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Mariko Shinoda “Only AKB48 Cute Without Makeup”

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AKB48’s much put upon Mariko Shinoda has been the subject of considerable praise after some rare shots of her without an outer hull of makeup applied emerged – admirers maintain she may even be naturally pretty.

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Publication quality photographs:

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Pictures of Shinoda prior to her acquisition of AKB48 powers have been circulating online as well – and seem to suggest her lack of reliance on makeup may yet have other explanations:

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The rare appearances of other AKB48 members without heavy layers of makeup and Photoshop have generally been held up by idol watchers as outstanding examples of the beguiling power of makeup, although AKB48 apparently rely more on their musical talents and firm grips than their looks:

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