Lady Gaga's New Look: Are You Glad She's Back to 'Normal?'

08/14/2013 at 11:02 AM ET

Lady Gaga ApplauseSonia Moskowitz/Getty, Splash News Online

While Lady Gaga was recovering from hip surgery, we definitely noticed a void in our “crazy celebrity dressing” world that even Rihanna couldn’t fill. And the few times she stepped out, she looked almost like any other girl (that is, if any other girl wore a beehive or an exposed bra — she couldn’t be too pedestrian).

But at her first big return to the public eye at an event a few weeks ago, she looked totally unlike the Gaga we all know and love: No giant egg, no meat dress, not even a wacky face mask. In minimal makeup, a black dress and dark brown hair, she was almost unrecognizable, and we were wondering whether Lady Gaga was replaced for good by Laid-Back Gaga.

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But now she’s back on the streets promoting her new single Applause, channeling its artsy cover by walking around L.A. with her face painted in abstract shapes and bold hues. And of course she’s been accompanying the face paint with artsy hairstyles, out-there ensembles and her preferred platform boots.

At this point, the only way she’d really shock us is if she showed up somewhere in cutoffs, flip flops and a ponytail, but we do appreciate the effort. So tell us: Are you glad to see Gaga back to “normal,” or did you like her foray into more “ordinary” style?

–Alex Apatoff

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Shane Lucas on

I like the new look.Her eyebrows are non existent so I wouldnt call it normal but this is a GREAT change from the egg head and blood. Lady gaga is very talented, She doesnt need gimmicks. Just kill them with your amazing music! Glad shes back!

Judy on

This woman has identity problems….she will never be “normal”…

H&G on

Whats wrong with her lips why are they all cracked up like that?

Anna on

Love Mother Monster

Garry on

Lady Gaga bores me, as does anyone who tries so hard to attract so much attention all the time. Enough with the costumes and make-up, already. If she really can write and sing songs that will last for years to come, let’s see her do that. Otherwise, who needs her.

SoNotHollywood on

Whats with the harsh comments? I’m not a huge fan but theres a reason she is #1 on the top selling artists list UNDER 30. She makes more money than all of you so let her be.

guest on

This is normal????

Guest1 on

I have never seen her without her “make up”. She is a very attractive lady. Hopefully now that she is a proven talent and she is very artistic with her ideas and presentations, she will let her natural self shine along with her talents and use her artistic talents in other areas rather than herself. After all, she’s already been there done that! Time to evolve.

Jaci on

Either way, she’s wacked. Her normal is anything but. I’m not a fan, can u tell??

Jaci on

I agree w/Garry…… If ur talented, just sing and skip the weird makeup and costumes. She’s just like any other hip hop artist – trying to stand out but not bc of her “talent”.
And @SoCalledHollywood — what’s her money have to do w it???

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