Martha Stewart has once again left the internet in a state of shock after posting a set of selfies showing off her youthful complexion.
On Monday, January 30, the lifestyle guru caught the attention of many after sharing a close-up photo of her face, claiming the shot was filter-free.
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“Lying in the shampoo area of @FredericFekkai the light was perfect for a new selfie!!! Absolutely no re-imaging!!! Skin looking good after a mostly dry January and pilates @bedfordpilates every other day. By re-imaging, I meant no filtering my selfie!” Stewart’s caption read.
While Stewart’s photo received plenty of positive comments, a plethora of people expressed their scepticism that she had not gotten any work done, calling out the star to “be real” about her alleged botox and fillers.
“And this ladies and gents, is perfect plastic surgery.”
“Absolutely no re-imaging come on please. Please be truthful honest and real.”
“Oh Martha. There may not be ‘reimagining’ done on the photo but you’ve definitely partaken in other skin reimaging techniques. There’s nothing wrong with that but let’s be honest.”
One person was evidently so upset with the business mogul’s “no reimaging” claims that they pointed out all the alleged photo editing.
“There is most definitely some kind of filtering or editing of this photo compared to the others, not say she doesn’t look good at 81 ‘regardless of what she’s had done’. But to claim this is a 100% unedited photo and it simply looks better because her head is tilted differently in the light,” their comment starts off.
“So the lighting magically got rid of her pores, smoothed out her lip lines and got rid of her smile line. Even her eyelids look smoother in this photo. And the wrinkle and slight dark spot on the bridge of the nose.
“Her skin in this photo literally looks like it’s been airbrushed. If doing a little filtering or other edits makes you feel better about your photos, go for it. But what bothers me about this one is the fact she made it a point to say there is no filtering on this photo when there clearly is.”
No doubt feeling the heat, Stewart posted a series of follow-up selfies in response to the backlash.
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“These are the other three selfies I took. My expression was better in the first one but my skin looks great in all of them. Un filtered. No face lift,” she wrote.
“Great derms my whole life. Currently dr Daniel Belkin and dr Dhaval Bhanusali great diet. Great exercise and did I mention amazing facials @mariobadescu for the last forty years!”
Her second post saw more people back up her natural beauty claims, with fans leaving comments defending Stewart’s looks.
“Don’t defend your beauty, every time I have done your makeup I have been impressed by your beautiful skin,” celebrity make up artist Kristofer Buckle wrote.
“Wait …. No face lift! Amazing. I know you are a beauty but this is defying gravity!”
“You look awesome! Everyone who is criticizing… Martha is an 81 year old woman that can do whatever she wants! Stop being so critical and negative.”
However, many are still unconvinced.
“You look amazing but be honest about your facial regimen. Using Botox, fillers, laser treatments, etc. to help enhance your beauty it’s not just diet, exercise and facials..”
“Really you take us for fools…your post is absolute bs and not remotely believable.”
Back in April 2022, the crafting queen cited her glowing youthful demeanour to regular doctor checkups and believes living on a farm has helped her lead a healthier lifestyle.
“I have my regular checkups; they’re on the calendar at least six months in advance. I eat extremely well,” Stewart said at the time.
“I live on a farm, which I think is one of the healthiest lifestyles there is because when I get up in the morning, I can go outside and breathe fresh air.
“I can plant some flowers or pick some vegetables and make a green juice that is utterly delicious, which really helps with the maintenance of good skin, good hair and strong bones. It’s just important for me to look good and feel good. My career requires it.”