Friday, December 7, 2018
What is beauty? When you look at the iconic movie stars – both classic and modern – it's natural to want to look like them. But it's virtually impossible. You shouldn't even try. It's normal to admire an icon, a look or a celebrity. You can get obsessed with glamour and style and sex appeal and the Hollywood look. It's easy to do. And yet it's impossible to keep up with the image. Not even the star themselves can keep up with it. How many times can a celebrity be reinvented? How many looks can they have? How contrived and forced is their image with the twists and turns and planned marketing situations? Instead, take a look in the mirror. Look at you. Fall in love with that celebrity. Embrace who you are. Love your features: your unique beauty, your exquisite style, your unmatched brilliance. Own it. Really just be who you are and embrace the absolute, amazing you. Make the best of what you have. Be the best you that you can be. If you want to take notes from a beauty icon, do it… and then make it your own. If you have a fitness goal, go for it… as long as it's a healthy one. If you want to achieve a style and a look, then own it. Be the next big thing. As they say in those fashion shows, "make it work." You are gorgeous and you've got this!
"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle." – Marilyn Monroe
The major thing about "celebrities" that almost nobody thinks about is: they wear makeup — for each & every shoot!
Seriously. I'm an "internet celeb" to some extent...at least, I have been; though I've more recently taken an absence from being "on camera." My shoots were always done "ad hoc," so-to-speak; they had poor lighting, terrible (if any) editing, and were rarely scripted...but I drew a somewhat respectable "following" for a while. All of this took place before I listened to the infamous (among this circle) "Your Wish is Your Command" and realized what was going on...how terrible my mindset was. It was so "on again-off again" that I'm tremendously grateful I'm not DEAD.
Even more recently, I've been planning to move back to the camera, even got an HD camera & some proper stage lights...but every shoot I'm now facing new problems: indubitably due to the power of direct lighting! While a light filter helped the overpowering glare on the whiteboard behind me, the lights are still so powerful that my face shines like you wouldn't believe! I'm looking into finding a good quality line of makeup that I can afford at this time...foundation primarily...maybe a blush and even a lipstick, but ALL celebrities use makeup so that the cameras will have enough light for everything in the shot and not have faces that shine like the Christmas tree star, thereby killing the immersive experience that's being created by cinematographers.
When you look in the mirror and notice any lil' "imperfection," just know that these big stars probably even have more imperfections...you'll just never see them because of the tremendous amount of time, energy, THOUGHT && MONEY that goes into the total production. The Hindu belief that "all of what we call 'reality' is merely an illusion" goes quadruple (if not more!) for "Holly-weird."
I mean, they plan and plan and have the experience with hundreds if not thousands of stylists, technicians, makeup artists and crews to tackle every last detail of any & every shoot, be it publicity photos, motion pictures, tv spots, or even webCasts! Few people outside of the industry ever think about this because they do it SOO WELL that it looks au naturale and thus makes it MORE IMMERSIVE. That's the ticket for any cinemagraphic success: that it's IMMERSIVE — and you have NO IDEAA just how much effort and mind-power they invest into creating that immersive aspect!
If they create an immersive experience, the kind where the viewers feel like they're "right there," then it equates to more people flocking to watch it. That's just the way it is
WAKE UP; you're beautiful people! Not because of an aesthetic "objective" we're all tricked into striving for, but because YOU ARE GROWING!