Friday, April 25, 2008

Thank God(dess) for Photoshop

Oh my word. Why didn't anyone tell me about the full set of baggage I've been carrying under my eyes? I had my official headshot made for campus this week. They are doing a feature on my research for the alumni magazine and needed a mugshot, I mean, headshot for the story. Why oh why did I not get this picture made 6 years and 20 pounds ago when I arrived?

I looked like a complete and utter HAG! The photographer assured me that he could help with photoshop and demonstrated by covering up the ginourmous vein on my forehand, my deep crow's feet and even the pores around my nose.

Ummm, thanks, for making me feel so beautiful!

In all honesty, I have rarely felt so ugly.

That said, I'm thrilled about the photoshopped results. I do look a lot younger if not much thinner.

Oh, I haven't shared much about the Not to Look Old efforts. I'm using most all of the Oil of Olay Prescriptives products. I *thought* they were working until I saw the bags under my eyes and the wrinkles around my eyes. I guess that the problem is that I don't grin like a complete fool when I look in the mirror, but I nonetheless cannot help myself in front of a camera.

Oh, joy.

1 comment:

Piratewench said...

I'm sure it's no consolation, but even the supermodels have all their flaws "photoshopped" away...about 100% of the time.

I read the beauty book you recommended and there were a lot of great tips that I utilized.

But, you should also check out Paula Begoun's books about beauty produts, skin and haircare. Very eye opening and keep you from throwing your money away on products that are over touted, make false claims, over priced, etc.

Here's a great website with great
I use the Glycolix line. The glycolic acid and the salicylic acid are actually in strong enough strengths to make a difference. This site carries great products at great prices. The prices are even better than at the dermatologist's office that started selling them to me. I can't say I've tried any of the other lines, besides the Glycolix, but it's the only line I've ever seen actually make a difference in the way my skin looks over time.