The problem with social media today is that it promotes unrealistic and unattainable (even impossible) “perfect skin” standards:
Glassy – there’s no such thing. You need to apply some sort of reflective layer like cellophane. Who wants that on their faces?
Dewy – it’s a matter of preference: do you want a wet-looking face or matte? What’s wrong with matte?
Poreless – impossible! The skin has pores. Pores tend to enlarge as we age. Hormones and sun exposure play a significant role in making pores appear more prominent.
Simply perfect – even healthy skin is not flawless!
What about filters? Filters push a new standard of beauty that is airbrushed and perfect. And that’s not IRL.
The trend around a “clean” makeup look is nothing but misdirection.
It attempts to portray a natural, no-makeup makeup look, which is much harder to pull off. You apply more products to appear natural.
There is nothing wrong with a few glam shots here and there, as long as we recognize that we got some serious help from cosmetics and photography wonders. I personally prefer glam look. If I’m going to feel glam, I might as well look the part. Feeling and looking glam is fun, so I highly recommend to do this. I love the Glamsquad for hair and make-up and Snappr for finding the right photographer.
There is nothing wrong with a no-makeup makeup look either, as long as we are transparent about using makeup to look natural. No, #wedidnotwakeuplikethat.
There is nothing wrong with doing YOU and how you want to express yourself.
What’s wrong is promoting perfection that does not exist.