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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8 months ago

Still beautiful

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#2

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

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Francis
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8 months ago

still beautiful!

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#3

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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Faizal Jam
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8 months 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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8 months ago

Very little difference

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#5

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

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Kimaya L
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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months ago

she looks the same

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#8

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

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Krishna Vishwas
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8 months ago

Still pretty

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#9

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton

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Valerie Houghton
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8 months 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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8 months ago

She just looks paler

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#11

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

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Frankenfrog
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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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
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8 months ago

All the eyelashes gone with the app

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#15

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago

with or without makeup she's not pretty

tuzdayschild
Community Member
8 months ago

to you

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Margaret Jewell
Community Member
8 months ago

Yikes!

George Hudacko
Community Member
8 months ago

A hag both ways

Matthew Smith
Community Member
8 months ago

Grease is the word!

Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
8 months ago

Holy hell batman

Debby Hartinger
Community Member
8 months ago

She looks mean.

Sarra R
Community Member
8 months ago

Pretty either way.

Ben Smith
Community Member
8 months ago

This one is the most spot on

SBW71
Community Member
8 months ago

maybe she should have taken the name scary spice

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
8 months ago

She looks like someone has been beating her in the right photo

Molly Block
Community Member
8 months ago

The woman who NEVER smiles and always looks pissed off. All for the sake of combating wrinkles. This has got to be the most vain woman in the world. And she's not even pretty. She's be more pretty in appearance and in character and personality, if only she'd smile!

Chris Jones
Community Member
8 months ago

She is on record as saying how much she hates her smile. It might be partly to do with wrinkles but I suspect disliking her smile is the main reason.

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Tee
Community Member
8 months ago

Why so serious?

Suzanne Chalmers
Community Member
7 months ago

She IS pretty in both pics!!!!

Smithereens
Community Member
7 months ago

That turned up nose..can’t get past it

Emma Pham
Community Member
7 months ago

she's very spotty

Maggie Martinez
Community Member
7 months ago

Makeup or none. Need serious make over

Amy Walker
Community Member
7 months ago

She has always appeared a little severe to me. I don’t think the make up helped that much. She’s still attractive, though.

Robert
Community Member
7 months ago

Eat more

Eileen Schwab
Community Member
7 months ago

I think she should fire her makeup artist. She's too damn shiny with, and looks overly made up

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
8 months ago

With or without makeup, she's not even close to pretty, let alone, beautiful. Sorry Victoria. You look sunburned.

TheSacred BlueWolf
Community Member
8 months ago

w/o makeup, she still wouldnt have that blush...

Jacey Lynn
Community Member
8 months ago

I still think she’s pretty

Sandra Porras
Community Member
8 months ago

u still are attractive, no matter what

JULIETTE GIBO
Community Member
8 months ago

true

Ashley Wright
Community Member
8 months ago

I believe it.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
8 months ago

Rough complexion

Shah Muhammad Taki
Community Member
7 months ago

With or without - the same. Ugly..!!

Srećko M. Vukmirović
Community Member
7 months ago

Ugly duck

Julie Meinart
Community Member
8 months ago

Gross in both..

Maureen Peters
Community Member
8 months ago

Nanny McPhee without pimple and protruding tooth?

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#16

Adele

Adele

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Night Owl
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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months ago

Why does everybody get dark circles?

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#20

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

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Christoph Lindemann
Community Member
8 months 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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8 months 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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8 months ago

“GoldFINGahhhhhhhhhh...”

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#23

Chloë Grace Moretz

Chloë Grace Moretz

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Restless
Community Member
8 months ago

The app makes them look dead

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#24

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

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Bean59
Community Member
8 months 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
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8 months ago

Who?

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#26

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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Pinky TutuTwo
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8 months 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
8 months 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
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8 months ago

need another bucket!

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#29

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

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Lori Ann
Community Member
8 months 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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#30

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

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Restless
Community Member
8 months ago

Scary with, scary without

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