Without these filters, you influencers would be unrecognisable

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Without these filters, you influencers would be unrecognisable | Malay Mail

Monday, 16 May 2022 9:55 PM MYTNEW YORK, May 16 — It’s become an obsession for many. Filters and retouching apps have such an all-encompassing presence on social networks that we don’t know what stars, influencers, and virtual friends actually look like. Slim down figures, give the rear end a lift, erase cellulite, wrinkles, acne, and stretch marks, and even more, to attain a fantasy beauty ideal, which is not exactly in line with the body positivity movement that advocates self-acceptance. As summer approaches, we tell you all about these applications that transform ordinary people into beauty queens.

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Monday, 16 May 2022 9:55 PM MYT NEW YORK, May 16 — It’s become an obsession for many. Filters and retouching apps have such an all-encompassing presence on social networks that we don’t know what stars, influencers, and virtual friends actually look like. However, the haul failed to help Malaysia go up in the medal tally chart as they remained in sixth place with 23 gold, 26 silver and 55 bronze. Slim down figures, give the rear end a lift, erase cellulite, wrinkles, acne, and stretch marks, and even more, to attain a fantasy beauty ideal, which is not exactly in line with the body positivity movement that advocates self-acceptance. City have 90 points with Liverpool on 89, meaning that victory for Pep Guardiola’s side against Villa, managed by former Reds captain Steven Gerrard, would secure their fourth league title in five seasons. As summer approaches, we tell you all about these applications that transform ordinary people into beauty queens. After picking up a silver and a bronze yesterday, the mountain cycling squad continued their excellent form as they made history by winning the country’s first gold medal in the cross-country relay mixed team event, today. In 2019, Chinese influencer Your Highness Qiao Biluo became the laughingstock of the web as the filter she used for her videos was disabled on the social network Douyu. “Japanese travel companies will organise the tours and local guides will accompany them,” an agency official told AFP.

The web celebrity, who pretended to be a young woman in her 20s, was found out to be a woman of 58 years old — which in itself isn’t a problem — and her physique was completely unlike that of her fresh-faced, glamorous virtual twin. Snooker athlete Lim Kok Leong also ensured that the SEA Games gold medal in the men's 6-Red singles event remained with Malaysia as the event was re-contested at the competition after nine years. Roberto Firmino, who led the line in the absence of Sadio Mane, had a header ruled out for offside as the visitors sought a quick way back into the game. Filters and photo editing apps, which continue to proliferate like wildfire, have the ability to completely transform a person, from head to toe. In recent years the filtered aesthetic has taken over social networks to such an extent that it has become the reference in appearances and dangerously so. At the My Dinh Aquatic Centre, the swimming squad wrapped up their campaign today with a silver and a bronze, as well as breaking a national record in the final. We’re now talking about “Snapchat dysmorphia,” which is defined as an exaggerated concern expressed by someone about what they perceive as the unsightly appearance of all or part of their body, whether this fear has an objective basis or not. The goal had taken the wind out of Southampton’s sails and it was no surprise when Liverpool secured the three points after Kostas Tsimikas’s corner was headed in by Matip in the 67th minute. And it appears to be a vicious circle, with various complexes being reported, especially among young users, while these complexes are also generating an increase in medical and cosmetic surgery procedures.75 second (s), setting the new national record. The trial was initially planned late last year, but was put on hold when the Omicron variant spread.

With the approach of summer in the northern hemisphere, now the discourse can eschew the recurrent ‘summer body’ topic and instead, look at just how much these ‘beautifying’ filters can change the appearance of a person, whether it’s Kim Kardashian or a friend on Facebook, and have an impact on a person’s self-esteem. Because while some individuals remain easily identifiable, with others there is genuine uncertainty regarding the real or misleading nature of some pictures. Meanwhile, the men's sepak takraw squad failed to beat world champions Thailand as they settled for silver in the inter-regu event while the national women's team got the bronze medal. “The guys are incredible. Slim down the figure, camouflage cellulite and stretch marks, erase wrinkles to look younger.. The four gold, two silver and four bronze earned today saw Malaysia remain in sixth place, with hosts Vietnam still leading with 101 gold, 65 silver and 64 bronze.. We fight to the end and keep going. — ETX Studio You May Also Like.

