Turns out I can actually put make up on my face, it’s the face tune part that’s missing
I think a ton of us are thinking the same thing. I actually stopped trying to contour and achieve that whole look because I felt like I couldn’t ever get it right and no primer gave me the tiny pore look with my oily skin. Now I don’t really want to do that whole contouring thing anymore but it’s comforting to know I wasn’t THAT shitty
Exactly! For so long, I've felt like I just can't do makeup like other people cause I would try to take pictures of my contour and shit and it looks so awful sometimes. So yeah. BB creams and a little bronzer for me now. Feels better.
Ugh yes same. My skin doesn't need full coverage and it's oily anyway, so I'm so happy I switched over to a tinted sunscreen. Feels gooood
Omg same! I stopped wearing makeup altogether a few months ago for acne purposes and found this great tinted sunscreen and it’s like wearing foundation. I only ever put that on now. Fuck everything else, it’s amazing.
Well...what is it?! <3
Australian gold mineral sunscreen 50spf tinted 😻
Tfw a company with Australia in its name doesnt even ship there. I wanted to try it 😭
Hey I use the same! I have acne and redness it helps to even out my skin tone.
Just a quick point. I had terrible acne until I stopped using mineral makeup and it cleared right up. Not saying that is the case for you but many people think that mineral = natural and good for you but actually minerals can be toxic and cause allergy reactions.
I don’t use mineral makeup.
Not the commenter you replied to, but I recently switched from foundation to Aveeno Positively Radiant tinted moisturizer and I LOVE it! SPF 30, too.
I used that too and loved it. But now no stores in my area of WI sell it. I've tried two other tinted moisturizers and they are not nearly as good. Ones sticky and the other comes off on anything. I'm devastated.
For your acne; get some Rosehip oil, make sure it’s 100%. Wash with Castile soap, which is just oils anyway and then put the rosehip oil on your face afterwards. I’ve had bad acne, nothing helped then I decided to try these 2 things and my skin cleared up with in a month. Turns out I was just really dry, all the acne cleansers and medications just made it worse.
Oh I’m fine in the acne department I have a whole routine thanks to r/SkincareAddiction i just also became so lazy about putting on makeup after I stopped doing it that now I only put on this sunscreen which looks like foundation 👌
I don't wear foundation either because I feel like my skin can't breathe no matter what I try. Not a big deal really. My mom gave me decent skin and I don't have to do much which is lucky because I don't know much about makeup.
I tried a full coverage foundation, but ended up switching back to the BareMinerals tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. It’s the perfect opacity and doesn’t get cake-y.
Oh that sounds like a nice combination. I'm going to look into that!
I really love bare minerals foundations. I use BareSkin but I want to try their tinted moisturizer, and powder foundation.
I don’t wear foundation either. Tried it because of beauty gurus. Hated the way my skin felt. Now I just wear sunscreen, moisturizer, and some powder. I have found that I actually love my skin.
I've been doing reverse foundation technique and I've been loving it so much.
One thing I learned is less is more, you look more flawless with less products. At times I'd just use concealer to hide my dark circles and acne scars.
I'm sure you know your skin best, but do you think you aren't oily, but instead too dry? I thought for years that I had oily/combo skin, when really I had dry skin. Skin over produces sebum when it isn't hydrated deep enough. :)
This was my exact problem!! I was SHOOK at the difference increasing water intake and a good face lotion could do. Less breakouts, no dry oily patches, etc.
How did you find the right product for yourself? I think I might have the same issue but I drink a ton of water so I don’t think even more would help.
CeraVe was recommended to me by the skincare subreddit and it worked for me. You could always post there with your skin type/problems!
Yep, the classic "You're not oily, you're dehydrated." Conundrum.
This was my issue - water helped my skin the most.
Ladies, I have the same issue, until I tried a L'OCCITANE Immortelle precious cream. By gawd my face was like babies bottom. Then I was travelling and happened to pick up balea hydration serum from dm in Europe as an emergency - that was the best thing to rival the L'Occitane creme. Make up sticks so well afterwards!!
It's so simple, just spend 110$ on a jar of face cream! I'd rather not lol.
That's why I was so happy when I found the balea - that thing was so cheap I abandoned my plan to duty free shopping.
Btw where I live (AU) Immortelle precious is AUD$89 a jar and it lasts me almost 3 mths.
Balea was €0.98 I think for 7 capsules or you can get a cheap bottle under €10. It worked so well I am kicking myself for not stocking up before I leave all the dm store countries (Germany, Czech republic, Hungary, Austria all had them).
I buy a jumbo tub of sorbolene cream for like $5 and slather my face with it at night, does the trick.
sounds like you're about to shill me some MLM product😲
Didn't mean to come out that way, but I m just still kicking myself for not stocking up.
I am in no way telling people to buy them. Just that they worked for me and my own circumstance which is not the same as yours. In fact if you find a luxe product that works (via a sample.like I did) there's almost always a comparable cheaper open shelf product out there to discover.
Unfortunately, I don't get paid in anyway by L'Occitane nor Balea. I wish.
I didn’t think it sounded like you were trying to sell anything at all. I read it as you giving advice on a beauty regimen that has worked for you. 🤷🏼♀️
Balea is a discounter no name product.
The furthest from an MLM: highly vetted but cheaped down.
Feels like someone is about to...SELL ME SOMETHING
I love their hand creams! My face though, I use Ole Henrikksen face cream and eye cream.
Make friends with someone who works there; employees get a 40% discount 😂. A couple of times a year, usually around holidays, it goes up to 50%. I worked there super part time over the holidays and stocked up.
Ikr. I got massive pores and thought I was oily and used EXFOLIATORS, MATTE MAKE UP and OIL CONTROL CLEANSORS. I had freaking dry skin and the pores were from genetics!
I really did an oopsie and did something so bad to my skin, it never went into sebum production. Now I slather pure cocoa butter on my face and an hour later it's the Sahara desert.
Ironically my pores look smaller now with moisturized skin.
Contouring looks awesome in video and photo but it absolutely SUCKS in person. Took me a while to find this out
It can work in real life, but it has to be much more subtle compared to video/photo makeup.
Kind of like theatre stage makeup vs real life.
I do daily contour with a subtle powder bronzer. Not too many shades darker than my skin tone so it provides a nice shadow to carve my face out but it’s not aggressive. I don’t use a cream contour because a) I’m pale, b) it takes way too long and it’s heavy, and c) it’s too much in person, in my opinion. It’s better kept for photoshoot makeup or event makeup.
Unless you’re going to a bar or nightclub, in which case you can go for a full drag queen contour and it’ll look somewhat natural in that dim light.
I also only wear it on a night out, never on a regular day. I look like a weird clown who doesn't know how to do makeup
Yup, I do some soft contour with darker powder. Looks very natural and it’s my daily to-go makeup.
But lots of youtubers and beauty bloggers try to sell us kardashian style contouring with heavy concealer and lot of powder as something that looks natural, smooth and beautiful in real life and well... It totally doesn’t lol
I use Benefit Porefessional, Pore Minimizer in the worst spots. (My nose and a strip on my forehead) it does wonders.
The stuff is literally like velvety spackle that flawlessly makes your pores and lines less noticeable and makes your makeup stick even and beautifully. I just only wish it wasn't so expensive! It's really a life changer though. It makes even cheap foundation look like airbrush
ughhh i wish it worked for me 😭 porefessional just pilled and wrinkled on my skin and no manner of lotion or powder or foundation would work with it on my skin. though the pore minimizing primer i got a few boxycharms ago works a treat, so, go figure.
