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Monday, September 23, 2013

No Airbrushing Allowed!

Celebrities Without Air Brushing


Like most I grew up in a celebrity obsessed culture - I can recall being 16 and ranking high on my friends and I agenda was comparing ourself to celebrities. Be it skin, teeth or bodies nothing ever seemed good enough. The sad truth is that back then we were all oblivious to the power of airbrushing and 99% of the women do not look have the proportions or skin glossy publications lead us to believe. 

Does it make them ugly? Heck no quite the opposite but it makes them human and that is not something such world wants us to buy into. Why? Flawless creatures make us buy into the hype of whatever beauty product they are promoting at the time so that we all go out in our droves, hand over our hard earned cash in the hope of somewhat emulating our favourite icon. It's the nature of the beast.

Celebrities Without Air Brushing

Rather than waste energy complaining about airbrushing and clever editing (it's fruitless and if the world was to see you splashed on every magazine cover wouldn't you want to look your best?) or what your skin faults happen to be. I say make the most of what you've got and I'm willing to bet that any faults you have won't be noticeable to others. Us girls have a terrible habit of beating ourselves up over the little things that truly don't matter or those that are only detectable under strong lighting, at an angle and armed with a magnifying mirror - in a few years time you'll look back and kick yourself!

Also chances are that there is a celebrity out there (well those who don't think they are god's gift that is) who would kill for skin like yours or any number of your features. If all else fails Google some celebrity close up's and rejoice at the fact it is not only you that has bucket like pores (I may be referring to myself here) that not even a top make-up artist could disguise. Now put down the magazine and take the self pressure to be picture perfect down a notch or ten.

All images used were taken and edited (in size and put into collages) from celebrityclose-up.com





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19 comments:

  1. Great post, I do remember when I was younger oohing and ahhing over celeb magazine pictures. Just hope other young girls out there realise they don't look like that in person and that it's mainly down to editing and airbrushing, in some circumstances clever lighting also.

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  2. i love this post! It's so true though, why should we be so obsessed over our tiny imperfections? It's nice to see how celebrities really look rather than the airbrushed version x

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  3. Great post and completely agree with you!

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  4. Such a good post. It's hard to remember sometimes that celebrities are airbrushed in images and that completely flawless people do not exist!

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  5. Great post! Celebrities are human beings just everyone else :) We have to remember that :) Thank you <3

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  6. Gosh you really don't realise just how much make up they wear either - such thick layers that the camera usually makes look flawless. Also great to see foundation settling into fine lines lol even the best make up artists can't seem to stop that - normality is great :) Great post!

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  7. Its true, celebrities wear a lot of makeup because they are photographed all the time and lets not forget they have the money to have someone pamper and train and cook for them so we really shouldnt beat ourselves up about it! Great post!

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    xx

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  8. Lovely post. I think everyone is guilty of comparing themselves far too much to celebrities and sometimes getting down because they simply think they aren't good enough in comparison. However, it's a good reminder that a lot of these celebrities are airbrushed and to try and look like them is unrealistic and impossible.

    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  9. Great post - I'd love to see more of the 'real' photos of celebs. They still look great, I think we all put a lot of pressure on ourselves when we see the finished photos, forgetting they might have had a little help! x

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  10. a really great post - thank you! x

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  11. Why is it a waste to complain about airbrushing and editing? Isn't that part of what feeds that unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves?

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    1. I basically mean that magazines won't ever change in that aspect and even if they wanted to I imagine it would be impossible for them to as so many celebrities/models et al practically demand that their faults and flaws be airbrushed out. It is sad as 99.9% of those who grace the front covers of such publications are beautiful without make-up let alone digitally altering their appearance. Sorry if I was unclear I was on my high horse mid rant haha and I agree is totally what feeds the machine of self doubt as far as comapring ourselves to celebrities are concerned.

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  12. This is a lovely post! Very encouraging and inspiring, I think it's important for people to keep saying and reiterating these points for the younger generations xx

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  13. Great post - it always used to get me so down when I was around 13-14! Even when they had 'no make up' shoots of course they were still wearing foundation etc and the photoshopped anyway and it always made me feel like I had no hope. I agree it's a waste of time trying to get magazines to change but I think we could always do with spreading the message more especially to the younger girls!

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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  14. Actually really opened my eyes to it, thanks!

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  15. Such a good post, my acne's all over the place at the moment and this made me feel a little better :)
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  16. Hi!!

    It's such a good post, you tends to forget celebrities have the same skin problem than all of us!!
    When we look at the pictures it's good for the mood :)

    xx lexie

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