Rachel: Your Dad was a wee bit ahead of his time…

The Huffington Post: Colbie Caillat Rallies Against Photoshop In ‘Try’ Music Video:

In her music video for “Try,” Colbie Caillat takes a stance against Photoshop. She starts off the video looking like (as MTV put it) “a cartoonized version of Mariah Carey in a Dove ad” and proceeds to un-Photoshop herself, ending the song as her natural, unedited self, alongside a wonderfully diverse set of women, who undergo the same transition.

“When I shot the first scene with no hair and makeup on in front of an HD camera in my face, flashed with bright lights, everyone was watching,” she told Elle. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, I bet they’re all looking at my blemishes, thinking that I should cover them up, or that I should put some volume in my hair.’ But it also felt really cool to be on camera with zero on, like literally nothing on. And then when it got to the full hair and makeup, I actually felt gross. I was just so caked on.”

[…]Take your make-up off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don’t you like you?
Cause I like you

Thank you Liz.


  1. I’ve always liked the way people look without make-up. Then, their natural beauty can shine through, without barriers. Thanks, David.


  2. I actually cried at this video. The message is amazing!


  3. beautiful.


  4. It’s true…you don’t have to try and you shouldn’t have to try so hard…but do you think Colbie Caillat stayed natural for very long? Just wondering. 🙂


  5. Uhumm. Partly agree. Approx 54.795%


  6. i am all for whatever makes you feel best in your own skin, and i guess ‘your own skin’ is the key here. )


  7. Not “was ahead of his time”, David, “IS”…….surely?


  8. Saw this video the other day and liked it very much. As KSBeth said, it doesn’t really matter *what* you wear (or don’t), ya just need to be comfortable with YOU.


  9. Love it! Not quite make up related but I finally accepted my natural curls when a beautiful baby girl (grand-daughter) came along with bouncy crazy curls just like mine 🙂 Great message. “don’t you like you?” MJ


  10. I teared up watching this, and am moved by the song. I have often wondered, as a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of gal, if when I am 80, if I will look odd compared to the rest of the population who has been somehow artificially enhanced, and I wonder about my son and the women he will know in his life – it would be amazing for some kind of pendulum swing to bring us back to just being who are supposed to be. Is that too much to hope for? 🙂


    • Yes, it would be amazing to have the pendulum swim back. And no, it is not too much too hope for. And even if it came back because it was determined the chemical injections proved to be the undoing for the human body…shame it has to come to this but…


  11. This was pretty amazing.


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