Maybelline Baby Skin is the same concept & works similarly. It’s basically just silicone in a tube.
Are you talking about this?
Same brand primer for me! I've tried what seems like a hundred, and most were high-end brands. Benefit Pore-fessional is by far the best; plus it has a little tint to it which works even for my light skin tone.
Thank you for this!
Happy to help, I could've saved a load of cash (although I'm sure I wouldn't be a "diamond" member of Ulta!) if I had just known about it before. Hope you like it!
The l'Oreal Paris studio secrets primer is a really great dupe for porefessional. A little goes a long way and the little jar lasts forever! Make sure any product you put on your face is completely absorbed before you apply the primer, it was a game changer for the pilling.
I typically use the Collection witch Hazel primer which is great for the pores on my cheeks and nose! Lost it for a while there and stopped wearing foundation because it just wouldn't sit right any more; found it this morning and my foundation is finally sitting right again!
Porefessional always gave me HUGE cystic pimples all over my cheeks if i wore it longer than 2 hours. This stuff is packed with silicones so i wouldn't reccomend it to people who are acne prone and can't handle comedogenic products.
I had spent so much time thinking my skin is too oily, dry, old, not clear enough, etc. etc. and voila! All it was was a FILTER. smh
I just couldn’t believe how uncomfortable a full coverage foundation was when I tried them and here I was thinking these people just put a little of these on and they looked flawless whereas I thought I needed half a bottle to get that pore-less look.
And this is how ppl sell makeup. They use these apps and then say "Do you wanna look like me? Buy my crappy younique shit and you'll be looking great in no time."
I’ve literally never seen a single person who was selling Younique, who had a flattering/attractive face of makeup on. It’s like only people with zero makeup skills hawk that shit. No offense to anyone who might be.
Instagram makeup is for Instagram. It’s waaaay too much to really look good in real life
Guy here, wouldn't tiny pores be ideal? Also, the contour look is so obvious and just does not look good to me. Yeah if I don't have my glasses on or you're far away your jaw line looks good but up close.. why do you seemingly have a gradient going across your check?
Lol this is the most “guy” comment a person could make about makeup. Yes, the goal is to look like you have small pores but that’s not realistic for the majority of women. Her face was airbrushed by face tune or something. And the “gradient” is from contouring which also looks better in edited photos than irl. It’s supposed to make your jaw and cheeks more defined.
The first one looks kind of creepy anyway. I never see anyone with skin like that in real life so it's unsettling. Second one is quite nice, the golden stuff is a bit weird but she looks good in my opinion. Slight acné nbd.
Jus un peu de l’acné.
Fyi, smashbox primer in the purple package changed my oily skinned life! My pores don’t look tiny, but they do look smaller, and my makeup doesn’t melt off half way through the day anymore. I found it a few years ago, and it’s now literally the one makeup product I cannot live without.
I can never do that either so I never tried and I'm very happy. I sort of do reverse contour, where I only do the highlights ( much easier to do, looks way more natural) and I think of it as if I highlight, anything that I don't will naturally be pushed back, so doing contour is going overboard
So I’m a dude. And I read most of these comments imagining a voice of a 80/90 Mexican chola with too much make up on, this shit s funny. Cause some of y’all be looking like payasos with all that make up
Holy shit right? I kept looking for the right foundation that could give me a nice clean slate looking surface, like weeks of buying and returning shit. Turns out influencers just need to stop using skin smoothers on videos (and photos). YouTube beauty is a hell of a drug.
Agreed. I don’t use foundation but I was angry at my bad highlighter so much. My girlfriend once started swiping it off saying “babe you have something white and sparkly on your cheeks, hold on, I’ll clean it for you” of course she doesn’t have idea of what an highlighter is because she doesn’t even come close to make up but wasn’t she supposed to be blinded and amazed?
Um, babe, that white sparkly stuff you’re wiping off is HIGHLIGHT GOALZZZ, thankyouverymuch!
Haha that’s what I told her and now every time I bring it up she says she’s sorry but she was so cute I don’t even care about highlight anymore lol
Omg I tried pink highlight and bf said the same thing! And he was like did you put that on on purpose? :(
I wanted to start YouTube videos to show the reality, how really make up looks like and how really skin looks like but I’m too shy lol
I would totally subscribe to a channel like this! I've been so disillusioned by YT lately and it's starting to take a toll on my self-esteem
Wow I didn’t expect that! I’ll totally think about it and will try to go over me being shy!
I had to unsubscribe from tati because damn, no matter what I did I still looked like a wrinkled toe waah waah
You should go for it! It'll only help the rest of us :)
I'm positive people would appreciate that.
Kiki G makeup is pretty good about this. She has acne & bares her face a lot & shares her techniques & what products work. She’s very realistic & very funny. She also did a video on baking & what it really looks like IRL.
I'd subscribe so quickly to this channel!
I would watch that! I’ve totally lost interest in almost all the beautubers because everything is so fake and they all just go bonkers with the heavy painted brows and over the top highlighter.
I know right? I barely watch this kind of content anymore because I realized that in real life that kind of makeup doesn’t work, I also hate their sponsorship things because you never know when they’re being honest or not about that product, I bought products that they said was amazing and I absolutely hate them, I buy stuff that I think are good and try it, not hyper stuff. I also started to hate Morphe because everybody has a code for it and there’s always a drama.
I started following the beauty community on YT and IG last year and after just a few months my husband pointed out to me that I was being overtly self-conscious about things I had never questioned before, asking things like “Do you think I need lip fillers?” “Do my pores look tiny?” “Should I get Botox?” Like I’m 33 and I have normal skin for my age, but I became so self-conscious my self-esteem started faltering to the point my therapist had to suggest to stop following those types of IG account and watching tutorials for a bit (which helped a ton). It’s crazy how weirdly influential these things are, even when you know better.
I relate to this SO HARD! It’s weird thinking how easily I was conditioned by something I thought was just a fun hobby or something. I was considering Botox, at 25, because the only way to eliminate and prevent those “nasty and undesirable” fine lines is by doing that. I wanted lip fillers to get rid of THE LINES ON MY LIPS. I’m glad my partner is a sounding board to remind me how ridiculous those ideas are.
The vertical lines on your lips are what make them look natural
Yeah exactly, my perception was warped to that absurdity. Lots of influencers get fillers that plump and smooth out those lines and make lipstick application look “perfect” and I desired that
I feel so dumb now wondering why my velvet lip paint was settling into my natural ridges...not getting clumpy or flakey, but this whole time I’ve been expecting that smooth, flawless coverage and wondering wtf I was doing wrong!
therapist had to suggest to stop following those types of IG account and watching tutorials for a bit (which helped a ton). It’s crazy how weirdly influential these things are, even when you know better.
therapist had to suggest to stop following those types of IG account and watching tutorials for a bit (which helped a ton). It’s crazy how weirdly influential these things are, even when you know better.
Yup. I unfollowed most people on IG who promote products/are "influencers" and started following pros in the hobbies I like. It's really helped brighten my perspective.
My sister is 17 and talking like that because she follows all the beauty gurus on YouTube and Instagram. She wants all this work done and I’m like chill you ain’t even finished growing yet. I mean she wants to go into that as a career but it’s taking its toll on her to watch that stuff constantly.
Plus her makeup looks awful and overdrawn because she’s watching people who probably don’t go out in public like that and they have lighting and editing on their side when they’re doing the tutorials so they don’t look like fools. I wish I could tell her that and not hurt her feelings but this might be something she has to learn herself, within reason.
