DEAR READERS: Do you think Instagram beauty is over the top?
Some people have requested me to bring back DEAR READERS because they enjoyed alternative opinions from co- readers. I thought it was a great idea and second, third, fourth, and so on opinions are always good to hear for a wider perspective. So here you go!
Screen shot from the article by independent.co.uk entitled 'Why we should be worried about the rise of 'Instagram Face'
Our topic today is Instagram Beauty. You know: brows on fleek, megawatt skin, ultra flawless skin, dramatic eyeshadow, thicker than thick falsies, and ultra matte lipstick; all of which contributes to a glamorous, almost doll- like feature that has set a gold standard on Instagram as the ideal makeup look.
The majority find it amazing and beautiful while some thought it has to stop.
Why did this kind of look become popular in the first place; it is because of celebrities and beauty influencers who made heavy makeup seem cool on Instagram. Eventually, fans followed suit and more than the following a trend, a lot have subscribed to Instagram Beauty because it became a process for most women to uplift themselves through makeup and express their artistry.
Artistry--now this is where some people who are not sold on the idea of IG beauty are having trouble connecting the medium to the goal. A lot argued that if the main goal is expressing artistry, why does everyone end up looking the same? Only different colors, but the same look.
Personally, I don't mind Instagram Beauty because I enjoy seeing women play with colors and transform themselves with it; it gives me an idea on which colors look best together too, plus it revived my interest in eyeshadow; finally, my eyeshadows will be touched after so long.
But I believe that there is a time and place for everything. Sure, do Instagram Beauty all you want, but know when to wear it and I don't think it's a good idea to wear very heavy makeup or overly glittered eyes to a job interview.
How about you? What do you think of Instagram Beauty? Is it yay or nay?
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