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How would you look after a month with no cosmetics? We challenged one woman...
dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 23, 2012 | Anna Pursglove

Posted on 04/25/2012 6:27:28 PM PDT by grundle

Edited on 04/25/2012 7:19:21 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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1 posted on 04/25/2012 6:27:29 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

A large part of difference is the attitude and the proximity. The camera is much closer (making her look larger). Her demeanor communicates depression.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 6:30:27 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Guilty.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 6:31:37 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

That’s right - if she had the same smile on the 2nd photo as she had on the first (and as you said, same size picture) she wouldn’t look that much different. I think this article is geared to sell cosmetics like NuSkin!


4 posted on 04/25/2012 6:34:32 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Noticed that too - the “after” (or is that really a “before”?) picture looks purposefully as unflattering as is possible.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 6:35:02 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: grundle

She’s not smiling after a month.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 6:35:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Her demeanor communicates depression.

Women who don't feel pretty get depressed. Depressed women look unattractive. Things spiral.

7 posted on 04/25/2012 6:36:22 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Hang'emAll

I disagree. I think she’s cute.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 6:36:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: grundle

A simple smile would make a world of difference.


9 posted on 04/25/2012 6:37:31 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: PapaBear3625

Looks like an occupier..


10 posted on 04/25/2012 6:37:59 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Ken522
That’s right - if she had the same smile on the 2nd photo as she had on the first (and as you said, same size picture) she wouldn’t look that much different.

Or if she was carrying a 6 pack and a Hoagie.

11 posted on 04/25/2012 6:38:35 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: nascarnation

A face like an old shoe.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: CMailBag

We’d have to find out how she smells before we could brand her as an occupier.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 6:39:03 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: grundle

I was once engaged to a real beauty. She used no makeup at all. She did do such things as keep her hair neat, combed and was very clean.

The girl I married was even prettier. She did use some makeup but I always thought she was the most beautiful right after bathing and before putting on any makeup at all.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 6:39:32 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: grundle

If she was smiling in the 2nd pic she would look fine and hasn’t she ever heard of nail polish remover?


15 posted on 04/25/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: grundle

Why didn’t she remove the nail polish before she started her one month?


16 posted on 04/25/2012 6:40:38 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: grundle

Didn’t read the whole post, so is the 2nd picture taken after the month? If so, looks like she’s still wearing the same dress and earrings.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 6:41:04 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: grundle

I tried wearing makeup every day like other girls. I think I only made it a week, and that was back in junior high. It took too long to put on and take off, and made my face itch, so I ditched it. Now I only wear chapstick, and sometimes a little lip stain on special occassions, and you know what? Nobody cares.

I’m wondering if some of her skin problems are actually the result of slathering herself with chemicals and powders for so many years.


18 posted on 04/25/2012 6:47:46 PM PDT by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: Tucsonican

Hah! Thank you - You made me chuckle out loud for that comment. Recently I started contemplating this question. Decided that I really don’t want to know. I am going to be 65 this summer and will soon have a new boss who’s in her mid-30s. If I ever do get to retire, I may just check it out when the risk of scaring people is lessened. I do agree that those who smile are a lot more attractive than those who don’t, no matter what.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: grundle

I’d like to see what men would look like after a month without Viagra....now that would really be a letdown...


20 posted on 04/25/2012 6:50:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: grundle

If you read the entire article, girlfriend is fairly high maintenance. Right down to monthly microdermabrasion and eye brow threading. Her at home cosmetic choices are also extremely high end as well. I guess the “chemist shops” mass market stuff isn’t good enough.

She also odd things like NOT removing nail polish and going on “holiday” with a bikini but NOT waxing or shaving and the wondering why she got stares? Really...ever hear of a one peice?

All in all a weak peice.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 6:51:28 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

You are a guy & yet you nailed it perfectly! If I don’t FEEL pretty, clean, & smell good I look horrible. For me & for many women being well groomed is our armour to face the world.

I mean that in the most positive way too. I think making yourself as attractive as possible is a gift you give to the people you run into.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 6:51:28 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
A large part of difference is the attitude and the proximity. The camera is much closer (making her look larger). Her demeanor communicates depression.

Yep. If they'd used the same focal length and distance, and if she had the same facial expression as the first shot... It would not look like such a dramatic change. She's a pretty girl, and it shows through even without makeup, IMHO.

23 posted on 04/25/2012 6:51:42 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: grundle

Beauty is a projection of self love

If you Love Yourself, it will shine through

I’ve known many women,
gorgeous on the outside and empty as a tomb within;
plain as a mud fence and gold to the core

I’ll take the latter anytime
Learned that lesson @ tender age of 16

One who Loves themselves, can Love others in great bounty
One who is empty within, will be empty without

If you depend on others attention for your own self image,
you are a setup for failure


24 posted on 04/25/2012 6:51:42 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: grundle

About the same. Makeup is just shoe polish.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 6:52:18 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: cherry

So you think all men take that?


