Though makeup is a dedicated segment for women, there are plenty of men out there doing better makeup than most females do. And if you’re not much of an artist and terrible at makeup, there are plenty of apps that give everyone the illusion of you being a pro. But have you ever wondered how you’d look like without makeup while taking selfies? Well, there is an app even for that and people are not having it.
The app is called MakeApp and created by a Brooklyn based 28-year-old entrepreneur Ashot Gabrelyanov. Among many options on the app, one of the prominent functions has to be its makeup removal function. With the help of artificial intelligence, the app removes any to all traces of makeup from you’re photos. And you might think you’ll look fresh and untouched with a no-makeup-makeup look, but you’re wrong. It ends up giving you a pale complexion with blemishes and wrinkles. Apart from this, many have also complained that it tends to lighten your skin tone making darker skin appear lighter.
There are many reasons why this app is wrong on so many levels. First thing, it is developed by a man. We all know how most men prefer women with no makeup and believe that women wear makeup to trick them. Honestly, it is none of the men’s business whether women wear makeup or walk around with a bare face. Therefore no matter how much the app creator denies it, it is purely misogynistic. No. 2 Nobody takes selfies intending to see how they look like without makeup on and even if they do, they will probably take selfies without actually putting on makeup and know precisely how they look. Another important thing, not everyone has wrinkles and blemishes all over their faces. Trust me some people know how to take care of their skin. And finally, nobody has brows on fleek all the time, so how come everybody has a really strong brow game while using the app?
Though the feedbacks for the app has been very harsh and people, mostly women feel like the intentions of the app developer are misogynistic, the creator of the app, Ashot Gabrelyanov, however, feels very different and thinks his intentions were misjudged. In an interview with BuzzFeed he said
“We built MakeApp as an experiment and released it into the wild a few months ago and unfortunately the media coverage solely focused on the makeup removal function of the app and characterized it as a bunch of ‘tech bros’ trying to hurt women, which is just so far from the truth,”
Here’s how people appear when they use the app.
They didn’t even spare poor Kim Kardashian, but she still looks fierce without any makeup.
And here is a reaction from someone who’ve used the app.
But not everyone is unhappy with the app. Just look how pretty this man looks.