Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Beauty at all Ages: MAC, Cate Blanchett and The Economist Play it Straight

Cate Blanchett Goes Un-Photoshopped for Mag Cover – MSN Entertainment – Wonderwall.

This goes along with the amazing MAC Cosmetics ad campaign featuring 90-year-old Iris Apfel, who designed one of their new lines. Check out this link for more information.

http://createblueprint.com/2012/02/iris-apfel-mac-cosmetics/

I love this photo of Cate Blanchett on The Economist cover and that of Iris Apel for MAC. So many times we are offered such ridiculously photoshopped images of beauty that the real person would be unrecognizable. If we look at the photo above and feel shocked to see lines on the 42-year-old Blanchett, it’s likely because our eye has been trained by photoshopped images to see beauty only in smooth skin and youth. But beauty is so much more than that, it goes to the heart of who a person is, and their experiences are a large part of that.

What if each of us learned to look beyond perfection and find beauty in who someone really is? What if we looked at sparkling eyes, a loving smile, an intelligent expression, a  deep kindness, and allowed ourselves to fall in love with true beauty? I think it’s time we gave it a shot. It’s time to let go of the sanitized, smooth, plastic version of beauty that we’ve been sold and learn to love true beauty. Look in the mirror, my friend, look in the faces of those you love, that’s where you’ll find it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker on WordPress.com

Twitter Updates

  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: DAEQUAN WIMBERLY, age 11, of Miami-Dade County, Florida, died of COVID-19 on June 30. “Though he was 11 years old, age d… 44 minutes ago
  • RT @ACUadmissions: "But as for me, God’s presence is my good. I have made the Lord God my refuge, so I can tell about all you do." Psalm 73… 46 minutes ago
  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: JAY KRAFSUR HARRIS of Delray Beach, Florida, died of COVID-19 on May 2. A former airline pilot, he was described as "com… 12 hours ago
  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: DR. GLENN JESUS BARQUET, 50, of Miami, Florida, died of COVID-19 on May 2. He was a cardiologist of over 20 years known… 14 hours ago
  • RT @FacesOfCOVID: ELIZABETH MCNEW, age 12, of Atlantic Beach, Florida, died today of COVID-19. “It’s amazing the legacy she created in 12… 14 hours ago

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,508 other followers

Categories

%d bloggers like this: