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Before and After Makeup
image Here's an interesting series of pictures of models before and after makeup is applied (one, two, three, four, five, six, seven). To see the pictures you can also go to the main page of the Yossi Bitton Makeup School site and navigate through to the 'before and after' gallery, but beware of the annoying music. The after pictures have to be photoshopped. There's no way that makeup alone could conceal skin imperfections that perfectly.
Categories: Body Manipulation
Posted by Alex on Fri Oct 22, 2004
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WOW. These women should all be sued for deceptive advertising!!! :o

Let's face it, women are really not the fairer sex when compared au natural in the light of day!
Posted by Byrdeye  on  Sat Mar 03, 2007  at  10:47 AM
Of course, womanhood is the art of deception...
Posted by Byrdeye  on  Sat Mar 03, 2007  at  10:50 AM
Lol. I just love how other women are really nice to everyone when they don't have their makeup on, then turn into self-absorbed catty people with their noses stuck in the air when they do have it on. Then they brag about how "beautiful" they are with their artificial looks. Talk about bragging about nothing.

It is true that makeup can't do everything, Keira Knightley always looks flawless at premieres and award ceremonies, but if you use High Definition tv and zoom in on her forehead, you can see her pimples.
Posted by Jessie  on  Tue Mar 20, 2007  at  09:57 PM
Not only do I agree with the previous posters (maybe photoshop), but the before pictures seem to have the worst lighting possible, while the afters have the most flattering lightening possibles, it seems. I look fine, thank God, without make-up (I think that many people look better w/out), but I know that I look great in some lighting yet 10-15 years older in other...aaaah!
Posted by Mary  on  Sat Apr 14, 2007  at  11:31 AM
Anyone that can't see that nearly all of these CLEARLY use photoshop has never used photoshop before. Makeup may do wonders, but a number of them are blatantly retouched and airbrushed.
Posted by an art student  on  Mon Apr 30, 2007  at  03:58 PM
this ia c-c-c-craazzyyyy
Posted by crazy girl 101  on  Sun May 06, 2007  at  06:44 PM
I do not believe these are photoshopped, have you ever watched a professional at work its amazing, I attened a conference for foundation, one of the best names in the industry did half a face in 2 hours, the face looked perfect not one flaw, contouring is amazing one of the models had her nose contoured another her chin, the one with the pot marks, if you look they are still there but well covered, and the shading helps incredibly, one woman had a pimple still there to you just really have to look, its an illusion everythings still there but after the makeu0p application and amazing lighting its hard to tell. People would really be amazed what lighting makeup and hair could do. DO you really think that celebrities really look like that?? What do you think happpens when they break out badly it gets covered up and you could almost not even tell anything is there.
Posted by Jess  on  Fri May 11, 2007  at  05:51 PM
also to the airbrishing comment, you can airbrush makeup on a person which also makes it flawless, so it could have been airbrushed in person not necisarily on photoshop....
Posted by jess  on  Fri May 11, 2007  at  05:53 PM
i think makeup can do that, but pleas people should take it eazy on them selfs. thats toooooooooooooooo much make up, and isn't the real person . so what is the point.......
Posted by tara  on  Sun Jun 17, 2007  at  09:46 PM
personally I really think these are semi-real pictures...touched up just a bit to take away hair line issues and other "flaws" you dont even need to use the latex paint or whatever. I am a make-up artist its all about using a highlighting foundation in all of the right places.. I learn the best from eve pearl. an amazing make-up artist.. a good way to conceal under eye circles is instead of using a light yellow colour under the eyes you use a salmon color conceler... it works wonders!
try highlighting the areas of your face where the light hits... of course this technique is very time consuming and requires more colours and varieties of makeup than the average girl has on hand. really it is pretty amazing what just a brush and powder and base make-up can do if you use it right... thats the key.
Posted by cheyenne  on  Fri Jul 13, 2007  at  07:14 PM
Posted by anonymous  on  Thu Aug 16, 2007  at  05:22 PM
that is just so wrong... they look so much like normal people would and then they just look really pretty... basically it is saying that anyone can be a model.. it definetly makes you wonder what some of the hottest models look like
Posted by kelly  on  Mon Sep 10, 2007  at  07:20 PM
What about this?
Posted by whatabout  on  Tue Oct 02, 2007  at  11:51 PM
as a professional photo editor myself
i can assure you those are edited, heavily, and pretty badly i may add, because they are so obvious
Posted by jenn  on  Mon Nov 05, 2007  at  03:53 AM
Yeah, these photos have definitely been photo-shopped. You can see choppy areas on the bottom of their jaws and their foreheads look smudged. But that's not to say airbrushing doesn't work wonders. The proof is simply in pictures of models and celebrities without their make-up on. Flawless skin doesn't exist on anyone (but babies) without make-up. Besides, every make-up artist will attest to their effectiveness. I've never heard one say anything bad about the effects they get from airbrushing.
Posted by Amanda  on  Sun Jan 06, 2008  at  01:07 AM
Now, I must be honest.
I am not a make up artist, per se, but I do know as I study the art of it, thought not completed.
For things such as, they will use something called 'Full Coverage Foundation.'
IE; The thickest and most flawless foundation possible.
It will cover everything.
Not a problem. Skin color wise, if you don't change that of the neck and shoulders aswell then you will just look like you're wearing a mask. This will have used slight amounts of photoshop as after a procedure such as they don't want to spend much time photoshopping, therefore makeup will cover most of it.
if anyone's wondering.
MAC Full Coverage is the way to go
& no, in person it does not look too terrible.
Posted by Dolly  on  Wed Feb 13, 2008  at  03:55 PM
As a photographer who has worked a lot with stuff like this, I think it is airbrushed makeup, the kind that is sprayed on. It's like magic and covers anything,even hideously huge pimples. Look at the angle differences with some of the gals. The photographer who did the after shots chose flattering angles to their nose/chins etc and also use lighting with hardly any shadow so any bumps or wrinkles wont show.
Posted by Amber  on  Thu Feb 21, 2008  at  12:55 AM
there all rank and fake. but good job with the makeup some people are just born ugly and need it.
Posted by megan  on  Tue Apr 22, 2008  at  07:56 PM
Hi the makeup artist I think that the pics are real anjd if anyone wants to complain then why dont you try and see if you can do this LOL 😊
Posted by kirstyleigh  on  Tue Jul 15, 2008  at  02:40 AM
Soooo much airbrushing.
Posted by Magenta  on  Wed Jul 23, 2008  at  09:36 PM
These are completely real. The only thing that was done with Photoshop was smoothing the skin, which has a big effect. Plenty of celebrities have this type of makeup done to them. Two examples are Eva Longoria and Drew Barrymore. They look just like these women do without makeup, but once their makeup artist does exactly what was done in these photos, they look flawless.

