Personally, I’m a huge fan of watching make-up tutorials on YouTube. I came across a recent video from YouTuber Michelle Phan, who did a tutorial on how to achieve what she called the “Puffy, Smiling Eyes” look. On her blog, she also accompanied a link to her tutorial with this photo showing women with “puffy” eyes before they were photoshopped:
So, I guess “puffy eyes” is an Asian thing? Being an Asian woman myself, I didn’t really notice that this was a “thing” before, but it seems to suggest that it is a flaw since these woman are photoshopped.
I suppose I am a little confused and surprised with her tutorial. It just seems really strange to me. What do you think of Phan’s attempt to create the flaw as a look? Why not just be natural if the flaw is what we are okay with?