An app developer had the ingenuity to develop an app that uses artificial intelligence to show you what people look like without makeup, little did he know that the same app would be used against him.
MakeApp is an app that has plenty of apps that stack various filters in order to self-beautify, it also offers the option of adding makeup to a face, too. However, its underlying purpose seems to be to make sure that people-especially, women, can’t get away with using makeup to fool people into thinking they’re hotter than they actually are.
The motive of the app is to expose the dastardly tricks these harpies are using to disguise themselves. It’s not a surprise that women are not taking the concept rightly. Select All called the app “laughable and problematic,” PopSugar described it as “sexist,” and Refinery29 said it “wants to destroy your self-esteem.”
Ashot Gabrelyanov created the app and being a man this is not the first time that men have run into trouble sharing their opinions about makeup with the world, and it surely won’t be the last.
The app remains available for anyone with a smartphone to try out, surely Gabrelyanov wouldn’t mind if the app was tested on him.
The after and before pictures of Gabrelyanov’s Twitter profile photo were just astounding after being run through the “Remove Makeup” option on MakeApp. One can tell whether he is wearing makeup in the original photo, but in the after photo, he does look a little worse for the wear: His skin is washed out, his lips are less pink, his eyelashes and eyebrows are less prominent.
After his Twitter photo was run through the “Add Makeup” option, the result is chic, if nontraditional: Brows are on point, eyes are nicely lined and highlighted, and the pink lip color pops. And it was certainly faster to get this result through an app than a trip to Sephora.
The manipulation of the photos continued and as his makeup was removed, he looked very pathetic! Theoretically, I’d already removed his makeup, but there’s no way to know how much makeup he was wearing.
Surprisingly, it turns out if you keep scrubbing someone’s makeup off, eventually, the person becomes a zombie with rotting skin. Ashot Gabrelyanov deserves loads of applause for creating this app to identify the undead.