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  1. Beauty Nationalism: Faking The East Asian Bust Part 2 -- Dressed to Kill Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer: A 1990 Japanese study, "Breast form changes resulting from a certain brassière," written by K. Ashizawa and published in the Journal of Human Ergology, provides an important example of the effect of at least some bras on breasts. This study was designed to find ways to enlarge a woman's breasts. After three months of brassiere constraint, all the subjects experienced smaller underbust circumference, but enlarged chest circumference. The distance between the right and left nipples became wider, and the breasts tended to hang down. In other words, the breasts swelled under the influence of the bra. What could cause this swelling? The build-up of lymph. These breasts suffered from edema caused by the use of a certain bra. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38143439-dressed-to-kill -- -- Japanese women's breast size boasts 40 years of continued growth Shuko Sakata, manager of brand marketing at Triumph. "We manufacturers have become better at teaching customers the correct way to select a brassiere. When putting on their bras, women tend to lean forward and by so doing gravity collects fleshy parts on the sides of their torso to fill up the cup. That alone can increase cup size by as much as two sizes." Mutsuko Taniguchi, a veteran stylist with some 40 years in the trade. "These days when women put on their bra, they press in their flesh from four directions -- from the sides below their arms, up from their stomach area and then downwards from their collarbones. Doing this produces more cleavage, and posture benefits from an overall improvement." https://japantoday.com/category/features/kuchikomi/japanese-women's-breast-size-boasts-40-years-of-continued-growth -- East Asian bras are a weapon. They help East Asian women to reshape their silhouette. Bradelis is a Japanese lingerie brand. -- Secrets of the Japanese swimsuit modeling world: Fake breasts and lots of pee Walk into any Japanese bookshop or convenience store and you’ll find magazine racks full of photo collections of gurabia, the country’s term for sexy but not-quite-naked models. One gurabia recently revealed some things fans might rather not have known about the industry. Spilling the beans was 25-year-old Mai Nishida. The Kyoto native, who’s been at the gurabia game since 2006, appeared on broadcaster TV Asahi’s late-night talk show Masahiro Nakai’s Me ni Naru Toshokan last Tuesday, where she gave an insider’s perspective on some of the goings-on in her field. Nishida, who, yes, has appeared in DVDs and Blu-rays with titles like Mai Life, Mai Baby, Mai Time, and Mai Honey, claims that the vast majority of her fellow gurabia have had breast-enhancement surgery, pegging the portion with fake breasts at an overwhelming 90 percent. https://soranews24.com/2015/02/19/secrets-of-the-japanese-swimsuit-modeling-world-fake-breasts-and-lots-of-pee -- Stealth Breast Augmentation In East Asia Definition of stealth : intended not to attract attention Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary To secretly increase breast size. - Azabu Skin Clinic (Tokyo, Japan): Breast Augmentation using Hyaluronic Acid Injections Small volumes of Hyaluronic Acid are used in this multiple injection method to gradually increase fill breast, increasing overall size. Injections into various layers of the breasts, such as under the mammary glands, pectoral major muscle and fat tissue, are made to attain a breast which look and feel natural. Autologous Fat Transfer for Breast Augmentation Fat transfer breast augmentation (also known as breast augmentation with fat grafting) uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of the body and inject it to enhance the breasts. This is a breast augmentation option for women who are looking for an increase in breast size that has natural looking results with very minimal downtime and no scarring. Teardrop Shape Breast Implants These breast implants look more natural, because the bottom of the breast is fuller than the top. As the name suggests, this gives the breasts a more tear-dropped shape. http://www.azabu-skinclinic.com/english/biyougeka/hokyo.html - Omotesando Skin Clinic (Tokyo, Japan): Hybrid Breast Augmentation is a procedure that combines silicone implant and a condensed rich augmentation procedure done by injecting patients' own fat. By having fat around the breast implant, patients can get a natural and comfortable finish since fat transfer can create more breast tissues. In hybrid breast augmentation, fat injection is performed alongside implant placement to give a more noticeable enlargement as well as a natural finish. By using a combination of implants and fat injection, the patient can get a significant increase in size while getting a soft and natural bust line. It is also softer to the touch compared to just having a breast implant. https://trambellir.com/treatment/hybrid-breast-augmentation-omotesando-skin-clinic-tokyo
