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Beyonce's Unretouched L'Oreal Photos Caused a Stir, But She's Still Flawless!

by Meredith B. Kile 5:32 PM PST, February 18, 2015
Photo: Getty Images

[Editor's Note: The photos have been removed at the request of the photographer.]

It's honestly a little comforting to know that sometimes, even Queen Bey wakes up like this!

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The Internet exploded Wednesday when fansite The Beyoncé World leaked 224 apparently unretouched photos from Beyoncé’s commercial and print shoots for L'Oréal's 2013 Feria and Infallible campaign.

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The photos show the diva in striking eye and lip makeup, but with laugh lines, skin imperfections and a few facial hairs (a.k.a. human flaws), a few Photoshop steps away from the polished Beyoncé that appears in the final campaigns.

Photo: L'Oreal

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The Beyoncé World deleted the photos soon after, citing a massive backlash from the diva’s fans, known collectively as "The BeyHive." The fansite also released a statement about the controversy surrounding the photos.

"Due to the disdain of the BeyHive, we have removed the photos," Beyonce World wrote in a statement. "We don't want to cause any drama, nor do we wish to start fan wars. Some of the things we have seen posted were just horrible, and we don't want any parts of it. We were just posting the photos to share the fact that our queen is naturally beautiful, at the same time she is just a regular woman."

Photo: Beyonce

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