The April issue of French Marie Claire, featuring natural beauty Louise Bourgoin (star of Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec) is 100% unretouched.

via Honey Magazine

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3 Responses to Marie Claire France does an all-natural issue

  1. Thomas says:

    But it’s not, of course. For one thing, only the photographs illustrating the articles have not been manipulated in photoshop. The ones in the ads have. And I don’t know what it’s like in Marie Claire but I’m willing to bet ads take a lot of space in the magazine.

    Also, photo manipulation can be done without photoshop, using makeup and light. And the power of the latter to change someone’s appearance is often underestimated by non-professionals.

    Marie Claire is not the only publication these days who’s chosen to try and trick us into believing they have become honest all of a sudden. Seems like it’s the latest fad in fashion magazines. But if you ask me, telling us their photos don’t lie anymore is an even bigger lie than not pretending at all.

  2. Francophilia says:

    Good point about the ads… The source article does describe the pre-computer techniques they use on the models in some detail. Those still seem a little more honest than Photoshop.

  3. Thomas says:

    Fair enough, the “old” techniques are probably a bit more honest. Certainly more honest than the huge manipulations that are so common nowadays.

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