There are dozens of beauty 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 for a more natural look.

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 no-makeup feature, though, that has had the most controversial results. Here's what happens when it's tested out on famous people.

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Still beautiful

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#2

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

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Francis
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1 year ago

still beautiful!

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#3

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Faizal Jam
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1 year 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.”

#4

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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Grace Marraffa
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1 year ago

Very little difference

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#5

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

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Kimaya L
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1 year ago

She doesn't really look that different in this picture

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#6

Bella Hadid

Bella Hadid

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Starbelly Eleven
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1 year ago

Thought it was Liv Tyler when the makeup came off!

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Others pointed out that the makeup app actually exaggerates one’s appearance without makeup. Many of the popular 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 photo filter repeatedly until the app had made her look like a decaying zombie.

#7

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

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Skylaranne Mancuso
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1 year ago

she looks the same

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#8

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

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Krishna Vishwas
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1 year ago

Still pretty

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#9

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

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Valerie Houghton
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1 year 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 regular people or celebrities 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.

#10

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

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Merilyn Horton
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1 year ago

She just looks paler

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#11

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

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Frankenfrog
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1 year 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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#12

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

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

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#13

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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Kjorn
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1 year ago

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

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#14

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year 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 year ago

with or without makeup she's not pretty

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#16

Adele

Adele

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Night Owl
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1 year ago

Apparently a little too challenging for the app

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#17

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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Pungent Sauce
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1 year ago

A little too challenging for the app perhaps?

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#18

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

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Martti Laurson
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1 year ago

Is Britney really 55 already? I thought she was younger

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#19

Rachel Mcadams

Rachel Mcadams

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
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1 year ago

Why does everybody get dark circles?

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#20

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

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Christoph Lindemann
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#21

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Becky Moore
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1 year ago

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

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#22

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

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Pinky TutuTwo
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1 year ago

“GoldFINGahhhhhhhhhh...”

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#23

Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

The app makes them look dead

Elly Clifton
Community Member
1 year ago

or like an addict

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You’reGonnaDissaprove
Community Member
1 year ago

Why does this app make the photos all look like before and after for meth use?

Johnnee
Community Member
1 year ago

It desaturates all the colors while accentuating any facial marks giving such appearance

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Ness Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

There are plenty of examples online (and in the films she is in) of her without makeup... she doesn't look haggard or this old!

Iván Galarraga
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a mugshot after being arrested for dui

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm sorry but she's young. No way she would look like a 55yo without makeup... this is a bit much.

Danielle Arnold
Community Member
12 months ago

This app goes over board...

Angela LB
Community Member
1 year ago

It gave her a mustache. This app is ridiculous.

Jim Ellington
Community Member
1 year ago

I have seen plenty of photos of her without makeup, and I can assure you she looks nothing like a 38-year-old meth head.

Clarebear
Community Member
1 year ago

This is just creepy.

Troy Bovee
Community Member
10 months ago

ahhh

Brody Head
Community Member
11 months ago

Mugshot #346 please step up

Kelsey Crawford
Community Member
11 months ago

she looks like the gender-bent version of Leonardo DiCaprio

Nathalie Zamarripa
Community Member
1 year ago

she aint old,so this app is not working!!!!

Greta Toločkaitė
Community Member
1 year ago

feels like this app is far from accurate in a sense that some very young women in no make-up pics are made to look extremely worn, while some mature actresses still rock somehow unnaturally good appearance. I mean, how exactly it works anyway? Has someone tried to "remove" make-up from their bare face? I mean, if say I have thick bright lips naturally (I don't), the app removes those good features anyways, considering it being make-up?

Darko Pešić
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok, just no way :D

Scratch
Community Member
1 month ago

Sup dude?

Michel Phillips
Community Member
10 months ago

resembles Justin Bieber in the after

Blood Queen🖤❤️🩸
Community Member
11 months ago

whoa

Bianca Du Toit
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks like a mugshot...

Maggie Martinez
Community Member
11 months ago

Wow is she like on crack

Lisa
Community Member
11 months ago

oh my god, hahahahahahah poor Chloe. It looks like a mugshot after a week bender at the local meth house.

Elsa S
Community Member
11 months ago

She does not look right without makeup

happyapple89
Community Member
11 months ago

Sure looks like a drug addict in the right photo

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

EeeeYOuoooooooo

Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
1 year ago

Her face looks like a butt

TC
Community Member
1 year ago

Ouch...!

Jacey Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey! She was the girl on Brain On Fire! I love that movie

ArcticLemmin7182613
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a man in women's clothes!

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah I don't think the app could do this one, there's still brown on her eyelids

sebastian nye
Community Member
1 year ago

sooo she's a 45 year old ex con dude w/o makeup? pfft...

dancebe4thestorm
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1 year ago

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Sandra Porras
Community Member
1 year ago

really bad

Coreen Kerr
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate 2b mean but...she looks terrible.

Salem May
Community Member
1 year ago

the one on the right looks like a mugshot

Debby Hartinger
Community Member
1 year ago

The second pic looks like a mug shot.

mithril
Community Member
1 year ago

Meth... NOT EVEN ONCE!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks like a meth addict with this filter.

Rachel Cervoni
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks like she just got out of jail

Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes! did she also sit up all night crying? I would bet she doesn't look that rough.

Carmela Hess
Community Member
1 year ago

Great mug shot!

Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

With the app she looks like she's just been arrested and booked.

temmie
Community Member
1 year ago

she looks like she decomposing/rotting away

Bean59
Community Member
1 year ago

0_0

Jenn Unicorn Popping
Community Member
1 year ago

Leonardo DiCaprio in disguise???

Nadine Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

Typical everyday woman

Joe Bloe
Community Member
1 year ago

From ugly to Zombie

Valerie Houghton
Community Member
1 year ago

Not really good makeup style, especially ially the eyes. Needs lessons.

Chris Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

She probably didn't even do it herself. Make up artists don't always get it right for their clients.

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#24

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

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Bean59
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#25

Ana Kasparian

Ana Kasparian

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Poppy Petal
Community Member
1 year ago

Who?

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#26

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Pinky TutuTwo
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#27

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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DeviLish
Community Member
1 year ago

Why the hell did Charles Manson came to my mind oO

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#28

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

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Matthew Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

need another bucket!

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#29

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

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Lori Ann
Community Member
1 year 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

Kim Kardashian

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

Scary with, scary without

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