Just posted this to my story, but I saw a post on tumblr a few months ago of a model, with the caption "I wish I looked like that when I woke up", and the model replied "oh honey I dont look like that naturally; I have lip fillers, eyelash extensions, and microbladed eyebrows" and I think it's SO IMPORTANT to know and recognize the ways in which our ideas of beauty are skewed. Most women who talk about being "natural" rarely ever are 100% natural, and I think it's great when beautiful women who have gotten things done don't try to hide it. I will never shame plastic surgery; I would love to have a rhinoplasty someday and if I could afford it I'd have my chin shaven down too. But I will shame people who hide their plastic surgery and pretend that it's all natural, because it tells other people that fake beauty is real when it really isn't. Just be honest and real!! Don't set unreal expectations of others by acting like purchased beauty is natural beauty; it's not. On the other end, just because someone else is beautiful, it doesn't mean you're not. We're all beautiful in our own ways! It makes no sense to compare ourselves to others because we're all so different. ❤️
Like idk if yall have noticed, but I overdraw the shit out of my lips, I put on freckles, cover up my bags, hide my cystic acne, fill in my brows, contour, put on falsies, and call it a "natural" look. Trust me, it's not natural in the slightest! It takes me at least half an hour to took like that!
EDIT: yes I know there is a grammatical error in the picture my autocorrect randomly changes "woman" to "women" and it's really fucking annoying so please excuse it!