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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 The Curator on Fri Oct 22, 2004
Comments (89)
maybe its just me but even in the afters these girls/women dont look good. i mean the work done on them was drastic and made a hell of a difference but their naturally hideous and i can see it under that makeup.
Posted by debrah  in  new jersey  on  Wed Oct 26, 2005  at  06:04 PM
Hey i know that some people would to look like that i mean who wouldn't want to look like that. But there is a line between pretty and fake and these are a little too fake. The good thing is about this is not everyone looks like that. The photos do look like they have been touched up big time though
Posted by Bethany  in  Texas  on  Sun Nov 06, 2005  at  07:03 PM
get pictures of woman or people putting the makeup on
Posted by shannon  on  Tue Nov 08, 2005  at  08:05 AM
latex and paint? no way! Im thinking stage makeup since i have used it before. with certain lighting it creates a flawless look. However in the first photo there is a blur between the girls hairline and skin which makes me suspicios of photoshop or enhancement. Even if the skin is more flawless than usual the girls features have not been altered and whatever someone said about lips becoming bigger is a lip plumper or the outline of the lips overfilled to create bigger lips it is not an enhancement. Lighter and shinier colours can create an illusion of bigger fuller lips.
Posted by Olivia  in  Australia  on  Thu Nov 10, 2005  at  07:59 AM
These photos are real. I know one of the chicks in the pictures. Also, there is a hair product that actually blurs hairline and skin. It is advertised as giving a person a "photoshoped" look. You can get it at Savons for like $4. These photos are real- and they're SPECTACULAR.
Posted by booch  on  Mon Nov 14, 2005  at  02:59 PM
Which one was she Booch? Was she the horseshoe crab one?
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Mon Nov 14, 2005  at  03:56 PM
Look at number 3. An olive complexioned person. In the after shot she has completely changed her skin color face, neck, shoulders,,,and to be convinceing in person she would have to do her arms, hands, legs and whatever else was showing, this would take several jars of make-up every day.
Posted by Bill H  in  PA  on  Mon Nov 14, 2005  at  05:33 PM
shock Makeup can't do that alone. Although I wish it could, it can't. Those images have obviously been photoshopped.
Posted by Mariah  on  Thu Nov 24, 2005  at  08:31 PM
These pics are real, however the have been photoshopped slightly to enhance colour and texture. I can get very similar results with plain makeup, it's just how you apply it.
Posted by Maria  on  Sun Nov 27, 2005  at  07:37 PM
ah, i'll just give in my quick comment since i wear make-up.

for the people who are like "OMG NO DEY R PHOTOSHOPPED!11 THEIR EYEZ R DIFFERENT BEFORE 'N AFTERRR!11".

eyeliner can do anything to eyes. trust me. my eyes droop a lot (thanks to my dad's genetics), so when I apply my eyeliner I put a thicker line near the "droop", which makes my eyes look like they curve up. eyeliner, seriously, makes a HUGE difference.

But yes, these are editted in Photoshop. if you look at model photos on deviantart http://www.deviantart.com that are NOT editted on photoshop, you can actually see the pores and regular human features that appear even with make-up on.

and yeah, these people would look hilarious in real life.

you wonder how much foundation their wearing.
Posted by mai  in  canada  on  Tue Dec 13, 2005  at  01:23 AM
the afters are hot, who cares if doctored, good to wank over
Posted by hmmm  on  Sat Dec 24, 2005  at  06:18 AM
jokes, i have a hot girl and only nerds look at and wank over touch up jobs and pr0n on the net.
Posted by hmmm  on  Sat Dec 24, 2005  at  06:20 AM
im a trained makeup artist and These before and after photos does show the magic of makeup yes it can change the shape of eyes and facial stucture making it look like your eyes are more of an almond shape, or that u have high cheekbones. yes there may be a little photoshop but not to the faces because the site is all about makeup they may photoshop out a stray hair that destracts for the overall image, but thats bout it.
Posted by Jessica  in  Australia  on  Mon Jan 02, 2006  at  07:21 AM
r u hot jessica
Posted by hmmm  on  Sat Jan 07, 2006  at  03:45 AM


wtf

that is damn crazy
Posted by mareans  in  hell  on  Sat Jan 14, 2006  at  11:01 AM
wink
Posted by sarah  in  kent  on  Thu Feb 02, 2006  at  06:19 AM
i think that these pictures show us what trends the body is trying to follow. My sister is wanting to become a model, she is beautiful and i no know she can do it. But i would hate for her to be one of those airbrused peroxide blonde type people. any one think im talking sence? grin
Posted by Abbi  in  Bangor  on  Wed Apr 05, 2006  at  11:50 AM
These have DEFINATELY been airbrushed in photoshop.

