FS by Adobe Will Change Your Beauty Routine Forever [VIDEO]
Makenzie on 24 Feb 2012 at 12:00pm
Have you seen the best beauty product commercial EVER?
It's "the next revolution in beauty," and if you can afford it, you can look flawless. In fact, the results are "so dramatic, they're almost unreal...istic." Get ready to smile...
This spoof is hilarious and well-done, but it's also a bit depressing. It another reminder that the images of beauty we're constantly faced with and compare ourselves to are literally unattainable.
Just last year clothing giant H&M caused a stir by admitting that some of their print models are computer generated.
Also in December, Cover Girl took a bit of heat from the Council of Better Business Bureaus National Advertising Devision (NAD) for a mascara ad which digitally enhanced the effects of the product, and gave a small disclaimer at the bottom.
NAD director Andrea Levine told Business Insider "You can’t use a photograph to demonstrate how a cosmetic will look after it is applied to a woman’s face and then – in the mice type – have a disclosure that says ‘okay, not really.’”
Cover Girl's parent company, Proctor & Gamble, permanently removed the ad. They may have learned their lesson, but Levine's statement only addresses the alteration of images that show promised results of a product. As the above video points out, to look magazine-ready nearly every celebrity or model must be sculpted and painted by a mouse.
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