  2. Beauty Nationalism: Faking The East Asian Bust Part 1 -- Asian Women Have Greater Abdominal And Visceral Adiposity Than Caucasian Women With Similar Body Mass Index Our findings build on limited past evidence, suggesting that Asian women carry greater abdominal and visceral fat when compared with Caucasian women with similar overall adiposity. This may contribute to their elevated metabolic risk for obesity-related diseases. Compared with White women, Japanese American women tended to have a shorter standing height, lower leg-to-height ratio, lower hip circumference and a smaller chest depth. Compared with White women, and despite similar BMI and DXA total or percent fat mass, Japanese American women had a significantly greater mean waist-to-hip ratio, measured either at the navel or immediately above the iliac crest, due to their lower hip circumference. Our findings confirm previous studies that reported a high prevalence of central obesity among Asian ethnic groups. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3302135 - Note: A high waist-to-hip ratio means that the waist and hips are relatively the same size. A low waist-to-hip ratio means that the hips are much larger than the waist. ----- Complications From Injectable Materials Used For Breast Augmentation Near the end of World War II, prostitutes in Japan used industrial-grade liquid silicone extensively. United States servicemen preferred women with larger breasts than those of Asian women. Barrels of industrial-grade silicone began to mysteriously disappear from Japanese docks, destined for injection into the breasts of these enterprising ladies, to cater to their potential clients. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2740603 ----- South Korea Leads The U.S. In Breast Implants According to a new study from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, South Korea not only leads the world in plastic surgery operations, but they have now topped the U.S. in breast augmentation. https://article.wn.com/view/2013/01/31/South_Korea_leads_the_US_in_breast_implants ----- Plastic Surgery In Seoul, Korea In 2011, Robert Kim published a video about plastic surgery in Seoul, Korea on his YouTube channel Printing Paris Barcelona Rome Milan Singapore Hong Kong Printing Japan Korea. Video Description: "The Top Plastic Surgeons and Top Plastic Surgery Clinics in Seoul Korea are also the top plastic surgeons in the world. In this video, we explain why. And why women in Seoul not only get cosmetic surgery done for vanity, it's a necessity to get eye nose and breast augment surgery done in the intense life of Seoul Korea. Graphic extreme make overs and shocking before and afters shown." In the video at 11 seconds, Robert says this. "93% of all women have had plastic surgery done, here in Seoul, Korea." Robert replies to a comment. "yep. 93%. I got that number from 3 different cosmetic surgeons. I can give you their direct contact info if you want to fact check. PM me." ----- Padding The Truth When Marissa Kennedy told her Chinese friends about her struggle to find a good bra in Beijing, they had a big laugh together. Her friends joked that she should get "smaller boobs." Two years ago, Kennedy ran out of the bras that she had stocked up on in the U.S. before coming to China. She went shopping at many stores and encountered shop assistants who were very willing to help, but she never found a bra in her size. "They were so very small," said Kennedy. The size issue is not the only problem for most female expats. Kennedy, who has lived in China for six years, also finds Chinese lingerie to be "too heavily padded" and very stiff compared to the soft fabrics that she's used to, with "too many laces and buttons and crystal decorations." Because Asian women's breasts are comparatively smaller than those of Western women, domestic designs usually use thick pads and high sides to squeeze the breasts up and towards the center, to resemble the movie stars and models. "Almost every bra you see in a Chinese store has lace and embroidery, usually in the same patterns, and three-fourths cups with thick pads," Li said. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/809778.shtml ----- MissA: Ugh, bra shopping in China was an absolute impossibility for me (small frame Ds). I'd look at a bra that looked slightly bigger than normal, think "hmmmm, that looks about right", then on closer inspection realise that in fact it was an A-cup with three inches of padding instead of the normal two. http://answers.echinacities.com/question/padded-bras-sexy-or-not ----- misspigeon: I'm almost always around a 36C (USA). In Asian sizes, I'm an 80F. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9674x42197170 ----- Dangers of Underwire Bras Stephanie Relfe: Note from an email I received: I had a chiropractor whose own *non-lactating* wife had been self-serve purchasing a 38C underwire bra. He had to keep clearing her lymph in the axilla area. I measured her on one of my visits and she measured a 42B—not her college size from a different era. She got a soft-cup sports bra and he never had to clear her again while she wore it. However, her breasts are spaced wide apart and designers for the various companies do not take that into consideration. Asian women are wide spaced also. http://www.relfe.com/wp/health/dangers-underwire-bras
  3. In China, video beauty filters result in no natural beauties. -- Chinese Live Stream Face Filters Keep Failing 0:30 Matthew Tye -- laowhy86: "Every single one of them is, as you've seen, because you've seen the livestreaming industry in China. They use face filters." Winston Sterzel -- SerpentZA: "Yeah. You don't get. There's no natural beauties out there." Comments: SiewHei Lou: Their face filters technology is the most advance in the world.
