This year's incarnation of People’s 100 Most Beautiful issue features something totally bold and daring: Ten stars without (gasp!) makeup and without (the horror!) retouching. The magazine makes a big fuss about the guts it takes to dare to go without, but a closer look at the pictures reveals the use of classic in-camera tricks to hide aging and blemishes.
The moral of the story: don’t feel bad, ladies, if you don’t look this good without makeup—you probably don’t walk around overexposed and slightly blurry. After the jump, we deconstruct a few of the most egregious cases.