A while ago I asked if you felt that celebrities that endorsed beauty products should truly use the line they are promoting (rather than sneaking off for gold leaf facials or whatever it is they do).
Then more celebrity revelations.
Kylie states that she has given up Botox and uses Pond’s Cold Cream instead (around £3.99) to keep herself looking youthful. My nan uses Cold Cream. I quite like Cold Cream. It isn’t my staple though – not by a long shot.
Kylie certainly looks great for 42, with a great figure and hair to boot, but I think there is definitely a certain tight-skin-botoxed look that is floating around that looks horribly forced…
Its this look with the skin that has been injected and pulled so much that it looks shiny and tight, totally plastic, almost uncomfortable, and is what Charlie Brooker calls the “formica face”.
Its the weird crinkles they get on the cheek and upper lip when it can’t move the muscles anymore because of the botox. You can pull the face as tight as you like but your hands, your neck, even your eyes won’t match…
Anyway – what do you think about Kylie’s claim? Do you believe she’s given up Botox and has never had any work done?
Then there is Kim Kardashian, no doubt a beautiful girl who says she uses Botox but has never had surgery:
“I’m totally not against plastic surgery. I’ve tried Botox before. That’s the only thing that I’ve done. I’ve never had my nose done.”
Hey at least the girl is honest about being quite positive about plastic surgery but has she really left her nose alone?
At the end of the day – people can do whatever they like to their faces and if they feel the result outweighs the cost and risks then that’s their choice.
Also, in the case of celebrities, the pressure to look good must be immense.
However – when a celebrity denies that they’ve had cosmetic surgery when it seems quite obvious that they have had work done, is this bad for normal women’s self esteem?
If they are denying that they have had surgery, then promoting a brand or product as the “miracle” fix (not specifically Kylie but I can think of a few celebrities that have done this recently) isn’t that just false advertising?