Trust me, I know what I'm talking about.
Posted by Ashley  on  Sun Oct 12, 2008  at  01:40 PM
I believe these photos, and these make-up artists
who believe in the "natural" look should have their head examined, a good water-based make-up
followed by some face powder, makes you flawless
and these pictures prove my point...
Posted by blondex21  on  Fri Dec 12, 2008  at  03:20 PM
This is what I am talking about! Professional makeup can do wonders visually accomplishing almost surgery-like results.
Posted by Makeup Magazine  on  Tue Mar 24, 2009  at  12:47 PM
Notice the teeth. Make-up doesn't make your teeth whiter, therefore I believe these photos to be photoshopped.
Posted by Erika  on  Sun Jun 28, 2009  at  01:30 PM
You can clearly see the pixel-damage done by photo-shop attempts in numbers 4-7. Especially with the woman suffering from acne and scarring. There are certian skin adhesives makeup artists use to lift the eyebrows or the jawline, but these are not used for bumps or indents in the face. These have been airbrushed because though makeup can cover color imperfections on the face, it is not a substitute for elasticity loss of the skin. If those pics were taken out in the sunlight, the skin's texture imperfections would clearly cast shadow on the face.
Posted by Jessica Ouellette  on  Sat Aug 22, 2009  at  10:43 AM
I think beside the makeup, they used photoshop to eliminate some unwanted details.
Posted by Bad Virus  on  Thu Feb 11, 2010  at  05:04 AM
This is almost offensive. Especially to these women...
Posted by Frankling  on  Wed Mar 03, 2010  at  03:47 AM
omg that is freaky
Posted by thirisha  on  Thu Apr 15, 2010  at  06:01 AM
Very beautiful makeup. But the after pics are definitely retouched. I retouch makeover photos all the time so I know what they look like and what to look for to find out if they are retouched! But still the makeup is truly amazing and the thing about airbrush makeup is that you don't see the "speckled" foundation look so it gives a very fine, flawless finish!
Posted by Sarah  on  Tue Apr 20, 2010  at  04:05 AM
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