Saturday 27 May 2017

Younger looking or nipping and tucking? No one's telling

Women are flocking to have their faces frozen and lips plumped, writes Sarah Caden, but blessed few are owning up to it

Amanda Brunker is given Botox injections live on 'The Late, Late Show', on which she explained that she has been having the jabs semi-regularly for the past seven years to look 'fresher' - and that she would not pretend she isn't having it because doing so 'would be a bit fake'
Amanda Brunker is given Botox injections live on 'The Late, Late Show', on which she explained that she has been having the jabs semi-regularly for the past seven years to look 'fresher' - and that she would not pretend she isn't having it because doing so 'would be a bit fake'

Sarah Caden

Last week, doing some shopping, I looked at the woman on the checkout and thought: "Oh, somebody got some needles for Christmas." It wasn't a fancy shop, or a chi-chi boutique, it was just a regular shop, with a regular woman working there.

I get shopping there regularly, so I knew she looked different. Not necessarily younger. Not even better, necessarily. Just different. Immobile of forehead. Filled out and slightly waxy of face.

Ten years ago, I might not have been able to put my finger on what exactly was different about her. Ten years ago, though, cosmetic work was the preserve of far-off people, famous people, people in magazines.

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