Expert reveals why Johnny Depp looked ‘tired and extremely pale’

Is Johnny Depp’s gaunt appearance down to ditching ‘guyliner’? Expert reveals why the make-up free star, 54, looked ‘tired and extremely pale’ in snaps that sparked health fears

  • Snaps of Johnny Depp posing with fans in Russia have sparked concern 
  • Commenters said actor looked ‘thin’ and ‘ill’, and some didn’t recognise him
  • Celebrity make-up artist said it’s partly down to Depp ditching signature eyeliner
  • Lack of make-up leaves eye looking tired and dull and his skin extremely pale  

Johnny Depp has sparked concern among fans after ‘unrecognisable’ snaps showed him looking gaunt and ‘ill’, however his changed appearance could largely be down to ditching his ‘guyliner’. 

The veteran actor, 54, seemed to be make-up free in snaps with fans in Russia that were posted to Instagram last week.

And celebrity make-up artist and owner of Pouts & Pinups Stacey Whittaker told Femail that ditching his signature smokey eye has had a huge impact on Depp’s face.

‘Usually Johnny Depp has a cool grunge style, however here he is not sporting his signature smudged guy-liner, which makes his eyes appear smaller,’ she explained.  

‘Dark eyes can look harsh as we get older, but Depp’s normal sultry looking eye would never overpower his face and would actually give him more definition and colour.

‘Without his attention-grabbing guy-liner it makes his eyes seem tired and dull, and his skin extremely pale, whereas liner would brighten and bring out the whites of the eye.’

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Johnny Depp appears in a photograph with a fan taken in St Petersburg, where he performed on Wednesday night 

Johnny Depp pictured in 2016 wearing eyeliner at the premiere of  Alice Through the Looking Glass in London 

Make-up free Johnny Depp with a fan in Russia last week (left), and wearing a slick of eyeliner at the People’s Choice Awards in 2017 

Depp is keen on a slick of ‘guyliner’ both in and out of costume as Captain Jack Sparrow (left). Right: Sporting smudged eyeliner in London in 2016 

While fans are used to seeing Depp wear heavy make-up for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, his love of eyeliner extends to his personal life. 

He’s regularly seen on the red carpet or at photocalls for his films, wearing a smudge of black kohl on his bottom eyelids.  

Concerns for the Pirates of the Caribbean star arose a few days ago when he posed for two photographs with female fans at the Four Seasons hotel in St. Petersburg before a performance with his band, The Hollywood Vampires.

The women shared them excitedly on social media afterwards, sparking comments over Depp’s appearance.

Fans took to social media to express concern over Depp’s drastic appearance in the St. Petersburg photos 

A third image, taken in Moscow last week during a visit to a state museum, provoked more concern. Depp is pictured with one of the museum’s staff

Others said the actor looked ‘sick’, ‘weak’ and ‘thin’ after seeing photos from him in Moscow 

‘I think that my hero looks ill,’ said one concerned admirer on Facebook, while another added that he ‘looks thin’. 

‘Others did not seem to recognize the Pirates of the Caribbean star at all. 

‘F*** me is that Johnny Depp?’ remarked one Twitter user. 

His European tour with the band comes as his seemingly endless legal woes continue. 

During his visit in Moscow, Depp also visited the Mayakovsky museum where, in one image, he looked happy and healthy as he posed with staff

During his visit to the museum, Depp left a note to staff to say he was ‘humbled’ by their hospitality 

Depp has been embroiled in a legal dispute with his former management company for months. 

He claims they mismanaged his millions and left him vulnerable, a claim they insist is not true.

He is also being sued by former bodyguards who claimed that he forced them to work in a toxic environment at his home and that they sometimes had to act as a babysitter for the star. 

Depp is pictured performing in Moscow on Monday, May 28. He is touring with his band The Hollywood Vampires 

Some of the men worked for him during his marriage to Amber Heard which ended in astonishing acrimony and accusations of alcoholism, drug addiction and domestic abuse.

Depp denied her claims of physical abuse and his daughter and ex-partner Vanessa Paradis spoke out to defend him, insisting it was not true.  

Heard was given a $7million divorce settlement after they parted ways. She donated it to charity.  

Depp is pictured in June, 2017, at Glastonbury festival in England when he had a full head of hair and fuller face 

Depp is pictured with ex-wife Amber Heard in September, 2015. The pair divorced acrimoniously in 2016 

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