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    #1

    natural beauty?

    How do you say a beautiful woman without plastic surgery? A natural beauty?

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    #2

    Re: natural beauty?

    Yes, and we can go further to include a woman who has a pleasant appearance without makeup or other 'enhancements'.

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    #3

    Re: natural beauty?

    Is artificial woman or plastic surgery woman the opposite? We say the latter in Korea.

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    Re: natural beauty?

    We don't use those terms. A woman can be beautiful despite cosmetic surgery; her beauty can sometimes be enhanced by it. So, a natural beauty can still be beautiful after cosmetic surgery.
    What do you want the opposite of?

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    #5

    Re: natural beauty?

    I mean the woman who is not naturally beautiful, but has gone through a plastic surgery to become beautiful. Her beauty is man-made, not natural.

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    #6

    Re: natural beauty?

    How would you even know if she'd had cosmetic surgery?

    I use "natural beauty" to mean "without makeup." I would never occur to me to use it to mean "without plastic surgery."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: natural beauty?

    Man 1: That actress, Jane X, has a great body!
    Man 2: Yes, and it's apparently all natural.
    Man 1: The other one with her, Mary Y, is also gorgeous.
    Man 2: Well, she's had a bit of help.

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    #8

    Re: natural beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    How would you even know if she'd had cosmetic surgery?
    Really?

    Because it's often obvious, that's how.
    I am not a teacher

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    #9

    Re: natural beauty?

    Really?
    You'd see a pretty woman and you'd say "Oh, hey, I can tell she hasn't had any work done. Yeah, she's a natural beauty, for sure"?

    It would never occur to me scan her face for signs of scars that show she's had a nose job or cheek implants or eyelid surgery or whatever. I'd say "What a pretty woman" and that's it.

    If she wasn't wearing in makeup, I might say "Wow, she sure has a natural beauty."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #10

    Re: natural beauty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    Really?

    Because it's often obvious, that's how.
    It's obvious if she (or he, of course) went to a bad plastic surgeon or has overdone it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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