These Before/After Makeup Photos Prove Porn Stars Are JUST LIKE US

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This is what you get when you take away the makeup mask of a porn star.

Porn stars have come a long way. We used to think of X-rated performers as skanky and dirty, but now they're considered cool and alternative. 

Adult film actors have sex on camera for a living, but that doesn't make them anything other than human. They have the same insecurities, vulnerabilities, and fears that we do.

In some ways, porn stars have more challenges — people refusing to think of them as artists, believing that anyone in porn would have nothing of value to say. Some people dismiss the adult entertainer as vapid and empty.

Melissa Murphy has been a makeup artist for the adult film industry for over 10 years. By taking before pictures (no makeup in natural lighting) and after pictures (full makeup and hair), she shows us a side of the porn performer we might not usually see: the down to earth and honest women they are.

When asked what kind of responses she's gotten, Melissa said in an interview with Slate, "People are saying that they like that it humanizes porn actresses. I'm really trying to humanize all people."

Check out the crazy before and after transformation of these porn queens:

1. Kalina Ryu

2. Sasha Hart

3. Natalia Starr

4. Ashley Lane

5. Reyna Arriaga

6. Jenna J Ross

All videos: Instagram  

Melissa tells Slate that when she does makeup for porn, "There is definitely a standard look, the one most directors and companies are looking for: Soft, glamour, pretty. It works on everyone. It's about enhancing your natural beauty."

Melissa Murphy is a master at making porn stars look good before, during, and after every sex scene.

So, what's her best beauty tip that anyone can use, even if they're not a porn star? "Organic raw coconut oil is also a great moisturizer. If things get hot and heavy, it can also be used as a lubricant."

That's certainly good to know.