Three months ago, I began posting images of myself without makeup on social media. The following film contains real comments that were left on images of my face.
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Over the past few months, I've received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self confidence issues.
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.
Join the discussion and share your thoughts - #YOULOOKDISGUSTING
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Directed by - Em Ford
Director Of Photography - Pete Wallington
Hair Stylist - Nikki Wright
Production Assistant - Charles Carter
Edited by - Em Ford
Animation - The Brewery VFX
Makeup Products Used in the video:
Tears: Kryolan Tear Stick
Primer: L'oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer
Foundation: Mac Prep & Prime BB Cream / L'oreal True Match
Concealer: Kryolan Dermacolour Quintet DQ1
Concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - Chantilly
Highlighter: The Balm - Mary Lou-Manizer
Blusher: Milani - Illuminating Face Powder
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream & Powder Contour Kit - Light
Powder: Ben Nye - Neutral Set Colourless Powder
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium brown
Eyeshadow Base: Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
Eyeshadow: Anastasia Beverly Hills - Fawn, Cognac, Amber
Eyeliner: Artist Of Makeup - Extreme Art Liner Pen.
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Eyelashes: The Vintage Cosmetic Company
Lipstick: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick - Lovely
Brushes: All brushes used are from Zoeva or Crown Brush
Sponge: Beauty Blender
Face Wipes: Mac Cosmetics Wipes
Tears were produced using a tear stick - No Youtubers were hurt in the making of this video.
Studio: Youtube Studio London
Camera - Canon C500
Lens - Canon f1.2 85mm, Canon f2.8 70-200mm
Editing - Adobe Premiere Pro
Purchased & Licensed via Music Loops
This video is NOT sponsored.