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Am I the only one

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Am I the only one

Postby Barbiewannabee » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:07 pm

Forgive me if this question has been asked before:

Am I the only one: I apply my makeup, my hair looks great, the start of a good day.


Then I'll catch a glimpse of myself in the car side window, and see any lines I may have.

THEN! Again, thinking I look great, I'll go to an event, there will be photo's taken, I then get copies, and I'll be thinking , my hair doesn't look anything like I thought it did! My makeup, what can I say, where I thought it looked great, I'm either washed out, not enough or too much. I don't know what I was thinking, how could I think this was passable.

I get dressed (we won't discuss the clothing) in the light I'll be in.

It's as if, I can't see what I look like in the mirror. What I think I see, isn't how I appear.

Now, what I can't fix, I think I did a good job with my eye makeup, I'm alway surprised at how small my eyes look in picture, since I can't change this, I was wondering if anyone had any tips, or if I'm the only one that does this.
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Postby kylesmom9 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:18 am

Photography is funny. It doesn't project what you look like, only what you translate to in 2 dimentions. Bone structure has a lot to do with whether you are "photogenic" and there are a lot of models out there that photograph well and look quite plain in person.

If the lighting is bad (and most of the time it is unless a professional is taking the shot) you can look worse; if the lighting is good, you can look better than you really do. The lighting in photography studios is designed to hit you from all sides (and in TV studios etc) to wash out any fine lines, pores, etc.

Ok, then the car side window. Bad lighting again...I always try to gauge how well my anti aging "cures" are working by this kind of light. The better I look in bad lighting, the better I look period. :)
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Postby Barbiewannabee » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:40 pm

Were sick I tell ya, sick, sick, sick;-)))))))))

EDIT: So you say, photos are two dimensional, does this mean I'm actually a size 5;-))
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Postby beeguy » Fri May 15, 2009 11:29 am

Not sure what the barbie poster meant...but I think we are all too critical of ourselves and yes different lighting mirrors etc can make a big difference...don't go by the photo I'm sure your a very pretty women outside as well as inside.annemarie
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