To the left (to the left) we have our natural The Beyonce…and on the right we have Gweneth Paltrow?? Scarlett Johanson?? Mariah Carey?? That can’t be The Beyonce, but L’Oreal claims that the ad on the right is a true, unaltered photo of The Beyonce Knowles -Carter. Its an obvious difference in the color hues between both photos, and there is no way that L’Oreal didn’t do any digital enhancements.. after all, it is a professional campaign ad! Just admit it, you got a little heavyhanded with your color blending tool and couldn’t reverse the curse! Her beautiful bronze skin was irreplaceable (sigh). But check the nose out too! Its larger than normal.. this pic is terrible and the photo editor needs to be fired!
L’Oreal made a statement regarding the allegations: “We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L’Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria’s hair color.” (E! News)
The Beyonce and her reps have made no comment about the ordeal. You will see this ad in Essence Magazine, but one glimpse of the ad and you may have to ask “This is a Black magazine.. why does Gweneth have her own spread?”