You may have seen this snarky little video making its way around the interwebs today... and I'm absolutely in love with it! Instead of bashing photo retouching, it takes a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek approach to the beauty industry's worst kept secret.
Personally, I'm not a hater of retouched photos.. unless they're advertisements that are giving blatantly ridiculous results of what a product can deliver. (Yes, I'm looking right at you T-Swift and Covergirl..) I feel like in today's society, you have to be incredibly naive to believe that celebrities have perfect hair, eyes, teeth, and bodies.. and no pores on their skin. And there's no shortage of original/retouched photo comparisons available online.
And honestly, even though I've always been one to stare at magazine photos and analyze them.. I've never looked at a picture and been like "Oh, I feel like crap about myself now." I think I've always just seen it as art and nothing more. But maybe I'm in the minority.. Who knows?
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So what are your thoughts on Photoshop.. Unrealistic beauty standards? Or smart marketing? And what do you think of the video? I'm truly interested to hear your thoughts!