Makeup Companies Run Into Legal Trouble For Too Much Photoshopping… And Not Enough Photoshopping
from the damned-if-you-do,-damned-if-you-don't dept
There’s a story making the rounds about how the UK Advertising Standards Authority is banning certain cosmetics advertisements including Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington, because the images are way too Photoshopped.
Now, this story was interesting on its own, but what made it even more interesting is that another makeup firm, Estee Lauder, seems to be in a legal dispute, for the exact opposite reason. Ima Fish recently alerted us to the news that model Caroline Louise Forsling had sued the company for the following advertisement:
Either way, it should be noted that in both of these stories, they’re about supposed “anti-aging” products, and I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that digitally altering images is how such products are advertised, rather than showing any actual before and after shots, because I imagine “real results” are likely to vary from what’s seen in any of these ads.