  4. East Asia's Invasion of the West Through Video Beauty Filters Must Be Stopped -- Japanese Women Before Video Beauty Filters They had white face powder, make-up, permed hair and an early version of plastic surgery. -- Historical photos cannot always be trusted. Photo editing was extremely common in the 1860's-1910's. "That Waist!" - Photo Editing at the Turn of the Century https://redthreaded.com/blogs/redthreaded/that-waist-photo-editing-at-the-turn-of-the-century -- Tiktok’s viral video is a fake - Horrifying body editing app Danae Mercer: This video went VIRAL - and it’s entirely fake. Just watch the LINES whenever the model’s body gets close. See how they start to wobble? To wibble? Or even just to get a bit fuzzy? It’s because a VIDEO APP is pulling in the model’s body here, expanding it there - and sometimes straight lines get sucked into the process. Technology like this is increasingly common. Here I’m showing you an app that SHRINKS my waist, enhances my tatas, gives me longer legs, and even offers a full-face editing option. And it took less than a minute to do. My point here is NOT to shame the original poster. I once edited myself thinner in my photos, and that headspace was a really ill, really unbalanced one. My goal is to show YOU what to WATCH FOR. To stress how SIMPLE this kind of VIDEO EDITING is, how COMMON. And to remind you, day after day, that the internet is so curated. Online isn’t entirely real. And you, you’re doing just great. Wiggles and jiggles and real human shapes and all. x -- Live-streamers use scary make-up to look perfect on camera (Before Filters) - The Chinese live streamers without filters Shocking -- ASIAN INFLUENCERS NEED TO BE STOPPED | Asian Beauty Filters Rayychel: Catfishing just got a whole lot easier with these Asian beauty filters. In this video, I react to some before and after videos of those who use filters and even try it myself. -- Chinese app face and body filters! Can change your whole figure - How chinese app legs filters work -- China Live Stream Face Filter Fail! China Fact Chasers: Watch as a man's face morphs into an alien on some Chinese live stream commercial.
  5. Beauty Nationalism in Japan: Plastic surgery for Japanese children is commonplace. -- (Japan) Cosmetic Surgery For Children Becoming Commonplace Cosmetic surgery for elementary school children has become commonplace. We’re given no indication of how many patients are involved nationwide, but we are told what 90% of them are after: folded eyelids, to make their eyes look bigger and their faces more Western. Exceptions duly allowed for, however, “the overwhelming majority,” Shukan Shincho hears from a surgeon, “are out to look like some celebrity or other." “The ‘junior idol’ boom started in 1995,” the magazine hears from an “idol watcher.” “Since then, the competition among would-be child stars has grown intense, and plastic surgery among them is routine. Over the past few years, that has trickled down into the ranks of ordinary elementary school kids.” We hear of one woman who, in tears, begged a surgeon to fold her daughter’s eyelids. For some reason, she didn’t want her husband to know that she’d had her own eyelids surgically folded as a child. If the daughter’s eyelids also displayed the fold, the husband would assume the trait was hereditary. - Comment by Weasel: About 20 years late with this story. - Comment by judochick: omg i always thought that some kids in japanese dramas looked like they had some work done. i guess they did LOL - Comment by TokyoGas: hahahaha. I have been saying this for years. People getting face work done and not letting their partner know. A kid is popped out with different eyes, nose or something and panic sets in. - Comment by bdiego: As silly as it sounds, this problem is going to get real serious in the next couple of decades. I just imagine all handsome and beautiful couples in Korea with their ugly children asking "Was I adopted?" Whereas in Japan where there's a bigger taboo, you have wives scheming to hide their past. http://www.japantoday.com/category/kuchikomi/view/cosmetic-surgery-for-children-becoming-commonplace -- 【Eng】Japanese high school girls' talk Description: Japanese girls talking about their plastic surgery. They said some of their friends even went to other countries to get plastic surgery. -- After Japanese people get plastic surgery, they may delete all digital photos pre-surgery and burn physical copies of photos. "In fact, I have a friend who got both blepharoplasty and a nose job done a few years back and she has removed every single picture pre-surgery from her facebook account. In addition, I remember reading an article about Japanese plastic surgery and the girl interviewed mentioned the same thing – she deleted all digital photos pre-surgery and even burned (yes burned) her physical copies of photos." https://generationyxz.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/do-all-south-korean-girls-get-plastic-surgery-well-i-did-at-least-and-im-happy-i-did-and-why-you-shouldnt-be-turned-off-getting-plastic-surgery-yourself-2/ -- Eyes Wide Open: Surgery to Westernize the Eyes of an Asian Child While surgery to widen the eyes of children, even newborns, is reportedly common in Taiwan, Japan, and Korea, no statistics are available on its use in children in the United States. In an article in Salon in 2000, Christina Valhouli wrote of families traveling from the United States to Taiwan or Korea to obtain the surgery, but no hard data are available on how often that occurs. http://faculty.law.miami.edu/mcoombs/documents/Ouellette.pdf --
  6. Stealth Plastic Surgery In East Asia -- "Koreans want it all. Koreans are born with small eyes, wide and flat faces, and flat, low noses. What they would like are larger eyes, narrower and more oval-shaped faces, and higher and narrower noses." - Dr. Ing Gon Kim, owner of the Apkujung Feel Aesthetic Clinic and one of Seoul's best-qualified plastic surgeons. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/south-korean-teens-buy-dreams-of-beauty-in-plastic-alley/W7BKV4BVQ3PO3WBSKMC7KCGOBU/ -- Definition of stealth : intended not to attract attention Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary Where's the plastic surgery? - You might be fooled by Korean actor and model Lee Jong Suk. Where's the plastic surgery? - In 2005, Lee Jong Suk was a guest on the TV show 'The Truth Game'. He appeared as a 'flower boy' fashion model. - Lee Jong Suk appears to have gotten stealth plastic surgery.
