VITAMIN W Staff
Cosmetic ads show flawless--but unreal--faces. We all know Photoshop is the real secret ingredient in that face cream. It's hard to know what a real face really should look like, so 20- and 30-somethings are using Botox or Restylane. And the over 40 crowd-- can't accept the wrinkles, crow's feet and that neck are here to stay. Embrace it!
Anna Hill, a 24-year-old art student at East Carolina University, created four images for her final project in an advanced digital photography class showing mock ads for Photoshop. She was inspired by cosmetics ads that are overly Photoshopped.
"No one's face can look totally poreless blown up on a 3 foot poster," Hill tells VITAMIN W. Amen, sister! "I thought they may as well be advertising Photoshop rather than makeup, so I decided to make a funny parody of ads that market Photoshop as the beauty product instead."
Images courtesy of Anna Hill.