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Mirror or camera! Who's right??

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HappyGirlNow Mon 23-Jul-12 13:20:42

Ok, when I look in the mirror I'm reasonably happy, look fine.. When I look at most photos of me (apart from ones where I'm grinning like an idiot) my face looks a bit saggy ! What the hell..

I'm 39. Has anyone else noticed this? Or is it just me.. sad

So who's right, the mirror or the photo? confused

JackieTheFart Sat 09-Feb-13 01:36:25

I feel exactly the same way. I look like shit in photos, my makeup looks the wrong colour, my teeth look shit, I have multiple chins and squinty eyes. I always feel I look quite nice in the mirror sad

Also though, DH is so shit at taking photos, he always manages to get me as I move, or sneeze, or laugh or <insert other unattractive pose when caught in freezeframe>

catladycourtney1 Sat 09-Feb-13 01:42:28

Oh God I hope it's the mirror! Although what you see in a mirror is backwards, so it's not going to be the same as what other people see (although faces are fairly symmetrical so not a million miles away). I can think I look really good in the mirror, then I'll see a picture of myself taken on the same day/night and look absolutely awful!

Sulawesi Sat 09-Feb-13 02:38:11

depends on the mirror though! I have a good mirror in my bathroom and a hideous mirror in my bedroom - I look like two different people it has to be said!

catladycourtney1 Sat 09-Feb-13 03:19:09

Sulawesi yes, definitely. I have a "thin" mirror and a "fat" mirror, and so does my mum smile

Rowboat Sat 09-Feb-13 07:31:17

i would love a thin mirror!grin

AlanMoore Sat 09-Feb-13 07:42:03

I wasnt ever 'photogenic' but pre digital I was quite pretty in photos albeit with my eyes shut or whatever. Then I thought something had happened to my face because I now look awful in pictures. But then I saw a video...and look just like I used to on film! It's bizarre. Also saw pics from a friends wedding taken on slr (?) camera and look great on them, they were just candids I was in background of.
Blame digital! I know what a pp meant about everyone else looking like they look, it's rubbish.

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