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Makeup Close Up – Airbrushed Britney

Oops, she did it again. Britney is certainly looking amazing in one of the promo images for her upcoming album. The question is, has the magic airbrush brushed a little too hard? What do you think?

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  • Reply Niamh

    >Britney caused controversy there a few weeks ago when she decided to release the before and after airbrushing pictures from an advertising shoot for an American company. the difference was unbelievable; not just touch-ups on cellulite, shadows or skin tone; this was one of those extreme airbrushing cases where the arms end up thinner than Britney's ever could be, even if she starved herself or worked out even more than she currently does; the waist had been nipped in to a teeny tiny curve (think Barbie-doll) and her skin appeared to be all the same perfect peachy tone, not a single flaw to be seen. So pretty much like the picture above. This is a 29 year old woman we're looking at, one who works hard to stay how the public expects her to be- slim, toned and pretty (and not crazy..). So why can't these advertisers resist the urge to make our best even better than possible? the standards of beauty become ever more unattainable, and the gap between print media and the real world widens. the stark contrast was seen recently when Kate Moss strutted up a runway smoking a cigarette and sporting a slightly saggy, dimply bottom and thighs (em, hello, smoking contributes to cellulite Kate, cop on!). Marc Jacobs defended Kate and her wibbly bum, stating that she's perfection itself and he wont hear otherwise; the woman is 37 and has refused to ever do any exercise so a bit of a droop is to be expected, but there was uproar! Ah, the Daily Mail, how I loathe thee…anyhoo, I think that airbrushing is great to a point, it allows us to engage in the fantasy world of picture-perfect celebs but there is always the niggling sense of not being good enough, of criticising ourselves and comparing our mugs and bods to those that have been digitally enhanced, rather than to the real thing, which would probably be a fairer fight.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    >Niamh is there a link to the before and after shots of britney?? would love to see it!!

    April 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply Simone G

    >I agree with everything you said Niamh!xx

    April 4, 2011 at 10:01 am
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