My mind was blown when I found out that the professional filming cameras influencers use have beauty filters, I thought it was just the heavy lighting.
The heavy lighting does have a role though. It's amazing how different a face can look in different lightings.
Think of primers as literally that. It’s just a primer , it makes your makeup stick to your face, people are often mislead to believe primers and foundation will alter the natural bumpiness of your skin.
My gf has flawless skin. I do her makeup. My makeup with the same techniques comes out worse than hers because she has flawless skin and I do not.
The makeup still looks nice just not as nice.
And here I am wondering how many acid peels it will take for my skin not to look like a fucking topographical map
I blame the animes
Lol earlier it was just men who couldn't say if you had some make up. Now women can't say if it's filters?
Skin smoothing filters look exceptionally natural and realistic. They still show some lines and other “imperfections.” I think that’s different from the obviousness of foundation and mascara, especially in person.
Hey guess what
Fuck i was gonna day that u too quick for me
that's what she said
He dicho “es lo que ella decía”
So señor soy de ranch
Dont say the n word it's racist
OMG hehe I got bamboozled I can’t believe it
I have face tune built into my eyes (my eyesight sucks so I can never see my pores anyway!)
The blessing of poor sight, I feel you.
Edit: also almost no one has acne/acne scars etc lol
Poor eyesight is natures beauty filter.
until you get close to the mirror to actually see your face and it becomes a /r/popping massacre very quickly.
Eewwww now I’m going to avoid mirror closeups even more
And you can have that for only like $6 a month!
$6 ? That’s a huge ice cream, and good quality too. Nah, I’ll get ice cream. I’ll get it now actually brb
Did you get your ice cream yet?
I did, we actually bought a whole container of handmade gelato, paid 20€ but it’s enough for all 5 of us and I would chose that anytime over facetune
Oh tasty! We found some locally made gelato last summer and had the best pistachio gelato I've had since I was 5.
We need to know
Face tune is a subscription? TIL
Yeah, sorry, the Facetune 2 (which allows for automatic editing on a bizarre level), is a subscription. I got a free month and I was shocked at how easy it is to make your eyes, lips, and whatever bigger or smaller within seconds.
Face tune version 2 but the original face tune is free
Facetune 2 is free. But not all the features of it are free. Some are though like skin smoothing.
Face tune is free but you can pay for upgrades
Right?! I thought I was bad at highlighting. Nope, it's just that I have skin, with texture.
I’ll admit it. I keep Facebook just so I can passive aggressively troll my vain friends. One of my favorites.
Yeah this was actually shockingly different to me!
That was my reaction to this pic too. Turns out I'm not complete crap at makeup. If mine came out looking like the right I would have thought I did a bad job since it looks bad compared to what I see online.
Like seriously this post is so enlightening. I always see these pics and think damn what are all these girls doing??? My skin is okay, a little bit red in places, some fine lines but I never look like that, and I'm good at makeup. God I feel so much better about myself.
Exactly my thought!!
Seriously, how do I learn to use Facetune?! These results are amazing!
If you download it and play with it for a while you should be good to go in no time, it’s pretty simple. Of course you’d have to pay to have certain tools but I think the basics still do a good job.
make up is irl face tune tho
I had no idea how much FaceTune really does. And here I am a 27 year old buying tons of serums and resurfacing agents to get my skin to look porcelain. This made me just appreciate my skin a lot more.
And here's the other thing. Say you manage to make your skin look porcelain. Okay, so what? What difference does that make? I think many of us get caught up trying to achieve a "perfect" look so we can finally allow ourselves to feel good about ourselves. Like if you have the skin you've always wanted then you can finally be happy. But you can do that without porcelain skin. Your skin is doing it's job and it looks the way skin should look. If we were meant to have smooth plastic skin most people would have it. Facetune can really create that illusion though. If you're on IG a lot it can look like everyone has perfect skin but you. Thankfully this sub is here to show us that it's not true at all. Sure some people have smoother skin than others but facetune takes it above and beyond.
It’s an illusion I almost bought to be completely honest :/
A good skincare routine IS worth it though
How this work for a guy? Asking for a... it's for me.
The exact same way it works for women, check out r/skincareaddiction for more in depth help
Shoutout to an awfully overlooked part of skincare, deep cleaning your bed / mattress / pillow. Not only changing sheets but actually cleaning the pillow itself. You plant your face onto it for 8h every night and sweat onto it and everything, crazy how people think deep cleaning it even once a year is being "anal about cleanliness".
I know more than one person whose skin has cleared up after buying a new bed after moving.
I usually sleep on my back so my face doesn’t really touch the pillowcase, but on occasion when I do roll over and my cheek is smushed against it for hours, I always end up with pimples :(
What about if you continue to get acne at age 20 even after Roaccutane treatment?
You keep doing what works for you to reduce it as much as you can. If you can't get rid of it completely, move on to acceptance of your situation and being okay with it and realizing that making it go away isn't your only option. Sometimes life just be like that. You are dealt hands you can't throw back. You just have to learn to live with them and love yourself regardless.
You go so an endocrinologist, you probably have hormonal unbalance (too much androgens especially, if you’re a girl, usually it’s r/pcos) or a metabolic issue (insuline resistance, adrenals problems, thyroid problems...). I’ve also read untreated gastrointestinal diseases can lead to acne. For what it’s worse, you can look up diseases that cause acne and see if something looks similar to what you’re experiencing.
If a full proper cure of Accutane doesn’t work and acne comes back very fast and sometimes worse, you most likely have health issue (or the cure wasn’t strong/long enough, but in that case acne doesn’t fully clear up).
People don’t realise Accutane works by making the acne vulgaris bacteria unable to grow (no comfy sebum + dead cells blanket), the goal is to kill it. Acne is not supposed to come back if it has cleared up for months.
No joke, putting a new towel over my pillow every night reduced my acne by around half. Won't obviously replace medicine but definitely trynit
As someone else said: r/skincareaddiction is full of amazing resources.
The most basic thing you can and should do is: wash with a gentle cleanser, moisturize, and something with spf. A lot of people on there reccomend a cerave cleanser (usually hydrating) but be warned that nothing works for everyone. I bought into the hype and it broke me out like crazy cause it has stuff that clogs pores on some people. But it's worth trying for a nice and gentle cleanser you can get at the drug store.
Moisturizer, like everything else depends person to person. If your skin is super duper dry you're going to need a heavy duty moisturizer (at least for night time and then a lighter one on the day if the heavy one makes your skin too sticky or oily looking). There are a million different things you can try but I'd start with things at the drug store. Cerave, la roche posay, and neutrogena have some good options. Personally I love the neutrogena hydro boost moisturizers.
Sun screen is essential to prevent damaged skin and keep it looking healthy and young. There are both physical and chemical sunscreens you can use. Totally depends what you feel like using. But if you have acne or any scarring, this may be one of the most important things in your routine. Uv rays damage the skin and make scars darker for the most part and the damage causes wrinkles. Also you know, like, protect yourself from skin cancer.
As far as routine and all, some people only wash once a day at night and some people do morning and night. I'm personally a morning and night sort of person cause when I wake up my skin feels super gross and I like washing my face both times. My products are a jelly cleanser, some intermittent acne stuff, a neutrogena hydro boost moisturizer (awesome for both dry and oily skin which mine is), and I have yet to add a sunscreen to my routine because my skin is so oily that I have trouble finding something that doesn't make me look like my face is wet.
