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Why You Shouldn't Use Social Media As Your Makeup Inspo


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Hey beauties! I'm back again with a slightly controversial topic. Today I want to talk about why you shouldn't use social media as your makeup inspiration for your makeup looks. Now beauties, if you prefer to use social media as your makeup inspo, I understand. But there are quite a few flaws with makeup on social media that I want to address in today's blog. So let's jump right in!


So first of all, let me discuss the pros of using social media as your makeup inspiration. There are so many makeup artists in this world and so many makeup enthusiasts! Beauties, there's an infinite amount of looks and knowledge out there. It's truly amazing how social media really helped amplify the beauty industry! I love that I can log into any social account and share my content easily with new potential followers!


And now... the flaws. While social media is fun to interact and find new things (and hilarious videos of people falling), there are so many flaws to platforms. The first being that each platform can sensor your content or account based on what you write. While this normally doesn't affect the beauty industry, I have a feeling it will in the future.


You also don't know if the person in the image really looks that way or if there is heavy editing. This is the main point I want to discuss in this blog post today. Social media promotes a lot of fakeness. If you think about a lot of the photos you see on social media, you can probably see filters. A lot of people post their content with heavy filters. Often these filters blur skin and hair imperfections. The person posting wants to look really good, so they opt to change the way they look in order to get likes.



Carla is using a makeup brush to apply foundation while recording a video for youtube


And then there is the fakeness outside of editing. A lot of people get injections and all sorts of other treatments in order to look their desired way. While this really isn't a bad thing, but it can be tough to figure out if the person has all sorts of treatments done. It can hurt your self esteem when you are looking.


Altogether, this leads to unrealistic expectations of what you are going to look like when you leave the makeup chair. While I want you to look and feel your best, I also want you to understand that makeup brushes are not magic wands. I don't snap my fingers and change your face. I use my makeup brushes and products to enhance your beauty!


So beautiful friends, while I understand it may be hard to find photos of makeup inspiration, I recommend staying away for social media. Do not use the photos of social media to search for makeup inspiration. So what can you do instead?


What a great question!!!


I strongly recommend looking through the makeup artist's portfolio that you are looking to hire! Remember that we have full portfolios of work. You may love different aspects of a couple of photos which is totally fine! One of my favorite parts of my job is when customers show me multiple photos and pick parts of each look that they like. This is part of the creative process, beauties! As makeup artists, we carry a large range of colors for skintones, eyeshadows, lip colors, etc.! The options are limitless!


Beauties, I can't wait to have you in my chair!!! Email me to chat about makeup inspo today: creativecontourbycarla@gmail.com!


Lots of love and lipstick,

Carla


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