As we grow older, we can’t help but question how realistic Disney princesses actually are. After all, Ariel swam in the ocean all day, she couldn’t possibly have worn makeup the entire time. Plus, how was Belle getting so dolled up everyday when she was living in such a “poor, provincial town”? Did they take off their makeup before they slept, and if so, did they use makeup wipes? Perhaps they were more of an oil cleanser type bunch?
This time, Loryn Brantz, who has previously illustrated other favorites for Buzzfeed like what Disney princesses would look like with real hair and Disney princesses in old age, explored what the princesses would look like sans makeup. The result? The princesses look significantly more natural, but not any less beautiful. That’s how it is in real life, isn’t it?
Click through the gallery to see some of Disney’s princesses without makeup, and head over to Buzzfeed to check out the rest. Spoiler: Snow White draws in her brows. A girl after our own hearts.