07/30/2015 02:25 EDT | Updated 07/30/2015 04:59 EDT

14 Astounding Celebrity Makeup Transformations

Few of us are under the illusion that our favourite stars go makeup-free at events – they have a team of people to ensure they look their best.

But it never fails to amaze us how some expertly applied foundation and brush strokes can transform someone’s look. Not only can cosmetics turn a bare-faced Rihanna (who looks gorgeous, by the way) into one with red lips and long lashes, they can make the usually sun-kissed Jennifer Lawrence look like a pale English rose.

As BuzzFeed shows in the video above, makeup has some serious, scary power.

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