As you can see from the unedited, this is gorgeous, colourful makeup and skin has texture and pores.
2. Because of social media and filters, when a talented makeup artist puts out work that is completely unedited, it’s seen as bad quality.
4. It makes makeup artists feel inferior that they can’t achieve this end result. I’m always hearing artists say ‘I know it’s a filter or edited but it looks amazing and I feel inferior that when I apply make up it doesn’t have the same finished effect’ – it won’t. FULL STOP
Create your art, be happy, love what you do, give people confidence, help people feel fantastic. Love your work. You are amazing and you are enough.
The intention of this blog post and photo is not to slur on anyone’s work. It is to raise awareness of what and what isn’t achievable in make-up.
In general we was hearing three main topics;
3. It is affecting our mental health.
To finalise, in the words of our SFX tutor, Laura Odette Phipps “ before editing you had to have talent and dedication to capture beautiful photos as a photographer and produce high quality work as a makeup artist. All editing does is make both fields easier to achieve perfection with less talent and work and has no place in either field. Editing photos also sets unrealistic expectations to consumers who perhaps do not know images are edited etc and thus makes our job as makeup artists all that much harder as customers believe they can have poreless, flat skin and will never be happy.
So, what would I like to see change?