Katie Couric Goes Makeup-Free (PHOTOS)

01/12/2013 09:29 am ET | Updated Mar 14, 2013

Katie Couric went makeup-free for the first time ever on her Friday show.

Couric made the move for an episode of "Katie" that examined the beauty industry and its effects on women.

"I'm not the first to go on television without the spackle ... but knowing that a lot of other people have done it doesn't make it easier," she said on her show.

She posted a "before-and-after" picture on her Instagram account to show how she looked with and without makeup:

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Here's how she looked on the show:

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