Celebrities on red carpets seem to be the unattainable ideal of beauty. Of course, it is well-known that an army of stylists and makeup artists prepare them for public events, and yet one might sigh enviously, "I wish I looked like that."
But there is a small secret. Most often these stars appear in full-length photos, that is, from a distance. But if you look at their close-ups from the Oscars, Grammys or other events, in most cases, all the perfection vanishes.
First of all, heavy makeup (and they don't wear makeup any other way when they go out) reveals a lot of flaws up-close. Even expensive products often settle into fine lines, visually making them much deeper.
Second, makeup artists use heavy contouring for red carpet events. Otherwise, the face will appear to be flat. However, it often looks like a Native American war paint job.
The same can be said about the eye shadows and other cosmetics. Makeup for the imprortant events should create a perfect effect in the photo, and how it looks closely is another matter.
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And finally, many stars simply highlight their flaws: somewhere wrinkles, somewhere asymmetry of the face, uneven or acne-prone skin. And it also happens that with a layer of primer makeup artists can turn an aging star into a young beauty, but they forget about everything below the chin. Thus, a celebrity with a relatively young-looking face can have the neck of a 70-year-old grandma.
Angelina Jolie looks like a real old lady in close-ups
Renee Zellweger looks frightening. The skin on her forehead and cheeks is so tight, and her eyes have become extremely narrow due to botched plastic surgery
Natalie Portman, despite being out of her teens, has acne under her makeup, as well as Milla Jovovich
Adriana Lima and Katy Perry look like clowns because of heavy makeup.
Reese Witherspoon has a double chin, the forever-young Paris Hilton has noticeable wrinkles, and Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk have huge bags under their eyes.
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