By this point, most of us can spot a photo that's been photoshopped, but lately I've been seeing photos that are obviously manipulated--but was it our friend Photo Shop, or is it something else?
The two photos below (photos are from we heart it...who knows where they were from originally) inspired me to start looking for something easier-to-use than Photo Shop (though I haven't used it since CS3). Makeup apps, I thought.
|good way to hide photoshop is to rotate the photo to mess with perspective|
|lolz living dolls|
Look! I can be a living doll too:
So these two photos of me were taken with YouCam Makeup for android. the top one uses the face shaping mode and the eye enlargements (I also moved the eyebrows) and the bottom one is more "natural." of course, I couldn't resist the cat-eye contacts. I was pretty impressed that when you extended the "lipstick" outlines past your natural lip, (as I do IRL because I don't have much of an upper lip) it looks pretty real in the app. You can still see your natural lip, but the color beyond...as it would actually do.
I wasn't wearing any makeup in the originals. I was actually pretty impressed with the app--the app basically traces your face according to proper guidelines (like your eyebrow arch should be over your outer iris) and you can adjust those points if the scanner can't read your face. those makeup looks took me not even a minute to create. In photoshop, it would have taken much longer.
I tried a handful of other apps, but those didn't "read" my face as well as YouCam or relied on your tracing the outlines on your face manually. Why would anyone do that on a phone, when they could do that on the computer?
Below is my ugly mug before the app. I saved over the second one. but I'm basically like the one below, shapeless brows, no upper lip, chapped lips, eye bags...I'm gonna go cry now.
My final thoughts on the app: I like it. I kind of stopped wearing makeup and this makes me want to start wearing it again. The app doesn't have a whole lot of goth styles, but it's also made me experiment with natural looks on myself. It's pretty fun to goof around with, and I could see having a lot of fun with this on tumblr.
I don't think any of my readers have body-image issues, but if you do because you're comparing yourself to people you see on fashion blogs or tumblr, you'll never meet those standards of beauty because it's literally impossible. Especially if you can now pretty much seamlessly go from old hag to supermodel in about 30 seconds. And the technology's only going to get better.
Anyone else seeing use of makeup apps with their followers?