People can be cruel; especially those who hide behind the anonymity of social media. [Em Ford] is a 27-year-old former model who performed an experiment to expose completely unrealistic standards of beauty. She posted photos of herself without any makeup and received over 100,000 comments from people. : http://mypaleskin.blogspot.ca/
In the short film below, Ford poses makeup free along with some of the comments she received. Then, Ford applies her makeup and demonstrates her transformation from natural to photo-ready along with more comments.
Ford said, “I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we’re so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing – You ARE beautiful. You are beautiful – no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you’re not beautiful – not even yourself.”