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PhelanGood Tue 12-Sep-17 16:44:03

Seriously. And I bet they all think nobody can tell! Will this trend ever end?

I'm often too distracted by the botoxed plumped juvedermed visages on display, to concentrate on what the bearer of said face is actually saying! Doesn't help that they can no longer engage viewers with natural facial expressions.

I find it fascinating and alarming that paying to have the world's deadliest poison injected into you is becoming the norm, especially when all it achieves is a face that doesn't move, and ultimately a weakening of the muscles, which surely are the thing we should be strengthening to prevent wrinkles long term..!? And concentrating on eliminating toxins!

(Obviously I'm not talking about its medicinal uses such as preventing migraines.)

Fillers are even worse, they look absolutely repugnant to me. Especially in the lips! Who wants to kiss a pair of plumped up plastic lips that look like you've had an allergic reaction.

Am I being unreasonable, and am I alone in finding this trend so disturbing and weird... do I need to get with the times? Are injectables just today's "whalebone corsets"? It's got to a point where I actually adore seeing lovely wrinkled faces on the screen as it's so rare now.

coffeekittens Tue 12-Sep-17 16:49:20

You're not BU. It's gross, but unfortunately life is a sale. Celebs flaunt their motionless faces in the media, people become insecure, they want fillers, they buy fillers, the rich become richer.

Twelvety Tue 12-Sep-17 16:51:54

YANBU. It's v weird. It's become the desired look for a lot of people and it's really freaky.

grannytomine Tue 12-Sep-17 16:53:52

I don't know much about it but presumably if someone has it done in quite a subtle way you don't notice. So the people you notice have overdone it. Not sure if it works that way but seems likely to me.

Personally I notice the lips but don't notice anything else, sometimes people will point it out to me but I don't think I look that carefully at people.

Barbaradidit Tue 12-Sep-17 16:54:00

Christ this was on my FB the other day, hundreds of likes and comments saying how beautiful she looks.

Shiny, stretched, sausage lips confused

Have cut and pasted to not shame her!

HeyRoly Tue 12-Sep-17 16:54:02

My mum (who is an avid watcher of This Morning, for her sins) was talking to me about Trinny Woodall, who has now got to the stage of looking like her entire face has massively increased in size, thanks to the fillers.

See also: Simon Cowell.

grannytomine Tue 12-Sep-17 16:55:00

You might not adore wrinkled faces so much when you have got one. I can't say I like mine nearly as much as I liked the version 40 years ago.

Albinohedgehogs Tue 12-Sep-17 16:57:20

YANBU Denise Van outen is another one. I'm sure if i saw someone like this in real life, I would jump!

It NEVER looks good.

GemmaCollinsBabes Tue 12-Sep-17 16:59:18

Poor old Lauren Graham looked like a soap on a rope in the recent Gilmore Girls revival. It was a sad to see but indicative of how women are valued in society.

MerlinsLeftButtock Tue 12-Sep-17 17:05:14

Is the younger ones that get me the most. It's a hideous trend. Just why would you do it to your face? What's wrong with a wrinkle?

Barbiessharptoenails Tue 12-Sep-17 17:07:27

Yanbu. I think they can look great on posed photos but then you see them in candid pictures or on TV shows and their faces look awful. In particular Kylie Jenner. She looks gorgeous in her photos and then you see her on their TV shows and her face is ruined.

Eolian Tue 12-Sep-17 17:10:33

You might not adore wrinkled faces so much when you have got one. I can't say I like mine nearly as much as I liked the version 40 years ago.

I'm not sure many people adore their faces at any age. I'd certainly rather have natural wrinkles than obviously surgically enhanced ones. When I was 20 I had the face of a 20 year-old. Now I'm 45 I have the face of a 45 year-old. When I'm 60 I expect to have the face of a 60 year-old. I don't see any problem with that, and have no particular wish to look younger than I am tbh.

pullthecracker Tue 12-Sep-17 17:11:01

Gemma, I thought that about Lauren Graham, but iVe just read her book that she wrote after filming it and she is very much against any cosmetic surgery or enhancements

Barbiessharptoenails Tue 12-Sep-17 17:13:12

What celebrities say and what celebrities do with regard to surgery are two very different things grin

PhelanGood Tue 12-Sep-17 17:14:38

Barbaradidit - wow, are you mates with Katie Price?! Those smackers look fit to burst! You touch on an interesting point, I'm positive that part of what motivates people to keep doing this to themselves is selfie culture and like biting. Woe forbid anyone publically post a negative comment about someone's procedure on facebook!

