Some of these ladies are 'sore' looking. I don't know any of these ladies. The transformation is significant. This must kill the fantasy for so many!!
The face of PICS... without make-up: Adult movie stars brave the camera with shiny skin and pimples - before their incredible transformations
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 18:27, 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:11, 11 March 2013
An award-winning make-up artist has revealed what PICS stars really look like under their daily mask of foundation, mascara, and eyeliner.
Melissa 'Makeup' Murphy released before and after photos of 93 PICS stars to showcase her body of work.
They reveal the adult movie performers' blotchy skin, oily foreheads, untamed hair and pale complexions - to the shock of some men and praise of many women.
Step-by-step: A new series of images released by make-up artist Melissa Murphy shows the incredible transformations of PICS stars before and after make-up...
...With her trusty cosmetics, Brend Moreno (pictured) is unrecognizable
One bewildered male commenter wrote of the au natural images, which Ms Murphy posted on her Instagram and Twitter: 'Outside of a couple of exceptions these girls are all beasts without the makeup.'
Women have been quick to come to the PICS stars' defense, however.
One Gawker commenter wrote: 'I love these. I'm not sure about the guys who think PICS stars just magically appear from sea foam inside a clam shell (looking sexy), but for what it's worth, this kind of rocks.'
Unmasked: Adult movie performers including Chanel Preston bravely posed before they applied their war paint
Transformation: One woman, who goes by the stage name Darryl Hanah, looks relatively ordinary before her make-up - but once it has been applied, she looks every inch the PICS star
The PICS stars, of varying degrees of fame, have focused on the 'after' images on their own social media accounts, rather than drawing attention to the 'before'.
'A lot of people look at PICS stars and assume they are constantly in eyeliner and a push-up bra'
Cassandra Nix tweeted to Ms Murphy: 'Thanks for making me all pretty,' while Dani Daniels wrote: '@XmelissamakeupX you made me puuuurdy! :) thank you!'
Some thoughtful comments have suggested that seeing PICS stars, 'who are often objectified and dehumanized,' without their heavy make-up is an easy and effective way to humanize them.
Unrecognizable: Jessica Mor's is one of the most extraordinary makeovers. Like many women, she has an uneven skin tone which looks particularly raw around the mouth - but with make-up she look sensational
Adding a few years: In Eva Notty's case, she looks very young before make-up (left), but with dark liner, lashes and a pale slick of lipstick, she seems much older (right)
From bare-faced to bombshell: It is difficult to associate the pre-make-up Bridgette B (left) with the babydoll looks of the post-make-up version (right)
'A lot of people look at PICS stars and assume they are in a constant state of eyeliner and push-up bra, that they were born that way as the "lucky women" and that they couldn't possibly look like - or be - someone's sister or mom,' one woman named Annie wrote on the community web blog MetaFilter.
'Also, a lot of guys seem to go around thinking there's this big difference between "average" women and the Super Hot, which in a lot of cases is more about dedication than genes (makeup, clothing, breast enhancements).
'I think it's always better when we realize that Hot People are actually dimensional people with identities and relationships, which to me is the difference between finding someone attractive/sexy and truly objectifying them.'
Scroll on for more of Melissa Murphy's before and after photos...
Getting camera-ready: A step-by-step shows how Allie Haze morphs from ordinary girl into PICS star
Make me over: Amor Hilton is seen with bare, blotchy skin and hair grips in her before photos...
...but after foundation, eyeliner, lipstick and a blow-dry, she looks ready for action
Where did those eye bags go? The before-and-after photos of Yasmine Deleon demonstrate some serious skill with the under-eye concealer
The ultimate disguise: Those familiar with Holly Michaels on-screen would not recognize her if they saw her in the street without make-up (left)
Is that the same girl? Teighjiana's transformation is completed by girlish pigtails and pastel pink lingerie
Make-up magic: She may be wearing red, but Stormy Daniels couldn't look further from a scarlet woman without her cosmetics (left)
Shabby to sleek: A pre-make-up Larkin Love could be any experimental teen with her punkish blue crop (left). After - with the right pose - she looks ready for the cameras (right)
Strike a pose: Annika Amour's unremarkable appearance before her make-up (left) makes for a stark contrast with her outlandish after shot (right)
Still a likeness: Nina Dove is one of the few who does not look radically different without make-up, though her appearance, as with most women, is improved somewhat with its help
Face value: In contrast with the above, it is hard to believe that Penny Pax is the same person
Natural beauty: Akira Raine is pretty without make-up. But after her PICS makeover, her fresh-faced look is lost
Goodbye pimples: Karmin Karma was clearly having a bad skin day on the day of the shoot (left). But with her trusty make-up artist's help, it was no issue (right)
From punk to PICS star: Asphyxia Noir is clearly the rebellious type, with her facial tattoos and shaved head. With her feminine make-up and blow-dried bangs, though, the look is lent a touch of glamor
Ready to roll: With a bare face, and her chunky-knit cardigan, Vanilla Deville could work anywhere. But with her make-up - and that seductive expression - there is little doubting her profession
My photo face: The transformation is especially stark in Jada Stevens, who uses the same expression in both her before and after snaps
Perk of the job: Anikka Albrite may be a PICS star, but it does not make her immune to breakouts, it seems (left). Luckily, with Ms Murphy's help, it isn't something she has to worry about at work (right)
Looking the part: Tori Black could pass for an off-duty model without make-up, and needs little embellishment (left). The PICS industry demands a classic glamor look though (right)
A lick of eyeliner: Zarrah Angel just needs some heavy eye make-up and dark lipstick to face the camera
The bright stuff: Proxy Paige's woolly hat does not exactly scream 'PICS star'. A dramatic up-do and a generous layer of foundation helps make her look the adult movie part
Working it: Tatiyana Foxx knows that the right lighting is as important as a good make-up artist. Is is perhaps for this reason that her skin color looks so different in the before-and-after shots
New look: The bizarrely-named Puma Swede is likely delighted with the results of her makeover by Ms Murphy
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