Senin, 05 Januari 2009

Now I Understand Why Cosmetic Surgery Is So Addictive


Ever wondered what you'd look like after having some work done? Well, now you can - in theory. Thanks to a tip from Allure's Daily Beauty Reporter, I happened upon LiftMagic - a website that offers "the world's most advanced facelift, anti-aging, weight-loss, and cosmetic surgery simulation application, offering fully automated one-click makeovers in just seconds!"

To use LiftMagic, all you have to do is just upload your own photo and play digital plastic surgeon.

I'm not a fan of cosmetic surgery, so I was pretty surprised by how much fun I had with this site. After I uploaded my headshot, the psycho-perfectionist in me took over and made a trillion tweaks before she was through. Yes...LiftMagic is fun and funny. You'll want to email your before and afters to everyone you know. But at the same time, LiftMagic gives you a glimpse into the addictive nature of cosmetic procedures. Except with real surgery, mistakes aren't so easily undone.

Bottom line: Don't let LiftMagic feed your insecurities. The most serious thing this website should be used for is "enhancing" your Facebook profile photo.

Check out my before and after* pics...




*My before pic had the following work done: eyebrow lift, around eye enhancement, beside eye enhancement, inner cheek enhancement, cheek lift, slight nose reduction and eyelid fold. I shudder to think how much I'd have to pay for someone to cut me up and make all of these augmentations. I bet I could also achieve the results above with some light-reflective concealer/highlighter, volumizing mascara, and contour powder.

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