In 2015 there was a lot of controversy over the use of instagram to promote a false reality. Bloggers sunbaking on the beach with a perfect tan on a Monday, on a seemingly endless summer holiday and the never ending selfies with perfect hair, skin and makeup.
The other day I was buying some new foundation, and I had been told that Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk was the one to go for. I was even told by the consultant that the Kardashians used it for their flawless skin and that I should check out their instagram pics. Shock, Kim Kardashian’s skin was flawless in every single selfie. No dark circles under the eyes, an even complexion and the perfect pout. And while the Armani foundation is beautiful (yes I did buy it) I was under no illusion that it could give me the luminous skin featured in every single Kardashian selfie.
And this is where I think we need to level out the playing field by sharing the apps most bloggers and celebs would like to keep a secret. Facetune is amongst many apps that basically act as a photoshop on your phone. You can add detail, smooth your skin, reduce the size of your nose. Whatever you want this app can pretty much do.
Now i’m not saying i’m at all against apps like this, everyone wants to put their best foot (face) forward when it comes to social media. It’s just important that we don’t take the perfect realities that we are drawn to on instagram too seriously.
Check out some examples below. The first image highlights my makeup and skin, the second shows what you can do if you only have bad lighting to work with. Both edited with Facetune on my iphone.