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Sandra Bullock's Skin

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RonaldMcDonald Tue 11-Feb-14 01:18:49


She must have a pact with the devil or a portrait mouldering in an attic or maybe both


ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 12-Feb-14 08:25:55

Oh, and her jowls don't sag, which must be an impossibility at that age. < starts googling facial exercises >

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Wed 12-Feb-14 08:23:55

I'm with the 'like her but she's definitely had work done' brigade.
I also have good skin and genes (had loads of compliments over the years), but since late 40s have developed proper eyebags and shrinking of flesh.
I reckon she's been having little tweaks over the years rather than one big overhaul which is more noticeable (and ageing).
She comes across as warm, genuine and funny imo, which is a rarity among stars at her level.

Floisme Wed 12-Feb-14 08:05:12

I feel very sorry for young women. They're being sold a lie and think we're setting them up for some serious body image problems when ageing actually hits them.

Wuxiapian Wed 12-Feb-14 08:02:13

She's had a little help along the way.

echt Wed 12-Feb-14 07:59:37

It's when you see Delpy, Annette Bening, etc. that you see what the others must have been doing by way of interventions.

Know what you mean about the white peel look. Someone at work had it and we were rapt with fascination. A truly weird look.

Floisme Wed 12-Feb-14 07:13:39

It's not real. Not only have these women had the best 'treatments' money can buy but their images are completely manipulated. I like Sandra Bullock and she's just making a living the best way she can but this is not what ageing is like. I think images like these are one of the reasons why we get so many 'OMG I'm 40 and I've just found a wrinkle' threads.

maggiemight Wed 12-Feb-14 01:25:25

I've lived in California, I'm not sure what it is that people have done, some sort of skin peel, but what you notice is the whiteness of their skin. No blemishes, veins, pinkness on the cheeks, faint tan..... nothing. In fact they look a bit ghostly (see Meryl).

Whereas me, brought up in sunless Scotland has every blemish possible and a pink complexion, certainly not white. Whatever it is they do it works.

feelinlucky Wed 12-Feb-14 00:36:56

Has anyone seen her in her latest film? She has almost certainly had a face lift. I really like her but was slightly scared when I went to see her at the cinema.

ihatethecold Tue 11-Feb-14 12:10:08

Meryl Streep looks amazing but it's so obvious she has had surgery.

Her face has no sagginess!

Sandra looks amazing but let's not kid ourselves!

lurkingaround Tue 11-Feb-14 11:54:34

I agree squoosh. It's a pity because some of these women are very beautiful and all the interventions change their beauty. Most of them would also age beautifully. Take Courtney Cox as an example. I don't know what she's had done but it's wrong. Hollywood has a such an aversion to aging.

dexter73 Tue 11-Feb-14 11:51:58

Pharrell Williams has amazing skin too (and a silly hat!). I couldn't believe it when my dd told me he was 40, he looks about 25!

worldgonecrazy Tue 11-Feb-14 11:50:12

She does have lines - if you look at the picture of her smiling, they are clearly visible.

squoosh Tue 11-Feb-14 11:47:04

The chances of Sandra Bullock's youthful complexion being 100% natural are nil. I'm not saying she's had surgery but definitely has access to the very best non invasive treatments available. Similar to Jennifer Aniston who also looks great.

Hollywood is notoriously ageing-phobic, they can barely handle women over the age of 35 never mind a 50 year old women who looks like an actual 50 year old woman.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 11-Feb-14 11:46:46

She did win an Oscar though for The Blind Side. And she's nominated this year I think

lurkingaround Tue 11-Feb-14 11:36:26

I like her too. I think she's been a bit underrated or maybe hasn't picked/been give the right roles. I always thought she'd have been perfect as Stephanie Plum, from the Janet Evanovich novels. I don't know who they picked for that role, didn't see it. I suspect it lacked Sandra!
Apols the rambling. <as you were>

BitOutOfPractice Tue 11-Feb-14 11:30:45

<pokes worldgone in the eye in jealous rage>


I definitely agree that she's never gone uber skinny which can be aging

She always seems like the kind of girl you'd like to go out for a beer with. I like her

lurkingaround Tue 11-Feb-14 11:30:27

Worldgone lucky you!
But disagree on th sandra issue. I know plenty of people who have religiously done the eat well no sun etc all their lives, and who have also had plenty of laser etc and are thin and they look nothing like Sandra. She is line-less and 50. She looks like a doll. You cannot be so completely lineless at 50. I don't know 20 year olds that look like that. Even without sun there is the ageing process. You cannot be that thin at 50, and look like Sandra looks without a lot of help.

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 11-Feb-14 11:26:01

Definitely additional help and a lot of investment.

Do a close up of her hands in the photo - that shows the disparity.

I do think she has been careful in regards to tanning though. It's nice to see a normal colored celebrity!

worldgonecrazy Tue 11-Feb-14 11:21:23

I disagree - I am also blessed with good skin and hardly any wrinkles - Sandra only has a couple of years on me. I was recently asked by school friends if I'd had botox or work done. The answer is simple - no sun on my face since I was 20, moisturising every single day, the ocasional facial, and good genes - my parents both look decades younger than they are.

If I hadn't been a heavy smoker in my 20s, or have a penchant for wine, my skin would look even better <not so stealthy boast>. I know this because I have a work colleague the same age and her skin is even better than mine.

I dislike the presumption that just because a woman is blessed with fabulous skin (and in Sandra's case an inner beauty which shines through too) that they must have had work done.

Sandra looks like she eats healthily, is blessed with a naturally slender physique, and works out, without falling into the uber-skinny look which is so ageing on other Hollywood stars.

lurkingaround Tue 11-Feb-14 11:20:54

O'course we shouldn't forget the ubiquitous air brushing.

Sandra Bullock is 50 this year. Meryl Streep is in her 60s. A ton of help. God knows what consultants Madonna goes to. Let's none of us go to him/her!

squoosh Tue 11-Feb-14 11:10:24

She's had a ton of help but yes her skin looks amazing. Can't believe she's only 5 years younger than Madonna! Madonna would have done well to follow this example, all that surgery has aged her badly.

Lupita Nyong'o's skin is too so glowy and gorgeous. Great to see a darker skinned black actress in the spotlight.

LaCerbiatta Tue 11-Feb-14 11:00:01

Thanks for the link. Agree - there's a lot of help therw. To all of them, Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchet also look incredible.

JUliE Delpy on the other hand looks more her age. (Still beautiful though!)

lurkingaround Tue 11-Feb-14 10:57:17

They have a world of treatments at their doorstep Ronald, and the money to pay for them. Sandra is 49 (thank you google), I suspect she has had lots of laser, prob IPL and a bit of Fraxel. She may well have had a face lift, she is very toned for a 50 year old. And the usual bits of Botox and fillers. Her cheeks are very full for her age, as are Meryl,s. the vast majority of us tend to lose volume in the face as we age, it's particularly noticeable on the cheeks, they become flatter. Filling that area with fillers or <shudder> implants, keeps that youthful look. She goes to someone very good, it all looks wonderful.

RonaldMcDonald Tue 11-Feb-14 10:36:27

She looks so smooth....and fresh
I wonder what they do?

lurkingaround Tue 11-Feb-14 10:19:14

Methinks it's not so simple, worldgone. Sandra is nearly 50, I think. I don't know anyone irl who looks like that without plenty plenty of help. I think she looks amazing, but it's not all good food good genes SPF. There's a wee bit of extra help.

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