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@sweetee2wrote:

I go so long without looking in a mirror for longer then a minute or two that when I do I can't believe that's me. Even with cosmetics I still look tired and wore out. As for pictures I'm horrified.  I've always been a hard worker and I guess it shows. Oh well live goes on whether you like it or not.


this was exactly my response .. although i don't look horribly bad ... well for

my age ....in the mirror .. photos are a totally different thing .. I look horrible

and try to avoid them at all cost ....

 

But for today .. I am alive and healthy and a lot of friends lately are not !!!

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@Pookwrote:

I love my makeup and I always am perfectly made up.  I get lots of compliments on how great I always look...BUT...I look horrendous in photos or videos.  When I worked we would have driver's license photo contests and most times I won the scariest awful category!!    I also know so many that look great and much better in a video or photo than they do in person.  That's not what matters - it's how you treat others and live your live that counts in my book!!


Bingo! What @Pook said.

I take such bad pictures I actually had a DMV employee offer me a do over when she looked at the picture on her screen! lol

A while back my son decided he needed my picture in his phone so that when I called him my face would pop up on his screen. Well he took a bunch while I sat in his passenger seat. He marvelled at how bad they were even though I was sitting still and holding my breath! lol 'What are you doing??' 'Nothing!' He finally gave up. And I'm resigned to the fact that I'm just not photogenic....oh well

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My face shows every aching/painful day of my arthritis, no make up will cover it, just makes it stand out more. Therefore I wear very little, I do still do my daily skincare regimen. For those who like and still look good with a full face of makeup, good for you and I hope you never reach the point where it only makes you look worse.
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Hi @house_cat

I enjoyed your story (beautifully presented, by the way) and completely understand the angst caused by a candid photo.  

 

I know a driver's license photo isn't candid.  However, I've had good DL photos in the past for which I prepared with more makeup than I'd usually wear.  The last one I had taken is basically of my neck!  I was looking at the wrong spot where I thought the lens was, plus I was lifting my chin to help smooth out the old neck.  They wouldn't take the picture again.  At least yours isn't a permanent record taken by your state!  

I guess if I ever get stopped and someone looks at my license, I'll have to stick out my chin.  Woman LOL

 

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Thanks, everyone, for all the responses.  I enjoyed reading them, especially those that made me feel as if I'm not the only one!

 

I decided to try one new makeup product every few days, rather than glamming myself up all at once, lol, and I'm giving a thumbs up to today's results.

 

In defense of my sweet DH, he honestly thought I looked pretty, which is why he snapped the photo. We've been married 35 years and he has never wavered in his admiration of me.... which is something I have never been able to understand, though I've come to accept it as a blessing. He's a keeper for sure :-)

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@house_catwrote:

Thanks, everyone, for all the responses.  I enjoyed reading them, especially those that made me feel as if I'm not the only one!

 

I decided to try one new makeup product every few days, rather than glamming myself up all at once, lol, and I'm giving a thumbs up to today's results.

 

In defense of my sweet DH, he honestly thought I looked pretty, which is why he snapped the photo. We've been married 35 years and he has never waivered in his admiration of me.... which is something I have never been able to understand, though I've come to accept it as a blessing. He's a keeper for sure :-)


@house_cat  I am glad that you tried the makeup products again and have good results.  I have found the same thing with my makeup products.  Sometimes it takes a while to experiment with it to get good results.  

 

And you are really blessed to have a man who loves and admires you.  

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@momoftwo2007, I'm glad you tried again because that is what I was going to suggest. Your husband is a dear person who just saw his beautiful wife when he snapped that picture.

 

To those that don't "allow" pictures or say their husbands know better than to take a picture, you should remind yourself that the camera doesn't lie, so that's what people see whether there is a photographic record or not.  Too bad there is so much pressure to look youthful - those crow's feet and wrinkles could be a sign of hard work and strength.

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I’m convinced there are gremlins living in cameras rendering our images less than flattering. 

 

Or maybe it’s the same response we get when we hear a recording of our voice. It just doesn’t sound like we thought.  Same thing with cameras maybe. 

 

Great story and totally relatable!

 

 

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@151949wrote:

I've noticed great changes in my appearance over the past year. I just turned 69 so I suppose it was inevitable. My appearance is definitely more aged. Sigh. Falling and injuring my back last summer & all the pain that went with that has taken a toll too.I look like a cronic pain patient -real  pain always shows on your face!


@151949I'm exactly your age, and I've noticed the same thing over the past year.  And I'm not in pain - I think it's just age having it's way with us!

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@house_cat

I think the problem was that you were out in the sun.  I've found that as I get older the sun is NOT my friend.  And the sun plus that awful little mirror in the car - don't get me started!!