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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Celebrities Sans Makeup
I thought this was fascinating. If I was a Pastor I'd do a sermon on it. ;)

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posted by Lydia at 2:39 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


13 Comments:


  • At 5/23/2007 03:01:00 PM, Blogger Janice

    I would love to see this with both pictures being the same day, same expression, one with make-up and one without. Some of the make-up pics are I'm sure airbrushed and some of the non make-up pics are also just totally unflattering and bad pics, some of those even actually DO have makeup but its smeared - looks like after a hard night partying or just waking up. I don't know if it had sound, my speakers are blown. Was there any commentary or anything with it?

     
  • At 5/23/2007 04:26:00 PM, Blogger Lydia

    I would love to see this with both pictures being the same day, same expression, one with make-up and one without.

    That would have been even better.

    Was there any commentary or anything with it?

    Not that I've seen, no.

     
  • At 5/23/2007 04:29:00 PM, Blogger Makeesha

    there was the "you are so beautiful to me" song playing.

    I agree janice, some of those are a bit unfair I have a feeling...that picture of madonna was totally unflattering, she really is a natural beauty from the other "undone" pics I've seen.

    however, the message "you are beautiful" is appropriate. "airbrushed idealized beauty" is not really the sort of beauty we (and esp. our daughters) should feel the need to aspire to.

     
  • At 5/23/2007 06:00:00 PM, Blogger Erin (a.k.a. Lily)

    Yeah, what would really be cool is if some of our celebrity "beauties" would deliberately pose for something like that - to send the message that glamour is an illusion - it only really exists if you have enough money and good enough artists.

     
  • At 5/23/2007 08:56:00 PM, Blogger Heather

    what would really be cool is if some of our celebrity "beauties" would deliberately pose for something like that

    Jamie-Lee Curtis did that very famous shoot in her underwear without makeup and not airbrushed.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2002/08/27/ED242187.DTL&o=0

    Tyra Banks also removed all of her makeup during one of her shows and challenged the entire audience to do the same. She also showed a picture of herself that was shot for a magazine before and after airbrushing.

    The Dove Campaign For Real Beauty is a refreshing change as well, using real-sized models and showing a video of a model before and after makeup and airbrushing for a photo shoot.
    http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/

    The moral of the story? You too can look like a celebrity if you have your own personal stylist, hairdresser and makeup artist. Otherwise, we all just have to look real, and accept that we are beautiful just as we are.

     
  • At 5/24/2007 04:07:00 AM, Anonymous lyn

    what Heather has written. We are all beautiful in our own way. We just don't have a stylist and make up artist doing our hair and make up each day!

     
  • At 5/24/2007 04:08:00 AM, Anonymous lyn

    I think my keyboard must have lost it's connection (wireless) my post above should have started I agree with what Heather has written!

     
  • At 5/24/2007 08:13:00 AM, Blogger Deb

    Very VERY cool video. Might have to link to that one... :)

    d

     
  • At 5/24/2007 04:25:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    There's the part of me that affirms all that has been said here...
    and then there's the part of me that wonders what I could look like with hair, make-up, and stylists and all that... ;)

     
  • At 5/24/2007 06:58:00 PM, Blogger Lydia

    then there's the part of me that wonders what I could look like with hair, make-up, and stylists and all that

    LoL, if I ever win one of the multi-million dollar lotteries I'll pay for anyone here who is interested to have a "glamour" shot day. And we'll find out. :D

     
  • At 5/24/2007 07:48:00 PM, Anonymous lemonscarlet

    This is why I like the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. The no make up pictures in this montage make me feel less anxious about those pictures of myself that make me cringe!

     
  • At 5/24/2007 11:40:00 PM, Blogger Amy

    Lydia, I'll take you up on it!

    Lemonscarlett, I agree that the "no make-up" pics make me feel a whole lot better about some pictures of myself. Even though I'm sure the pictures are at their worst, not just without makeup, the selfish side of me is glad to see blemishes on beautiful women...it makes me feel much more normal.

    That says something about me, though, doesn't it... ;-)

     
  • At 5/25/2007 06:26:00 AM, Anonymous agma

    I have some issues with Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty. I love that they're using women who look like me, or how I feel on different days. But I think they're hoping we won't notice that the underlying message of their ad campaign- and it is an ad campaign, b/c every time those women appear, they're selling a product- anyway, they hope we won't notice the mixed message of, "You're beautiful, but you would be so much more beautiful if you bought our firming lotion. And our bronzing lotion. And our moisturizing bodywash..."

    Seriously mixed message in my opinion. How am I supposed to believe they think fat dimples are beautiful when they're trying to sell me firming lotion in the same ad? But I have discussed this with others who are so glad to see "real beauty" that they don't want to consider what I'm saying. Or maybe they just disagree!

     

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