Thursday, May 06, 2010

Beauty School Drop-Out

The eyelid lift sounds like a marvelous idea after the fifth unsettlingly candid shot in as many months. But then I saw a picture of an actress my age and I noted that even a top-notch eyelift makes one look as if one stepped out of bed in the morning because the cat was yowling, only to learn what the cat was saying was "Rise and greet the day by stepping on this dead opossum baby I left for you to examine with your instep."

Yes, it might be an alert expression, but I'm not sure it's an improvement.


Blogger Sara J. Henry said...

I'm figuring out a mini-makeover of my own, after seeing a few candid shots of myself during the book festival weekend. Not a pretty sight. Needed: better haircut, better clothes, better posture, and about 10 pounds less of me.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Cat Connor said...

I just kinda did part of a mini-makeover. Got rid of the few grays I'd noticed!!
Desperately need new clothes and to drop about 3kg. (finding scarves quite good at hiding the neck...)

Not fond of the permanently surprised look - don't think surgery will ever be an option for me.

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Robin Raven said...

Those kind of thoughts are inevitable sometimes, but you're perfect as you are. All forms of plastic surgery rarely improve anyone, in my humble opinion. ;-) I just cringe at them. When I worked in this restaurant in Beverly Hills, I was schooled in plastic surgery from observation. Some of the women would even ask my friend where she got her lips done, and they were natural. haha Ah, society's pressure on women...

1:18 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I believe you can achieve the same look non-surgically by waxing/plucking off your eyebrows, then drawing them back in in an upside down capital U shape (um, sans serif) starting an inch or so higher up the forehead.

Just make sure you get them in the semi-circle - if they're too straight, you run the risk of someone's toddler pointing at you in a grocery store or other crowded venue and inquiring VERY loudly "Mommy, why does that lady have ANGRY EYEBROWS?!" (Yes, I am quoting from my own life experience here. I was the mommy in question, not the angrily-eyebrowed woman.)

4:08 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I'm all about the makeover lately. I got a massive haircut and sassy glasses. I'm (mostly thinking about) improving my home and kicking around the idea of doing the Italian lady thing and buying expensive clothes occasionally rather than shopping at the grocery store more often than I probably should... but who can resist the lure of joe fresh? Not me. And everyone compliments my $7 jeans...

6:13 AM  
Blogger Dodi said...

Really, unless you can get Demi Moore's guy to do your work (NOT that she's HAD ANY DONE, don't you know), I'd steer clear. You don't want to end up looking like those waxy smooth women the rest of the country pictures when someone say's "L.A."

9:07 AM  

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