The U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority banned the above ad for Dior mascara starring Natalie Portman after competing brand L’Oreal complained that it mislead consumers about what the product could achieve. Dior admitted that the ad was retouched to “separate/increase the length and curve of a number of her lashes and to replace/fill a number of missing or damaged lashes, for a more stylised, uniform and tidy effect.” (As though L’Oreal doesn’t use similar techniques for its mascara ads, but DETAILS).
I interviewed a retoucher not long ago about the work, and this person explained that mascara ads — by all brands — are the worst when it comes to retouching:
- The Dakota Access Pipeline will no longer cross under a river near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, a major victory for protesters.
- An armed man was arrested Sunday near a pizza spot named in a Hillary Clinton conspiracy rumor. Here's how "Pizzagate" was spread.
- The death toll from Oakland's warehouse party fire has risen to 33. "We're expecting the worst and hoping for the best," officials said Sunday.
- A woman clapped back at her anti-gay neighbor using festive rainbow Christmas lights 🎄👏