Results for "photoshop"

Cel MD Skin and Hair Loss Products

December 7th, 2020

September 2020: A federal judge granted the company’s motion to compel arbitration and dismissed the case. March 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against the marketers of Cel MD products for allegedly falsely advertising the benefits provided by its plant stem cell hair loss and skin care products. The complaint claims that the marketers: Falsely

The Fox Tan

June 24th, 2019

Is it really possible to increase melanin production by slathering lotion on your skin?

Depend Underwear

July 31st, 2017

You can’t always *depend* on the picture on the packaging.

70 Year Old Grandma Looks 40

December 27th, 2013

This ad for Lumanelle Luma skin cream should set off a couple of bad ad warning lights: This picture appears elsewhere on the Internet, the unsourced Dr. Oz quote, and the fake website linked in the ad. Look closely: This skin cream will apparently change your hairline, give you more defined eyebrows, and apply makeup.

JT Splatmaster

July 1st, 2013

has recommended that KEE Action Sports, the maker of the JT Splatmaster line of paintball products, change its advertising to better depict adult supervision. The paintball guns can only be purchased by those 18 and older and must be used with adult supervision, as the ad’s fine print notes. But the ads for JT Splatmaster

Facebook: the Place for Hard-Core Porn & Violence?

September 28th, 2012

If you’re seeing porn or other disturbing imagery on your friend’s Facebook page, you may not want to unfriend him just yet.  But you will want to avoid clicking on any news stories on his page.

E-mail Alert: Does Ghana Have $8 million to Give You?

May 8th, 2012

Sorry, the Vice President of Ghana doesn’t really want to give you $8 million out of the blue. The tip-offs? Poor grammar, request for nonsensical “RED SEALED stamp fee” of $550, and random inclusion of photoshopped passport (which they claim the recipient has requested). Do not reply. Do not send money. From: “vice president john

The Lure of the Before and After

January 10th, 2012

The ubiquitous before and after shot is a staple of the industry, where even minor weight loss is exaggerated in the way that the photographs are presented.  The before shots typically feature someone in ugly, dull clothing, frowning and slumped over in a dejected fashion.  In the after photo, the same person will be standing

It All Starts with a Good Foundation

January 10th, 2012

Socrates said that “beauty is a short-lived tyranny,” but cosmetic companies will have you believing otherwise.  The vast majority of ads for foundation feature celebrities and models, regardless of age, who have been airbrushed to perfection…and beyond.  In fact, sometimes the featured celebrity has been airbrushed beyond recognition.  Now how exactly is this supposed to

Mascara: Jeepers Creepers, Where’d Ya Get Those Peepers?

January 10th, 2012

If you go by mascara ads that you see in magazines and on TV, modern mascara technology has evolved to the point of growing small hairy caterpillars on top of your eyes.  The question is, why do the celebrity endorsers and models in the ads need to wear false eyelashes or lash inserts when the

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