Editing my body to make me look skinny in instagram photos for a week is so different for me. I'm all about body positivity and love my curvy body, but this week I did a little social experiment with facetune. I edited and facetuned my insta pictures to show the problem with photoshop and how what you see on instagram can so easily be fake.
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Hey curvy babes! Today's video is a little different. I wanted to show the power of photo editing, and how the "body goals" we all seem to fawn over on instagram aren't even real half the time. So, I edited my instagram photos for a week. And I mean REALLY edited. I changed so much of the little flaws that make me, me. It almost looked like a completely different person.
Weight gain and weight loss are a part of life, but just because your body might not be what you think is "perfect" it doesn't mean changing or editing to look like you are losing weight is the answer. Let's embrace body positivity and show our real bodies on instagram, not a fake contorted version. Skinny, fat, curvy- whatever in between! You don't need editing to look beautiful, I promise.
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This was so interesting for me to make. What did you guys think? And if you follow me on Instagram, did you notice?
Also, I just wanna add: if you follow someone, wether they be a friend or a celebrity and you think they’re photoshopping their body- don’t call them out. If they feel the need to do that, they probably have some deep rooted confidence issues and calling them out publicly isn’t going to solve that. I think the best thing we can do is be the representation we want to see, show our truer selves and bodies on instagram so that person feels less alone and sees that it’s okay not to be perfect.
Who are you to inflict such a negative assumption upon those who edit their pictures??? That they ‘probably have some deep rooted confidence issues’. As James Charles also views it; it can be seen as an art and enhancing the image. I think to your younger audiences this seems like an inspiring video when really the base of this video is slamming towards a group and telling people what they can and can’t do.
I think this proved people don't actually care about weight, they will love you no matter what. The person who actually cares is ourselves and thats who we are really fighting. I just have to say as a naturally skinny girl this makes me feel bad.. Do people think I edit my photos and think that I think we should all look this way? Should I not post to instagram because me being naturally skinny is saying you should be too? I hope we all start to realize the double standard. Body positivity is for everyone. We all need to celebrate eachother. The girls who have perfect legs. The girls who are smart. The girls who have curves. If we accept and love ourselves their would be no "hating" and woman would accept that we are all different but all beautiful...whether that be physical or mental traits. I wish we would all realize we want something we don't have and that's okay! Admire the girls that aren't you.. while still admiring yourself.
Your video makes me think of one situation, that happened about 10 years ago. I took a couple of nice pictures with my friend and she posted them. When I saw the photos, my first thought was :" Oh, I am so thin and pretty!" and my friend like:" Nope, I photoshoped the pics!" At that moment I was so angry at her! And it took me a lot of time to understand, that all what matters is your comfort. If you are comfortable with your body, your feelings, that says you are doing everything right. And if not - you can always change yourself, but changes have to be made only for you, not someone else, and " through" love, not hate. Like :" I am absolutely gorgeous, but I want to be better, healthier, stronger".
I hope, you understand, what I mean, English isn't my first foreign language) Have a wonderful day!
The only time i edited a photo of mine was when someone made a photo in a cool setting and because i am bad in posing, my arm was pressed to my side and looked double the size it normally is. I know it isnt ideal, but if the photo otherwise looks good and i know i look like the edited version when i am posing correctly, i think it is okay?
This is the first video I’ve seen by you and I’m subscribing asap lol. I’m already in love with what you say and how you cheer me up when I’m down about the way I look. Love you so much Sierra x. Now I’m gonna go watch more of your videos 😂😂
I'm just now finding your channel today, and this was the 3rd video I've watched. I just want to say THANK YOU for your body positivity message. As someone who's lost nearly 60 pounds in the past 10 months, and struggled with my body image for over 22 years, I am guilty of using my phone's built-in "beauty filter" for selfies. It smooths my skin, and evens the tone. And I really need to stop. I wish Android would remove the feature entirely, because all it does is reinforce the message that we're supposed to be "perfect". Sierra, I love your videos, I love the message, and I'm heading to Instagram RIGHT NOW to follow you!!
harlee rimes that app is literally called “Facetune” or “Facetune 2” and photoshop. The other apps you have to pay for. Actually I believe Facetune you have to pay monthly for as well, I don’t remember I don’t use them :(
As a cosplayer sometimes I edit my photos to fit up colors and make myself look a bit more crisp, but I never touch my body. I see so many cosplayers post photos of their edited bodies and deny its fake and it’s honestly heart breaking
Thank you for being a positive voice for body positivity. I dont photoshop myself but every now and then I feel not pretty enough or just plain not the ideal standard. Your vids and starting to help me
I don't think minor changes to a picture is wrong. Hopefully it still looks like you and is in the field of reality. But the camera isn't always truthful either. The angle of the frame, lighting, and high contrast or resolution can make you look pretty scary and people freak out thinking that's the way you look all the time. Fixing certain shadows say around your eyes or blurring the skin a bit may be in order.
