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Old 08-08-2009, 01:13 PM
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Her complexion is like fine china, or that of buttermilk. It looks as soft as a winter snowflake.

There's a 'purity' with such a complexion. It's strikingly beautiful, imo!
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^ Funny, it was far from it when she was living in Oz ... so I doubt there is anything pure about it. Her skin was tanned, blotchy etc - all the hallmarks of sun damage, typical with Australian women who love the sun. Mary was a typical Aussie "sheila" as we are affectionately known. This new pallor she attained is exactly that: new.

Take a look at Mary's photos before she moved to Denmark, or even soon before, and you'll understand what I'm saying.

Btw, recent photos of Mary show her very tanned and more healthy looking ... so she might disappoint some of her fans who like her with the "Snow White" pallor.

I don't think she uses botox, or any other cosmetic procedure - yet - her untouched photos show quite pronounced wrinkles. Sun damage cannot be reversed with a few cosmetic creams.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:11 AM
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I think you are way off the mark Mary never had blotchy skin, even when living in Australia, she was sun tanned, yes but you can see she also looked after her skin as most Australian women do. She also has no wrinkles than anyone else at 38, as a matter of fact she looks a darn side better than most.

Lets forget about "sheilas" its makes me cringe.
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^ Funny, it was far from it when she was living in Oz ... so I doubt there is anything pure about it. Her skin was tanned, blotchy etc - all the hallmarks of sun damage, typical with Australian women who love the sun. Mary was a typical Aussie "sheila" as we are affectionately known. This new pallor she attained is exactly that: new.

Take a look at Mary's photos before she moved to Denmark, or even soon before, and you'll understand what I'm saying.

Btw, recent photos of Mary show her very tanned and more healthy looking ... so she might disappoint some of her fans who like her with the "Snow White" pallor.

I don't think she uses botox, or any other cosmetic procedure - yet - her untouched photos show quite pronounced wrinkles. Sun damage cannot be reversed with a few cosmetic creams.
Well, I do believe there is a purity about it. Pure in that it is of an unadulterated appearance. I don't care how she acquires it per say; I care only that she has it.

I wasn't interested in Mary before she was engaged to Frederik because I had no idea the lady existed. I care not for how she looked then, but for how she looks now, hence my post in a thread regarding the Crown Princess and not Australian commoner Mary Donaldson.

The Summer holidays which saw the Crown Princely family travel to the coast of Italy and southern France are of course the reason for her tanned appearance. Thankfully, that shall again grow dull and her porcleain tone return (or so I'd assume).

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Lets forget about "sheilas" its makes me cringe.
I'll confess the term impresses me little, also.
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That's nice, but her appearance is very much adulterated with a lot of makeup, and whatever else. But, you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

My definition of 'pure' would be if that pallor were natural. Nicole Kidman's is and so is Cate Blanchett - both have always been "China Doll" pale. Mary's is not, because she was once very tanned. Her colouring is otherwise dark and she isn't bi-racial.

Re the word "sheilas": it is part of our vernacular, a colloqualism, if you like, hence my use of it. I did not indicate my preference or not for it.

marfre: no, I'm not 'way off the mark' - in fact I'm right on the money - evidenced by early photos of Mary and even some latter ones. Mary had/has blotchy skin, presumably from sun damage from the harsh Australian sun. Who knows how her skin now looks much better?

I'm a fair bit older than Mary and I can tell you that I look 10 years younger - so, no, I don't think she looks great age-wise (even with her limitless money and wherewithal). To me, she looks very old in her untouched photos. From a distance, like anyone, she looks quite good.

And, since I don't think using the word "sheilas" violates forum rules, would you mind not telling me whether or not I can use it? Or was that just a case of loose language by you?
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That's nice, but I don't need to be informed that I'm entitled to an opinion. That goes without saying.

Being that Mary is no longer exposed to a harsh Australian environment; her fair complexion would be considered the natural colouration encouraged by her ecological and geographical milieu. So that its anything other than natural could be considered an ineffectual argument and as there is no evidence to support the proposition of any real cosmetic treatment having taken place, then it's little more than personal inference.

To use products that balance and promote ones' skin tone. Something Mary herself does with the use of equalising cosmetics.

Most people can attain a tan if they so wish. That then doesn't mean it's their innate colouring. Mary herself has indicated, if not stated, that she spent alot of time outdoors for leisure and sport, so it's little wonder that she maintained a tan for extended periods of time.
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I think Mary looks incredible for her age. She didn't look that bad before she met the Crown Prince, but she looks changed now, for obvious reasons.
I love her porcelain white skin, but she does look wonderful tanned.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:13 AM
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Hmmm, it will add my two cents about this topic. I think we don't need pages and pages arguing about Mary's skin, and that what she is now is not natural, and that her natural complexion is darker, and her skin is not healthy.
The evidence is there, and it says everything without words, her skin is/was healthy and her actual complexion is the natural one when she's not exposed to the sun, since she tans everytime when she wished to do.
Mary has much healthier skin and looks much younger than other royal women who have the same age (+-2years), like Letizia, Rania or Maxima. They have the same access to better skin cares, but you can't change things when they are in your genes.
I do find lot of contradiction when it is said that her porcelaine skin is seen in photographs beacause they are photopshoped and bacause she wears heavy makeup, and in the same time, it's said that she looks old with winkles. The presence of winkles says everything about that the pictures are not photoshoped, and there is nothing scary about them, she has winkles of her age, and she still have healthy and wonderful complexion.
I think I said that in many occasions, Mary has the most wonderful skin around, and I do understund it can make some people jalous, but there's no need to invent things and trying to proove that Mary is completly not natural. We had the same arguments about her figure, since she lost few weight, but still she has the most healthy and slim figure around.
Finally I do agree completly with Madame Royale, I don't care about how Mary improoves and keeps her healthy and stunning appearence, what it's important for me is that she has it, and she looks completly natural!
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:24 PM
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I think Mary looks incredible for her age. She didn't look that bad before she met the Crown Prince, but she looks changed now, for obvious reasons.
I love her porcelain white skin, but she does look wonderful tanned.
Absolutely agree. She is a natural beauty. Not saying she isn't helped by the use of makeup, but she looked fine to me in the pictures posted while on vacation. Her skin is pale. Look at her arms, neck, legs. I don't think she is using make up on her entire body to give her that color.
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That's nice, but her appearance is very much adulterated with a lot of makeup, and whatever else. But, you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

