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Thread started 08/08/08 12:11am

purplesweat

Beyonce's skin whitened in new Loreal ad?

What do you think?



Looks like Michael Jackson just found himself a new photo retoucher!

The people at L'Oréal are denying that Beyonce's photo was purposely retouched to make her look "whiter."

Seriously.

The new print ad for L'Oréal Paris' Feria hair color was officially released this week. It featured a "paler" than normal Beyonce.

However, the cosmetics company is denying any wrongdoing.

A rep for the company says, "Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L'Oréal Paris brand since 2001. We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L'Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria's hair color."

As for Beyonce, her rep has yet to comment.


Look at her arm, it practically IS white. And did they alter her features in some way, she looks like a mixture of Solange and Ciara!

This isn't the first time something like this has come up, Nelly Furtado said a mag lightened her face, too.
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Reply #1 posted 08/08/08 12:27am

PANDURITO

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And I bet that's NOT her natural hair color either mad
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Reply #2 posted 08/08/08 1:13am

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purplesweat said:

What do you think?



Looks like Michael Jackson just found himself a new photo retoucher!

The people at L'Oréal are denying that Beyonce's photo was purposely retouched to make her look "whiter."

Seriously.

The new print ad for L'Oréal Paris' Feria hair color was officially released this week. It featured a "paler" than normal Beyonce.

However, the cosmetics company is denying any wrongdoing.

A rep for the company says, "Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L'Oréal Paris brand since 2001. We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L'Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria's hair color."

As for Beyonce, her rep has yet to comment.


Look at her arm, it practically IS white. And did they alter her features in some way, she looks like a mixture of Solange and Ciara!

This isn't the first time something like this has come up, Nelly Furtado said a mag lightened her face, too.

she looks a hot mess in both photos lol
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Reply #3 posted 08/08/08 1:55am

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Beyonce is lightskinned but she aint that light rolleyes
somebody on another website said they were tryna make her look all Sarah Jessica Parker-ish...I had 2 agree lol
In the end tho...this is sad confused
Shes light as hell and still wasnt light enough?
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Reply #4 posted 08/08/08 2:35am

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If L'Oreal was so desperate to have a white face in their ads, why didn't they just get a white spokesmodel? This is just stupid.
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Reply #5 posted 08/08/08 3:47am

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hmmm
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Reply #6 posted 08/08/08 4:02am

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DEEEEYYYAAAAMMMMM!, she looks real white, like Mariah Carey white. Thats Jacksonacula in full effect
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Reply #7 posted 08/08/08 4:27am

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Having a woman in a weave advertise hair products is just bizarre as it is. Thats the main issue at hand surely in this fake advertising campaign.
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Reply #8 posted 08/08/08 6:33am

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Dsoul said:

Having a woman in a weave advertise hair products is just bizarre as it is. Thats the main issue at hand surely in this fake advertising campaign.


Never understood it myself.As for the photo, if I didn’t know it was Beyonce, I wouldn’t know it was Beyonce. neutral
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Reply #9 posted 08/08/08 6:46am

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That is an ugly picture, period.
It doesn't even look like her face, way it's carved in the cheek area and the hair. I can see lighting makes you look lighter than you are, in the photo on the left up there, there wasn't that much light. She is probably that light, at least it seems like that in most of her videos.
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Reply #10 posted 08/08/08 6:50am

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JackieBlue said:

Dsoul said:

Having a woman in a weave advertise hair products is just bizarre as it is. Thats the main issue at hand surely in this fake advertising campaign.


Never understood it myself.As for the photo, if I didn’t know it was Beyonce, I wouldn’t know it was Beyonce. neutral


Funny you said that... Here's what her publicist said


The diva's rep insisted a bleached Beyoncé is still recognizable.

"There is no doubt that anyone seeing that ad will know that it is Beyoncé," said publicist Alan Nierob.


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Reply #11 posted 08/08/08 8:16am

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purplesweat said:

What do you think?



Looks like Michael Jackson just found himself a new photo retoucher!

The people at L'Oréal are denying that Beyonce's photo was purposely retouched to make her look "whiter."

Seriously.