I had a stomach surgery to save my life. In one year i went from a size 5 to a size 14. Who gives a shit what other ppl think about your body. Your so cool, and so good for the real woman of the world. I adore you
I don't think there's anything wrong with minimal editing of the face to correct discoloration or blemishes... to me it's no different than wearing makeup anyways. But when people edit their entire body to be 30 lbs thinner... that's going a bit extreme.
I hear people say it's so easy to edit your body and you never know if it's actually a true picture of someone, but I really didn't know it was THIS easy.. thank you for making a video like this ❤️ I'm so happy I've found you channel!
i mean nobody wants to sit around and watch people post about the bad part of their life, people wanna see and share exciting things. but i completely agree, photos are over edited. i deleted instagram in december and feel a lot better ❤️
I'll never understand why the fitness bullies on social media feel the need hunt out and prey on people trying to spread some body positivity. Everyone concerned about how her "health" clearly has some internalized fatphobia that they need to unpack. Nowhere in this video did Sierra tell anyone not to eat healthy or exercise, nor is it any of your business to assume the life someone lives just by the size they are?? Maybe instead of spending your free time pretending to care about thicker girls' health on the internet, you should spend some time figuring out why you hate the idea of people larger than you accepting who they are (and that's the tea, sis).
no hate whatsoever, but i feel that wearing make is almost equivalent to face tuning. by wearing makeup you are altering your body in a way that makes you look different, same with editing. just a thought
Ok, i appreciate the message and i get it, but (especially if peaople are open about that, like james charles is for example) i think there is really nothing bad with facetuning on instagram :) let people do whatever they want
I’d like this vid but it really just seems like she’s making it in order to point out that people edit everythingggg “if you see someone with smooth thighs they’re probably using this same tool” or they have nice thighs. Like ugh bitch shut up. She makes a ton of videos related to her size for someone who claims body positivity and to be so happy about her weight 🙄
You are such an inspiration to me. I’ve never seen someone with the exact same body type as me. I feel like I’m looking at my body in a mirror and I completely understand every insecurity you have. You are so stunning and I would love some style tips!!
I'm not an instagrammer or youtuber so I barely have any followers, but I'll edit my pics for fun and share the SBS so people can see what I did.
I will edit my pictures lightly sometimes and not mention it. But if I do something major, even if you can't tell it's fake - I'll mention it. Mostly because my followers are people who know me IRL and they know the horror of my real face, lol. But also because I don't want people thinking "wow, wish I had [body part/face part] like that" when it's so heavily edited.
Subscribed! I love your videos! I stopped posting selfies and pictures using the "beauty" fitters on snapchat or my phone last year. Like the ones that make me look way too perfect, too slim of a face, no marks or blemishes at all etc for the exact same reason as it's not me at all and sometimes hardly looked like me. Love what you stand for :)
I am soooo happy that you are confident enough in yourself to post photos without editing, but people do what they think they have to do, to make them selves more body confident. The ones posted in magazines to sell a product, I agree with you that this is wrong, but in your video I feel like you were saying everyone that facetunes their photos shouldn't. And I respect your opinion on this, but I feel you were speaking about how much you hate people doing it so blatantly, which I believe is not the way to go about it, as it can crush peoples confidence more than it may already be. I just wanted to share my views on this video, as I do love you and your content, but this video really affected me. xx
hey so i love you and i get your point but some people may feel better when they facetune. you talk about confidence and stuff but people might feel confident when they facetune their photos💗just saying, don’t get mad
Sooooo loved this video. I totally know most of life is staged very carefully and about perfection. My question is—— what is “real” then? Should we wear makeup? Spano? Heels to appear taller? Hair or eyelash extensions? Dye our hair? Modify our natural bodies at all ? I know that I feel better when I wear flattering clothes/ cut my hair to frame my face /wear makeup to cover dark under eye circles / get eyelash extensions. They make me feel better personally. Way before the internet people have been modifying their bodies to be perceived by others in a certain way. I think this topic is so interesting. And where is the line so that people know what is achievable and reasonable vs what is done on a computer to an unrealistic standard? A lot of social media is beautiful smoke and mirrors and can make some feel they must compete or are being left out of a life that doesn’t possibly exist. Thank you for shedding light on this. ✨✨✨✨
*everyone saying editing is ok......everybody has depression and hates their bodies and some girls cannot go out in public without make up. Face tuning everything will not help that in any way, the social media will just continue to mount. It's crazy how obsessed we are with perfection. I honestly don't support extreme editing, I think it's sad to see how we've come as a society. But hey it's only an app, instagram can be deleted from my phone no problem* :) I'm not trying to be really negative or hateful, it's just sad because photoshop in magazines is directly linked to eating disorders and making everyone feel like crap, so this is just a continuation of it*
I made a post on Instagram about this today actually, I know it’s toxic for some, and that just doing it makes you feel less yourself. Yet, this is what I told my viewers: Ever since I can remember, I have been known to use photoshop of every kind, Snapseed, Pixlr, MakeupPlus, Photoshop Express/Adobe Photoshop, and etc. Not to change who I am, but to enhance certain features, almost to see what I would look like if my makeup was bomb as fuck, but not to draw attention to the fake-ness, because I am true to myself, I work hard to create, since being an amateur artist, I look at life in a different way and experience different ways of doing things and I always have. .
