Posts tagged "airbrushing"

Kate Moss Wore No Makeup In The ’90s Because Of The Recession?

Makeup artist Kay Montano prepared Kate Moss for for an iconic Calvin Klein perfume ad shoot in the late '90s.
By: Catherine Strawn / September 22, 2009

Shocker! Kate Moss Looks Different Before And After Airbrushing

Kate Moss is hotter than ever these days. She's killing it in new Prada and Just Cavalli campaigns, gracing the September covers of W and Russian Vogue, and recent business dealings with Simon Cowell and Philip Green indicate that the model-turned-designer is also entering into entertainment mogul territory. But the Daily Mail,…
By: Erin Flaherty / August 14, 2009

Self Editor Fails At Defending Herself

After all the hype about the excessive photoshopping and airbrushing that was done to Kelly Clarkson's photo on the cover of Self, Editor-In-Chief Lucy Danziger faced the Meredith Viera on the "Today" show to defend her magazine’s editing choices. Danzinger was hardly successful at defending herself. In fact, the more she spoke,…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / August 14, 2009

Airbrushing Facebook Photos Is The Vainest Thing I’ve Ever Heard Of

Airbrushing: It used to be only for average-sized women on ladymag covers and Gisele's pregnant belly. Now, according to The Sun, some Facebookers are touching up their personal photos to plump boobs, flatten bellies, and whiten teeth. One British photography shop said customers who want their photos airbrushed have increased 550 percent.
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2009

Was Kelly Clarkson Slimmed Down Or Just A Victim Of Routine Airbrushing?

Like many celebrities, Kelly Clarkson appears on the September issue of Self looking more svelte than recent pictures of her in real life. We've been talking about airbrushing all week here at The Frisky, and we'll continue to until it's less of an industry standard. (Mind you, once that day comes, then we'll…
By: Erin Flaherty / August 7, 2009

Sharon Stone Topless On The Cover Of Paris Match

There's been plenty of talk of airbrushing in the news this week, and we have no doubt that 51-year-old Sharon Stone's bod was given the same treatment for this Paris Match cover. They certainly didn't skimp on the body oil, that's for damn sure. In spite of all of Stone's cuckoo banana antic…
By: Erin Flaherty / August 6, 2009

Should Airbrushing Come With Warning Labels?

Even though she's a mom, Victoria Beckham's taut and toned body in the new Armani ad released today is utterly devoid of wrinkles and jiggly bits. Gisele's pregnant belly was flattened in the London Fog ads. Beth Ditto got fattened up on the cover of Love. Kim Kardashia…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2009

Gisele’s Airbrushing Gone Horribly Wrong

Come to think of it, it's hard to think of an example of airbrushing gone right, but this London Fog incident is certainly disturbing. According to WWD, the company, which shot the campaign at the beginning of Gisele's pregnancy, decided to erase her pregnant stomach in order to "respect her privacy." It seems parent corporatio…
By: Erin Flaherty / July 29, 2009

Quote Of The Day: Kate Winslet Thinks Airbrushing Makes Her Look Stoned

"I have wrinkles here [points to her forehead], which are very evident, and I will particularly say when I look at movie posters, 'You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please can you change it back?' I'd rather be the woman they're saying 'She's looking older' about than 'She's looking stoned.'"— Kate Winslet i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2009

Is Photoshopping OK When It Makes Someone’s Body Bigger?

I think we all agree that magazines have gone a little overboard with Photoshopping photos in a quest for perfection on their beautiful, glossy pages. It can be detrimental to women's attitudes about our own bodies when we see models with pencil-like legs and whittled-down waists. But what about when photo retouching make…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 16, 2009

French Elle De-Glams Scarlett Johansson

French Elle has bitch slapped the fashion and beauty industries with their most recent cover. Again. For the second time this year, their cover shoot was minimally made up and, dare I say it, almost natural looking. We loved when they shot hottie model Eva Herzigova sans makeup a couple months again, putting…
By: Lily Q / June 10, 2009

L’Oreal Lightens Up Freida Pinto

We were psyched to learn that L'Oreal hired "Slumdog Millionaire"'s Freida Pinto as its latest spokesperson. This is the first shot from the upcoming ad campaign. She looks ... lighter. L'Oreal, have you learned nothing from the Beyonce debacle? [via Daily Mail U.K.] Update: L'Oreal sent us this statement: "L'Oréal Paris i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2009

Australian Teen Magazine Goes Retouch-Free For An Issue

On the heels of French Elle's no-makeup or retouching issue, Australian teen magazine Dolly is highlighting more natural photographs, as well. Most of the June "airbrush-free" issue's photographs are un-retouched and labeled a "Retouch Free Zone" stamp. We're all for more reality in magazines, especially those geared toward girls. When I…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2009

French Elle’s No-Makeup Issue

Magazine editors seem to have noticed (at last!) that women need to see models and actresses in a truer form, without the work of makeup artists and retouchers to mask their pores, cellulite, and wrinkles. The upcoming issue of French Elle, which hits newsstands this weekend, features Eva Herzigova, Monica Bellucci, Sophie Marceau, Charlotte Rampling,…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 13, 2009

Complex Forgets To Airbush Kim Kardasian’s Booty

Hey, remember how we looked back at all the airbrushing scandals of the last year? Well here's another! Kim Kardashian was photographed for the cover of Complex magazine, but I guess they forgot to Photoshop one of the images they used. It's since been fixed on the website -- Skinnier? Check! Whiter? Check! --…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2009

Dove’s Side Of The Airbrushing Story

Dove finally issued a statement about the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty ads and whether they were airbrushed. They say that there wasn't any major retouching on the photos, only removal of dust and minor color correction. Pascal Dangin, the retoucher, confirms this: "The recent article published by The New Yorker incorrectly implies that I…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 9, 2008
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