  7. Korean Family Secret: “Mother-daughter combo” plastic surgeries to deceive potential in-laws. -- Mothers Get Plastic Surgery to Look More Like Their Daughters Korean plastic surgery clinics are reporting a rise in the number of mothers seeking to have plastic surgery at the same time that their daughters. Mothers seek to modify their own appearance to hide any contrast with children’s new bodies, which could lead potential in-laws to realize that the girl’s appearance is fake. Netizens mercilessly mocked the vanity of both mother and daughter, and asked if the grandchildren will also have to get plastic surgery to hide the family secret. Comments from Naver: nhw2****: "Then they will have to get their babies surgeries right after birth, ke ke ke ke." ange****: "Anyway, it’s game over when the daughter has a baby, ke ke ke." pmss****: "It would be rather shocking for the husbands to be deceived before marriage and then see the kid. Although I can respect her decision to go under the knife, her hubby would get pretty upset later." pers****: What’s with getting plastic surgery before your study abroad? A study abroad is for studying, right? Or are we talking about an “adult” study abroad? https://www.koreabang.com//2014/stories/mothers-get-plastic-surgery-to-look-more-like-their-daughters.html --
  8. In East Asia, eye jobs and nose jobs are so commonplace that they are not considered true plastic surgery. They are seen as "beauty therapy". -- South Korean Parents Are Making Their Kids Get Plastic Surgery Vice: What's the surgery scene like nowadays? Sparkles: In Korea, we call doing your eyes and nose the "basics." They're the standard procedures. Vice: That sounds like you're ordering a burger: "I'll just get the basics, thanks." Sparkles: Yeah. Like, "Oh, you haven't even gotten plastic surgery yet? You should get the basics!" That's nothing. So many people do it that it's got to the point where people say things like, "But you only got your eyes and your nose done, it's not a big deal." Vice: Do you have friends who have had plastic surgery? Sparkles: I don't think I have a single friend who hasn't had some kind of procedure done. Everyone has something. Vice: Were you scared before surgery? Sparkles: I was mostly worried that people would be able to tell. I kept saying to the doctor, "Please can you do my nose as natural as possible?" Vice: Do you ever look at old photos of yourself? Sparkles: It's s***. Like I said, I can't even imagine my old face. Around the house, that's also a very lighthearted joke in our family. I'll say I have to set the photos on fire and my dad will throw me a lighter. The presurgery photos I've kept on Facebook aren't closeups or in focus. At first I didn't care, but then I started making new friends, so I thought I should delete them. If someone asks me if I've had my nose done, I won't lie, but I'm not gonna be like, "Hi, I'm Sparkles, I got my nose done," you know? It's not a very common topic socially—people are more interested in which procedures you had done and where. https://www.vice.com/el/article/avnb7z/south-korean-parents-are-making-their-kids-get-plastic-surgery --
  9. South Korea's Secret: Parents gave eye widening surgery to a whole generation at birth. -- Asian eyes For Soo-Young Chin, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Southern California, having the eyelid surgery done at birth, as some parents choose to do to their children, is no different than circumcision or a clitorectomy. "When I was studying in Korea, I saw a lot of women with double lids. I asked one woman why, and she said it was because her whole generation was born that way. Obviously her mother had had it done to her at birth, and never told her. Well, she'll figure it out when she has kids of her own." https://www.salon.com/2000/02/16/asian_eyes/ --
  10. 93% of all women have had plastic surgery done in Seoul, Korea. (Plastic Surgery Capital of the World. 2011 data.) -- Plastic Surgery In Seoul, Korea In 2011, Robert Kim published a video about plastic surgery in Seoul, Korea on his YouTube channel Printing Paris Barcelona Rome Milan Singapore Hong Kong Printing Japan Korea. Description: "The Top Plastic Surgeons and Top Plastic Surgery Clinics in Seoul Korea are also the top plastic surgeons in the world. In this video, we explain why. And why women in Seoul not only get cosmetic surgery done for vanity, it's a necessity to get eye nose and breast augment surgery done in the intense life of Seoul Korea. Graphic extreme make overs and shocking before and afters shown." 0:11 "93% of all women have had plastic surgery done, here in Seoul, Korea." 0:32 "You'll see in these ads how extreme the makeovers are. They'll actually physically go through and chisel away, recarve, their facial structure, their skeleton, their bone. To change their jawline, to change their forehead line." Robert Kim's reply to a comment. "yep. 93%. I got that number from 3 different cosmetic surgeons. I can give you their direct contact info if you want to fact check. PM me." -------- A Survey of Korean College Students' Cognition of Cosmetic Operation From December, 2002 through February, 2003, a total of 402 college students attending school on campuses in Seoul, South Korea were surveyed. The survey population consisted of 218 men and 184 women. 