To wonder if this look will ever die?
Faye12345 · 21/08/2015 22:00
The ultra tanned,hair extension, excess make up look. It seems that where i live if you dont have this look you are almost looked down upon! Its expensive and alot of effort and i think im quite attractive the way i am! Rant over
3rdSymphony · 21/08/2015 22:04
Actually, I think that look is regional and class-specific to an extent, so certainly not some kind of perennial acme of beauty. Personally I think it looks ghastly. It fills me with a deeply puritanical desire to wash people thoroughly. And possibly dress them in Amish aprons and bonnets...
Itllbefiiiiiiiiine · 21/08/2015 22:07
There's not much of it round here, thankfully. But travel up the road to a city and on a Saturday night and it's a different matter.
What I want to go is the duck lips. It's caught on so much that I see older women (it's bad enough that girls are doing it) and men. And not even in a piss take way, in an actual posing way. As though it looks good.
Above the age of 16 and/or male, my immediate thought is -
JeffreyNeedsAHobby · 21/08/2015 22:11
Yes I agree the fake tan/hair extensions/nail extensions and duck face photos making you permanently look as though you have just had a batch of botox injections around your mouth is a very class specific thing. I have recently noticed more 40+ doing it though, which is depressing.
annatha · 21/08/2015 22:32
Its vile. I don't get the duck face either. My workmate had her hen do abroad and all the photos are of her and her bridesmaids duck faced, stood at a slight angle and doing the peace sign. Every single photo.
Also fake nails that are shaped into sharp points. They look hideous and remind me of those witches on rubber fingertips you could get as a kid at Halloween.
Sazzle41 · 21/08/2015 22:39
I think as other posters have said its regional, but also, generational. Back home in Midlands I didnt see that look much at all. Now in I live in London its everywhere - its actually a look a lot of male friends tell me they hate but they are my age. Younger men seem to go for it big time here.
Rhine · 21/08/2015 22:47
I'm surprised it's so common in London. I'd have thought people would be more individual down in the big smoke! It's defintely not as popular around here, old industrial town that's not very affluent. I wonder if it's a money thing? As I'd imagine it's a really expensive look to maintain. But it was very common about three or four years ago, I remember because I used to despair of it as well. We used to have loads of tanning shops in the town centre at one time but there's only one left now.
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