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  Mascara Rorschachs  Writing paper, mascara; 2013-14

Mascara Rorschachs
Writing paper, mascara; 2013-14

Mascara adverts are insulting. They blatantly lie about the products' effects, through a falsely constructed or digitally manipulated image, and at the same time publicly admit to this deception in very small print at the margin. In this sense, they insult by pretending to be or do something obviously impossible, and then patronisingly confess to the deception just in case anyone was really stupid enough to not to notice.

L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black mascara, blotted onto folded Basildon Bond writing paper. The results are interpreted.