Make-Under

Artist Gives Celebs the 'Natural' Look

One artist has decided to combat the plague of Photoshopped celebrity looks by going in the oppose direction—depicting our favorite stars as if they looked more like us.

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These days, Photoshop is almost synonymous with celebrities. Nearly every magazine and advertisement sharpen, brighten, smooth and slim the figures that grace the glossy covers and mega-sized billboards. The problem has gotten so bad that there’s even a bill before Congress to stem the flow of fake photos. But what happens when you do the opposite?  In 2006, at a time when Paris Hilton was the pinnacle of pop culture, LA-based artist Danny Evans “was getting frustrated with seeing all of these over-Photoshopped images of celebrities,” he told The Daily Beast. So he decided to use the industry’s own “beautification” tool to create a new spin on the critique. Instead of tiny waists and perfectly even skin tones, he gave his famous subjects a complete make-under, transforming their bodies into a more “normal” standard—ones without the advantages of Hollywood’s glitz, glamour, and wealth. No personal trainers. No $2k-a-day beauty regimens. Just good ol’ home-grown American splendor. 

Here, a more homely Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Lindsay Lohan

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Gwyneth Paltrow

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Madonna and Lourdes

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Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Tom Cruise   

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Miley Cyrus

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Jennifer Lopez

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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Jennifer Aniston

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Zooey Deschanel

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Scarlett Johansson

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Beyonce and Jay-Z