Was Eva Longoria"s skin lightened for Italian magazine cover? Actress appears to be victim of a Desperate case of airbrushing


Was Eva Longoria's skin lightened for Italian magazine cover Actress appears to be victim of a Desperate case of airbrushing

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22:41 GMT, 25 June 2012

An Italian fashion magazine appears to have airbrushed Eva Longoria to such an extent, she bears a closer likeness to Desperate Housewives co-star Teri Hatcher than herself.

The Texas-born actress, whose family are of Mexican descent, looks far more pale than usual on the new cover of Amica, leading many to suggest that her skin has been digitally lightened.

An unfortunately Nineties-looking make-up job does not help the situation.

Attack of the airbrush: Eva Longoria's skin appears to have been lightened on the cover of Italy's Amica magazine

Attack of the airbrush: Eva Longoria's skin appears to have been lightened on the cover of Amica magazine

The 37-year-old's full lips, painted a deep red for the shoot, appear thinner, while blusher, presumably intended to accentuate her cheekbones, is heavy-handed and an ill-chosen shade.

The Huffington Post remarked: 'Aside from the skin retouching, Eva's got some extra-accentuated cheekbones and jaw line that look practically fake.

'We'd almost believe that Longoria had some “work” done, except that the star has confessed her fears of plastic surgery before.'

Also awkward is the backdrop. The overcast beach backdrop looks to have been a late Photoshopped addition to the image.

Eva Longoria

Teri Hatcher

Natural beauty: In real life, Ms Longoria (left) has a golden glow, but in the Amica shoot, she appears to resemble former co-star Teri Hatcher (right) more closely than herself

The original shoot appears to have taken
place in a wooden-floored studio, that, one imagines, Amica's creative
team hoped would look like decking.

Instead, the Lanvin-clad star's pose on a fabric-covered stool with tropical fruit looks more akin to an amateur still-life set than glossy photoshoot with an A-list actress.

Amica has, so far, not responded to MailOnline's request for comment on its latest cover image.