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We already knew Bethenny Frankel isn’t afraid to bare it all — remember her nude photoshoot for PETA? — but we never thought a former member of Real Housewives would be willing to show herself completely bare-faced. That, however, is exactly the surprise Bethenny gave us all today when sharing a photo of herself minus the magic of makeup.

Happy Monday, everyone! Hopefully your black circles aren’t as bad as mine. #Monday #tired #nomakeup#makeupfree #nofilter,” she captioned the pic of herself. The close-up shows Bethenny against a burgundy background and wearing a simple black top.

And although we’re not one to talk — our black circles could easily rival Bethenny’s — we have to say this isn’t exactly the most flattering of photos we’ve ever seen published on the 43-year-old’s Instagram.

Just the other day, in fact, Bethenny shared a photo from the set of her daytime talk show that had us questioning her age. We mean, just look at those buns of steel!

Not that we don’t understand why Bethenny may be feeling a bit more rundown than normal. Beside taking care of daughter Bryn and juggling the responsibilities of being a single parent, the head of the Skinnygirl empire has a TV show to run, tabloid rumors to manage, and a social media network to oversee.

All that in mind, it’s amazing she looks as good as she does!

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Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!