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."

Jennifer Lopez from afar. Source: Legion Media

Jennifer Lopez's close-up. Source: Legion Media

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.

Celine Dion from afar. Source: Legion Media

Celine Dion's close-up. Source: Legion Media

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.

Alessandra Ambrosio from afar. Source: Legion Media

Alessandra Ambrosio up-close. Source: Legion Media

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.

Gwyneth Kate Paltrow from afar. Source: Legion Media

And her close-up. Source: Legion Media

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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

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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

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Natalie Portman, despite being out of her teens, has acne under her makeup, as well as Milla Jovovich

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Adriana Lima and Katy Perry look like clowns because of heavy makeup.

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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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Take a look at other celebrities who aren't that perfect

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