I can understand that it's a fun app and its interesting to see what you look like airbrushed. You can add make up, get rid of blemishes and whiten your teeth. However there were some elements which I didn't feel comfortable with, the major ones being slimming your face and nose or making your eyes larger. When I was going through and experimenting I didn't realise how big the changes I was doing. You think to yourself I'll enhance my brows a bit, lift my cheeks a small amount and add some lashes. Bit by bit the changes look minor, however at the end you can click forward and backwards to see the photo before and after.
|Before and After|
I have never overly been against airbrushing, as I thought it wasn't that extreme. But it has now crossed my mind that celebrities and models in magazines probably don't look like that at all, like me they most probably look like a completely different person. If I can look this great from a free app on my phone then think about what professional editors can do with a massive budget and expensive technology. This is totally false advertising and leads people to get the wrong impression. Apps like Perfect 365 and airbrushing in magazines are trying to make everyone look the same and not unique. It is encouraging the thought that apparently there is a 'Perfect' look in which we need to aspire to.
|Before and After|
Beauty comes from within and no one needs products or treatments to look good and make them a better person. You are who you are and make the most of what God gave you. Make up can be used to bring out the features you have, you certainly do not need to change anything dramatically. If everyone was the same then the world would be boring. Just remember if this app can make my smile bigger and make me look thinner, then it can do with same with celebrities when they are shown in advertisements. Do you really think that they don't suffer from dark under eye circles or blemishes like everyone else?
Overall I am not one to take things like this too seriously, I know it's just an app and some people probably really like it so I don't necessarily think it should be taken down. But I do believe that you don't need an app to show you what you have and haven't got. As long as your happy that's all that matters.
Thanks for reading
P.S. I would love to know your thoughts on Perfect 365. Do you think it's harmless fun or damaging to peoples confidence?