So you've seen Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty (which I enjoy immensely, but find a little disingenuous since Dove sells products that supposedly make you more beautiful), and we can all appreciate what goes into making a real person look like a model for a print or TV ad.
Here's another something along those lines. No one argues that the subject in question is a beautiful woman, but the folks at Redbook seem to disagree about exactly how beautiful she is before airbrushing. (Link was courtesy of The Common Room)
I don't really have too much of a problem with wanting to look like a model, minus a small spell of insanity during my sophomore year in high school when I got my friend Jessica to give me a makeover for YM's CoverGirl model contest. It was a short lived venture, because once I saw the polaroid of myself after the makeover, I knew I would never look like the girls that won that contest. And I learned that a lot of makeup was not at all flattering on a 15-year-old.
Anyway, I hardly ever wear makeup now, except for special events and when I'm feeling extra girly. Hubby says he prefers me without makeup anyhow. And I prefer to defer to what he prefers. Say that five times fast!
This post is getting long and rambling. And I have things to do this morning! Time to get my rear out of the computer chair!