Watched The Other Boleyn Girl on the weekend, and I’ll admit it, cause if I don’t Pede will comment and reveal the truth anyway, but I didn’t know it was based on a true story. (I studied Ancient Eygpt, not 16th century England). And that made it even better, that information.
It’s an excellent story, fruits. I’m a Rules girl, you see, and Queen Anne totally did the Rules on Henry’s lecherous ass, and you know, sure, things didn’t turn out the best for her, but I think that’s more to do with her being completely psychotic, and less to do with her ways of wooing.
Anyway. Both Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are very beautiful in the film, despite the fact neither are wearing any (perceivable) makeup throughout.
They are, I would have to say, two of the finest-skinned girls in Hollywood. (Kate Winslet is up there, too.) And yes, of course they’re both in their early 20s, but I’ve seen plenty of bad skin on people in their early 20s. It’s not about age, I tell you, it’s about the texture! The evenness of tone! And most crucially, the complete lack of sun damage! Their skin looks as though they’ve never seen a sunny day in their lives, and fruits, that is a very very good thing. In my eyes, luminous, un-pigmented, even-toned skin is beautiful skin. Just look to the catwalks to see face after face of pale, radiant skin.
I remember reading a study last year where people were shown different
pictures of women in their 60s, and they had to say which looked
youngest. And guess who were thought to look younger? Those with
wrinkles, but with even skin tone. (Cue Russian and Polish and Japanese
women who wrinkle, sure, but because their skin is so smooth and
flawless in tone, they still appear to be young and in good health. )
I think the final message of the study was that looking older is not about wrinkles, it’s about uneven skin tone and sun-based pigmentation. And I think my final message in what has accidentally become a long post, is bring on those brightening, lightening products and can-I-get-a-wootwoot for skin with even tone.