93% of all respondents feel that they will need some kind of cosmetic operation at some point in their future. https://www.koreamed.org/SearchBasic.php?RID=0014JKSAPS/2004.10.2.51&DT=1 -------- Do All (South) Korean Girls Get Plastic Surgery? According to this article by the New York Times, a survey in 2010 by the Seoul city government found that 31.5 percent of residents 15 or older were willing to undergo surgery to improve their looks and that in a 2009 survey by the market research firm Trend Monitor, one of every five women in Seoul between the ages of 19 and 49 said they had undergone plastic surgery. While S. Korea is probably one of the countries where plastic surgery is not as taboo to admit as in other countries (here in the USA I feel people tend to think that those who’ve done plastic surgery are very superficial and over-obsessed with physical appearance), many of us who’ve undergone the knife still tend to lie about it, so survey results are probably an underestimate. In fact, I have a friend who got both blepharoplasty and a nose job done a few years back and she has removed every single picture pre-surgery from her facebook account. In addition, I remember reading an article about Japanese plastic surgery and the girl interviewed mentioned the same thing – she deleted all digital photos pre-surgery and even burned (yes burned) her physical copies of photos. https://generationyxz.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/do-all-south-korean-girls-get-plastic-surgery-well-i-did-at-least-and-im-happy-i-did-and-why-you-shouldnt-be-turned-off-getting-plastic-surgery-yourself-2/ -------- Conclusion: In Seoul, Korea, it's a necessity for about 93% of women to get eye, nose and breast augmentation surgery done. Many East Asian women who get plastic surgery tend to lie about it. When a survey asks East Asian women if they got plastic surgery, many would lie. The survey results are probably an underestimate.
  11. Big In East Asia: Digital Plastic Surgery -- Purikura Photo Booths Purikura, a shortened form of "print club" in Japanese, refers to photo sticker booths that print out stickers of photo portraits set against backgrounds and frames selected by the user. Since their market debut in 1995, purikura have been a major hit in Japan, especialy among high school girls. The photo stickers have largely taken the place of souvenir photographs, and are traded among friends and shown in sticker albums. A purikura photo sticker machine consist of a photo booth, the monitor booth for editing images, and a terminal for collecting the stickers (from right to left). The monitor booth is usually covered by a curtain. Among the various functions available is this option that automatically adjusts skin complexion and allows the user to select the whiteness of her skin. Purikura even feature a function for making eyes look bigger. The camera identifies the eyes in the shot and then expands the size of the dark areas only to accentuate the pupils. Depending on the machine, it is sometimes possible to make the eyelashes appear longer and thicker as if mascara or extensions had been used, giving the eyes a fuller and prettier look overall. Other available options include automatic processing for lengthening only the legs, an attached pen for drawing even longer eyelashes, and even a function for slimming faces. Legs can be made thinner and longer by using this automatic processing function. Users can assemble photos in a collage and design a single sticker that looks like a page from a magazine. Nowadays, the image data can also be sent to mobile phones, allowing purikura photos to be sent to friends and uploaded to personal blogs, Twitter, or other social media sites. http://web-japan.org/trends/11_culture/pop120216.html -- Photoshop Level: Korean My co teacher showed me my school’s yearbook recently. When I found my picture I couldn’t help but notice I had been photoshopped to the nines. I’m pretty sure I don’t even have pores anymore. I was trained to take natural beauty and enhance it in a natural way. Koreans don’t agree with me on this though. For example, the other day I went to the bank and above each teller is a sign with their name and their bank ID picture. Every single picture was photoshopped. I’m talking jaws were smoothed and shaved to look more triangular and small. Noses are lightened and liquefied to add height. I guess the pictures looked like the actual tellers below, if they were on an episode of extreme Korean makeover. After talking to some Korean friends, I realized tons of official photo IDs in Korea are photoshopped. A friend from LG showed me his work ID and his extremely square chin was suddenly softer, pointier, and more V like. He’s an electrical engineer, and yet somehow his work thought it was important to whiten his skin in his ID as well. Drivers licenses are routinely photoshopped as well. In America, they won’t even let you look at your picture before they print and they usually take one. Koreans however will make absolutely sure they are showing their best face to the police officer about to give them a ticket, even if it isn’t their real face. I guess I can’t be too surprised. What do you expect from the country that requires a picture with every job application and has the highest plastic surgery per person rate of any country? Comment from WANGKON936: Koreans care a lot about appearance due to Neo-Confucianism, which say that individuals must put their best foot forward at all times. It’s been interpreted in the modern world as leading not with your “foot” per se, but with your face. https://chelseaspeak3.