KATE HUDSON was so freaked when she saw her face on “Glee” she paid her own makeup artist to fix it up, say sources.

“Kate thought she had what she called ‘Hollywood face,’” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

“She complained that her makeup was over the top, and she looked more like a wax statue than a person!”

The 33-year-old actress signed for a plum six-episode guest gig on “Glee,” playing an alcoholic dance instructor riding roughshod on Lea Mi­chele’s character Rachel.

But when Kate saw her face on the small screen during the hit FOX show’s season pre­miere, she lost it, revealed the source.

“Kate was horrified by how she looked,” the insider said.

“She usually plays the romantic lead in movies, which means everyone works hard to make her look flawless.

“But on ‘Glee’ it’s not all about her. Besides that, producers wanted Kate’s character to look icy and over the top, and that’s exactly what they got.

“Kate got the OK to bring in her own makeup artist and paid the tab herself. It was worth it to her to look her best.

“Everyone on the show wants her to be happy, but most of the team thought she was being ridiculous.”

The bubbly blonde is best known for her Oscar-nominated role in “Almost Famous” along with high-profile parts in rom-coms like “You, Me and Dupree” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”

AND when “GLEEre­turns after Major League Baseball’s World Se­ries, she’s desperate to measure up to Gwyneth Paltrow, who won an Emmy for her 2011 guest gig on the popular musi­cal series.

“Kate loves singing and dancing, and she’s jealous that some review­ers have compared her less than favorably with Gwyneth,” said the in­sider.

“She’s out to prove that anything Gwyneth can do, she can do better.”