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The UK banned ads for Lancome and Maybelline because they were considered too airbrushed.

What do you think about the world of images? Are they too unrealistic?

I understand getting rid of a blemish here or there, but I really cannot stand photoshopping bodies.
Do you prefer to see your models and celebs Aú Naturale... or a bit more "perfect"?
Posted by: Chalsie

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  • boo

    I’m so for the natural images!

    I agree that celebrities in magazines & advertising always look way too perfect, and it is an unachievable status!

    I think think there is enough to deal with without trying to be perfect and being unhappy if you don’t match up to a perfection which isn’t real!

    Yes the odd blemish is ok but I think now it is starting to go too far!

  • Elly

    We all know that she doesn’t look like that.

  • nettyballs

    au naturale is great, i don’t believe anything i see these days in magazines! i wish i could be airbrushed sometimes!

  • Dana

    Good on them for banning the ads! The beauty and fashion world really has to stop creating these false and unachievable standards for women.

  • Elly

    But then again, no one would buy these products if the women on the ads didn’t look good.

  • chocolatelace

    I dont mind a little of airbrushing, but I am not a fan of the ads which the models look plastic…

  • Zerotolove

    My boyfriend’s a photographer- smoothing looks so obvious and yuck to me now! x

  • janelleb.xo

    I don’t have a problem with getting rid of a pimple or scar or two, but if you are airbrushing wrinkles for a product that is supposed to get rid of them, it is just creating high hopes for the product and then disappointing reviews. as for photoshopped bodies I completely disagree!!

  • rhiannon1993

    Not to airbrush it look fake and its unatural

  • vavoom

    Banning ads like that seem a bit over-the-top and controlling! I mean who really cares – we all know that they’re faked up photos anyhow. I don’t like the idea of gov’ts banning stuff that is ‘arty’ – it’s afterall just a phase that will come and go. You can only air-brush so much anyhow. Everyone knows that the ‘perfect skin’ doesn’t exist so why ban a form of dumb art. (By the way, most art is not dumb but airbrushing is a bit!@)

  • troon13

    When advertising makeup airbrushing is unethical. We should be able to see what the makeup really looks like applied to a face as opposed to an airbrushed version of the effect.

  • Bex

    I totally agree with troon13!
    Why would you want to purchase make up that the advertising has been so blatantly edited?! It really does nothing to promote their products!!

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