The most mesmerising before-and-after celebrity images we've ever seen.

To finish up the year that was, we’re going to bring you the most popular Mamamia posts of 2013. It’s like a countdown, an advent calendar of sorts, but one that gets your through the post-Christmas blur and into the new year. We’ve been lucky to have some truly wonderful writers join us to share their thoughts on Mamamia this year. This is the very, very best of what they had to offer. Enjoy.

If you’ve ever found yourself comparing your skin/hair/body to a celebrity or model and felt that you came up short, there is a very good reason for that: Photoshop.

Take a look at these celebrity before and afters below, see just how Photoshop is used to shave down waists, even out skin tone, make freckles disappear and smooth over minor imperfections.


In our vast internet travels here at Mamamia, we’ve seen plenty of airbrushed and retouched digital images of models and celebrities (and some of these in non GIF form before) but there is definitely a mesmerising quality about these we found via Buzzfeed.

Brittany Murphy

Angelina Jolie

Katherine Heigl

Britney Spears

Kim Kardashian

Penelope Cruz

For more photoshop fails, have a click through our photoshop fails gallery:

Which of the photoshop fails was your favourite (read: made you lose the most faith in humanity).