There are dozens of apps out there that you can use to make your selfies more polished than you look in real life. If you want to smoothen your skin, darken your eyelashes, or add cat ears (no judgment), technology has you covered. But in “features that we’re pretty sure literally nobody asked for,” here is a photo editing app that does just the opposite by removing makeup from photos.

MakeApp actually has a number of functions that it can perform on photos or videos, using a neural network to imagine what a person’s facial features look like with more or less makeup. It’s the makeup removal feature, though, that has had the most controversial results. Here's what happens when it's tested out on celebrities.

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Audrey Hepburn

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

Still beautiful

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Emilia Clarke

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Francis
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1 month ago

still beautiful!

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Angelina Jolie

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Faizal Jam
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1 month ago

still look beauty

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It’s probably fair to guess that most people aren’t using this feature on themselves. Commenters were quick to point out its sinister uses, saying that it encourages viewing makeup as deception and would most likely be used to jeer at the supposed shortcomings of women’s un-made-up faces. Some called it “a plot to make men think all women are ugly” and criticized its ability to “strip women of their makeup without their consent.”

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Jennifer Aniston

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Grace Marraffa
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1 month ago

Very little difference

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Rita Ora

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Kimaya L
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1 month ago

She doesn't really look that different in this picture

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Bella Hadid

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Starbelly Eleven
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1 month ago

Thought it was Liv Tyler when the makeup came off!

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Others pointed out that the app actually exaggerates one’s appearance without makeup. Many of the celebrities whose doctored photos were used as examples have appeared without makeup in reality looking considerably different. Women who tried out the app on themselves found that it took deepening lines and blemishes so far that it added some that weren’t there in the first place. To prove the point, one journalist put her bare face through the filter repeatedly until the app had made her look like a decaying zombie.

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Kendall Jenner

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Skylaranne Mancuso
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1 month ago

she looks the same

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

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Krishna Vishwas
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1 month ago

Still pretty

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Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

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Valerie Houghton
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1 month ago

Just an everyday wholesome face. Nice.

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To sum it up, the neural network has its flaws and we can’t take it as a definitive picture of what someone looks like without makeup. But even if you needed help visualizing that celebrities have dark circles and uneven complexion under the layer of contour they’re wearing to brightly lit promo events, that’s nothing shocking—if you think showing someone with normal features like those is some kind of sick burn, you might need to go outside more.

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Charlize Theron

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Merilyn Horton
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1 month ago

She just looks paler

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Nicole Kidman

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Frankenfrog
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1 month ago

Please try to get over her having botox or whatever she had done. It's her face to do with whatever the fuck she likes. And she looks beautiful regardless

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jo Choto
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1 month ago

I'm pretty sure she doesn't look that tired and haggard in real life!

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#13

Katy Perry

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Kjorn
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1 month ago

without makeup she makes me think at Anna Faris in Scary Movie

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#14

Scarlett Johansson

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Martti Laurson
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1 month ago

All the eyelashes gone with the app

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#15

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

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Kjorn
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1 month ago

with or without makeup she's not pretty

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Adele

Adele

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Night Owl
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1 month ago

Apparently a little too challenging for the app

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Pungent Sauce
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1 month ago

A little too challenging for the app perhaps?

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Britney Spears

Britney Spears

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Martti Laurson
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1 month ago

Is Britney really 55 already? I thought she was younger

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Rachel Mcadams

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 month ago

Why does everybody get dark circles?

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Melania Trump

Melania Trump

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Christoph Lindemann
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1 month ago

Wow ... with yellow – yes, I mean yellow – hair she would look like her husband. The hairstyle is pretty similar.

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Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Becky Moore
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1 month ago

Is that Harvey Weinstein behind her? No wonder she looks scared!

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Gigi Hadid

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Pinky TutuTwo
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1 month ago

“GoldFINGahhhhhhhhhh...”

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#23

Chloë Grace Moretz

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Restless
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1 month ago

The app makes them look dead

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#24

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

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Bean59
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1 month ago

no way. She is definetely way prettier than that, this makes her look like a sleep deprived lizard.

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Ana Kasparian

Ana Kasparian

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Poppy Petal
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1 month ago

Who?

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#26

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Pinky TutuTwo
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1 month ago

Did a cartoon cigar explode in her face? Gimme a break.

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#27

Angelina Jolie

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DeviLish
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1 month ago

Why the hell did Charles Manson came to my mind oO

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#28

Kim Kardashian

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Matthew Smith
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1 month ago

need another bucket!

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Scarlet Johansson

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Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Sue Sanders
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5 days ago

Why so many of her? Do we need constant convincing that she's pretty average looking?

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Helen Mirren

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Oscar Jeong
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1 month ago

almost no different...

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#33

Gwyneth Paltrow

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Andres Tejeda
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1 month ago

she looks like she was trapped in a desert and just came home.

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#34

Angelina Jolie

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MermaidQueen
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1 month ago

she looks like a skeleton

#35

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Pinky TutuTwo
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1 month ago

Ridiculous.

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#36

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Now they need to make an app that restores unibrows.

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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

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Chu Yue Ling
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1 month ago

She's already not wearing makeup in the first pic.. 🤦

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#38

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Mooncut
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1 month ago

SRSLY WHAT HAS THIS POST GOT AGINST EMMA WATSON

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#39

Kylie Minogue

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

The one on the right looks like a corpse.

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Liz Hurley

Liz Hurley

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Mollyyy
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1 month ago

I the right pic it still looks like shes wearing eyeshadow

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#41

Theresa May

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Looks about the same.

#42

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

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hobbitly
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1 month ago

never realized her eyes are so different

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#43

Candice Brown

Candice Brown

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Who?

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#44

Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski

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Jim Ellington
Community Member
1 month ago

Who?

#45

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 month ago

Shame it didn't sort out her nose as well!

#46

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

I feel like it takes away eye lashes too.

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#47

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Who?

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#48

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Who?

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#49

Reese Witherspoon

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Not what you think.
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1 month ago

Now post a picture Withouterspoon.

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#50

Rachel Maddow

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Almost the same.

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#51

Kandy Swanpol

Kandy Swanpol

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Who?

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#52

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

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NaeNae Van de Loo
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1 month ago

It looks like her eye is twitching

#53

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

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Jim Ellington
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1 month ago

Her cheeks are filled with marshmallow.

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#54

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

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Keti Ledeno
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1 month ago

She's beautiful

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#55

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

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Lori Ann
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1 month ago

Interesting that every other picture was a flattering picture of the woman. I mean, surely there must be at least ONE photo where she's not making a silly face. Cheap shot, Bored Panda. Surely you can do better.

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Kim Kardashian

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Restless
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1 month ago

Scary with, scary without

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