Extreme Makeover / Photoshop, Makeup, Plastic Surgery & Reality

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Is there real beauty nowadays? Do you actually have to be beautiful to look great in social media? Can we believe media anymore? I would like to believe that it’s not all Photoshop. However sometimes, it can be all Photoshop.

I can look small nosed big eyed perfectly make upped superstar without any imperfections – I could post photo of myself to web and look totally different. Is it me anymore? Well, I haven’t stolen anyone’s picture even thought you guys can hardly recognize me. Is it fine? Is there an ethical problem?

Could you do this when applying a job? It’s a fact that good looking people are more likely to get invited to interviews. You would still be recognizable and you could show your other skills if the edited photo would just help you to an interview.

Could you do this to make your blog more popular? Could you use Photoshopped photos to get better looking dates?

Would it be easier and more fare to just get a plastic surgery or make yourself up to be more attractive? Are those cheating (too)?

Could anyone survive in hardly competitive world of 21st century without apps, Photoshop, make ups, eyelash extensions and surgeries that make you more beautiful? About everyday I see a review or ad about new beauty app. It’s just so easy to change your look with those.

I made photo above to show my friend how much you can actually change with less than an hour of Photoshopping when you know how to use that. I made this just for fun but I think this is an important and serious topic too.

I found photo editing, makeups, hair colors, etc. fun and it’s kind of cool that you can be whatever you want – you can change everything for one picture or for entire life. And it’s fine. But is it fun when it becomes a must? Will there be a point when people are no more able to succeed without ultimate beauty and money, time & passion to reach it? Will “just for fun” turn to biggest business of this century? Or actually, is it already?

What do you think?

4 comments

  1. It has become so common that we don’t hear it being talked about anymore. Thank you so much, Nora, for speaking about this matter. So that we can think about what is good for us and what isn’t. To keep them from turning into a necessity.
    Thank you for these thought-provoking questions <3

  2. You’re welcome, I’m clad you found my post interesting! I hope that this post could open some eyes and make people think before they edit or change themselves permanently, and especially before they require others to change themselves. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a reply Maemi! 🙂

  3. I admit that I edit most of my photos lol. Most of my photos uploaded into my instagram are edited so they all have the same filter. I think nothing’s wrong with it and most people do it. Lifestyle magazines edit all of their photos to make them look good so people would buy the products they promote.

    1. Well, even if it’s a nature magazine or a newspaper every photographer fixes something – lighting, contrast, corrects faults caused by the lens… And that’s just fine nobody wants to see dark, blurry photos, right? 🙂

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