There’s a recent trend on Instagram where girls are sharing their ~real~ selfies, tagging #NoFilter and #NoFaceTune, and even celebs are going makeup free. But it’s really just a once in a while situation. Insta is still full of airbrushed, pore-less faces that can give you a complex if you take them too seriously (don’t). Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo doesn’t want you to take “perfect” celeb photos to heart, either. That’s why he’s sharing before and after photos of Selena Gomez with and without filters.

On the left is Selena after Hung applied her makeup. She looks gorgeous. On the right, is the same photo but with iPhone photo editing and filters. She still looks gorgeous, but more airbrushed. She’s tanner, with more dramatic makeup and even a bolder hair color.
Hung also shared what tools he used to create the pic, writing “#brightness#contrast #warm #saturation#color#vignette #sharpen.”
It’s an important lesson for us all to remember when we’re wondering why our skin isn’t as flawless as a celeb’s or blogger’s or even a friend’s on social media. It’s probably all a filter.

By Seventeen

When your skin is flawless

Edited and unedited version

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