A Find: Unreal Retouching
April 11, 2006
I know that photos are retouched to remove wrinkles, cellulite and whatever else makes a model look remotely mortal. But I didn’t know how dramatic the changes can be. Glenn C. Feron and Greg Apodaca are the rarely seen members of the imaging world. They’ve retouched photos of some of the most beautiful people, slimming noses, making pores disappear and enhancing body parts that, frankly, don’t need enhancement.
Millions of us are trying to attain whatever the current ideal of beauty is, but that ideal doesn’t actually exist. It’s all an illusion created by Photoshop. It makes a mind wonder what if guys like Feron and Apodaca just stopped retouching photos. Pretend for a second the entire magazine industry wouldn’t collapse. Would we all become more satisfied with our natural selves? Nah! It would take years to undo society’s ingrained self-described inadequacy. And because retouchers have job security and women everywhere have major insecurity, there’s Makeup For Ever. The Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Makeup can be used all over to cover imperfections. Find the confidence boosting concealer at Sephora.com.
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