filters have an endless capacity for deception. Several events will be the focus of the Malaysian camp on day 11 tomorrow, with the male and female golfers to take on Thailand in their respective team events. These days, the idea that appearances can be misleading should be top of mind when scrolling through a social network feed. Lose 15 pounds in one click While the Skinneepix app has been used extensively by its customers over the last few years to ‘lose weight’ thanks to a simple click — up to 15 pounds or 7kg to be precise — there are now dozens of them. The track and field events will also continue tomorrow with Nauraj Singh Randhawa expected to defend the men's high jump gold while Muhammad Azeem Fahmi and Muhammad Arsyad Md Saat will take on the challenge in the men's 100m event. Perfect Me is one of the many programmes that sculpt a figure without having to actually sweat it out on the treadmill. Among its many features, users can choose a slim waist, long, beautiful legs and even to build abdominal muscles.

Just like that. The same goes for RetouchMe, whose promise is unequivocal: a “unique photo adjustment service which helps you to get a perfect face & body processing without any photo editing skills,” with “much higher quality” than other apps “so that “nobody will never know that your image was enhanced.” And herein likes problem, set to become even more widespread with summer beach and pool season, which will push many women to compare themselves to these deceptive pictures that abound on social networks. A post shared by WLCM (@beauty.false) But influencers are not content to just pretend to lose weight miraculously, they also use every trick in the book to smooth out their figure — including erasing cellulite and stretch marks that are probably too unsightly for the Instagram and Snapchat worlds.

Don’t be fooled, apps like FitPix or PrettyUp offer this service — and in just a few seconds — enabling users to get a muscular and slimmed down body free from any ‘imperfections.’ Just look up from your phone this summer and you’ll see that few women in real life display this so-called perfection, and that’s probably not a bad thing. Bye-bye dark circles, wrinkles and pimples While influencers regularly retouch their bodies when they share a picture on social networks, the face remains at the center of their daily life online. Between all the videos and photos posted, it is clearly the most exposed area in the social media era. As a result, it too undergoes a lot of retouching to erase anything that might put off followers and thus reduce the number of views.

Facetune is one of the most popular apps of its kind, since it smoothes the face to remove wrinkles, dark circles, bags, and pimples, and can even give you a tanned complexion, streamline the face, accentuate lip colour, and whiten the teeth. A total makeover, in short. In a few clicks, you’re not treating a photo, but rather creating a real avatar. And to top it all off, most of the aforementioned apps allow users — as one might expect — to enlarge eyes, make lips fuller, and enhance the cheekbones, among the most fashionable beauty criteria right now. So it’s impossible to know — unless you use these apps and filters excessively as Madonna recently did on Instagram — if your favourite influencers really look like their ‘virtual self’ in real life.

The fact remains that health professionals — surgeons and psychologists — are unanimous on the subject, emphasising that constantly comparing oneself to images seen on social networks can only have a detrimental effect on self-esteem. A warning not to be ignored. A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) The skin-positivity, no-filter movement For several months, an increasing number of voices have been speaking out on social networks to denounce this dangerous reign of false appearances created by filters, and urging users to show themselves in their natural state. Something that many celebrities, including Alicia Keys and Ashley Tisdale , have done, as well as a slew of regular social network users. But beyond that, many Instagram accounts are now calling out the practice of using these deceptive filters, unmasking those who regularly use them, or revealing the ‘behind the scenes’ of a ‘perfect’ photo.

This is what journalist and content creator Danae Mercer is doing, whose account is full of ‘before and after’ shots, intended to raise awareness among as many people as possible about the ‘power’ of these filters and apps. And she doesn’t stop there, as she also reveals the tricks used by influencers to give the illusion of a flat stomach, bulging buttocks, or a slimmer waist. A post shared by Danae | Angles + Self Love (@danaemercer) Other accounts, for instance like @beauty.false, pin retouched photos of celebrities or influencers who don’t hesitate to beautify themselves on social networks, or honour those who reveal themselves in all authenticity. Viewers discover the falsified pix of a host of retouched personalities, who hide all their ‘flaws,’ and probably more, to the point, all end up looking the same.

Fortunately an increasing number of accounts are showing us that social networks often have nothing to do with reality. — ETX Studio .