The new print ad for L'Oréal Paris' Feria hair color was officially released this week. It featured a "paler" than normal Beyonce.

However, the cosmetics company is denying any wrongdoing.

A rep for the company says, "Beyoncé Knowles has been a spokesperson for the L'Oréal Paris brand since 2001. We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L'Oréal Paris altered Ms. Knowles' features or skin-tone in the campaign for Feria's hair color."

As for Beyonce, her rep has yet to comment.


Look at her arm, it practically IS white. And did they alter her features in some way, she looks like a mixture of Solange and Ciara!

This isn't the first time something like this has come up, Nelly Furtado said a mag lightened her face, too.





Oh no, it's the BPB test again. rolleyes
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Reply #12 posted 08/08/08 9:04am

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eek What did they do to her nose?! eek
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Reply #13 posted 08/08/08 10:16am

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People, are we really surprised by this. Let's just be honest with ourselves, Loreal doesn't exactly cater to minorities. This was done intentionally without question. This is done for the same reason that the cosmetics companies use Halle Berry and Queen Latifa (which is still a surprise to me). Hell I can guarantee that they use Eva Longoria for the same reasons. They are lighter and have more "white" features. Why not use Eva Mendes, Ciara or Gabrielle Union. Because they are darker and have more black or hispanic features. Let's face it people race is a bigger factor in this country than most people care to acknowledge.

I think Beyonce should just start doing advertisements for "Just For Me" she can even sing the jingle! biggrin
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Reply #14 posted 08/08/08 10:21am

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she's lightened and I hate it. She looks beautiful he way she is. Now NOTHING in the ad is afro-ish. No curlies, no black skin.
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Reply #15 posted 08/08/08 11:01am

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ChristopherTracy319 said:

Why not use Eva Mendes, Ciara or Gabrielle Union. Because they are darker and have more black or hispanic features. Let's face it people race is a bigger factor in this country than most people care to acknowledge.


Revlon uses Eva Mendes as a spokesperson.

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sextonseven said:[quote]

ChristopherTracy319 said:

Why not use Eva Mendes, Ciara or Gabrielle Union. Because they are darker and have more black or hispanic features. Let's face it people race is a bigger factor in this country than most people care to acknowledge.


Revlon uses Eva Mendes as a spokesperson.

Didn't know, but still you get my point.
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Reply #17 posted 08/08/08 11:12am

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Gabrielle has had makeup contracts before. I've seen her in makeup ads in the stores.
Its no surprise. Gabrielle Union has the most flawless skin in Hollywood.Now somebody school me a little on this topic.
What makeup companies cater to "ethnic" women and what makeup companies are more "mainstream"? I don't know much about this topic.
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Reply #18 posted 08/08/08 11:16am

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BlaqueKnight said:

Gabrielle has had makeup contracts before. I've seen her in makeup ads in the stores.
Its no surprise. Gabrielle Union has the most flawless skin in Hollywood.


nod She signed with Neutrogena.

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Reply #19 posted 08/08/08 11:34am

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sextonseven said:

BlaqueKnight said:

Gabrielle has had makeup contracts before. I've seen her in makeup ads in the stores.
Its no surprise. Gabrielle Union has the most flawless skin in Hollywood.


nod She signed with Neutrogena.


Not a "makeup company" or "hair color" company.
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ChristopherTracy319 said:

sextonseven said:



nod She signed with Neutrogena.


Not a "makeup company" or "hair color" company.
[Edited 8/8/08 11:35am]


I didn't say Neutrogena was. I was responding to Blaque's comment about her having the most flawless skin in Hollywood.
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Reply #21 posted 08/08/08 11:47am

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That's perfect for Gabrielle. If you were a company that specialized in making skin products, who better to make your company look like its better than it is than to use someone with perfect skin? lol
Anyway, a quick google search yielded this:

Celebrity cosmetics contracts

The media always plays with peoples' perceptions. Ad companies do this all of the time to suit their needs.
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Reply #22 posted 08/08/08 12:22pm

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This is nothing new, a recent Jennifer Lopez movie that had her "full body" shot on the movie poster was edited to make her ass look smaller. Model Vida Guerra appeared in a music video recently and BET edited out a shot of her full body, they made them cut the shot out and change it to a "head shot" only, as Vida said, BET all of a sudden has a problem with asses?