Also above all else, your mileage may vary. Everyone's skin is different and products that will be a magic potion for someone may cause someone else to breakout. You'll just have to figure out what works for you which will take time. And remember, everyone should be taking care of their skin. Not just women. And when you're older with soft and glowing and damn radiant skin, your guy friends who haven't cared will look withered and old and you'll look like a handsome God who glows with the power of the sun (but protected by that handy spf) with your badass skin.
If you have any questions, you can pm me and/or read up on the skincareaddiction sub cause the sidebar has so many amazing resources and there are also daily threads for advice and what not. Good luck!
It can be as easy and as complicated as you want! Truly if you are intimidated, just start with a good sunscreen of 45+ and wear it daily, and use a gentle cleaner on your face at the end of the day, or miceller water on a cotton pad if you don’t like going through the wash your face in the sink too much.
From there, you can add in serums that fight free radicals and add brightness (vitamin C), ones that exfoliate chemically and help regenerate skin (super amazing glycolic acid, lactic acid, retinol, etc), and moisturizing to maintain the skin.
Sunscreen will be the best thing for most people if you do ONE thing. It cuts down on so much damage and redness.
The rules of thumb are:
- if it’s making outrageous claims it’s wrong
- Wear sunscreen, every day. Even on cloudy days.
- If it has alcohol, fragrances, or has a micro bead or scrub in it...throw it away
And join us on /r/skincareaddiction
I agree with points one and two, but some people need an occasional exfoliant.
Chemical exfoliation is the way to go. Physical exfoliation fucks up the skin barrier.
I don't think anyone has found proof that physical scrubs like St. Ives mess up your skin and cause "micro-tears" or whatever. And physical exfoliation does work for some people.
There was a post on r/SkincareAddiction about this issue. I'll link it as soon as I find it.
Generally speaking your skin isn’t flat, it’s a crazy topography, almost like the entrance to a cave system. When you exfoliate chemically you essentially liquify dead skin cells across your skin’s complex topography. Scrubs and micro beads really only are able to hit the surface . Those dead skin cells on the surface of your skin aren’t really gonna have a hard time flaking off naturally if you go outside or just wash your face normally.
No shame man, guys with good skin look awesome :)
The same way. A good skin care routine is good for everyone!
My tip: try to stick to one line of products. Bc mostly products are formulated according to their own brand and are this more effective used together. When u mix brands they could adversely affect each other. That's not to say to not try a new product once your skin gets acclimated to your routine.
One brand? No. Don’t listen to this person.
Well u didn't read the rest so ok
Listen or don't listen.
In the end everyone's skins needs are different.
All I can say is when I used one line versus multiple different brands all the time it was much better.
That's not to say I didn't use only just one brand all the time. If I saw something nice and wanted to try i def did
Why is that bad? It’s bad to feel like you’re lesser than because you have bad skin (me). But I totally get wanting gorgeous skin and working hard for it. The problem comes when we shame people for having bad skin and thinking they’re not as good people. There’s nothing weird or bad with wanting to be attractive, or thinking clear skin is attractive
Why is that bad? It’s bad to feel like you’re lesser than because you have bad skin (me)
Why is that bad? It’s bad to feel like you’re lesser than because you have bad skin (me)
Of course that's bad. But why do you feel like you're lesser because you have bad skin? I used to have terrible skin too. It took me way too long to realize that I didn't have to wait to have good skin before I could feel good about myself.
Sometimes no matter what you do you won't be able to have the perfect skin that you want. But what you can do is work on self acceptance and on valuing yourself for things other than your appearance. When you're focused on what you do rather than what you look like, it really doesn't matter. Having bad skin doesn't make you a lesser person, and I agree that we as a society need to stop shaming that. But what we find attractive is largely determined by the culture that we live in.
It's fine to want to be attractive but I do think there is something wrong when you feel like a lesser person because you don't consider yourself attractive. Attractiveness doesn't have to factor into your self worth at all. It's something that can change in an instant, something that some people are not born with and will never achieve, and all of us will eventually lose it. It doesn't determine your value as a human being. But we are constantly told that it does and we internalize it. And to me there is something very wrong with that.
Well that’s on me for misreading the time of your post. I thought you were shitting on people who work really hard and want to have nice skin. My bad!
This is a great point and I agree wholeheartedly that we need to love ourselves for what we are and stop trying to achieve perfection. On the flip side of that though, I recently got really serious about my workouts and yesterday I spent like a half hour looking myself over after my shower and I gotta say the results are starting to be noticeable and I haven't been that proud of myself in awhile. Def gave me an ego boost. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there are some great benefits with self improvement and boosting your self esteem. It's when we get too carried away that we lose sight of ourselves entirely. Like I know I'm not going to be a size 2 ever and I'm okay with that. It allows me to be really psyched about the progress I do make.
I mean, smooth skin is really, really beautiful. A friend of mine has porcelain skin— she is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t see a single pore on her face. I am so incredibly envious.
I’m a guy, too
Why is it that important to be beautiful?
It’s not, but it feels pretty good to fit one’s own standards.
Your standards aren't your own though. They reflect your culture. They're influenced in great part by what you see around you. And sure, it feels good to fit in, but you can feel good without having to fit in if you're comfortable with yourself and who you are.
Yeah, you're not wrong and I understand where you're coming from, but is it so wrong to have aspirations for oneself? I can be comfortable with myself and still want better, no?
Of course, I agree. But that comes from genuinely caring about yourself and wanting to be good to yourself rather than changing yourself because you can't accept yourself if you don't look a particular way. The latter is what being incredibly envious of others who have that feature (like the person I was originally replying to) implies.
Porcelain skin: 50% genetics, 50% facetune. It almost makes me feel better to know that. Like my "best" is enough.
I could have had way better skin now but as a teen I had cystic acne and picked the fuck out of it :/ it’s not TOO bad but....
Don’t feel bad, I had cystic acne and never picked it but I still have scars and discoloration. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Same. I know you've been getting a lot of advice, but dermarolling has changed my life. You can do it safely at home with a little bit of research and within 2 months, for the first time in 6 years, I had more skin colour on my cheeks than hyperpigmentation and my acne scarring visibly improved. When my boyfriend's parents visited us after those 2 months they were blown away and so happy for me. It's going a bit slower now, I haven't been keeping to a good schedule, but I never knew I could get my face back without being able to afford the dermatologist.
have you checked out r/skincareaddiction ?
I haven’t lol after spending 500 dollars in two months I just realized it wasn’t worth it and I’m glad so after seeing this
there's some super cheap, simple products out there that focus on individual issues, like The Ordinary or Cerave. the whole sub is a goldmine, I hope you take a look some time!
The best money I ever spent on my skincare routine was paying for professional facials. My esthetician helps me understand which ingredients work with my skin and which don’t, which has in turn empowered me to base my decisions off of more than the price range. (Usually that would be the indicator for quality, but sometimes I was using ingredients that had no place on my skin!)
You can get close to the skin on the left with professional treatments at a dermatologist's or aesthetician's office. But over the counter stuff is never going to get you there.
Personally I keep my regular skincare pretty cheap (drugstore, inexpensive Korean/Japanese products, The Ordinary, and tretinoin paid for by health insurance) but will splurge on a professional facial every once in a while.
I just recently figured that out..... I really thought the “resurfacing” agents would at least help
A LITTLE bit but nothing.... I’m going to start saving to get some things done at an office now. No more spending top dollar for nothing for me.
Had this realization recently. I had a really bad situational hormonal breakout and easily spent a few thousand dollars over five months on an at-home LED mask and every type of skincare under the sun to try and treat it.
