As you all know, I walk around analyzing people’s facial features, and I am always dumbfounded by the amount of aesthetic beauty there is in a person. Many a times, the person being observed is unaware of the facial features they have despite looking at themselves in the mirror every single day. Human beings innately place value on beauty and I doubt that anyone wants to deliberately deteriorate their level of appeal, but rather they seek measures of improving and enhancing their beauty.
Our entire multi-million dollar cosmetic industry relies on this one human desire.
Unfortunately, people tend devalue their own looks and lower their self-esteem if they simply don’t match up to the current culture’s idea of beauty. Yesterday was the Cindy Crawford beauty mole, today it’s Cara DeLevignes full eyebrows. Even if we have a good amount of confidence and self-esteem, we still seek outwards for validation. We tend not to believe in our own qualities—whether it’s regarding our personality, intellect or aesthetic—until we receive our transcripts for school, a compliment from a stranger, or a sense of appreciation for our qualities from our employer or our loved ones, we won't believe our "self."
Did you know that 85%-90% of the girls I shoot are not professional models?
Mina is a multimedia journalist currently based in London, U.K.
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