In a world of a billion beauty tutorials and huge makeup collections, it can be pretty easy to feel like you’ll never achieve the levels of beauty you see in videos online. But now, thanks to YouTube makeup artist Wayne Goss, it’s been proven that it’s not physically possible to achieve some of the flawless looks you see; as some creators are using a filter over their videos to blur skin even more.
In a video called “WARNING. YOU’RE BEING LIED TO. PLEASE WATCH. THANK YOU”, Wayne explains how certain makeup artists are using something similar to Photoshop over their cameras to achieve a totally fake look.
“I came across another video and this was of a woman applying makeup to a model,” explains Wayne. “The model’s skin was normal; it had a lot of pigment to it, a lot of freckling and then she started to apply these foundations. And suddenly, her skin was like porcelain.”
“She pushed the product to the camera to show what she was using, and as she put it to the camera, the filter in the background that was placed over the model’s skin stopped working; and you could see all the pigmentation and the layers of foundation. It is so fundamentally wrong.”
Wayne starts the video by showing his own face in natural lighting; and discusses how, like most YouTubers, he uses a series of professional lights to help him achieve a better quality video. Wayne then shows the difference between natural and professional lighting.
Already the difference is massive; and Wayne points out that if he were to apply something like a foundation or concealer to his face, it would instantly look more flawless thanks to the lights. However, he then went one step further and bought one of the digital filters that some creators are using. The results left us in shock.
Lighting + Digital Filter
Wayne calls the filter “trickery” and (rightly) claims the digital filter means creators and makeup artists are giving an unrealistic idea of the looks that can be achieved using makeup only.
What do you think of the discovery? Are you surprised, or do you think we need to take everything we see in professional beauty videos with a pinch of salt?