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Lindsay Lohan getting makeup done

Lindsay Shows Us How Celebs Get "Done"

Yesterday, Lindsay Lohan went to see her buddy Byron Williams at his Los Angeles salon. Can't say I blame her; after interviewing him, I was impressed by his knowledge and experience. But this photo made me remember just how much work it takes for celebrities to look so flawless, and how it's a perk that the rest of us don't always see.

Don't get me wrong, Lindsay's a gorgeous girl on her own. But for red-carpet events and magazine photo shoots, it really does take a team of experts to make every last eyelash and tendril stay in place. I know you hear about this all the time, but after sitting in on a few photo shoots at a magazine, I really understand what a difference a good stylist (and good lighting) can make. We're talking 45-minute makeup applications, hours-long hairstyling marathons — the works. (And that's even for a "natural" look.)

So the next time you compare yourself to a "perfect" celebrity, remember that we'd all look flawless with a team of professionals giving us a little boost.


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hmcmcd hmcmcd 9 years
I already won't leave the house with out make-up, I can't imagine the pressure young celebrities must feel, always wondering where and when they will be candidly photographed. But of course it would be nice to have a team of pro's getting me out the door each morning, no more tired eyes or bad hair days for me :)
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
i would love to have pro hairstyling done everytime i go out, those casually wavy sexy locks that no doubt takes lots of hairstyling skills to achieve.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Photography is so cruel to your looks...all the harsh lights and close ups and stuff. I haven't had professional photos done since my wedding and when those were made, I didn't have a stylist for my makeup. But my hair stylist was AMAZING. She made my hair look so great it was unreal. And I did my own makeup and managed to make it look awesome...those pics turned out really great. And it's so hard to believe that Lindsay Lohan's only 21! She does look really haggard and old.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
15 minutes is all I get in the morning before my son runs in and tells me what to do. Perfection is out of the picture.
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
ugh lindsay isnt the greatest example of makeup done right, her hair washes out her face and the fake tan makes her look old
miss-krysta miss-krysta 9 years
i agree with socialitebabe! lindsay has that 'glowing' addict look. but this article is so true, and although the girls look beautiful in ads, etc. we all have to remember that it is partly due to an amazing and professional crew, and we shouldn't judge ourselves harshly on these constant images of perfection.
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
that's why the stylists make big bucks!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
It's true. I saw this funny photo series showing what celebs would look like if they weren't celebs. They all looked like everyone else. Makeup and style are an art.
pequeña pequeña 9 years
I've done some photo shoots too, and I really didn't feel prettier after all that process. It always depends on who does it, of course, but makeup and tailoring doesn't always make you look prettier. I always try to have the minimum amount of makeup on my skin. Good skin care in very important. And I agree, Lindsay is not the best example.
socialitebabe socialitebabe 9 years
Well Bella, Lindsay is not the best example. I mean she's haggard looking for 21. Thats what drinking, partying, and doing hard drugs does for ones beauty. I do agree though about the photoshopping and having a styling team work on you. No woman can compare to a model or celeb on the cover of a magazine. It's a shame too because today's celebs are so full of themselves. Women celebs back then didn't have that done and they still looked amazing! A woman back then could feel okay about herelf because with the right makeup and tailoring she could be just as equally stylish as made up her favorite star.
blob blob 9 years
On her BEST day Lindsay is nowhere near flawless. What a crappy example.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
LOL horseyjunior She looks about 43 in this pic... sad.
I think using Lindsay Lohan as an example is horrible! I would hate for a group of people to spend that much time on my appearance and still look like a HAG at 21!
katelow katelow 9 years
if i can, i would probably not wear make-up. Im only interested in treating and curing my skin for it to be in such great condition that i dont need make-up! Good skin's the most important. :) with great skin, you only need minimal make-up to shine.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
Lighting and flashes for cameras and shoots are the worst. Its amazing how much makeup it takes to look like you have normal skin. Recently I saw an infomercial for an airbrush makeup that supposedly all these makeup artists use on t.v shows but I seriously doubt it because people wears layers of makeup on shows
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
It's so true Bella. And really thinking about it, I can't imagine having to look so perfect all the time, or deal with that much make-up on my face every day.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow. If only I had the money. Ha.
Taadie Taadie 9 years
i had the pleasure of once doing a photoshoot and the amount of time they spent spackling makeup on my face i almost thought maybe i was ugly to begin with. But thats just what it takes to get your face to turn into a flawless mask for the cameras.
emalove emalove 9 years
So true, Bella...that's why it's insane for women to compare themselves to celebrities. We'd all look that hot with a team of professionals at our beck and call!
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