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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Renee on

She’s definitely had a nose job.

Sarahjane on

I love Gaga. She’s fantastic. I don’t believe the crazy makeup and outfits are about attention or part of some crazy mental issues. I went to HS with a girl who was similarly wacky. It was just who she was, and at 30 still is.

Sara on

I will love her no matter what she looks like. I don’t listen to pop music, I’m a fan of rock, but this woman has real talent and a real singing voice. All the power to her. I’m proud to call her Mother Monster!

Gypsy on

She tries WAYYY too hard.

Rachel on

This lil Monster is thrilled Mommy M is back! As for the pics all women wear makeup and some don’t. So Mother M is no diff. Suck it up haters! Us lil Monsters are the majority you are the minority!

@ Judy – and you have self esteem issues. Jealously is not normal dear!

Lala on

I like her better, in the left picture. Either way, she needs to exfoliate or moisturize her lips… I don’t understand her outrageous looks, and outfits. She just looks ridiculous.

Tina on

What’s up with the bleached eyebrows. Creepy.

Ann on

She is the bomb. Love her!

Ann on

She is the bomb. Love her! :)

Karen on

I am so over this fame monger. Her Little Monsters are bullies and so is Gaga. Applause is horrible, her costumes are getting stale and she just needs to go away forever.

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