Originally Posted by Hillaire
Even in instances when certain attributes are not the 'best' nature has to offer, I think a cared-for authentic look is always best.
I also prefer a natural look. A little make-up to jazz up at events in the evenings, sometimes. Mostly, I prefer the natural look because I'm so damn lazy.
But it is interesting to me, that people try to homogenize so much. Example: Jennifer Grey
She was so distinctive pre-surgery. Unmistakeable features/face. I saw her recently in a video somewhere, and I couldn't recognize her. She looked. . . the same as a number of other people whom I don't remember either.
Anjelica Huston is another actress who is unmistakeable. I personally think she is magnificent. If she had plastic surgery to create a look that is more "textbook pretty," I would be very sad.
On the subject of dying hair, my grandfather went prematurely grey, and dyed his hair black since his 20's. He always had a puffy red look about his face, until he finally got tired of dying his hair and stopped. The puffiness went away, and when his roots grew out, he had a shock of BRIGHT WHITE hair. It was awesome! It turned out, he was allergic to that dye he'd been using for decades. His skin cleared up, and he just looked overall so much better! And that shock of white hair! It was just amazing. Silver, really.