The Way You Think You Look V The Way You Actually Look

You know those beauty blog memes that're doing the rounds? They apply to selfies too
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By Kirstie McDermott @frillseeker

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 13:52



You know all those memes that were doing the rounds there last year about beauty bloggers? All, 'what they think I do' vs 'what I really do'?

Well, gotta say, that kind of applies to pictures of yourself too, doesn't it?  I love taking an auld picture of myself at a great angle where my jowls (wah!) are tautened out and I have cheekbones, am well lit and altogether presentable looking. Like the above. Spangles are optional. Oh ok. I photoshopped them in. Fine.

The real me. Sigh

Then I catch myself in the mirror or a shop window and it's actually much more like this.

You know, the real me. B.U.S.T.E.D.

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Kirstie McDermott

Kirstie is Frillseeker's founder and editor-in-chief. This is her second foray into the web-world: she founded in 2006 before stepping down in 2012 and has held a large number of positions over the past number of years including acting beauty editor at Image magazine and beauty ed at the Sunday Tribune, Irish Examiner and Confetti. She's currently the deputy editor at STELLAR magazine.



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stonebabies said...

Haha you are a loon!!!

At 12.08pm on June 14, 2013
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Giovanna said...

Ha, love this!! I'm the complete opposite, I do my makeup in a gorgeous light, thinking this is great, then get a photo & realise NO. ha

At 12.45pm on June 14, 2013
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Babaduck said...

Oh Christ, I have such a face for radio...

At 2.06pm on June 28, 2013
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