My definition of 'pure' would be if that pallor were natural. Nicole Kidman's is and so is Cate Blanchett - both have always been "China Doll" pale. Mary's is not, because she was once very tanned. Her colouring is otherwise dark and she isn't bi-racial.

Re the word "sheilas": it is part of our vernacular, a colloqualism, if you like, hence my use of it. I did not indicate my preference or not for it.

marfre: no, I'm not 'way off the mark' - in fact I'm right on the money - evidenced by early photos of Mary and even some latter ones. Mary had/has blotchy skin, presumably from sun damage from the harsh Australian sun. Who knows how her skin now looks much better?

I'm a fair bit older than Mary and I can tell you that I look 10 years younger - so, no, I don't think she looks great age-wise (even with her limitless money and wherewithal). To me, she looks very old in her untouched photos. From a distance, like anyone, she looks quite good.

And, since I don't think using the word "sheilas" violates forum rules, would you mind not telling me whether or not I can use it? Or was that just a case of loose language by you?
Mary is very natural looking with her makeup. There is one CP that still does not have a clue how to apply blush. Mary never looks overly made up. She is very understated. I am wondering if she does not use the new lines of mineral cosmetics that are out now. They are so light, so little is needed to enhance someone as beautiful as Mary is naturally. Her eye makeup is so light and natural looking as well as her blush. I wish I knew what she used for her lips they always look so beautiful. I think she looks wonderful for her age. I think she will be even more beautiful than she is now as she grows older.
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I think this whole ....a person looks good for their age ..... is quite fascinating and somewhat unsophisicated and frankly am sick it. Mary has definitely changed in the looks department and with all the services at her command now, so she should have, this has absolutely nothing to do with age IMO. Princess Caroline has the worst appearance IMO why she has spent so much time believing incorrectly as it turns out the rules do not apply to her ie stay out of the sun, and smoking is not ok.
Mary has a lovely complexion which she looks after in a way she perhaps could not afford or not be bothered doing in single life. I think that is reason she looks changed....
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Okay! Enough! Please try to avoid personal attacks, which seems to be where this thread was headed.

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Princess Mary's beauty secrets - Link
It's from 2005 but it looks interesting.
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...A team of stylists helps Mary choose clothes, accessories, hair style and skin products. Mary's stylist and friend Anja Camilla Alajdi gives her advice about clothes and accessories and make-up artist, hairstylist and friend Soren Hedegaard gives her advice about make-up and hairstyles. Meanwhile facialist Ole Henriksen advises her on skin care...
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A lighter touch with the makeup would be good. But I hope she stays as she is and doesn't go the route of (...) Queen Sylvia.

Taking this topic out of the fashion thread.
http://www.bt.dk/royale/se-billederne-mary-tog-til-modeuge

Close ups of Mary's skin & make up.

To me Mary looks her age with wrinkles and her skin is not in the best condition. Make up & blush are far too harsh for my taste.

And yes, I completely agree with the bold part of Emmily's post!
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It's funny, I was just showing my teen daughter pics of the crown princess and she said," mummy, she looks so young",and then when she saw close ups of her, with some deep etched smile wrinkles around her mouth and eyes, she said, here she looks like 50. I think the crown princess's skin has improved, with the help of facials, a better diet, good makeup etc. (..)
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I think she looks fantastic for her age, about looking 50, i dont think so a woman a7 50 is loosing her face countour, saging cheeks and neck and she has a perfect neck!
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I think she looks fantastic for her age, about looking 50, i dont think so a woman a7 50 is loosing her face countour, saging cheeks and neck and she has a perfect neck!
I also didn't think so, but the my daughter, who had never seen a pic of the crown pss, was startled at the difference...from far she is thin, beautiful, great dressed, very youthful, from near, I the commoner, working mum of 4,at 39 have bettter skin than her...
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Lines and wrinkles are two different things and the Crown Princess does not have the latter.

Mary has smile lines around the eyes and fine lines around the mouth which are no doubt the result of excessive smiling and sun exposure over the course of her life. These lines are purely superficial as they only effect the upper dermis.

However wrinkles are caused by the degradation of the skins structural components and effect not only the upper dermis, but the mid and lower dermis as well which results in the appearance of deep lines and sagging of the skin.
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Lines and wrinkles are two different things and the Crown Princess does not have the latter.

Mary has smile lines around the eyes and fine lines around the mouth which are no doubt the result of excessive smiling and sun exposure over the course of her life. These lines are purely superficial as they only effect the upper dermis.

However wrinkles are caused by the degradation of the skins structural components and effect not only the upper dermis, but the mid and lower dermis as well which results in the appearance of deep lines and sagging of the skin.
You are correct in your definition of smile lines, which also is caused by having a hectic life, and stress in my opinion, and having to smile at the same time.
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