Celebrity Photoshop Fails: Reality Check
December 24, 2018
#goals: ‘Need’ versus ‘Desire’
Because we live in the age of social media, celebrity Photoshop fails are commonplace. But they are not something everyone knows about. You should.
Otherwise, you might not realise that ‘unbelievable’ appearance really should not be believed!
In reality, the only worthy goal is to be the best version of you. At SISU, our doctors have this chat with patients every day. A SISU doctor will never tell you that you ‘need’ any treatment. Ever. But here’s what you will hear from SISU’s doctors:
- Exactly how nonsurgical treatments work
- The differences between various treatments – eg how Botox is different from fillers
- Full information about the results you can expect
- Complete, honest answers to any questions you have
- Whether the treatment you think you need is actually right for you
First of all, SISU is not in the sales business: We are in the medical world. Furthermore, we are focused on transformation. So we use injectable treatments to help patients become the best versions of themselves. Information leads to understanding. Even more, understanding leads to empowerment. Finally, empowerment leads to your best choice. So our doctors will guide you, but we will never give you orders.
Why Do Celebrity Photoshop Fails Matter?
In short, because reality is the best basis for every decision you make.
Of course, sometimes a celebrity Photoshop fail is very obvious. On the whole, they are subtle. But thanks to eagle-eyed analysis from @celebface and others, they are more clear. So celebrity deceptions exposed are getting more awareness.
Undoubtedly, celebrity Photoshop fails are often commited by media. Likewise, celebrities often fake their own images – especially on social media.
The result is the same: You get a false impression of how they really look. In reality, they don’t look anything like what you think.
Of course they’re certainly attractive. But they’re not perfect! Thus you shouldn’t be fooled into thinking they are.
What’s more, you should not compare yourself to faked ‘perfection.’ It’s a lie. Don’t base your self-worth on lies and deception! And certainly don’t make decisions based on such untruths.
Who Can Be Seen in Celebrity Photoshop Fails?
To list a select few:
- Kim Kardashian
- Kylie Jenner
- Kendall Jenner
- Taylor Swift
- Jennifer Lopez (yes, JLo!)
- Miley Cyrus
- Angelina Jolie
- Miranda Kerr
- Bella Hadid
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
- Britney Spears
- George Clooney
…and many more.
Likewise, Instagram stars and social media influencers are doing it too. Celebrity Photoshop fails are everywhere! So let’s take a deep dive into some examples. As can be seen below, these include some major beauty icons.
Obviously we might expect the likes of Kim K to airbrush or retouch her photos. But we wonder how Kanye West felt about her Photoshopping their little girl North West to make her look skinnier. Kim’s celebrity Photoshop fails often include attempts at:
- digitally erasing nasolabial folds
- adding volume and smoothing wrinkles with digital dermal fillers
- removing bra strap fat
- erasing neck lines and wrinkles with an airbrush neck lift
- waist slimming
- creating a virtual face lift
- body contouring
- adding volume to undereyes
- fixing wrinkled knees
- firming and lifting the jawline
- correcting wrinkled and discoloured cleavage/decolletage
- removing dark circles
- perfecting facial contours
- erasing melasma
- smoothing wrinkles
- making lips fuller
- creating (digital) nonsurgical rhinoplasty
- removing acne and hyperpigmentation as one would with laser skin treatment, microneedling, chemical peels and other clinical facials
- giving herself a Botox brow lift
- removing facial hair (Kim did eventually have laser hair removal for the baby hairs on her hairline, at least).
Kylie isn’t as much of a Photoshop abuser as her sisters Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. She is more of an Instagram filter and Snapchat filter lover. In fact, Kylie has even released her own photo filters to promote Kylie Lip Kits.
To sum up, Kylie doesn’t need to be included in celebrity Photoshop fails! But she has joined the ranks of celebrities who Photoshop their pictures. Despite the fact that she looks pretty gorgeous without retouching. Kylie Lip Kits have made her a billionaire – and not because fans think she needs to be hotter and prettier!
In fact, Kylie has undergone a total metamorphosis since the early days of her family’s fame. Remember years ago when she claimed she hadn’t had lip fillers, and that her perfect pout was down to lip liner?
So it’s sad that Kylie isn’t satisfied with how stunning she already is. What’s more, Kylie has even Photoshopped Stormi Webster, her baby with Travis Scott. Can we all agree that’s going too far?
So celebrity Photoshop fails seem to be a family affair for the Kardashian-Jenners.
Firstly, let’s just say Kendall is not a candidate for SISU Slim. Despite this, she is fond of editing photos to make her already slender body look even thinner. This includes slimming legs, slimming waist and firming the jawline. Obviously for Kendall this is quite unnecessary!
Furthermore, poor Kendall has suffered with extreme breakouts since she was young. She has been very honest about this. It must be difficult to be a model and in the spotlight while fighting severe acne. So it would be understandable if she retouched her skin. But instead Kendall chooses to pretend she needs to remove fat. Also, she has been known to give herself a digital nonsurgical nose job (with Photoshop being the ‘nonsurgical’ bit). We wish Kendall could just be happy with her already-beautiful self!
At the risk of incurring the Beyhive’s wrath…
Beyoncé has been caught out several times for Photoshop fails. These usually involve editing her body to appear more slim.
Gigi and her sister Bella Hadid are another set of sisters who need no airbrushing. But ‘The family that Photoshops together’ seems to be a trend. In this photo, you can see that Gigi – who is only 23 years old – has attempted to:
- erase dark circles
- mimic a (digital) nonsurgical face lift
- make skin tone more even
- firm and lift the jaw
- erase nasolabial folds
- remove jowls (in progress, likely hereditary).
In truth, Bella Hadid is more of an airbrush abuser than her sister Gigi. To sum up: If actual supermodels feel the need to do this, the pressure on ‘regular people’ is even more immense.
Yes, JLo does it too. Because being one of the world’s most stunning women at age 49 isn’t good enough? To emphasise, this is very sad. Don’t fall into this trap!
The Material Girl is 60 years old. She looks great already. But striving for unreal perfection, especially when it looks so obviously retouched, seems to go against her ethos of self-acceptance. Be the best you, Madonna! Not the best Photoshop can fake.
In short: You know things have gone too far when a Victoria’s Secret model doesn’t think she looks good enough.
Who needs a Brazilian bum lift when you have Photoshop?
He’s still fit at 57. But even Mr Clooney is under pressure to maintain peak masculine form!
Why You Shouldn’t ‘Compare and Despair’
To summarise: The point of life is not to achieve perfection. That will never happen.
But if you can be the best version of yourself? Go for it. Just make sure it’s genuine. No Photoshop necessary. No filters necessary. And the full confidence that goes with it.
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