Today, Say Media launched its new beauty siteâ€”an offshoot of XOJane called XOVainâ€”with a makeunder of Snooki. As far as celebrities with over-the-top looks go, Snooki seems like a real "get." With all of her artificeâ€”extensions, acrylic nails, false lashes, pushup bra, etc.â€”it would seem that she could be dramatically (and easily) stripped down to reveal the raw, natural beauty lurking beneath those layers of bronzer.
However, the end result was like:
I mean, there are ways to appear maternal and more mature without looking like a dead Tuscan housfrau. Maybe trying to make her ghost-like was the only way they could think of to counteract Snooki's extreme tan? The editors put her in a slightly yellowed vintage Filipino wedding dress that they were apparently super in to and spent the entire day trying to find. Aside from Snooki's (correct) estimation that it was "disgusting," a wedding gown just seems like the antithesis of a makeunder. Also, they put lipgloss on her eyelids.
Ultimately, they did make her look different, which is the goal I suppose. Perhaps it just speaks to the notion that Snooki just isn't as appealing without all the flash and trash that made us fall in love with her.