Ok, to be be fair I was distracted by the cute-as-a-button pooch in her arms (Mr. Chips, if you must know) but blimey, Sharon's face changes almost as often as Simon Cowell changes his girlfriends these days so it's not exactly surprising it took a mo to clock her.
Sharon Osbourne goes make-up free in New York
Mrs. O might have gone slap-free but she kept her cool by wearing a panama hat as NYC basked in glorious sunshine - a wise move considering her fate this time last year when she was spotted melting in the heat of the Big A.
And despite the sweltering temperatures, 60-year-old Sharon wasn't about to ditch her trademark all-black look, oh no, but that might have been because she was off to watch hubby Ozzy perform with his band Black Sabbath.
I just hope she remembered some ear muffs for poor Mr. Chips.