It’s truly incredible what a professional makeup artist can do given time and unlimited funds. This is why so many of our famous Hollywood celebrities will often give the appearance of never aging, having no flaws or are just generally dazzling in a way that the great majority of us can never achieve.
Even the most dedicated Celebrity will occasionally let the mask slip and often as not, a Paparazzi or other photographer (heck, maybe even a fan) will be around to snap a quick picture.
These hastily grabbed pictures can serve as a valuable reminder to us all that Celebrities are human after all. Complete with flaws! It seems fair to me that if modern women are always held in comparison to these icons of beauty that we should be reminded from time to time that they don’t get that way without great expense and a helping hand from the illusionary abilities of great makeup.
We are all becoming increasingly concerned with how young ladies and teenagers are bombarded with images of perfect celebrities and stars. In many cases a heavy does of Photoshop will have been used also. By having these unrealistic expectations to compare themselves to, many vulnerable females are being made to feel unworthy, un-sexy, fat, frumpy or even unwanted. This is unfair to say the least. How the average developing woman can keep her self-esteem up while surrounded by these modified and unrealistic images we are not sure.
It’s like competing in a race where one side has multiple advantages. How can the other compete?
That’s why it’s healthy to remind young girls that these images are simply not reality. They are cropped, touched up and worked on by image editing professionals. And all that’s after probably hours of careful application and touching up of makeup from professionals who do this for a living. It’s frustrating that an average normal girl has to compete with that.
So as you can see it really does no harm to see Celebrities without makeup on. It help keep us grounded and our expectations more realistic. Every single Celebrity is also a human being with her own mix of personal issues and pressures. With their often chaotic lifestyles I’m sure the truth is they don’t get as much sleep as the rest of us and have stress in ways we can only imagine. This of course leads to their bodies showing signs of fatigue, whether it’s acne, spots, bags under eyes etc. There’s nothing wrong with reassuring ourselves that the perfect picture they paint isn’t the read deal and we should all be more forgiving of our small imperfections in the future. At the end of the day the only person you are competing against is yourself!
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