

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    Jennifer Garner (Pic: WENN)

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    Liza Minnelli (Pic: WENN)

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    Claire Danes (Pic: WENN)

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    Janice Dickinson (Pic: WENN)

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    Whitney Port (Pic: WENN)