It is SOOO obvious!

Any woman who tirelessly searches for the perfect foundation should know that however expensive her make-up is, it could NEVER produce such a flawless effect - even if the models had perfect skintone beforehand there would still be slight variations in tone and texture. Its onle because we are so bombarded by 'pefection' these days that we can't seem to differentiate between real and unreal. No wonder girls are growing up feeling utterly inadequate because they haven't got the 'perfect face'. Its a depressing sign of our times and I dread to think where it will lead.
Posted by liz  in  london uk  on  Tue May 02, 2006  at  08:29 AM
HEAVY use of Photoshop, and to be exact:

- Manual BLUR brush,
- Grain plug-in
- Saturation & Color (control U)
- Just little CLONING bursh.

I know wink)) Because I can make EXACT SAME result, however base make-up is required.
You cannot apply 100% computer make-up.

Hahah - I'm not impressed.
c
Posted by cyryl  in  los angeles  on  Sun May 14, 2006  at  05:40 AM
Hey!
I'm back WITH ACTUAL DEMO MADE - don't have much time in here, so I put a very little taste of what Photoshop is capable of with some learned over years tricks. So here's what I come up with after 16 min. to be exact





(I start using Photo Styler first back in 1993, original father of Photoshop you know today hahahah), this is just quick picture - it's close enough, to get idea how would look once finished...

Cheers to all.
c

ps. so what you think now ?! HOAX or I should say - REAL MAKEUP for $599. BUY IT.

Used - 1 TOOL + secret shortcut.
Don't e-mail me - I will never tell you how it's done - I will loose my job then. LOL
Posted by ciril  in  los angeles  on  Sun May 14, 2006  at  06:28 AM
It is amazing what can be done with makeup. Yes, it can be done in photoshop, but in this case I don't think so. I have done work in the modeling industry and it is amazing what can be done. In some of the worst cases, you use a heavy foundation that essentially levels the skin. The stuff is difficult to work with and is only good for still photos as any movement might cause cracks or wrinkles.
Posted by Lounge Lizard  in  El Paso, Tx  on  Mon Jul 17, 2006  at  05:41 PM
i believe there's been alot o' photoshop. at any rate, these women are pretty pretty.
Posted by parisa  in  columbus, OH  on  Mon Jul 17, 2006  at  08:04 PM
Why is it that in the before pictures,they always have the hair pulled back and sticking out all over the place. give the before girls the nice hairdo, THEN take the before picture. after all, isnt it supposed to be about makeup?
Posted by Tara CC  in  Ontario  on  Fri Oct 06, 2006  at  05:50 AM
because the worse they can make the 'before' picture look, the better the 'after' picture will seem smile
Posted by tawni  in  california  on  Wed Oct 18, 2006  at  06:30 PM
the 5th picture is plain impossible she went from having wrinkles and pinmples and acne skaring to having a perfect face and tahts inpossibe even makeup can cover all that up!!
Posted by mel  in  ohio  on  Sat Nov 18, 2006  at  01:58 PM
in the last comment i ment to say even makeup CANT COVER THAT UP NOT CAN SRY
Posted by mel  in  ohio  on  Sat Nov 18, 2006  at  02:00 PM
Can't believe some people actually think these pictures are real. Not only are they photoshopped, they are OVERLY photoshopped to the point where they look like paintings rather than photographs. The graphic (not makeup) artist did a good job at making these women pretty, but a very bad job at making the photos look like the work of real makeup. I'm surprised the website has the gall to put them up. (They would have made excellent samples for computer graphics training program, however.)

I guess when you do graphics editing yourself and have seen thousands of digital artworks, this is more apparent? *shrug* All I know is that if you only showed me the "after" #3, I would have said "Hey, thats a pretty realistic digital portrait!"
Posted by Lori  on  Mon Jan 15, 2007  at  01:49 AM
I really wanted to be beautiful. I know i'm not. I have been in 1 pagent, and, oh the make-up! I was young, 12 at the time, and, I didn't wear alot of make-up, my family didn't have alot of money to buy it.
Some of the plainest girl would come out beautiful. Everyone wantso be seen as beautiful as they really are, dispite their real appearence.
That's why i support this make-up using. Now, gilrs like me, can shine inside and out.
Posted by Abbie  in  My house  on  Fri Feb 16, 2007  at  10:26 AM
Check out this example of photoshop at work: http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/flat4.asp?id=6909
Posted by Visnu-maya  in  New Zealand  on  Sat Feb 17, 2007  at  05:34 PM
i dont think these women are necessarily ugly, but.... also i think number five is naturally pretty, she just has skin problems is all the rest of her is fine.
Posted by amanda  in  brooklyn  on  Sat Feb 24, 2007  at  11:46 AM
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