We're used to seeing our Hollywood stars looking picture perfect.
But beneath the make-up and blow drys, Drew Barrymore looks just like anyone else - a point she feels is important to make.
Sharing two images to her Instagram on Thursday night - one taken after hours in the hair and make-up chair, one make-up free - she wrote about the illusion of beauty.
What I propose some days are great and beautiful,' wrote the Santa Clarita Diet star.
'Sure, I can be this with two hours of hair and makeup and amazing photography and lighting. I also feel beautiful after a sweaty workout... But it all takes work!
'Which is good because we can achieve it.'
The second image showed Drew looking distressed, tears running down the mother-of-two's face.
What I can’t hide is that some days are difficult and not so pretty... and I realize I am lucky with solvable problems and my gratitude is never ending. But sometimes life can just get to you and take you down for a minute! But we cry and then pick ourselves up and put one foot in front of the other,' mused Drew.
She then asked: 'Can anyone relate?'
The 43-year-old Never Been Kissed star has her own make-up line, Flower Beauty, and is usually seen looking camera ready.
She is raising two daughters with her ex-husband Will Kopelman, and is making sure they have a normal childhood, despite her own unusual upbringing.
Born into the Barrymore acting dynasty, Drew was a child star at three thanks to her winning role as Gertie in E.T.
She infamously went to rehab for addiction aged just 14 but has said she is thankful to have got her bad behavior out of the way at an early age.