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/photoshop-level-korean/ -- Passport Photo - Modeling pic! In order to obtain my medical check certificate, which is imperative for re-applying as a teacher in Korea, I had to present a passport size photo of myself to the hospital. Hmmm, I thought?! Where can I get one of those? So, I went to where anyone else in my area would go, NAMPODONG! I stopped in at the first photo shop I saw and was met by a young Korean girl who immediately snapped my picture, downloaded it onto her computer, and began PHOTOSHOPPING the crap out of it! This is all new to me, as I'm sure it is to you if you currently live in America and have had your passport photo taken at your local Walgreens, where you're given 6 "as is" pictures of your mug shot. Not here, in Korea though, the land where beauty is everything!! The girl smoothed my skin, thickened my hair, brightened my eye color, erased my wrinkles, made my forehead smaller, and even changed my smile! There was a man next to me who was asking the girl to make his eyes bigger, nose thinner, and even asked for his hair line to be brought forward! Apparently that's not a lot to ask for! Check out this picture where a man was photographed in a red polo shirt and later put in a suit - all in photoshop! AMAZING... and really weird! http://theothersideofthemoon2009.blogspot.ca/2010/12/passport-photo-modeling-pic.html -- kpsurgery: "Photoshop- I’d like to add almost any professional picture in Korea is photoshopped. Even High School photos, so most these pictures are photoshopped that’s the noses and jaws look similar." https://eeeel.tumblr.com/post/49088145821 -- A guide to the Asian selfie apps that make you look slimmer, fairer, and overall more beautiful China is known for its obsession with selfie apps that make it look as if you’ve just had plastic surgery. Meitu is just one of them. There are so many others used in China, including ones made in Japan and South Korea, that it can quickly become bewildering. Meitu (iOS/Android) is, first of all, a photo editor for basic tasks such as cropping, collage-making, and exposure correction. It also offers a great selection of filters for food, portraits, scenery, and other objects. Of course, you can turn yourself into an anime character (or the stuff of nightmares) with the new “hand-drawn” feature, but the essence of the app is to make plastic surgery happen—without the pain or expense of actual surgery. The app’s “retouch” feature helps you get rid of acne, wrinkles, and dark circles, and makes your face slimmer, skin whiter, and eyes bigger. Many such enhancements can be done at once with a single press of a button. See what Meitu did to me: Bigger eyes. Flawless skin. V-shaped face. MakeupPlus (iOS/Android) is also developed by Xiamen Meitu Technology. As the name suggests, it can turn your bare face into one with makeup. The app offers two major features. One lets you wear a full face of makeup in real-time when you turn on your camera, so that you can check out your look before taking a shot. You can choose from dozens of types of makeup bundled in themes such as “Exotic” and “Daily Chic.” The other feature allows you to put on makeup—step by step—using a photo from your camera roll. There’s a wide range of choices when it comes to foundation, lipstick, blush, eyeshadow, and even hair dye. Nude foundation. Styled brows. Copper hair. Use Spring (iOS/Android) if you crave longer legs, a slimmer silhouette, or a head that’s sized just right in proportion to your body. Actually these are the only three functions the app has. Korean developer Lee Kwon Su launched the body-altering tool in 2014, inspired by his ex-girlfriend always asking him to stretch her legs in Photoshop. Stretch your legs. Meitu has since borrowed the idea of body slimming and stretching for its own app, but Spring’s offering is still easier to use. More importantly, I found its head-resizing function useful for my annoyingly big head. https://qz.com/895265/a-complete-guide-to-the-selfie-enhancing-apps-like-meitu-taking-china-by-storm/ -- Why A Skin-Whitening Selfie Camera Is A Hit In China In Asia, the need to take and post selfies online is even more eyeroll-inducing, because it usually comes with a minor dose of prejudice: quite a few Asian women consider "light skin" as the ideal skin tone, and dark skin is associated with ugliness, so they do everything they can to appear as white as possible. Quartz has an interesting (and sad) story of women in China paying up to US$1,000 for a Casio "magic selfie" camera that can "slim" the face and "lighten" the skin tone of anyone. The camera's official name is Exilim TR, but it's mostly known as "zipai shenqi" in China, which means "Godly tool for selfies." Seriously. In a video that accompanied the Quartz piece, various Chinese women express their love of the selfie camera, saying vapid things like "yeah, it's true that you can edit a selfie with apps and software, but this camera does it automatically." https://www.forbes.com/sites/bensin/2016/03/16/a-skin-whitening-selfie-camera-is-a-hit-in-china-because-asia-has-a-racist-perception-of-beauty/?sh=6119be5453e2 -- Chinese vlogger who used filter to look younger caught in live-stream glitch Fans of a popular Chinese video blogger who called herself "Your Highness Qiao Biluo" have been left stunned after a technical glitch during one of her live-streams revealed her to be a middle-aged woman and not the young glamorous girl they thought her to be. The Global Times reports that all was as normal and that her fans urged her to show her face and remove her filter but she refused, instead apparently saying: "I can't show my face until I receive gifts worth 100,000 yuan ($11,950). After all, I'm a good-looking host." Followers began to send her donations with the largest reported to be 40,000 yuan ($5,813, £4,780) during the session. However, at some point, it seems the filter being used by the vlogger stopped working and her real face became visible to her viewers. She is reported to have noticed only when people who had signed up to her VIP access room started exiting en masse. Many of her original followers - especially men - are said to have stopped following her and withdrawn their transactions after seeing her true identity. China has more than 425 million live-streamers and the use of face filters is something that is common across the myriad of social platforms. Your Highness Qiao Biluo's real appearance (left) and one of her filtered faces (right) from an earlier livestream on Douyu. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-49151042 - Beauty YouTuber Age EXPOSED During Livestream! - I Turned On Every Filter on an Asian Beauty App
