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#1 Peanut

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

So, while browsing my guilty pleasure (journalistic rubbish but delightful trash, Daily Mail), I came across an article about a Russian makeup artist who can apparently turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.  Looking at the photos I can see he certainly has skill, but the last photo has me wondering just how much!  What do you think, has her nose really been whittled away by makeup or has someone been over-zealous with Photoshop?





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Edited by Peanut, 27 November 2012 - 07:45 AM.


#2 qak

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

Her nose is completely different, her forehead is now narrower ...  Photoshop!

#3 Tigerdog

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

I think they all pretty much look fake except for one or two and the porn-star (as opposed to 'covergirl') look isn't something I'd go for anyway!

#4 _Alana_

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

After looking at all the pics. Yes I think it's the makeup, you can see their best features that are highlighted with the makeup.

#5 beccajayne

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:56 AM

QUOTE (_Alana_ @ 27/11/2012, 07:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After looking at all the pics. Yes I think it's the makeup, you can see their best features that are highlighted with the makeup.

I agree.
The nose does make you think it might be photoshopped but all the others highlighted their best features.


#6 chookpea

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

I think there is some photoshopping.
Yikes it's a lot of makeup though.  The eye makeup in some of the photos is a tad excessive to me!

#7 babatjie

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

If you watch some youtube videos of more 'extreme' makeup, you can see how they use areas of shadows and then of light to trick you into say thinking her nose is smaller or forehead narrower. I'm not sure if this particular makeup artist uses photoshop or not, but there are some amazingly talented makeup artists. I have seen makeup done to make an average girl look like she has very large doll eyes.

I don't even wear makeup and isn't into it at all, but it really is a form of art. I can see the beauty and talent in it, even if it isn't my cup of tea.

#8 Ally'smum

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

All of that can be done with makeup and lighting. There would be so many layers on there that it is not something you could wear outside, just in a studio with lots of lights and reflectors!

I saw Kim Kardashian's makeup being done once and couldn't believe how much they used and how it transformed her.

#9 twinboys

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:49 AM

It is a mix of everything.

The lighting is is straight onto her face minimizing shadows and lines
The photo has been taken at a slightly lower level the second time round so you are looking up her nose a little bit - so her nose is on a different angle and the tip of her nose looks more defined.
The photo has been retouched for sure - look at her hairline in the first photo - those little baby hairs are impossible to style and get off the skin, in the second photo that patch of baby hair fuzz is gone also the skin has been smoothed.

You should see some before and after photos of my work and it is amazing the difference even though the make up and hair I did looked great during a photo shoot after retouching it looks amazing!


#10 niggles

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

Photoshop and not even well done. Very poor use of the clone brush.

#11 Mpjp is feral

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:19 AM

I'd say it's not so much makeup as it is face paint. I think there is so much on there that no human being would go out in public!!

#12 Propaganda

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

I think it's mostly make-up, some photoshop. The nose is different because she is pulling a different expression. My nose changes shape when I smile too.

I don't know why he used a crazy yellow-based foundation on a pink-skinned girl though. That looks rubbish. She was much prettier to begin with. A good make-up artist would have worked with her features, not covered her up.

#13 Feral timtam

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

To be honest I think the hairstyle have just as much to do with the transformations as the makeup does, most of the before hair styles are very flat and there's been no smoothing products or heat styling used but the after shots the hair has been heat styled and has a fair amount of product in it.

I don't think photoshop has been used at all. Clever make up, hairstyling and posing are enough to do the trick. I've seen my SIL achieve a similar although slightly less refined transformation with her own make up, so I'm less inclined to suspect computer trickery.




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