Snapchat filters and Photoshop and all those beauty standards sometimes make us think that there’s any natural beauty left in this world, makeup, and clothes can become a form of art and self-expression, and yes sometimes it’s really relaxing to see people looking like their natural selves.
Olga Kamenetskaya is an artist from Ukraine that started repainting dolls as a hobby, but it later turned into her profession. Now Olga, shows how dolls would look like if they would be designed in a naturalistic manner, she removes all of the makeup from the doll’s face and adds new, realistic, and proportional features. It’s safe to say that the result is often better than the original with dolls looking far more realistic than they used to. In an interview with Vogue Olga stated that each doll has flaws just like normal people do, and she not only changes the features of these dolls but also transforms their face shapes and even adds new wigs.
“I don’t like it when the new face of the doll is ideal and perfectly symmetrical, it makes it lifeless. I always deliberately leave some flaws that may not be noticeable to everyone but gives the doll invisible charisma. Perhaps, this flawed beauty is the message that my dolls carry.”