1 months of antibiotics and three $200 Vbeam treatments later (for the leftover PIE) and my skin is far better than it was before the breakout with a somewhat reasonably priced at home routine.
What’s Vbeam? I’m interested
I think the V stands for vascular. It really helps with redness like rosacea or PIE and the reason I love it the most is it's quick and not really painful and there is absolutely no down time or aftercare (other than wearing sunscreen). My red marks get a little redder for a couple days and then they fade tremendously.
I found it when I went for a plastic surgery consultation and the doctor recognized my PIE even under my makeup and recommended it haha
I have just looked into this based on your recommendation and this is totally what I'm looking for! I have brown, darker skin (which apparently makes me more prone to PIE and PIH) with lots of acne scarring. I'm starting a new job soon and would seriously think about splurging on this Vbeam laser treatment for myself.
Thanks for mentioning it!
Oh yay! I’m glad it sounds like it could be something you’d get use out of! Definitely call around because pricing seems to really vary. The first doctor who suggested it to me charged $500/session and I ended up finding a different doctor that used the same machine and charged $200 so I think it really varies!
Thank you for pointing that out! I did a quick search in my area and one of the major dermatology clinics is charging $300 for "cheeks only" and $500+ for the whole face. May I ask if you got your whole face done or just the cheeks? I think the only place I PIE and scarring is cheeks and jawline but not sure if they're being weird about pricing.
What magic words do you say to a dermatologist? I went to one and she checked me for cancer and said good day. I'm not sure what to ask or say.
You gotta go to a cosmetic dermatologist. Regular one that fixes skin cancer does not care about your blemishes.
I just told my dermatologist I had acne/texture issues on my face and he gave me the tret prescription. I'd suggest going to a dermatologist that offers cosmetic services (ie lasers, peels, etc) or is attached to an aesthetic center. They're more likely to listen to superficial concerns.
My skin care routine consists of washing my face in the shower with a washcloth and gentle soap and not wearing makeup anymore. I don’t have perfect skin, but I save money now. I just stopped caring about “perfect” and my life didn’t get any worse. Might be better, honestly.
Makeup too. My cousins have bad acne like her, and when the makeup is off, the acne and scars are visible. I feel bad because they feel uncomfortable with it. Even using the expensive acne treatments, it still doesn't help. I appreciate my skin even more.
I was that girl that even WITH make up you could tell the acne was bad. The worst thing I did was wear make up ON TOP.
Thanks to genetics, I have near-flawless skin. I wash it every night but don’t do much else, and I’ve only had 2-3 small pimples this whole year. My skin looks nothing like the MUAs I see on Instagram!
TBH, my skin chilled out a lot more when I started doing nothing to it. I maybe hit it up with a bit of the shampoo I used on my head (in the t zone) but gently. I don't use moisturizer unless my skin looks a bit dry (skin flakes near my nose).
I have the fewest pimples I've ever had.
Edit: I'm 35 and people routinely think I'm younger. Eg, shocked I have kids and didn't have them as a teen.
I checked it out, the lastest Face Tune is some good advance features that allow you to do much of the things photoshop can.
It's great that she is showing her real skin and not just a plain old facetune photo. Nice to see them side by side.
I mean..there’s enough makeup there to put the Notre Dame Cathedral back together
Christ you don’t waste time do you?
I don’t have 700 years to create fire.
Just... Just take your upvote and go.
Well that was quick.
Ain’t about to catch me snoozin
We can already make jokes about that? Damn the turnaround has shrunk so much. Only been like 2 hours.
I guess after they announced the inside mostly survived and the stone is mostly good?
I think the "no injuries" thing is key to the reduced turnaround.
She has received insane amounts of harassment for not Facetuning. She’s had to make her IG account private once or twice it gets so bad.
I love this woman! Her whole insta is really honest about her struggles with acne (which is genuinely pretty intense).
She does awesome make up looks and skin treatments and she always shows her real skin. Made me feel a lot better about my own adult acne.
People should be more accepting of acne too. No one should be labeled less beautiful just because of acne!
Wat. Beauty isn’t an arbitrary label. It’s comes from an uncontrollable, largely (but not totally) biologically determined feeling. Just because someone might think it’s unfair for someone else to be considered attractive/unattractive because of XYZ physical/personality trait, doesn’t mean this needs to enter into the realm of ethics/norms. What gets “labeled” attractive or unattractive is usually not voluntary at all on the part of any individual
I agree. However, a society accepting (or even acting like) acne as(is) pretty, even superficially at first, can lead to those deep feelings of attraction being less affected by acne. It won't take a short amount of time, though.
Beauty is a label. Attraction is not.
Oh ok so you’re saying that beauty has no relation to attraction whatsoever?
No. Read what my comment said. That's what I said.
Ok so since you agree that there’s a connection between beauty and attractiveness, then what we label beautiful must, at least in part, be due to what we find attractive. What was the point you were trying to make?
What was the point you were trying to make?
What was the point you were trying to make?
That Beauty is a label. Was that not obvious? Do you need to read my very short comment again?
How am I the one being the jackass?
You're the one trying to put words in my mouth.
I'd like it too!
What's her instagram?
What’s her insta?
The irony is all that makeup will exacerbate acne.
At least part of her acne problems are because of all that makeup. It's not about the 'type' of makeup like the person below is suggesting, but the sheer foundation itself. Skin doesn't breathe, the pores get clogged - that's about all you need to have staph go at it. I've struggling with acne whole my life and this is good skin 101.
So you’re a dermatologist are you?
Most foundations are non-comedogenic nowadays and this particular woman has struggled with acne long enough to consider the possibility of her makeup being a factor.
There are plenty of women who wear more foundation than her and they do not have acne.
Other, probably more important factors: hormones and genetics.
It can be if the makeup contains ingredients that break her out. However, it's possible to find makeup that doesn't break you out any further. It's going to be different for everyone because for some reason not everyone gets broken out by the same ingredients. But it's like, even your moisturizer or cleanser can break you out (even if it claims it's noncomedogenic), depending on what's in it and what your skin reacts to. It's no different for makeup. It's not the fact that it's makeup, it's just whatever it's made up of that matters. Skin doesn't need to breathe or anything like that.
Making sure to remove it can help reduce the chances that it'll break you out, but it can break you out anyway if again it contains something your skin doesn't like.
We don't have enough information to speculate what the cause of her acne is or what makes it worse. It sucks having bad acne because people who know nothing about you or yours always try to give you "advice" like you're dumb and never thought of just washing your face or not wearing makeup or using proactiv. For me it took a blend of prescription topicals that I still have to use many years later to keep it at bay.
But it's like, even your moisturizer or cleanser can break you out
But it's like, even your moisturizer or cleanser can break you out
My wife struggles to find cleansers that work, recently she tried the Micellar Cleansing Water from Garnier that is supposedly amazing for sensitive skin but it almost immediately brought her out in hives on a small test patch.
That one is really good, but see, with every product, your mileage may vary. She could try bioderma sensibio pink or cerave micellar water. Bioderma sensibio pink doesn't have the high risk to break her out from the reviews that I've seen in /r/skincareaddiction.
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll let her know!
Nah not really, if she washes her face regularly
I don’t put makeup on anymore because it never looks smooth and airbrushed on. And.. I feel quite stupid that they just blur their skin and make it seem flawless. Wow. This is honestly eye opening.
It really is. I had a real low point earlier this week when I did my makeup and saw all the texture in my skin and felt absolutely hideous. Seeing this actually made me feel a bit less so.
man same, but i’ve been learning to embrace my acne scars and it’s so relieving!
