Hey ladies, let’s talk. Maybe we’re just seeing things, but have you noticed how everyone’s beauty shots on Instagram and across social media at large are starting to look…the same?
Really! Whatever the trending fad or technique is, it seems everyone needs to have it too. Think about it, notice how the infamous “insta-brows” look like the same thick, sleek, chiseled line above your eye? This is what French makeup artist, Tom Pecheux referred to as part of the psychology of beauty.
What is the psychology of beauty?
In a recent interview with The Cut, Pecheux talked about how for him as a makeup artist, the purpose of makeup is to enhance, not to hide. But that’s exactly what he is seeing across the social networks. Heavy, full-coverage foundations and stamp-like brows fill the feeds of persons who are trying to portray themselves as something they are not.
In that kind of makeup, you can see [a] clear difference in the before and after…That’s why you go to extreme coverage foundation, color, or glitter.
That’s exactly where he says the problem is. Instead of using beauty and cosmetics to enhance and bring out their features and what makes them unique, the psychology of beauty today is motivated by women going after beauty as a means to blend in. Why?
Because everyone wants looks the same! We’re ashamed of unique features and rounder complexions. Our definition of a flawless complexion is one that has no texture and is completely void of freckles. Sadly, society has done a pretty good job at making us afraid of our own reflections.
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