Makeup artist Holly Cockerill frequently uploads before and after pictures that show how simple it is to offer a version of yourself to the world that is completely fake.
Woman Proves How Fake Everything Is On Social Media With Photos Before And After Editing
By sharing a collection of photos taken before and after a significant edit, a woman has demonstrated how fake social media can be.
As we all know, there are constantly attractive people on our feeds, but in today's world, not everything is as it seems.
Holly Cockerill, a TikToker who goes by the handle @hollycockerillmua, posted a montage of edited photographs on the app before contrasting them with the original versions to show how deceptive current editing tools can make people look.
The images demonstrated her effortless ability to change her appearance by wearing a complete face of makeup, as well as her hair, teeth, and facial expression.
Holly even showed how she might edit a gym photo to make her muscles look more toned.
The montage had the critical role of reminding us all not to compare ourselves to the unrealistic images we frequently see on our feeds, even though it's rather astounding what you can do these days.
It was evident from the comments that people appreciated Holly for the reminder.
One person commented: "You actually really help me to remind myself not to compare how I look to those online. Thank you, sometimes I really need it."
Another said: "These make me feel so much better about myself. I never get tired of these."
A third added: "Thanks for posting this. It’s so hard not to get caught up in wanting to look exactly like those filters. You are so beautiful!"
While a fourth wrote: "Pls never stop these videos I love them sm."
Makeup artist Holly gave the following explanation to Bored Panda: "I enjoy making people laugh, so I started making funny videos on TikTok. But I had a passion for makeup, and that's why I created my makeup page.”
"That's where my 'Instagram versus real life' videos are.”
"I'm guilty of always scrolling through Instagram and seeing 'perfect' selfies with the perfect life, and it made me feel so bad about myself. I'd constantly compare myself to these fake images.”
"I then started seeing accounts showing celebrities and popular influencers on social media versus real life, and I couldn't believe the difference."
She added: "Young people look up to influencers and want to be like them or look like them. And if those influencers are using an app that changes everything about themselves, then it's making normal people question why they don't look good enough."