Photoshop is out of control, people. These days, y’all should just assume any model’s thighs are twice as thick as they appear. That’s why I’m loving these completely unretouched ads from the beauty line Make Up For Ever. In fact, these pics have even been certified by a notary! Each of the models is naturally gorgeous and had her makeup professionally applied, of course. But I still love any and all proof that women can look this ah-maz-ing without airbrushing.
Check out another one of Make Up For Ever’s airbrushing-free images, after the jump: Keep reading »
I dunno about you ladies, but when my inner thighs touch, I feel, like, totally disgusting. Frankly, if you can’t toss at least a softball through them at all times, it’s diet time, amIright?! As for this Victoria’s Secret model, well, the way she’s been Photoshopped just makes me want to go bowling. [Victoria's Secret via The Gloss] Keep reading »
Holly Madison wants us to know that she isn’t perfect. And so she allowed Life and Style magazine to publish a photo of her in a bikini without retouching. I don’t see much in the cellulite department, but Holly insists that it’s there. “I have cellulite—and had it even when I was at my absolute thinnest. I’m never not going to have cellulite,” she said. “People need to just accept that it’s there.” Good point, but I’m actually more interested in that scar on her lower back that looks suspiciously like a butterfly tramp stamp that’s been lasered off. [Huffington Post]
Posing for photos sans retouching has become a big celebrity trend. And I gotta give it up for them—there is something reassuring about seeing that famously gorgeous ladies don’t just come that way and understanding that there’s an entire industry that makes people look the way they do on glossy pages. After the jump, more stars without retouching.
How sad! Model Marisa Miller appears to have lost her arm in a tragic airbrushing accident while wearing Victoria’s Secret’s “Sexiest Polo.” [Victoria's Secret via Jezebel] Keep reading »
Warning: this image might put you in a trance. On one hand, I’m glad to see they didn’t butcher the original image by shaving inches off Katy’s arms and legs. But they sure seemed to have pumped up her ta-tas huh? But the hand! The hand! I cannot look away! Keep reading »
What’s that? Wrinkles on the cover of a national magazine? Could it be?!?! Jane Fonda, looking fabulous at 73, posed on the cover of Good Housekeeping (you know, that magazine your grandma reads?) sans airbrushing. “I feel sorry for these young actresses coming up,” Fonda told the magazine, continuing:
“If they have a dimple on their buttock, there’s a close-up of it in some gossip magazine. So there’s a cult of perfection. Consequently all the young people who emulate celebrities think they have to look perfect and that’s so destructive.”
Granted this is observation is coming from a woman with plastic surgery who is famous, in part, for her line of aerobics videos. But hey, I’ll take my feminists in Hollywood where I can get them. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
Vogue may be the biggest fashion magazine in the world, with the most talented photographers and retouchers at their disposal, but even they are capable of tragic Photoshop butchery. Poor cover girl Kristen Stewart. She’s been rendered almost unrecognizable in one of the photographs featured in the February issue. Surely Anna Wintour didn’t approve this?! [via Cover Awards] Keep reading »
Justin Bieber looks like he’s starring in an ad for Cover Girl cosmetics on the cover of Brazil’s Toda Teen Star magazine. I need to know the secret to those full, luscious lashes ASAP. Keep reading »
Anytime you hear about un-Photoshopped celeb pics, you assume you’re in for a scandalous treat. We love these gossip items because they make us feel better about ourselves by showing us that famous people aren’t actually flawless demi-gods. Apparently, however, in the case of Madonna, she still looks pretty damn fine without photoshop magic. Here, for your viewing pleasure, some pre-Photoshop pics from her much talked about Dolce & Gabbana campaign. And we must say … we can only hope we look this good at 52 years old. After the jump, some more photos for you to closely inspect with fascination (because we know you will). [StyleFrizz] Keep reading »
Remember the late-’90s show “Cybill,” starring Cybill Shepherd? Here’s a clip from our favorite episode in which Cybill models for a shoe campaign only to find a billboard of herself with an incredibly Photoshopped
body. Outraged about her lack of curves, she and her pal sneak up to the billboard at night to paint in her shape. This quote takes the cake: “This billboard is telling women that they can’t be fabulous in their forties unless they haven’t eaten since their twenties!” [YouTube
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