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We all know that most people on the Internet look at least a little bit different in real life, especially when it comes to influencers with millions of followers. Beauty experts, makeup gurus, fitness coaches, and all kinds of celebrities go to great lengths to alter their appearance and sometimes go overboard with 'special effects'. Here's a list of Photoshop edits made by influencers that look so unrealistic it hurts our eyes to look at them.
Something Seems Off
When people have more than 1 million followers the pressure to maintain their interest and to get even more attention is too much. At least, we think that's why this girl is Photoshopping her photos like there's no tomorrow.
Why would a beautiful young woman even think about using so much image editing? If you look at her figure, it's obvious that the proportions of her waist and hips are way off.
She looks unnaturally thin and it's not like we have something against thin people who are simply born that way - but creating this fake beauty standard just adds more pressure to all those young women growing up and looking at these fake photos.
Wait a Minute...
Did you ever see a person in real life and think that his head was too small or his proportions were off? Well, even if you have, we doubt it was the scale we see in this picture.
Just looking at his small head and oversized arms makes us think about hours spent in Photoshop or some other image editor.
Who would even want to look like that? His body doesn't look natural or appealing with these weird proportions and the whole photo just screams Photoshop. People notice these things quickly and don't buy it at all.
The Photoshop Diva
Even Kim Kardashian would envy this beautiful young woman with a huge rear and a miniscule flat tummy. Well, maybe this girl was inspired by the socialite's not-so-hourglass figure, we really don't know.
The lower part of her body looks like it was purposefully enlarged, while the stomach was made to look thinner than it actually is.
Needless to say, this photo doesn't look natural at all (or beautiful for that matter). Our brains are wired in such a way that we immediately notice when the proportions of a human body are off. This Photoshop diva went too far!
Slender-Man, is That You?
How skinny do you want your jeans to be? We realize that finding that perfectly fitting jeans is a feat worthy of a hero, but this just looks disturbing on so many levels.
Did this guy think that no one will notice that this is image is Photoshopped all way through? There's no way on Earth that he could pull his ankles through these teeny-tiny jeans.
His legs looks so thin that our eyes hurt even looking at them. Why would he want to alter his image like that? That's a mystery that will probably never be solved.
We get it, dancers want to look as good as possible and show off their picture perfect bodies. But don't they already look fitter than most of the people who aren't that active?
This woman looks gorgeous beyond words in the first picture, gracefully posing for a photo, while in the other one she seems like an alien from some horror movie.
She is still graceful, but those unnaturally long legs just look ridiculous. You can also tell that the picture has been Photoshopped to the extreme by her non-existent thighs. Even a ballerina isn't that thin!
Instagram vs Real Life
So many things could be said about Asian people and Photoshop… Whenever you see a beautiful Asian woman on Instagram look twice because chances there’s a different person hiding inside that photo and you won’t recognize her in real life.
The photo on the left shows what this woman actually looks like, while the photo on the right is what she posted on her Instagram account from the same event.
Can we trust anyone on Instagram these days? The more fake they look, the more suspicious you should be. Image editing tools are very easy to use and even a kid could click a few buttons and create a totally different person (not that kids need that kind of stuff).
The Face Tune Magic
It seems that looking like a doll is one of the most popular beauty standards in Asia. Many people turn to plastic surgeries to alter their appearance, but not everyone is ready for such drastic changes.
In that case, they choose a less intrusive approach and just face tune themselves to the point of no return. This woman looks like a totally different person!
This is deceitful on so many levels and we get why someone would want to look better – but that’s not how you do it! A good diet, a proper sleeping regime, and lots of sports can do magic for you in real life.
Big bright eyes are generally considered a sign of beauty and good health, but there’s a thin line one shouldn’t cross when altering their eyes in a photo.
Here, for instance, the woman went all bananaz with the face tune app and completely changed her look. She resembles some kind of bizarre doll in a very unsettling way.
This image edit is so painstakingly obvious, but woman in the photo swears that no editing has been done whatsoever. Who is she kidding?
The Skinniest Pants Ever
Some people are so desperate to look thin on photos that they completely lose the grip on reality and turn themselves in some kind of weird anime character.
Seriously, though, we believe drawn people in anime and cartoon look more realistic than this photo! And if you look closely at her ankle you will realize just how much this girl has shrunk herself because her feet look huge compared to the rest of the body.
It’s not the wildest image editing on this list, but it’s definitely one of the most obvious ones. Why do all these people hate themselves so much?
Don’t Believe Anything You See on Social Media
It seems that the majority of influencers on Instagram and Facebook lie about their appearance at least a little bit – and some create a totally different person using image editing tools. Well, the truth will always find its way and it will be revealed one way or the other.
