Although I feel these women are pretty dang perfect, I named this editorial “Imperfect Beauty” because I didn’t retouch it as “perfectly” as most magazines require to publish beauty editorials. In my opinion, this needs to change.
It was so refreshing to see Harper’s Bazaar publish an article in their October Issue with completely un-retouched images in each fashion editorial. Even the cover of Zoe Kravitz is un-retouched and absolutely gorgeous. They mention that they used great makeup and lighting, which does wonders. But the fact that the images were slightly “imperfect” is a step in the right direction. Women don’t want to see perfect faces anymore. No one has flawless pore-less skin, eyes and teeth as white as a page of paper or a mouth with no smile lines.
Our crows feet and smile lines show we are human and enjoy life. Why wouldn’t we want to see that realness in magazines! I feel this would change the world because we could relate deeply to real images and feel that we, too, deserve to have our photo taken or buy that incredible Dior dress if we feel like it.
Thank you Imirage Magazine for publishing this editorial and supporting our thoughts on the beauty trends of the future!
Makeup by Megan Maier , @megan.maier
Models – @fatmata_fifi and @reddenrwood