Mariah Carey is catching up with the Kardashians when it comes to photoshop controversies! Several of her recent Instagram posts caught the eye of Photoshop expert Alan Barry, who told RadarOnline.com that her alterations are “amateur” and obvious!
In a photo posted Thursday, the singer’s face was so bright, it was nearly smoothed beyond recognition!
“The one with her and the child, that’s absolutely the most obvious. It’s ridiculous. She has no facial features – they’ve all been eliminated. It’s a gross overuse of Facetune or some other editing program that’s pulled in her jawline on one side,” Barry said. “She has big cheeks. They seem to have disappeared in this picture along with any line, shadow or anything else. It’s like, come on! Are you kidding me?”
“It was smoothed out beyond recognition. That’s her face when she was 5-years-old but even then, I think she had cute chubby cheeks!” he continued.
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In another one of her vacation snapshots, Barry revealed that the “Fantasy” singer’s face appeared to have been altered as well. But this time, it was a “disaster” because of the diva’s sunglasses!
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“It’s very difficult when you apply these programs to somebody wearing sunglasses because the effect it has on the shadows. So it looks like she put on clown makeup on the lower portion of her face – again, that was an attempt to smooth things out,” he said. "They tried to pull the chin line in, didn’t do much of a job on that.”
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Her chest was heavily photoshopped as well, the expert claimed. “If you look at the lighting on her chest, where did that light come from? What they wanted to try to do was to highlight the areas on the top part of her breast,” Barry told Radar. ”It makes it look like somebody has a tan, but the light on her breast, that wasn’t there. There’s a highlight on the center of her chest – that’s just not for real. It’s brushed on.”
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He also noted that her arms appeared to have been tampered with as well. “Under her right arm, those lines are all pulled up. That’s just an obvious attempt using some kind of liquefying tool. If you blow it up, you see the lines in the water are all distorted,” he said.
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“It’s amateur hour Photoshop! There are JPEG artifacts all around the perimeter of her body – which leads ne to believe all of those lines were altered,” the expert explained. “Her waist, arms, everything!”
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While Barry admits that Carey struck a very slimming pose, he could not help but notice that her hips and arms also appeared to have been digitally taken in.
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“Above the curve of her right hip and below the curve of her hip, it was pulled in. The other side around her waist and arms, that was done but I think the lines on he other side are in tact,” he said. “It looks like there was work done around the arms as well. It’s subtle, but whenever I see those JPEG artifacts it’s a sign that something was done.”