Madonna's Makeup-Free Look Is Her Most Shocking Yet

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madonnaMadonna is 54 years old, but you'd never know that judging from how the pop empress looks whenever she hits the stage or the screen. Everyone knows she's in extremely, almost too good (is that possible?), totally enviable shape. But that doesn't mean she isn't still, well, human.

A recent photo of the Material Girl stepping out in NYC looks like the kind of snapshot tabloids with the "Celebs ... they're just like us!" columns would kill for. Because, OMG, did she look her age! Or sheesh, maybe even ... dare I say it ... older?! Ouch.

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Dressed in a heavy black winter coat, a black fedora with her hair tucked underneath, black sunglasses, black booties, and black leather gloves, Madge was apparently on her way to rob a bank the Kabbalah center in Manhattan with her littlest kiddos David and Mercy, according to the New York Daily News. Aww. So, in other words, she was just makin' like a regular mom around town on a weekend.

But that shouldn't leave us any less breathless seeing what she looks like sans makeup, falsie eyelashes, flattering lighting, and/or PhotoShop. This is MADONNA we're talking about! She's built 75 percent (some might argue 100) of her career on a sexy, age-defying image. Oh well! The shoe was bound to drop at one time or another. But hey, hopefully she'll embrace it, because that's life. No one can -- or should! -- keep pretending they're 25 forever.

What do you think about Madonna's stunning makeup-free appearance?

 

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carole76 carole76

Just looks like a bad photo, can't really get a up close look of her.  She is a pretty lady, and her fans love her.  If she goes with out makeup, I would surprise me she is all about the shock factor.

Katy Khan

I thought it was a bald dude at first. I'm all for healthy living but she is way to bony/muscular/veiny, it grosses me out. Love her music though :)

dekumama dekumama

She totally looks like an old man.

Libris Fidelis

I would need to see a close-up photograph of Madonna without makeup to judge her "new-older-looking" appearance, but I think she's actually quite attractive looking from what I can see of her!

When Garth Brooks retired, he "unplugged" his guitar (went accoustic) and for the first time he actually played real country music, but "everybody" hated him for not doing his traditional disco-style country! I think the same thing is happening to Madonna for her being honest with her appearance.

tuffy... tuffymama

If she looks old, it's because she is old. Leave the woman alone. She looks better than most of the people on the stir, writers and readers. And if she doesn't? She can cry into her stacks and heaps of money. That would make me feel better. I don't like her politics and I have a feeling I'd punch her in the face if I was marooned on a desert island with her somewhere, but it is nasty to pick on her looks.

nonmember avatar charles

She has done much more with her life then all the haters here with their negative comments.
Am i a fan? No. but the fact still stands.

pinkm... pinkmadge

Agree with Charles, & tuffymama.  All these Stir articles that try to pump women up, be yourself, be natural, etc. And then bash on a 54 year old woman for going without make up.  Love to see the Stir writers at 54 without make up.  JEEZ.  


Madonna is a champion for women, but, hey let's hate on her for an unflattering pic!  

Lisa Sutton

Two words: Who cares? Let the celebs alone. Not everyone, especially at her age, looks very good without make up. Leave these people to live their lives. Would you really want people judging you with no make up at her age? Poor woman..

Sandy Linder

It's about time we see her without the putty and paint, that makes her look like what she aint, I think she's looks good without it, better than with it

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