In a recent Instagram photo, the 27-year-old showed how easy it is to make subtle changes to an image that drastically alter the final product.
Spot the difference🤔 . The 1st pic on the left is me. The REAL me. No editing, posted up the pic exactly how it was when I took it. 🤳 Pic no.2 on the right👀 well this is the FaceTuned version of me. I want to know what you think I edited, comment below!!! 🧐 It only took me about 2mins to edit myself – even saying that makes me feel… *🤮🤮🤮* I wanted to keep the pic somewhat natural looking 🤷♀️ because this is what’s all over the gram (subtle editing) and images you’re consuming every single day everywhere you look. And without a side by side like this many people believe that this is how people look “naturally” 🙈 And for me social media is the most damaging place where images are made to look ‘real and candid’ but in reality 100 pics were taken and then they were photoshopped or FaceTuned. 😰 So your scrolling through daily thinking am I meant to look like this? 🤧 ABSOLUTELY NOT. THE REAL YOU IS GOOD ENOUGH❗️ 📵 We can not compare ourselves to unrealistic images. We can not compare our real selves to photoshop or Facetune. We can not compare our real lives to the Instagram versions. We can not compare ourselves to seemingly perfect relationships we see online. We can not compare ourselves to each other full stop. 💯 Because we can never be anyone else but ourselves and that’s what makes us special. 🌈 You can see the beauty in others as well as the beauty within yourself. 🌟 The real you is good enough so let’s start celebrating that and know that Facetune or photoshop will not make you happier or more confident. 💖 Finding the things you can be grateful for and love about yourself will.
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“Spot the difference. The 1st [sic] pic on the left is me. The REAL me. No editing, posted up the pic exactly how it was when I took it. Pic no.2 on the right, well this is the FaceTuned version of me,” she wrote.
The model said it took two minutes to edit the photo to give herself a smoother complexion, deeper tan, more defined neck and flat stomach. She also calls out her fellow Instagram influencers for posting seemingly candid photos with heavy editing.
“It only took me about 2 mins [sic] to edit myself – even saying that makes me feel… *🤮🤮🤮*. I wanted to keep the pic somewhat natural looking because this is what’s all over the gram (subtle editing) and images you’re consuming every single day, everywhere you look,” she wrote.
“And without a side by side like this many people believe that this is how people look ‘naturally.'”
“For me social media is the most damaging place where images are made to look ‘real and candid’ but in reality 100 pics were taken and then they were photoshopped or FaceTuned,” she continued.
Back in the 305 2nyt for swim week with @aerie Who’s around and what’s going on???💃💃💃 Ps love your booty regardless of its size, lumps and bumps, tiger stripes, scars, soft, firm, flat, round, dimply or smooth. It’s yours and it’s the only cushion you really need😂 #allbootysmatter #naturalskininallitsglory #Godcreatedallbuttsequally #celebrateyourbody #Imperfectlyperfect #squats #thankyouforalwaysstickingwithmebooty #iknowmyangles #yesigotmarksfromsittingdown #andnoIwontphotoshop #aeriereal #unretouched because we’re already good enough
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With more than 185,000 likes and 1,200 comments, the Aerie model struck a chord with followers. Some fans thanked Lawrence for her honesty, while others couldn’t believe such an app existed.
“Oh my god! I didn’t know there was such a thing as FaceTune – mental! I am clearly clueless when it comes to apps. Thanks for sharing this,” commented one follower.
“Love this caption! It’s so important to be the most authentic version of yourself because it shows other people that it’s OK to be themselves too. Thank you for leading the way,” added another.
Love your body!! 🍑🍑 And celebrate each other’s too! She’s beautiful like her and I’m beautiful like me #WomenSupportingWomen Thank you so much @sassyredlipstick for having me be part of your latest blog post all about celebrating ourselves our bodies and each other❤️🙌 so happy to be a part of this amazing uplifting community on IG and having met you and now be friend IRL🤗 it’s friends like you Sarah that inspire me to keep spreading the self-love! 💕 Be sure to head over to @sassyredlipstick give her a follow and then go read the blog post to see the rest of our unretouched photos! I’ll put the link in my insta stories too😘 📸Photos & creative direction by @tripp
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Although she once struggled with budget dysmorphia, she now uses her experiences to inspire her younger fans to seek self love.
“You can see the beauty in others as well as the beauty within yourself,” she wrote. “Facetune or photoshop will not make you happier or more confident. Finding the things you can be grateful for and love about yourself will.”
Lawrence credits her family and friends for supporting her through tough times, encouraging her to build a healthy relationship with her health and body.
“The real you is good enough so let’s start celebrating that.”