Lorde perfectly calls out media photoshopping

Lorde has once again shown herself to be a completely awesome feminist crusader.

When the young singer spotted a heavily-airbrushed picture of herself floating around the Internet, she decided to take a stand for natural beauty by tweeting an unedited shot alongside it. Turns out she — horror of horrors — has zits like any other 17 year old.

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'We have a moral obligation to ban the airbrush': Debenhams vows not to retouch model shots… and calls on others to follow suit

"Airbrushing and other trickery are not necessary in order for women to look beautiful. Hopefully this act will demonstrate that products such as lingerie modelled by real women who have not been retouched can sell just as well as products advertised with extensive airbrushing, which has become the norm. Men and women can feel good about themselves knowing that beauty is not about achieving the unachievable” - Lingerie designer Aliza Reger

Honestly, I find it so weird they photoshop the shape of breasts like, what? Looks like they might even have changed her skintone a smidge. I like the version of her beforehand. it looks a lot more natural and I can actually relate to her more, which I think is helpful in advertising, no?


Celebrity Airbrushing is Getting Out of Hand [Click to see before picture]

We all know that magazines use airbrushing and photoshop to erase anything that doesn’t fit with society’s standard of beauty. But when does a “touch up” become complete revisionism? Here are some of the worst offenders.


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This is Fulcrum Timeturner, a watchmaker.

'Loosely' based off of the design of Rabbit and The Spine, this was my final project for my airbrushing exam in which we had to do a full body paint.

Though he is not completely finished (we sadly ran out of time) and there were still some minor details to be finished, such as his wrists, hands, lining of the spine and other nuts and bolts that were to be placed on the body, he ended up turning out pretty well.

We had to contour abs as well, but considering he’s a robot, I wasn’t able to go the conventional way without making it seem a bit silly, so made them attach via ‘metal plating’

The body was firstly painted in a light silver/shimmery body paint to allow the natural skin tone to show  through and then contoured using a silver/blue with the airbrush. The details were later added with the airbrush and with stencils, as well as with freehand.

Photos were taken on phone, so that is why they are weirdly sized and a bit fuzzy until they are clicked. ^^

Even though it was a stressful few hours, it was a lot of fun and had such a blast with my model (took ages to get the black paint out of his ears—how do you guys do it every time?) and was a good finale to airbrushing. ^^ 


American Eagle is releasing their new Aerie ad campaign with pictures of girls that haven’t been airbrushed. This is awesome, guys.