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???

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.

Lena on

Girl needs some Chapstick! Ouch!

Lee on

Cirque du Soleil’s website has a cover page with a female model wearing a full face make up in these colors, featuring a world map. It has been there for years.

isabelle on

Hey! Lady Gaga. Go see a P!NK show. You’ll then learn a thing or two about PURE, RAW, TALENT. :)

Nancy on

LOL. Lady GAGA is BA-BYE. She is not original, she acts like someone with 75 different personalities and it’s predictable and BORING. Perhaps if she just gave us all her God given musical talents without all the fanfare I wouldn’t have made the latter statements. You can go away now.

lou on

Gaga, it’s time to quit milking the hip surgery thing… I got 2 total hip replacements for a birth defect & they take 12 weeks each to heal & rehab. I used a walker for a short time, then crutches for 6 weeks after but I NEVER used a wheelchair, in fact the hospital ( Clev. Clinic) would never have released me until knowing I was capable of non weight bearing but still able to get around… just wondering what your drs. are telling you, or if you are telling them what to do… just saying…

Danielle on

In show business …out a sight…out of mind…….and it’s true in this case…..Lady Gaga…..who….? she was fast rising to the top and much faster coming down.Only Madonna has the it factor…..= longevity

Dina on

She looks so weird and harsh and stuff, but then you listen her music style, and she is like The jonas bros sister….. she is like so vanilla pop.

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