Um, is this Eva Longoria? I must check my organizer or check the Internet, because I could swear today was "photoshopped to death" day or something similar. I don't know why magazines will insist to pay vast amounts of money to actresses or singers, have them act as glamor models and endorse certain products (whether cosmetics or clothes) - only to digitally alter their appearance and make
them look like entirely different people. I mean, yes, of course I know about the "making the skin look flawless" and the "airbrushing" and the "retouch and slim down" treatment - but from there to making a woman's body appear completely foreign there's quite a long way to go. And I must admit, fake perfection is really starting to get on my nerves.
I think any magazine would be better off paying a model to do the add campaigns in question - it would cost less than a celebrity, and in any case, all the celebrities' bodies are subjected to so much editing that they end up looking like a model's body anyway. I mean, I'm all for beautifying and enhancing someone's natural traits, but as I was saying, from here to altering his or her image completely there's a long way.
As in, really long. Well, here comes another relevant example: Eva Longoria and her add campaign for Bebe, in which the "Desperate Housewives" star looks sexy but... very much altered. And yes, she's all covered in some sort of shiny body oil, and yes, the Lamborghini, and the motorcycle and the surf board are oh so sexy - but I for one can't get my head around the fact that Eva looks... completely foreign. Strange. Unnatural.
Other than that, these shots of Eva are really hot. The camera angles and the clothes (in various quantities) she's got on are sexy and she's striking some pretty fierce poses there - so yes, enjoy these shots and ignore the alterations, if you can. I for one will try to imagine how Eva would look if she didn't have make-up on, and without the helpful digital hand she received. I think we wouldn't be impressed - but in the end, it's a matter of personal preference. What would you choose, fake beauty or a more real, less-than-perfect-but-still-cute look? It's for each of you to make up your mind...