Natural or makeup?
Blake reckons. . .
The world is full of beautiful people – we buy glamour magazines and gasp in awe at all the celebs and how perfect they look, but let’s face it, not a lot is natural.
Every day, girls and guys walk into the hair salon with ripped out pieces of paper with a celeb’s face on it, asking the apprentice hairdresser if she can make them look like Jennifer Aniston from Friends. She may get the colour right but then your eyebrows are a bit thick so you have to shape and wax them, you then realise that you are looking a bit pasty so you have to get a spray tan to stop looking like Casper the friendly ghost. You emerge hours later plucked, dyed and sprayed but feeling confident with your new look. However, you have just changed your natural self, is this false advertising?
The beauty industry is worth $ 5 billion dollars annually in Australia alone and we are obsessed with it. Magazines, TV and the Internet all boast beautiful people and the pressure to look beautiful in 2011 is huge. You would be flat strapped to find a 100 per cent natural girl on Flinders St on a Saturday night; if they don’t have a fake tan they have had their hair dyed, if they don’t have their hair dyed then they will almost certainly be wearing make up. I’d like to say embrace the natural look, but sometimes nature needs a bit of a helping hand – having two eyebrows is much better than one. Everyone alters themselves in some way or form but one rule should apply, be confident with whoever you are.
CK says. . .
Striving to look good is a day-to-day challenge we all face. Our allies have become the scalpel and the brush. The two best friends of 21st century girl ( and in more recent times, more and more men). But I think it’s time to forget them and make a new BFF – Al Natural.
Now before I get too into this, I totally get it and totally respect people’s choices with what they do with their bodies.
Putting aside health and reconstructive reasons – self esteem, vanity and because Katy Perry told me to, are all rationale for why people are turning to expensive creams, pastes and bags of silicone. But do we have to?
Why has quadruple E become the sexy cup size? Why have lips that have been stung by a hive of killer African bees become the norm? Why does Johnny Drama crave calf implants?
The cosmetic industry is laughing all the way to the bank. Look at the people behind some of the largest cosmetic companies in the world – Napoleon Perdis – not really text book pretty. Euge` ne Schueller of L’Ore ´ al fame – imagine Walt Disney, with eye makeup on. Harsh, but these are the people that are to blame for our insecurities!
It’s a vicious cycle! We each keep trying to out do each other looks wise– until finally you rock up in a egg to the Grammys. This should be a wake up people!!! Natural is beautiful! Throw away the makeup and hair wax! If we all start just rolling like when we came out, maybe the world would be a better place? Maybe the Casey’s of the world wouldn’t need to body slam a bully to be recognised? Maybe fuel would be under a $ 1.40 a litre? Maybe it’s not Maybelline?