Last fall, our sweet angel Helen Mirren became the beauty ambassador of L’Oréal U.K., but someone called foul in regards to Mirren’s appearance on one of her ads for the cosmetic company. A complaint was filed with the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority, claiming Mirren’s gorgeous mug was due to airbrushing and…
Have you noticed how suspiciously few people on Facebook have pores? This isn't because humans have stopped sweating, or we've all replaced our real faces with plastic replicas of how we wish our faces looked; it's because easily accessible airbrushing software — so ubiquitous that it's sometimes embedded into digital…
A sneak peek at the October cover of Lucky magazine shows a gorgeous shot of Christina Aguilera in a denim shirt that really brings out her eyes. It's weird, though: The shirt is gaping open in the center, to accomodate Xtina's bust, and yet: there's NO cleavage to be seen!
While the invention of Photoshop allowed the distortion of celebrity photos to continually reach new heights, stars' images were altered for decades before computers were even invented. For example, this never-before-seen Breakfast At Tiffany's publicity photo from a new book by Sarah Gristwood shows where the…
Bare Escentuals has its first major ad campaign, and they're touting it as an un-retouched look at real women with natural beauty. They also say they selected the women based on their answers to questions about their lives and not their looks, which is almost true.
Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has banned two ads featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington for misleading consumers by being overly airbrushed. It had to come to its conclusion without before-and-after shots, since apparently Roberts has stipulated in her contract that no unairbrushed shots can be…
In a recent email, Victoria's Secret unveiled an amazing innovation in bikinis. Now instead of trying to push your breasts up, you can cover them up with a cleavage illustration. The printed fabric gives you the illusion of a perfectly spherical bosom while simultaneously protecting your chest from harmful UV exposure.
It appears Ukrainian model/actress Olga Kurylenko has been altered via Photoshop, and we're not just referring to her perfectly arrayed and unnaturally shiny hair. Kurylenko's beautiful mane already makes her stand out in a crowd, but thanks to her new freaky giraffe neck all eyes will definitely be on her.
Maxim cover models aren't known for their modesty, but it seems Olivia Munn has gone too far with a pair of see-through underwear on the February cover. Luckily, Fox News is here to wail, "Won't someone think of the children?"
Blast from the past! Rachael Leigh Cook of She's All That fame recently spoke at the at the Healthy Media for Youth Summit in Washington DC. She was upset, and, frankly, more than a little pissed off.
Jacob, a Canadian clothing store, has pledged to stop retouching models' bodies in ads, though it will even skin tones and erase tattoos digitally. A company rep says they're striving for more realistic ads, but customers still expect "aspirational" images.
Some images purported to be unretouched photographs from the Spring/Summer Dolce & Gabbana campaign starring Madonna have popped up online.
A reader sent this Suave body wash ad — seen in a recent ladymag — in which the model seems to have bathed herself so hard, some of her parts fell off.
Scarlett Johansson's face is strangely devoid of personality in her new Mango ads — and, come to think of it, what's up with her glazed-over Valley of the Dolls eyes?
Isabella Blow famously discovered Sophie Dahl and put her size-14 figure in Italian Vogue. But not everyone was as thrilled with Dahl's body, judging from the recent transformation of a nude David LaChapelle photo of her.
The Jolie-Pitts may look happy on the cover of German Life & Style, but don't be fooled — Brad stormed out of the house so quickly this morning, he forgot the rest of poor Maddox's body.
Vaseline has developed a skin lightening app for Facebook, so users can make their profile pics look whiter. Because why rely on an advertiser's unrealistic and racist image of beauty when you can create your own?