Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Models without makeup! Or Photoshopping!


I love Bitch magazine. And I love it even more for this blog post, pointing out how this month's French Elle features models without makeup, Photoshopping, or other digital manipulations to make them look unreal.


As the Bitch blogger points out, these models are still thin, white, and have gorgeous bone structure.

Hey--at least it's a small counterbalance to the obscenely unnatural images we're bombarded with night and day. A new visual reference point.

I'll take it. For now.

10 comments:

Cassandra Says said...

You know, I love seeing things like this. It took me a long time to realise that most of the things I pick at about my appearance pretty much come down to "does not have Photoshop irl". Slight variations in skin tone, pores that exist, the fact that you get shiny bits where the light hits you, all of those start to look like horrible flaws if you're exposed to too many retouched images. Seeing imaged that haven't been retouched is a useful corrective.

Libby said...

Is it just me, or are these women even more beautiful because they look real? They just seem to have a glow that photoshoping just kills.

Harriet said...

I'm with you--I think they're gorgeous.

liz said...

I agree. They look like real, beautiful women - not Barbie dolls.

Lise said...

Those ladies are beautiful, they look much better than photoshopped models.

Chrissy said...

That's a great issue. I love to see a photo that hasn't been photoshopped to the point where the model doesn't even look real anymore. Photoshop has its place, but magazines today take it so far that no one looks human anymore and unfortunately, that is how models are expected to look in magazines.

Anonymous said...

I actually think this is worse than photoshopping them. Before, we could say "oh, its fake, I shouldn't feel bad about it." This is just a reminder of how gorgeous those women actually are in real life.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha. Yes, these women are super gorgeous! When I scanned past the post without knowing what it was about, all I thought was "wow--those pictures. There's something about them. They are so radiant." Who knew it was because they were actual faces! I think we get so used to the photoshopped glow that anything else seems especially intimate and provocative. Live nude faces!

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

I almost feel a little bad because these women look hot naturally! lol. But then again, aren't most people in the celebrity world above above average beauties?

The main idea is to love yourself no matter if a star is photoshopped to death or looks amazing with chapped lips and bags.

Anonymous said...

They look so beautiful without makeup and photoshopping! I wish magazines did this all the time instead of making them look so thin!