Disclaimer: most of my photos are me, my natural self, no doctoring, no special effects, perhaps filters one some. My point is, whether you doctor yourself on social media platforms or not, if you are still staying true to who you are, and you’re not wishing you can be what you edit, then by all means, do you babe. Those who love you IRL won’t care what you do, because they already love ya for who you are outside your screen.
i get the idea of this video but that’s not it. you’re saying you’re insecure about your eyebags and wear a lot of concealer on the daily but when you were editing your photo you said “make myself look like a porcelain doll”. i mean, yeah it’s your intention to do so in the first place if you’re concealing them with makeup. same goes with your face. when you were smoothing your skin you said “it doesn’t even look realistic” well full face of makeup doesn’t look realistic too unless you do the bare minimum (you’re clearly not). the whole purpose of base makeup is to make our skin look as perfect as possible and that’s a fact so i don’t see any problem in fixing some details with photoshop because you already tried to cover it with makeup...
I love the general vibe of this, but you mentioned one thing that bugs me when people talk about body positivity. I know you said you like the pictures better with your "imperfections", which you proceeded to list, which is healthy, but to see a little extra weight or especially cellulite as something negative is not. As long as you are taking care of your body, it should function perfectly, and if it's functioning well and you feel good, then it's perfect and gorgeous. The point isn't that the "imperfections" don't matter. It's that there's no such thing in the first place. The idea that extra weight is unattractive is not only completely unrealistic, but also very new in history. It's simply an idea constructed by modern society. Your body does it's job, and that's what makes it perfect, not how it appears on the outside. Each person's body reacts differently to food and exercise, but health all comes down to the same thing. Everyone should take care of their body, and however it looks afterwards is *you*. That's what makes each person unique. I understand the message, of course, but the truth is deeper than the surface. Yes, people should see themselves as beautiful and be able to artistically express themselves through photography, but not despite their imperfections. They should do it because what strays from social beauty standards isn't imperfect. It's natural. That's what makes your before photos so much better than the afters. They represent *you* the way you truly are.
I just found your channel and I wanna say thank you so much for making videos. I have struggled with body image my whole life, and sometimes my perspective of myself is so skewed. I have been looking for something to help me change my perspective when I feel this way, and your videos really help me feel more confident <3
I'm not a biggest hater of photo's editing. People have been manipulating photos for DECADES. And I mean, really. You know, those victorian era thin waists? Girl! All of them are fake simply painted on the photos. I just think we're just vain. I think this might be a kind of art somehow. The problem is when you pretend to yourself that the person on the photo is you. That this is your true self and you can't even watch yourself looking natural.
Na im not about to post a selfie with this steaming angry zit on my chin. She gon' be gone. And my pose was awkward? Thank god i can manipulate it instead of 1. Posting something i find unflattering and hate or 2. Trashing the photo and taking 10,000 more.
Yeah i think ima just do me in 2019.
If someone wants their flat ass to become j-lo booty approved through facetune then by all means... if you can convince me you didnt edit the photo from first glance then id say thats a pretty impressive skill 😅
I'm gonna be honest, I don't see a problem in photoshopping a picture before posting on instagram. I mean, that person you create on the app is at least the person you want to become in real life, right? it's your goal. So, if posting a picture of the person you want to be, makes you feel better about yourself, it shouldn't be such a sin... But then, you can argue that other people on instagram will see your pictures and use you as inspiration even though it's fake. But is it fair to you to keep that satisfaction (posting a photoshopped pic) away from yourself because other people choose to use your pics as reference? I don't think its fair... if you feel better posting photoshopped pictures of yourself on social media, I say YOU GO GIRL!! do whatever makes you happy :)
Let people do what they want. Can girls just support girls in 2019? Let them facetune their photos if they want. I understand the main message of this video and I think it’s a good message to spread to girls about comparing themselves to others but we can do that without bashing others for editing themselves on social media.
She is not judging people who edit there photos but instead she is saying that you can’t compare yourself to people on the internet and how skinny and “perfect” they are because you have no idea that is fake and what is real
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