Earlier in the year, Beyoncé’s song Flawless sparked a whole hashtag of selfies showing women in their sans-makeup-fresh-from-bed- look. Everyone from Bey herself to supermodels to Hollywood’s A list have hopped on the instagram train. And they all looked…well, flawless.
We’re used to seeing celebs primped for the big screen and photogs, but now we’re learning they wake up like this? Seriously- is this real?
It’s slightly annoying.
We already know they’re beautiful. And these selfies are saying it doesn’t take a whole glam squad to get them there…they woke up like this.
I’m all for natural beauty and a low-to-no made up face. If someone wants to share that message — we can be flawless without all the extra add-ons — awesome.
The truth is #iwokeuplikethis is just one more contribution to a virtual image. And most prefer to put their best face forward, or keep their virtual self flawless. It’s in our Facebook feeds with the fabulous vacation spots and too-cool-for-school kiddie shots. And on our instagrams with yet another perfect moment caught on the iphone.
I do it on this blog.
What you read here — it’s my best self. It’s the part I choose to share that hopefully inspires.
Do you really want to know about that time I went almost-insane from getting stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel for an hour?
We all have a best version of ourselves nestled within the mind, body and soul. The goal is to express it with authenticity…to keep it real and aspirational. So rather than get annoyed at the #iwokeuplikethis selfies because they seem inauthentic consider it’s just another person spreading their best self.
What do you think about our hyper-curated virtual selves?