Every once in a while, in a desperate bid to present to their clients nothing short of images of perfection, magazines put their foot in their mouth and create genuine Photoshop disaster – like Amica did with its Eva Longoria issue.
The latest issue of the Italian publication has the “Desperate Housewives” stunner on the cover – which you can hardly recognize until you read her name.
Dressed in a purple gown and surrounded by fruit and vegetables, Eva is almost glowing from how white she is. Fans will instantly know that she looks nothing like that, the Huffington Post
“Eva Longoria doesn't need help in the Photoshop department, what with her two consecutive Maxim's Hot 100 List wins,” the publication writes.
Even without said wins, Eva would still not need Photoshop: she is truly a gorgeous woman who hardly ever has an off day.
“Which is why we were aggravated to see an overly airbrushed Longoria on the cover of Amica's July 2012 issue. Why would the Italian mag go through the trouble of drastically retouching the 37-year-old beauty?” the Post asks.
“Longoria appears on the cover in a deep purple Lanvin dress holding what looks like a potato. More bizarre than that? Her skin tone, which looks completely altered from its natural color in favor of a lighter, blemish-free white hue. Where's that signature Longoria glow?” adds the same media outlet.
The color of Eva's skin isn't the only thing that's wrong with the picture, the Post goes on to say: there's also something very different (and not in a good way) about her facial features.
“Aside from the skin retouching, Eva's got some extra-accentuated cheekbones and jaw line that look practically fake. We'd almost believe that Longoria had some 'work' done, except that the star has confessed her fears of plastic surgery before,” writes the Post.
Then again, it's not like Amica is at its first stunt of the kind: some time ago, it featured Diane Krueger on the cover, rocking what looked like a pasted-on crown and scepter.
Of course, Amica never really owned up to the poor Photoshop job on that particular occasion, but word online has it that they really did do it.