I could honestly do with some tips because I catch sight of myself and think "URGH!" on a daily basis lol
I think it’s a slow personal change. I started with acknowledging that i have textured skin on my cheeks and there was nothing to do about it, but areas like my forehead etc had nice soft skin that i liked. So I start with a light foundation all over, building up the coverage only where necessary, but also accepting that if a layer of concealer isn’t going to cover a particularly dark scar then I’m not going to apologise for it. That way I don’t look cakey or oily, I have enough coverage to make myself feel comfortable, but I’m also accepting my skin on my own terms
yea. I'm trying to accept that all the bumps and scars and pores are natural and good. It's really hard when you're exposed to media of everyone trying to hide away how your skin really is. :(
It's always been the way in magazines and such, but for some reason in my head that doesn't register because it's models and to be expected. now we've got the tech so that everyone can photoshop the living shit out of themselves so it can seem like literally everyone else is gorgeous and i'm over here looking like a swamp monster.
yea, I used to not care, but with pressure from my own mom and just average people around me slowly developed that kind of insecurity in me. it truly sucks.
Yeah, I'm in the same boat, although it was high school that did it to me, I think. I felt kind of okay-ish in my early 20s (I used to be bigger then too, I just gave less of a fuck) but I've lost all my confidence since then.
Just wait til you’re 40. I’m glad I’m too old for that makeup contouring stuff. Foundation, powder and brows for me. Plus nowadays I flip down the car mirror and I’m like “Why the duck is my face so soft and why are there random lines on it?”
I'm not far off, actually. No real wrinkles yet (thank fuck) but plenty of big pores and discolouration, though. I don't do the whole contouring thing as it rather feels like polishing a turd at this point.
I've been using the same makeup forever, and same products. I actually have pretty decent skin, and I've stuck with my routine for so long because I was actually getting compliments. Until the other day. I normally do my makeup in my bedroom or bathroom (which is missing two of three lightbulbs) and I made the mistake of looking in the car mirror on my way to work. Absolutely destroyed any self confidence I had, and was really upset that I had been wearing this makeup for so long because I thought it looked good. My work suffered that day, to the point I played sick and went home early because I thought I looked so rediculous. I couldn't look anyone in the eyes, it was pathetic.
Changed everything the next day, only wearing a sheer skin tint and feeling ugly af but at least not looking crazy, I thought. This post really made me feel a little better today. I think I'm going to go back to what I was doing, since it made me feel confident for so long, and never look in the car mirror again lol.
That damn car mirror!! I know this feeling. My eyeshadow and blush will look perfect in my bathroom but I’ll scream when I see it in the car mirror.
Oh wow. I guess I am actually talented at makeup, I just need to start editing my face to get that same look.
I don’t know if I’m disappointed by that knowledge or happy that I finally know how they achieve their look.
Either way, I refuse to edit my face that heavily.
I only ever edit things out that will disappear after a while like spots, bruises or scabs.
This is the kind of content I want to see on this sub! Awesome post, thank you!
ARGH. So my opinion on this changed somewhat slightly this weekend when I took an anniversary photo with my husband and I was so sunburned and peeling that in order to actually use the photo I needed something that would blur out all the peeling and because of the sub facetune came to mind. I downloaded and used it and holy crap it's actually kind of hard. The closest I got was blurring some of the bigger flakes into my very red face. These girls MUST take serious time learning how to use this app I swear. I couldn't turn the first into the second if I tried.
I haven't used it, but it looks like it only smooths out skin-tone areas of the image. Maybe you were too red to register?
Ha! Possibly! I was able to smear the sharp edges of the peel but I'm definitely still a tomato
If you're trying to do really specific things like that a photo-editing software like Photoshop (or a knockoff) might be easier than just a general facetune.
If it were more than one picture definitely. I just wanted to be less of a flaky tomato haha
i will edit this photo for you. i have a lot of experience with photo retouching. PM me!
That's super sweet of you I really appreciate it! I definitely didn't expect the help but I would love to not look like a red flaky blob lol
In addition to the wonderful person who offered to retouch your photo, the folks over at r/estoration have a magic touch as well.
If you have the paid version, use the patch tool, “lighten”/“darken” filters, blur, and tone. It does take experience but it can be done!
You can smooth out any area of a photo, you just drag your finger over where you want to smooth
I do retouching for a living. Retouching a subject is not inherently bad. It is how many people overuse it to distort what an actual human face looks like. We can't always have our best skin present for a photo at all times, so doing some simple touch ups is perfectly fine. I hate the culture of Instagram models shaping the perception of young girls into what the "average" skin looks like. We already have been through this with over retouched and sculpted celebrities on magazine covers.
Exactly!! Retouching has a purpose but the way it’s used today coupled with social media has harmful effects.
Don’t you have to pay to use it?
You pay for some features. Not all
It looks like there is a free and paid version. Just looked it up in the Apple store.
Well I've only used it once but I think it's free if you don't mind the occasional ad?
Basic editing is free, advanced options are paid
Facetune got rid of her knuckles!
It turned her fingers into little hotdogs
Dammit, now that's all I am able to desire in a woman... hotdog fingers.
Didn’t fill those nails, tho!
Probably unintentional. She just slapped the smooth function on the whole thing but I think you can isolate a certain section.
The nasty domino effect of influencers posting the left picture without the right, is that people think unfiltered faces look excessively old, sick, worn. Many people just have facial structures and genetics where even when young they have nasolabial lines and under eye bags/wrinkles/discoloration that never go away without expensive cosmetic procedures. Many have acne scarring/hyperpigmentation that will never go away without expensive cosmetic procedures. But perception has gotten so warped about normal things that people think any line or indentation is ugly and weird. I’m self aware of how bizarrely obsessed I am with the microscopic fine lines on my forehead and I avoid smiling and pictures because it would accentuate nasolabial folds. I’m actively working on unlearning this shit even now but Jesus its hard
Yep. I've had eye bags and dark circles literally since I was a toddler (I'm now in my 40s). That shit is going nowhere, and it took me a long time to stop feeling self-conscious about it.
This may be an unpopular opinion, but I'm 26 as of a couple days ago and have some pretty decent nasolabial lines already. I was a smoker for a long time, still am if I'm being honest with myself, so it's an expected consequence. Anyways, I actually like my nasolabial lines lol. Honestly, one day I looked in the mirror and thought 'my cheeks look cute lately', and I couldn't put my finger on why. Then it hit me, these are supposed to be wrinkles! Seriously, I think think they make my smile look cuter, happier. They accentuate my cheeks. Anyways just a little anecdote that wrinkles and fine lines aren't always universally ugly.
if I didn't knew it was facetuned I would think it was a real photo 😬
Makes you wonder why people bother to put makeup on in the first place for photoshoots if they're just going to blur it after.
Well, my skin is pale and thin, you can see the thin purple veins in my eyelids. Facetuning that out would take more effort than just throwing some concealer on.
I guess the makeup makes it look like you have some kind of talent and worked to achieve your look?
TIL there is an app called Facetune that smooths the skin. Applying makeup first will give the desired color and tone to the skin. Looks terrible though. Done by a pro in photoshop it can be subtle and still retain much of their natural look, even with makeup.
This is good to see. Instagram makes me feel hideous for having any kind of texture to my face.