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Reply #23 posted 08/08/08 12:26pm

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BlaqueKnight said:

That's perfect for Gabrielle. If you were a company that specialized in making skin products, who better to make your company look like its better than it is than to use someone with perfect skin? lol
Anyway, a quick google search yielded this:

Celebrity cosmetics contracts

The media always plays with peoples' perceptions. Ad companies do this all of the time to suit their needs.

And how many "darker" skinned women did we see on that list? HMMMM! Interesting. hmmm
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Reply #24 posted 08/08/08 12:42pm

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ChristopherTracy319 said:


And how many "darker" skinned women did we see on that list? HMMMM! Interesting. hmmm



Women of color on the list:
Rihanna: Cover Girl
Gabrielle Union: Neutrogena
Eve, Lil’ Kim: MAC
Queen Latifah: Cover Girl
Eva Longoria: L’Oreal
Penelope Cruz: L’oreal
Vanessa Minnillo: Flirt
Aishwarya Rai: L’Oreal
Halle Berry: Revlon
Jessica Alba: Revlon
Eva Mendes: Revlon
Beyonce: Armani fragrance and L’Oreal

black women on the list:
Beyonce
Queen Latifah
Rihanna
Eve
Lil’ Kim
Halle Berry
Gabrielle Union

Its almost even with the sistas.
Who would you suggest be on this list? Keeep in mind that they must be a CELEBRITY, as in name is instantly recognizable.
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Reply #25 posted 08/08/08 12:47pm

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If they're gonna include Neutrogena (a skin care line), what about Angela Bassett for Olay Body Lotion?
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Reply #26 posted 08/08/08 12:49pm

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JackieBlue said:

If they're gonna include Neutrogena (a skin care line), what about Angela Bassett for Olay Body Lotion?


And Vanessa Hudgens, shes spanish.

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Reply #27 posted 08/08/08 12:50pm

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Dsoul said:

Having a woman in a weave advertise hair products is just bizarre as it is. Thats the main issue at hand surely in this fake advertising campaign.

nod That's not even a weave, it's a wig and she buys the hair already that color, you don't color it afterwards. rolleyes All this shit is fake. disbelief And PP she ain't THAT bright, she's definitely red-toned. She been trynta whiten up for awhile, since the nose job.
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Reply #28 posted 08/08/08 12:54pm

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BlaqueKnight said:

That's perfect for Gabrielle. If you were a company that specialized in making skin products, who better to make your company look like its better than it is than to use someone with perfect skin? lol
Anyway, a quick google search yielded this:

Celebrity cosmetics contracts

The media always plays with peoples' perceptions. Ad companies do this all of the time to suit their needs.

rolleyes I've been up in Gabby's face many times and her skin is NOT perfect. She's a pretty girl, no doubt, but she's got pimples, big pores, and dark spots just like the rest of us. You do know they put LOTS of makeup on actresses and re-touch photos ESPECIALLY in ads right?
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Reply #29 posted 08/08/08 12:55pm

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BlaqueKnight said:

ChristopherTracy319 said:


And how many "darker" skinned women did we see on that list? HMMMM! Interesting. hmmm



Women of color on the list:
Rihanna: Cover Girl
Gabrielle Union: Neutrogena
Eve, Lil’ Kim: MAC
Queen Latifah: Cover Girl
Eva Longoria: L’Oreal
Penelope Cruz: L’oreal
Vanessa Minnillo: Flirt
Aishwarya Rai: L’Oreal
Halle Berry: Revlon
Jessica Alba: Revlon
Eva Mendes: Revlon
Beyonce: Armani fragrance and L’Oreal

black women on the list:
Beyonce
Queen Latifah
Rihanna
Eve
Lil’ Kim
Halle Berry
Gabrielle Union

Its almost even with the sistas.
Who would you suggest be on this list? Keeep in mind that they must be a CELEBRITY, as in name is instantly recognizable.

And not a darkie on the list. Typical. shrug
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