The more followers you have and the more fans you gather, the more attentive everyone becomes towards everything you do. Naturally, people started questioning the doll-like image of this woman.
Her real life appearance was nothing like in the images she posted! We hope this trend to edit all images will die out eventually and people would finally go easy on themselves in terms of beauty.
Being Long is the New Trend
We don’t have anything against tall ladies, but there’s a different between being tall and being unnaturally long like a cartoon character. We mean, who is this lady kidding?
No one in their right mind would take this image seriously. And it doesn’t even look beautiful, on the contrary, is creepy enough to give you nighmares.
We get that being thin and tall is an evergreen trend, but is simply too much. We aren’t even sure whether this woman Photoshopped those legs or she’s actually standing on top of someone else’s shoulders. Yikes!
The Bad Makeup Day
Everyone has bad makeup days, right? When you simply can’t get all those lines and brush strokes lines… and maybe even forget to paint the other half of your face?
We really doubt that was the case here, seems more like a face tuning procedure gone horribly wrong. This image looks ridiculous, but it also showcases just how much these socialite ladies alter their appearance for social media.
If you pay close attention you will also notice that Kim Kardashian’s head doesn’t look right – as if it’s disappearing into the dark. Those beautifying apps aren’t all that reliable, folks!
Are Those Hands for Real?
We don’t have anything against women who are into bodybuilding and like to do weightlifting. And yet, something just seems off about this image and the way those muscular hands look on this picture.
Obviously, this woman face-tuned her image as you can’t see any skin texture whatsoever and the hip line is altered as well, but these hands…
It just seems that they belong to a man! We aren’t sure whether that’s the case, but this photo is off-putting on so many levels.
Who Needs Knuckles Anyway?
When editing images it’s so easy to get lost and cross the point of no return. Seriously, retouching is a type of alteting that should mostly be gentle and barely there. Like, you know the image was changed but it looks so good that you almost don’t care.
Well, that’s definitely not the case here! This retouching was so over the top that it even erased this woman’s knuckles!
Did she think no one would notice? Or maybe she genuinely thought that this photo looked beautiful with her skin texture fully gone. Her hand doesn’t even look like it belong to a human anymore.
Lies, Lies, Lies!
It’s really sad how so many people need to keep up appearances to make themselves look better than they actually are. The same can be said about people who pretend to be rich when actually they aren’t.
We don’t have anything against wishful thinking, but straightforward lying to your followers is just bad manners and a big no-no for us.
People should be more careful when lying on social media because nowadays it’s very easy to get caught. And next thing you know you’re an internet star, but for all the wrong reasons!
That Magical Wrinkle Cream
This woman almost looks normal, but then you just start noticing that her face is unnaturally smooth. Even women who defy age and look great as they get older can’t avoid a few wrinkles here and there.
Obviously, this lady smoothed out most of her skin texture, but she forgot the reflection – it looks much more natural, revealing all those crevices and wrinkles we all have.
But the funniest part about this picture is that she’s actually advertising an anti-wrinkle cream. Deceiving people like that is not good for your karma!
The Pet Cloud We All Dream About
Wouldn’t you just love your very own personal cloud to follow you around wherever you go? No? Well, it seems that this woman found a way to get her very own personal cloud because it’s the same one on all photos!
We never though anyone needed to Photoshop clouds out of the things that can be edited inside a picture, but apparently that’s a thing, too.
Is the bright blue sky not pretty enough for Instagram? Would the followers condemn her appearing against a cloudless sky? We’ll probably never know.
Even Comic Con Photos Lie
Comic Con is a place where you can meet all kinds of people dressed to impress. They seriously go overboard with their costumes and makeup depicting favourite characters, so you don’t usually expect Comic Con photos to be altered in some.
But that’s the case here! Despite her cool outfit, this woman felt the need to alter her appearance even further and make herself look almost non-human.
This lady probably did that to resemble the character even more, but lying about your looks like that is simply wrong. She doesn’t even look like a grown-up woman anymore!
The Alien Doll
Apparently, looking like a human being is so last century – what some girls are striving for right now is to look like alien Barbie dolls with oversized eyes!
It’s not a huge trend, but we’ve seen our fair share of these image edits in our lifetime and it’s still going strong. Of course, this girl doesn’t look like this in real life, but she’s making everything in her power to convince everyone that it’s her real face.
Of course, no one’s buying it, but this woman still has a huge following with fans watching her every step.
Creepy Smiley Face
Is there an app that gives people these weird unnatural smiles while whitening their eyes? Looking at this woman’s profile it definitely seems to be the case.
So many photos feature a similar creepy smile that doesn’t look like it belongs on her face at all. And those eyes are Photoshopped too much!
We really don’t know why would anyone think that this looks beautiful. Nothing about these photos are appealing or cute.