Don’t get me wrong I love a little glow, but I’m not a fan of this blinding highlight trend
I spent so long trying to achieve that only to learn it's fake? :c
That’s how I feel... I mean I knew the photos were edited in some way but I didn’t realize that much. With acne/acne scars/textured skin, no matter how much I caked on my face, no matter what primers used, I still looked like the photo on the right and thought I was just horrible at it/had the worst skin on earth and couldn’t be helped. This post makes me feel so much better and actually want to break out the highlighter and everything to try again lol
Also because packing on extra cake batter foundation will exaggerate your texture, and is the opposite of how to smooth it with makeup
This is so refreshing to see. I feel like I haven't seen how makeup _actually_ looks from a beauty influencer in soooo long.
How do they facetune the tan on?? Asking for a friend that is me
Just color balance: https://i.imgur.com/vNRY3sI.png
Redden the mid tones, yellow them if they get too red for the tan level.
The crazy part is that the left looks actually attainable to a lot of people. Like, show me one fucking person who has ever looked like that in real life and I'll eat the entire package of makeup wipes it would take to remove it all.
Why does this make me feel so much better about my makeup skills
Someone today on IG was asking whether we prefer a highlighted or matte look. And I stick to my guns - the heavily highlighted look is the same as the heavily contoured look -it only looks good in one angle. This is not a good look. This is just some lie.
yesssssss hunny put that highlight on the lowest point of your cheek 😍
This reddit has me realizing that I’m not as ugly as I think. I’m actually kinda hot in comparison.
You can feel good about yourself without having to bring other people down or compare yourself to them. You are more than just your appearance.
This subreddit is saving my sanity! I could never understand why my skin never looked like that after foundation, and now I feel a lot better about my skin.
At least we all know nobody is perfect in real life. Photoshop/facetune is used by everyone. Never compare yourself to what you see online. Everybody is beautiful in their own way. Remember that <3
Oh wow, so all those women with puffed lips who look like spray-painted bronze statues actually have bad skin?
Facetune make a huge money these days!😁
Well, now I know that I'm not broken for having visible pores, turns out everyone has them.
where can i learn this sorcery?
Wow this has made me feel so much better about my awful makeup lol. Guess I just needed facetune.
I'm never gonna feel bad about my acne and makeupskills again. IT looks like I'm not that bad after all.
I always wondered what these people did to get that blindingly white highlight. It would look super cool if I could do that for certain (not traditional) makeup looks but I always thought I did it wrong. Nope, just photoshop.
Weird and weirder
Just looks like “smart blur” in Photoshop. It’s immediately noticeable if you’re into graphics. Hopefully as more people realize this shit is fake it will become less popular. Although actual decent Photoshop work is probably here to stay as it isn’t (or shouldn’t be) noticeable. This shit just makes me think they’re seriously hiding something though. On the other hand, I guess the old Vaseline-on-the-lens trick for blurry, glowing glamour shots has been around forever. Reality’s just not enough for us.
She actually doesnt look too bad without facetune. Lots of people have acne scars but shes still pretty
They do this I imagine because the way the camera picks up make up doesn’t look the same as irl.
when will everyone learn that highlight doesn’t go on the fucking apples of your cheeks
You know, I learned about something in my 40's that I wish I had learned before...your skin starts to look MUCH better the more you back away from the mirror. And only the people I care about most are ever really close enough to see most of the imperfection that I don't like about my skin...to the rest of the world, it looks better simply because they're not 2 inches away.
If you dont have pores you should seek medical help.
It wouldve looked better if she didnt put so much highlight. It practically accentuates all those bumps.
I wouldn't even think "wow I look good" after using FaceTime just because it wouldn't even look like me.
TBH it looks pretty awful in the edited version too. Is it me or is the tone totally off?
Which one is supposed to be the better picture.
I love this sub and people who expose this shit. I deleted IG 4 months ago for my own mental health. It is so easy to feel like an ugly, fat, underachieving POS scrolling through “perfect” picture after another.
I'm absolutely baffled by the amount of before / after pictures I see in the wrong order on this site.
It's just so odd...
TIL, my pores and bumps are normal. Sincere thanks. I always envied how makeup artists looks soooo flawlessly smooth. Thanks.
I feel like more people need to see these "pictures vs reality" type photos. I'm in my early 20s and as someone who grew up with social media and IG becoming popular in my early high school years, my self esteem has always been just awful. I didnt realize people were photoshopping their pictures to make their skin smoother. I knew people would do it to make them thinner but I've always had problems with my skin because it's not smooth like I wanted. Now after years of picking at my skin and stressing over my pores I've realized that real women have pores. Real humans have pores and that they aren't blackheads.
I’m a professional makeup artist and it would drive me crazy when I was studying why I was never getting that Instagram finish even though I had a makeup kit worth close to 2k. Once my teacher started to explain Face tune and the issues surrounding it and how it’s actually pretty toxic to the makeup community as a whole, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders! Same with special effects, so much is blended or knitted together post production and you have to explain to people that no, I can’t make you look like a Instagram baddie cause even they don’t look like that.
Don’t even get me started on people thinking a $5 prosthetic and 2 hours is gonna turn them into an exact replica of Hellboy or a vampire.
Most before makeup isn’t that...bad. It looks intentionally messy and like the clarity was turned up to cause more contrast
Makeup done on professional photoshoot and video has too much product on for it to show up, then often times need post alterations to “smoothen” things. IG “makeup artists” using Facetune makes it worse because every color, highlight and contour is amplified. It’s so misleading. I see so many young women try to copy these makeup looks IRL. Like calm down, I can see your brows a block away.
Its like a vehicle with alot of rust that has been spray painted to try to hide it.
I guess I'm NOT actually bad at makeup! Good to know.
Well now what the fuck
What the fucking hell
It's pretty easy to spot this in my opinion. Basically just look for people whose skin has no texture and whose facial structure looks like playdough. Blurry skin =/= good skin.
That's wild, holy moley
yeah but then ya turn orange
When will people learn to put before and after pics in the right order?
Using a softer light source or a better flash would have achieved most of that anyway.
Never ever use a flash if you want to look good in your photos. Ever. Unless you have a multi flash setup with diffusers and remote triggers, just put the camera on a table and let it use natural light instead.
Is this like, auto tune for your face?
I see she also got a tan?
I think people are putting highlighter too far down the cheekbone. It needs to be higher up and more to the side - not next to your nose
What am I looking at here?
I love this sub!!
TIL facetune lets people with no makeup talents whatsoever take a makeup dump on their own face, then walk around thinking they don’t look like Pennywise.
This also proves that highlighter looks horrible irl. Contouring irl just makes your face look dirty. This makeup is meant for photos.
She should have gone to an auto body shop instead of a makeup artist
Honestly her make up is amazing without any facetune.
Now if it could only remove that giant caterpillar back-filled eyebrow abomination.
When did before and after become after and before?
wait i actually thought people’s makeup looked like this... maybe i am good at makeup.
Lol she elongated her eyebrow.
Good from far but far from good
Looks so... dirty
oh wow ok but way to much make up either way, that wild
I have a really thin face and no filters help bc they always slim the face making me look even worse. So I just avoid pics now
Dat brow tho. Look how out of place it looks because she couldn't filter the skin around it.
She looks greasy.
what does it do? which one is facetune?
It’s a photo editing app. The left pic is facetuned.
I've been told I have perfect skin more than once. I've been fairly lucky in the acne department compared to some people, but I still have blemishes and scarring from picking at the acne I do get. The completely smooth look in instagram photos is unachievable even for someone like me with "perfect skin" in real life and I wish more people would realize this and stop being so down on themselves when they look like the photo on the right :( It's natural to have blemishes and it doesn't mean you suck at makeup if your skin doesn't look airbrushed.