  12. Japanese Skin Colour Is A Giant Lie: From Medium Brown-Yellow to Artificial Lightness -- Japan is homogenous. All the Japanese look more or less the same. They have similar face characteristics. They have one skin colour, which can be a darker or lighter shade. Their skin is brown-yellow. Lighter brown-yellow or darker brown-yellow. All the Japanese have the same skin colour. The Japanese elite have the same natural skin colour as the lower class: brown-yellow. Portrait of Japanese Emperor Taishō in 1912. Emperor Taishō's four sons in 1921. -- Japanese skin is naturally brown-yellow, which puts it in the middle section of the skin colour chart. -- Disciplining the Japanese Body In the past, women prayed for white skin to Konsei (a Shinto god). During the Tokugawa period, parasols or face hoods were used for total sun avoidance, skin was “polished” white with cloth and various natural remedies that were believed to have a bleaching effect on their skin were applied in order to “turn the skin as white as snow”. Beauty in Japan was never natural. Japanese women have painted their faces white since the Nara, Heian, Kamakura and Edo periods, when court ladies were ideally depicted to be pale. http://lup.lub.lu.se/luur/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=3990921&fileOId=3990926 - Note: An image search for the Shinto god Konsei turns up dirty pictures of male private parts that the Japanese worship. -- In 692 A.D., Buddhist priest Kanjo is said to have been the first to make lead-based face powder in Japan. Empress Jito was delighted with it. The powder is called oshiroi in Japanese, which means "white". It made their faces look whiter than they really were. Nara Period (710–814) Heian Period (794–1185) Kamakura Period (1185–1333) Muromachi Period (1336–1573) Edo Period or Tokugawa Period (1603–1868) Meiji Period (1868–1912) In 1904, a lead-free face powder was brought to market. Powdering The Neck (1790) by Kitagawa Utamaro -- Edo Period (1603 to 1868): The Japanese elite had the same natural skin colour as the lower class. The elite wore white face powder but prohibited the lower class people from wearing white face powder. - Lead Poisoning in Samurai Kids Linked to Mom's Makeup During the Edo period, from 1603 to 1868, Japan was ruled by a series of shoguns. Below the shogun, a few hundred feudal lords presided over the country's agricultural domains, each from within a castle-town headquarters that was protected by a cadre of samurai military nobles. A lead-based white face powder was fashionable among the elite during the Edo period, introduced by celebrity geisha, courtesans and Kabuki actors. And there's reason to believe lead poisoning may have been widespread among elites: Nakashima and colleagues showed in an earlier study that samurai and merchants living in Kokura had much higher lead levels in their bones than did farmers and fishermen living nearby. They also point to individual shoguns known to have suffered from intellectual and health problems associated with lead poisoning. "We assume that facial cosmetics were one of the main sources of lead exposure among the samurai class because they were luxuries at that time," Nakashima explained in an e-mail. "The lower class people (farmers and fishermen) did not have the luxury of using cosmetics and the laws strictly prohibited [them] from using cosmetics because they were workers." http://www.livescience.com/11047-lead-poisoning-samurai-kids-linked-mom-makeup.html -- Kabuki Makeup Unlike Geisha makeup, Kabuki makeup should go right to the hairline with no bare skin showing. Be sure to cover the ears, neck, and shoulders (a little further than the kimono will be showing). Also, in kabuki, all bare flesh is white, so you will need to do your arms and hands. If you are doing a male part, the legs and feet will need to be white, as well. I recommend doing the hands last when everything else is already applied. Kabuki Actors in Japan - 149th Tenno Sho Spling (GI) - Kyoto Racecourse (May 4, 2014) http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+7101 -- Shiseido’s ‘Empire of Beauty’ (1932 to 1945): White Face Powder manufactured by Shiseido made Japanese faces look whiter than they really were. Japanese in Tokyo, Japan. 1934. Japanese in California, USA. 1942. Japanese in British Columbia, Canada. 1940s. Japanese in Kachida-cho, Japan. 