Like most teenagers, Lorde suffers from acne.

But unlike most teenagers, the 17-year-old is a superstar who’s supposed to look “perfect” every time she’s protographed – which means makeup is often used to hide her blemishes and/or those photos are edited.

Now the “Royals” songstress has revealed the reality of it all, with one special message to her fans: No one is perfect, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

“i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-),” the New Zealnd singer-songwriter posted on her Twitter account.

The top accompanying edited image shows the brunette with, as she refers to it, “perfect skin.”

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In the bottom unedited photo, her red and scarred cheeks are on full display.

Both pics are from the songstress’ performance at the Lollapalooza festival, which she attended in Santiago, Chile on Sunday.

The pretty young starlet has been vocal about her acne woes. Just two months ago, she Instagrammed a picture of herself in bed, with her face full of a cream to help cure her pimples.

“in bed in paris with my acne cream on.”


#SkinProbz aside, Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor) made headlines this week after her boyfriend, James Lowe, opened up about their high-profile romance.

The blog post is called “Everybody Returns Some Day,” and the 24-year-old writes how he struggled for several months to share his thoughts and to “clear the air about a lot of misconceptions out there.”

“Since originally sitting down to write this post, Ella has become a two-time Grammy winner,” he says. “She has taken home a Brit too.

“Currently she is on the opposite side of the world on tour. As much as I miss her, I couldn’t be prouder of what she has achieved so far. If you are lucky enough to attend one of her shows on this current tour, you’ll experience more than just her voice. The production she has dreamt up looks incredible…I can’t wait to see it myself next month.”


The photographer has been the victim of online bullying, but he doesn’t let it faze him.

“[These] negative aspects are only a small part of my world now.”

He continues, “More importantly, I’ve found a little inspiration from new faces. People I look up to. People whose work I admire so much. For all this I have to thank the one I look up to the most. Who I admire the most. Who still fills the voids I try to avoid.”