Britney Spears looks, well, basically nothing like Britney Spears on the new cover of Women's Health.
Some say she is looking better than ever. Most are simply calling the cover a massive Photoshop fail.
Some took to Twitter: . @WomensHealthMag who is this person you're trying to tell me is Britney Spears? pic.twitter.com/Mn0ZBUPLHk — John Feitelberg (@JFeitelberg) December 16, 2014 I know Women's Health this month says Britney Spears is on the cover, but I don't know who that woman is on that cover. #badphotoshop — Michael Covelli (@MichaelCovelli) December 16, 2014
While headlines, like the Mirror's captured the sentiment across the media: Britney Spears sparks photoshop debate as VERY trim figure and bizarre nose make her unrecognisable on mag cover.
But those on the shoot insist that Britney's new look was simply the result of a clever make-up technique called contouring, which made her nose look longer and narrower and her cheekbones more defined.
In a video released from the shoot, the pop star does appear the same as on the cover. Whether it's Photoshop or make-up, one thing everyone seems to agree on is that the 33-year-old mother-of-two looks amazing.
Spears, who has been making a gradual return to the limelight following years of a very public breakdown, puts it down to a new health regime.
"I start with 20 minutes of intense cardio - usually running - move on to light free weights, body-weight exercises such as push-ups, squats, and sit-ups, then finish it off with a stretch," she said in the issue that hits newsstands on December 23.
"I like my workouts to be effective in a short amount of time.
"After I had Jayden, it was real easy for me to get back in shape. But five years later, I started noticing changes in my body.
"My hips are a little bit wider because I've had kids. So it was crucial for me to be continuous with my exercise. Consistency is key."
Consistency, make-up, maybe a little Photoshop... and meditation, it seems.
"I meditate. But I fall asleep," she says. "I'm either going wild in my head or I'm asleep."