Dubious Photoshop has never sounded so good. In December, artist Boggie released a music video for her song “Nouveau Parfum” (sung in both French, below, and Hungarian) that shows her transformation from a makeup-free face to a gussied-up, glamorized version of herself.
There is a VFX credit with the video, so this isn’t real-time retouching, but it is yet another shocking look into how much effort is put into altering the appearance of celebrities. The issue of retouching keeps coming up, like recently when Jezebel published untouched photos of Lena Dunham’s Vogue cover shoot. While Dunham’s photos weren’t as heavily-edited, the Boggie video is an extreme example: the artist gains eyeshadow, blush, and a new skin tone, leaving wrinkles and forehead marks behind, thanks to a a skillful hand and a computer program.