So I do look normal.
That's how you make people unbearable
That's how my face looks like in real life!! So it's not only me! Thanks for this realization.
Sister and brother
I’m confused, the one on the left looks super generated. Were people getting confused and assuming that it wasn’t shopped?
Good on her for putting herself out there like this tbh
Both are fucking hideous
I don’t know if this is true or just more Facetune marketing/sales department advertising to sell more copies of Facetune to desperate women/men online.
Who is attracted to these ultra smooth pictures? Something about "perfect" pictures, lives, etc always makes me uncomfortable.
this is why i have trust issues
That's pretty unsettling
Ok. So by the sounds of it I have dry skin from reading the comments..im 30 this year and still have skin like a 14 year old.
Help me please!!!! :)
I would love a “de-glam” photo filter on the iPhone that’ll digitally remove anyone’s make-up.
This makes me feel better because now I’m certain the internet isn’t real.
It’s kinda like you can just throw makeup on your face and a good face tuner will make you look like a Kardashian in a few minutes.
I strangely find the right way more attractive.
But it looks fake
The picture on the right just looks like bad lighting, it's coming from one source instead of being diffused.
A lot of stuff like this is just making up for bad photography skills rather than any actual imperfections or blemishes. It's not hiding flaws, rather than fixing an unintentional highlighting of them.
I’m clearly using Facetune wrong 😂 how? Who has this much time?
Wow, really? I almost don't believe it. She's not just putting on her makeup badly on purpose to make a point?? Because yeah when I did try (don't anymore) I would get frustrated that it would just look like right pic and thought it I was just doing it wrong or my face skin can't do makeup, but wow, guess been brainwashed.
downvotes? I'm literally agreeing with most of the comments here lol
You know how some guys are obsessed and delusional about their penis size because of what they see in porn? It's kinda like that. It doesn't matter if they know what the average size is or that their size is completely normal. It doesn't change how they feel.
Your subconscious doesn't really care what you know, the images seep into it when you are constantly exposed to them and when you're constantly receiving the message that you're only valued for that ONE single characteristic (whether that be certain beauty standards or penis size or whatever)
That’s different though because that’s actually a REAL dick size.
Not some fake ass filter or editing.
If your example was like some girls are just SUPER fucking gorgeous, super model type shit but you know that’s not the average, that would make sense.
Difference is, girls are getting upset over something THAT ISNT EVEN REAL
Big ass difference.
Why are you so angry about this?
I’m not angry at all?
I’m just shocked that people actually believe this garbage.
I cant comprehend how people can be so... stupid.
Why do you believe it's lack of intelligence that's responsible?
Because if you really think girls look like these pictures, you clearly aren’t very smart?
Like I guess I can understand some pictures with models and their “bodies” etc.
But even then, the girls who are so insecure and obsessed with trying to look the same way, use the exact SAME tricks, with angles, lighting etc. They know first hand the difference that these little deceptions can make. Surely it’s pretty damn obvious at that point that other girls are doing the EXACT SAME THING.
It really doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. It’s like they just see this attractive porcelain skin and don’t even think for a single second “wait a
minute, this seems awfully blurry...”
Or “maybe she does the exact same thing every girl does to make herself look slimmer”
Seems to be they instantly see these pictures and just freak the fuck out getting all insecure without even looking at the picture.
Sorry but if you can’t tell the difference between smooth skin and an edited blur effect then you’re blind or stupid. It’s really not hard to see the MASSIVE difference from apps like facetune.
Now, a person who knows what the hell they’re doing with photoshop can remove blemishes etc and smoothen out the skin and you can’t tell just by looking at it. Like it doesn’t LOOK blurry. I could understand some girls not noticing or thinking about it then. But the state of the FaceTune is a joke.
Like seriously, look at the pictures from this post. How could you not realise...
And with the professionals with photoshop. Even though you can’t see the actual blur effects or the clearly edited background whilst trying to make an ass look bigger.
You can still tell it’s obviously been edited.
People extremely rarely have that perfectly smooth and shiny skin. Especially girls who wear make up every single day.
You can’t tell exactly WHAT they’ve done, but you know they’ve done something.
Again this is irrelevant though because most of this is some shitty iPhone app that is more than obvious and girls just ignore it.
It’s like they want to be insecure, that’s how it seems from an outside perspective. It’s like they WANT that girl to look like that for real. Maybe it’s because it makes them think that they could also look so perfect or flawless if they just get better at makeup or something.
I’m not a phycologist so I’m not going to pretend I know the thought process behind any of it.
But still you have to be blind or stupid to not realise the original picture from this post isn’t edited to fuck. Just look at it.
Edit: I obviously wish girls weren’t so insecure. I wish no one was insecure and I wish everyone was made to feel happy in their own skin. However an awful lot of the time, girls are to blame for falling for the obvious tricks and for not realising something is completely blurred or edited.
Knowing these are massively edited and then being mad about the unrealistic standard and insecure because of that. Now that’s perfectly understandable. It’s the same for guys and the men who are ripped as fuck and they’re only that way because looking good is literally their job.
But being insecure because you’re unable to make your makeup look the same as someone’s face that is extremely blurred or edited is ridiculously stupid.
Are you okay?
Who finds that look attractive? Seriously?
It looks completely overdone.
I’m 39 and what’s a facetune?
What is FaceTune? An app? Is it on my phone?
I'm pretty sure this is UK based Drag Queen, Baga Chipz - but I might be wrong.
If females can do this with makeup and that ok, I shouldn't catch so much shit for wearing a wig and a suit with pads in the arms and legs and crotch.
wtf life isn't fair
ITT: People who thought Instagram stars had some kind of supernatural makeup that no one else on Earth has access to. Seriously people, you can't tell that photos like the one on the left are basically cartoons? Are you blind? Do you have much experience looking at humans in real life? In case you didn't realize, Pixar movies are not real either. Jesus Christ, get your eyes checked.
Does it make you feel better about yourself to look down on other people?
No, it makes me feel like I'm going crazy or something. I cannot comprehend how anyone can see this sort of photo and not immediately understand that it's been digitally altered. Human beings do not look like this.
Then why don't you ask with the purpose of trying to actually understand? Or maybe read some accounts of people's experiences that they've posted here? If you actually wanted to know there are ways to do that. But your comment is just putting people down.
My intention was not to put people down. I guess my harsh response comes from utter shock and an immediate desire to snap people out of what appears to be some kind of mass delusion. I find the use of skin-smoothing filters and such to be extremely obvious, in most cases.
I am genuinely curious how this happens though. To me, the photo on the left bears very little resemblance to anything I have ever observed in reality. Therefore, my brain automatically recognizes that it's fake. Is there some explanation as to why this experience is so different for some people?
I get what she's doing, which is great, but the makeup is shit even with facetune lol is this one of those self proclaimed mua's?
Don't know why you're downvoted, I couldn't agree more. That makeup is bad even with facetune
idk why you are being downvoted, this is vile. the highlight is on the apple of her cheek, ffs.
Wouldn't be surprised if she is from the UK. The trend over there is to cake it on till your makeup is on par with a drag queen.
As a Brit, is that true?!
I'm an American who lived in Glasgow for a decade (now in Canada). The "look" of college girls stateside (and North America for that matter) compared to UK is very different. Also, not to upset anyone, but girls in North American are on average better looking...maybe it's why they wear less makeup?
When did makeup become full on face painting?
Do Girls not realize 2D eyebrows realllly stand out?