26 posted on 04/25/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: leaning conservative

If I don’t FEEL pretty, clean, & smell good I look horrible. For me & for many women being well groomed is our armour to face the world.


One of the top wish list items on the ladies list for deployment packages is “scented lotion.”


27 posted on 04/25/2012 6:55:24 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
A large part of difference is the attitude and the proximity.

Also in the photo on the right she's not wearing make-up.

28 posted on 04/25/2012 7:00:07 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: grundle

Yikes!


29 posted on 04/25/2012 7:01:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cherry
???
30 posted on 04/25/2012 7:02:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cherry

Almost no 39 year old men need viagra.

Care to make a better analogy?


31 posted on 04/25/2012 7:05:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: tsowellfan

It looks like she hasn’t washed her hair for a month
also. Pretty frightening.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 7:06:19 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Freedom4US

At least they kept the lighting and clothing similar between the two although the lighting is designed in both to reveal texture .. not removing the remnants of the nail polish is wrong.. should be on or off ,, not ragged. As noted by others attitude/lack of smile is a big factor here.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 7:06:24 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: grundle

The photos remind me of those stupid weight loss before and afters.

The chubby woman has messy clothes, uncombed hair, no makeup, her chest is sunken, and her posture if terrible, and she is frowning. After she loses 15 pounds, she has had a total makeover including new clothes, is standing up nice and straight, and is wearing a lovely smile.

So cliche.


34 posted on 04/25/2012 7:06:36 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: grundle

Amazing — 28+ posts w/o a HT pic or reference...


35 posted on 04/25/2012 7:06:43 PM PDT by mikrofon ('Before' is bad enough...)
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Amazing — 28+ posts w/o a HT pic or reference...

You had to put it in the air
5.4.3.2.1...

36 posted on 04/25/2012 7:08:57 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Neidermeyer

Actually, the lighting looks different, the color balance, or in the latter pic looks a bit flat and “flourescent” that makes anybody look bad, or at least worse.

Getting old sucks, tho consider the alternative...


37 posted on 04/25/2012 7:15:06 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: mikrofon

OK, I'll give you an HC shot instead.

38 posted on 04/25/2012 7:15:39 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: grundle
Not guilty ... especially in the (before) picture to the left.
Slightly guilty ... still hittable ... in the picture to the right.
I'm easy ... ;)
39 posted on 04/25/2012 7:16:30 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: grundle

Hey, what happened to that woman’s second ring in the right picture?


40 posted on 04/25/2012 7:18:01 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

She looks like a meth user in the the 2nd photo.


41 posted on 04/25/2012 7:19:54 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: grundle

Makeup works wonders!

42 posted on 04/25/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: grundle

Uh, well.....I’d look pretty much like I looked a month ago. I rarely wear makeup, it’s expensive and time consuming.

I no longer feel the need to seek the approval of others, so I don’t. Different strokes for different folks, though.


43 posted on 04/25/2012 7:28:54 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: tet68

She did wash her hair—just used “cheap” shampoo (w/sulfites). One part of her monthly salon regime was a pricey keratin treatment for her hair. It glosses and smoothes the hair shaft. You HAVE TO use a sulfite free shampoo to maintain the keratin, cheap shampoos break it down (and hair goes back to limp and frizzy.


44 posted on 04/25/2012 7:30:57 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.)
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To: grundle

I’ve gone 57 years without make-up.


45 posted on 04/25/2012 7:33:46 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: HangnJudge
Wow. I am impressed, to the point that I find it hard to believe. I've known so many men who fall in love with their eyes instead of their hearts, and then wonder why their hearts get broken and become embittered FR wimmin-haters.

Another thing you will notice--a man whose self-esteem depends on his wife's appearance is also due to many divorces.

46 posted on 04/25/2012 7:33:53 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Not to mention leaving her nails to lose the polish rather than just remove is a weak attempt to make a better before and after comparison.


47 posted on 04/25/2012 7:36:29 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: grundle

She has freckles on her but she is nice!


48 posted on 04/25/2012 7:41:50 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Mamzelle
Wow. I am impressed,
to the point that I find it hard to believe.

I'm a Doctor,
One learns to look beneath the surface for meaning
The story is much too long for here

Nurses are frequently very good judges of ones worth
So are Pastors / Priests
To see past the veil

I also had gotten burned badly as a teenager
by one who was “gorgeous” but empty

It was a painful lesson, but most durable

Married for >3o years, she aint killed me yet

49 posted on 04/25/2012 7:53:06 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Mamzelle
a man whose self-esteem depends on his wife's appearance
is also due to many divorces

The Divorce is due to a breach of oath

But, be that as it may
Love of Self is a projection of God's Love
ANYTHING else is an illusion,
and will collapse like a house of cards

50 posted on 04/25/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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