Lorde (Photo : Instagram)
New Zealand-based artist Lorde has never been shy about sharing her thoughts and her no-makeup looks. And she is not beyond encouraging fellow teens and women to be comfortable in their own skin and not be misled by all the hype about the ideal beauty.
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Perhaps it helps to have a boyfriend who also accepts her for who she is, acne and all.
So when the Grammy-winning singer revealed the real score about her retouched performance photos, fans were more surprised about the fact that her skin isn't that perfect than her bravado in pointing out her physical flaws.
"The 17-year-old star shared two contrasting photos of herself, one which shows her acne-ridden skin and another taken the same day that has been altered to hide it," the Daily Mail reported.
Lorde, whose given name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, tweeted the photos with the following message: "I find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)"
The images in question are those of the "Royals" singer performing at the Lollapalooza festival at Santiago, Chile. These show her at different angles -- her retouched look showed her facing forward, while her unedited appearance showed only the right side of her face. On closer examination, you could see faint pockmarks and red blemishes on the teenage artist's cheek in the unedited version.
This is not the first time that Lorde revealed her battle with acne. In February this year, she shared an Instagram selfie of her pre-bedtime face dotted with acne cream, Us Weekly noted. "In bed in paris with my acne cream on," read her caption of the photo, enlightening the general public about her skin care regimen.
Lorde will be in Chicago for another Lollapalooza performance this coming August, the Daily Mail added.