Albino hedgehogs - Denise Van Outen is one of the women who inspired this post! That recent ad with her n two others on the sofa. Can't even tell you what it was about, I was too distracted trying to catch a glimpse of my wrinkled reflection on their shiny stretched foreheads! Carol Vorderman is another - why, why, why!

Grannytomine - I'm mid thirties, have a good diet and though I'm not why anyone would class as pretty, I am blessed with decent skin. However I have an expressive face, smile a lot and am not afraid of my face becoming a lined map of my heart and soul smile there is a wonderful Roald Dahl quote about this! I'll dig it out.

So glad I'm not alone. What will it take for them to be able to see themselves and stop this nonsense..

expatinscotland Tue 12-Sep-17 17:18:38

I'm in my mid-40s. My face is definitely far from its 20-year-old version, duh. Still don't think the OP is BU.

Mrsmadevans Tue 12-Sep-17 17:20:27

YADNBU OP but I fear we are not able to say anything because 'we are just jealous'. I think they are all going to come a cropper given time.

PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox Tue 12-Sep-17 17:26:16

What annoys me the most is when they deny it! Remember Posh denying she had a boob job and Kylie saying all she used was Nivea?

I'm happy to look my age but when someone the same age looks 10 or 20 years younger and denies having any work done it makes you feel inadequate sad

Buggeritimgettingup Tue 12-Sep-17 17:27:00

This one?

PhelanGood Tue 12-Sep-17 17:27:31

Expat, I'm sure you look far more beautiful than any of them. After all, fillers and botox are just cheating, anyone can get them if that's how they choose to waste spend their hard-earned.

Mrsmadevans - I hope you're right! To be honest the ones who have been doing it for a while look so awful that they already have come a cropper in a way. It's just that nobody is kind enough to point out to them how weird they look. The media don't want to address the issue as all the presenters are pumped full of it! They probably all egg each other on...!

guest2013 Tue 12-Sep-17 17:28:33

I wouldn't stop having botox or fillers but I do agree that we're all starting to look the same! It's so cheap and accessible that you don't just feel the pressure from celebs because all your friends are having it done too.

ManicUnicorn Tue 12-Sep-17 17:30:53

I think you only have to look at the recent photos of Judy Finnigan out and about the snide Daily Mail article that accompanied it to see why women feel pressurised to pump their faces full of crap. We're not allowed to grow old naturally.

Don't get me started on the young women who do this. I had a meal with my family a few months ago and the waitress who served us couldn't have been any older than about 23 but she had these huge, inflatable duck lips that looked ridiculous. I couldn't stop staring at her.

UrsulaPandress Tue 12-Sep-17 17:31:25

Are they?

PhelanGood Tue 12-Sep-17 17:33:43

Buggerit - that's the one. My fave quote ever. It makes me look forward to ageing a lot more than the Sharon Osbornes of this world do!

Putthebunnybackinthebox - I completely agree, though rather than feeling inadequate, I find myself feeling smug when I see anyone has had work done whether they admit it or not. As you can always, always tell. I feel sorry for them for weakening their muscles or stretching their lip skin.
It actually stops me feeling jealous of people! Things I am in awe of are great bone structure, sparkling eyes, a nice figure (regardless of weight) and glowing skin. All signs of health and a good life.
It helps that my DH finds such tinkering with nature repulsive too.

roundturnandtwohalfhitches Tue 12-Sep-17 17:33:45

I'm a bit obsessed with this at the minute. I'm 47 and every year I see a couple of friends over the summer who live a different lifestyle to me- loads of money, live abroad. Every year they faces get more taut and shiny but they don't really look any younger. That's the weird thing. I don't have many wrinkles cos I am a bit fat and too fair to go out into the sun. I don't look 20 though.It's a weird phenomenon.

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