Sunday, February 26, 2012

Zooey Deschanel, or who?


Zooey Deschanel's Rimmel Ad: Too Retouched Or Just Right?, article/poll.


A commenter, Christine F, wrote elsewhere:

Changes made to Zooey include:
Colorizing - both tinting her eyes aqua green to provide the correct contrast with the fushia make-up (her actual eye color is pretty grey-blue), and airbrushing all of her skin to a solid matte cool tone (her natural skin color is more peachy)
A nose job - her nose was both narrowed and bobbed by editing shading on the underside
Chin job and neck job - her chin line was made more square than it is naturally, and her neck was thinned, this was accomplished by darkening "shadows" vertically down her cheeks and neck, and then drawing in the chin they wanted her to have.

It's a bit weird when people become unrecognizable in an ad or mag photo shoot. Like any eccentricity is upsetting, or their personality had nothing to do with their success.

6 comments:

TC [Girl] said...

Colorizing - both tinting her eyes aqua green to provide the correct contrast with the fushia make-up (her actual eye color is pretty grey-blue)

that, alone, makes me wanna... STUPID!

...airbrushing all of her skin to a solid matte cool tone (her natural skin color is more peachy)

Yes; Heaven FORBID that someone in Hollywood actually looked a little like the rest of us, rather than..."matte cool tone?!" FREAKY!!

dave_at_efi said...

Isn't this process called "art"?

Russ said...

Had it not been for the picture on the left, I'm not sure I would have recognized Zooey.

I think the biggest disconnect in the retouched image is that her face is too oval shaped; the cheeks and chin are just plain wrong.

Anonymous said...

She's most certainly not pretty by any stretch. Too much makeup and implants too be accepted.

Hollywood is where overpaid, pompous morons whose intellectual capacity needs specialized scientific instruments calibrated to sub-micron particle levels to measure are feted for their ability to sing a song or pretend to be someone they're not. They drive around in limousines the size of ocean liners and then lecture us on saving the planet, wear outfits that cost more than the gross national product of most third world countries and proselytize against the evils of capitalism, and scoff at those simple-minded folks who believe in things like family and god and country.

What's frightening, though, is that people, for some strange reason, equate a person's ability to read from a script prepared by someone else as worthy of admiration, even adulation. They look up to these vacuous, empty people as some sort of role model, as though being able to regurgitate someone else's words back verbatim while pretending to care about what they're saying is a talent that any 8 year old hasn't mastered.

Dave Nielsen said...

Had it not been for the picture on the left, I'm not sure I would have recognized Zooey.

I'm certain I never would have.

Dave Nielsen said...

as though being able to regurgitate someone else's words back verbatim while pretending to care about what they're saying is a talent that any 8 year old hasn't mastered.

Few have mastered it. Just look at any child actor. If they were such naturals, it's odd that the quality should be so low. You'd think even the worst would make Olivier seem like Chuck Norris.

There's no real mystery why actors and professional athletes are admired.