1945. -- Japanese Skin Bleaching in the Modern Age Skin bleach stops the production of melanin. Skin bleaching chemicals became a normal part of the Japanese skin care regimen. In 1985, Shiseido produced the first arbutin skin lightening product. The chemical arbutin restricts the melanin-producing enzymes. Other Japanese and American companies followed with their own versions of arbutin products, for sale only in Asia. In the 1990s, a whitening cosmetics boom emerged in Japan. All Japanese cosmetics companies produced whitening cosmetics. Foreign companies introduced whitening products especially made for the Japanese market. Source: http://lup.lub.lu.se/luur/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=3990921&fileOId=3990926 -- -- Yearning for Lightness East Asia: Japan, China, and Korea Ashikari finds through observations of 777 women at several sites in Osaka during 1996-1997 that 97.4 percent of women in public wore what she calls "white face," that is, makeup that "makes their faces look whiter than they really are." A perusal of displays of Japanese cosmetics and skin care products shows that most, even those not explicitly stated to be whitening products, carry names that contain the word "white," for example, facial masks labeled "Clear Turn White" or "Pure White." In addition, numerous products are marketed specifically as whiteners. All of the leading Japanesefirms in the cosmetics field, Shiseido, Kosa, Kanebo, and Pola, offer mul-tiproduct skin-whitening lines, with names such as “White Lucent” and “Whitissimo.” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/249668094_Yearning_for_Lightness_Transnational_Circuits_in_the_Marketing_and_Consumption_of_Skin_Lighteners -- A Whiter Shade Of Pale? In Japan all skin creams contain a lightening agent. http://www.bbc.co.uk/leicester/content/articles/2007/09/26/skin_whitening_feature.shtml -- Why Do You Want To Be White? Are there any beauty products in Japan that actually DON'T make you pasty and pale!! I already look like a ghost after living here for 3 years! I want to be able to buy a quality moisturiser without smearing bleach-like chemicals all over my face. http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?2+11104 -- 2 Weeks In Japan. Advice Please I can't use many products in Japan for lotion since they use a lot of bleaching or things similar in their formula. http://www.japan-guide.com/forum/quereadisplay.html?0+86007 -- The Skin Lightening/Brightening Trend While lightening and brightening the complexion is a relatively new trend in our culture, it's nothing new in the world over. Asian women have been worshipping the perfectly porcelain look forever, and bleaching their skin with toxic hydroquinone to get it. Lightening creams in Japan are marketed completely differently as Asian women are looking for milky, snow white skin tone -- it's what's considered elegant and fashionable. Bleaching the skin is not only trendy, but a normal part of their skin care regimens and skincare products containing hardcore toxin hydroquinone is how it's achieved. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suki-kramer/skin-brightening-care_b_1628104.html
  13. Satan Gave Power To PSY -- -- Luke 4:6 (Contemporary English Version) The devil said, "I will give all this power and glory to you. It has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to." Sources: https://blog.daum.net/myrudtnr22/16143411 https://blog.naver.com/uzina88/220137333557 -- SATAN Said ALL POWER Will I GIVE THEE For It Is DELIVERED Unto ME And To WHOM EVER I WILL GIVE IT X-Factor Winner Reveals World's Secret Religion
  14. In South-East Asian Countries, Skin Whitening is a National Obsession -- The great white pressure Shazia Mirza: I’m in Singapore with a friend of mine – a 38-year-old Philippino man. Yesterday we decided to go shopping in a vast shopping area called Orchard Road. This road reflects a variety of different people, cultures, foods, and countries. On one street you could bump into Indians, Malaysians, Singaporeans, Chinese, Japanese, English, and Tamils. We decide to go shopping in one of the many malls. I needed some toothpaste so went into a sort of chemist / make up / toiletries shop run by Philippino women. As I browsed the shop we noticed everything – body lotions, face creams, face washes, hair removers, even toilet roll – had skin whitening ingredients in them. I’ve been to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Thailand and seen this kind of thing before. Shelves were stacked with armpit and bikini lightening cream. https://www.dawn.com/news/761270/the-great-white-pressure -- GlutaMAX Men for PBA The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) forges an agreement with GlutaMAX Men as marketing partner. In the Philippines, the national basketball league has an official skin whitening product. GlutaMAX is Healthwell Nutraceuticals’ (an affiliate of YSA Skin Care Corporation) complete line of premium and advanced skin lightening products, formulated and tested by experts to safely provide maximum results. GlutaMAX products – soap, lotion, deodorant and capsules – contain high amounts of Glutathione that makes them more effective compared to other whitening products. Four beautiful dancers of GlutaMAX Men perform and give away shirts during the big league’s halftime and time-outs. http://sportsmanila.net/etonline/index.php/lifestyle/972-glutamax-men-for-pba -- The dark side of skin-whitening cream Sunny Hundal: In Thailand, most TV ads show men and women who are abnormally and quite blatantly touched-up to look lighter. In most places in Thailand, I couldn't actually buy facial products for men without skin whitening agents. ratticus: I'm living in Vietnam, and it is nearly impossible to find moisturizers, deodorants, shower gel or make-up without skin whiteners. It is so expected that you would want to whiten your skin that there isn't really an option not to. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2010/apr/01/skin-whitening-death-thailand
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