Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi posted a photo of her ostensibly makeup-free face online today, and she actually looks very nice in it. I’d say “surprisingly nice,” but it’s not really a surprise that someone would look better without trowel-applied bronzer, now is it?

She kind of looks like a different person, no? Or rather, the same person but way, way better, as she’s not made up in guidette drag. As it turns out, Snooks has got herself some nice, long eyelashes (which may or may not be extensions) and a cute little rosebud mouth (which may or may not have some gloss on it). She also looks much more Chilean when she’s not trying so hard to look Italian. All in all, it’s a major improvement. I guess scrubbing your face with cat litter really does work wonders on your skin.