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    This Pakistani Photographer Is Questioning The Beauty Trends And Women Are Agreeing With Her

    There is a rush of information on the internet these days. Internet sets our trends. Internet decides which color is in fashion and which is not. But the same way, the internet has also started deciding about features. There are a set of features that are considered beautiful by social media. And anyone who doesn’t have those features starts doubting their looks. Models and stars get face altering surgeries done just so they can become “beautiful”. But are we harming our individuality by following the trend? Is it okay to have small lips when the internet makes fun of the people who do? These questions may bother you a lot. We either follow the trend or ignore it but we don’t question it. Because we don’t know how to find the answers.

    Natasha Zubair is a brilliant photographer and a look through her Instagram feed will make you fall in love with her photography. Natasha shared an assignment on her Instagram where she asked the public to alter her face (by choosing features of famous celebrities who are known for altering their face).

    A post shared by Natasha Zubair (@natashazubair) on

    Her post’s caption reads:

    “I recently came across an interview featuring Hollywood actress, Mila Kunis. In the interview, she states how she feels “all female faces are starting to look the same.” Her words resonated with me for quite some time.

    With social media in our lives, it isn’t very difficult for us to be aware of new trends. Instagram is an open market. We are fed tons and tons of information on a daily basis – for free! Within all this information we find millions of faces on Instagram which have within a small amount of time turned into one generic human.

    Social media portrays a certain set of features that I’ve found we commonly aim for (thin contoured nose, big eyes with long eye lashes, contoured cheeks, full lips, thick eyebrows.) With all the conformity that takes place, it’s very easy to lose your individuality.”

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    Many women commented on Natasha Zubair’s post saying how they feel the same way towards the beauty trends. Talking to Twittistaan, Natasha said that insecurities are the root cause of our problems and they bring us down. She further added, “Using makeup and artificial fillers is a new “need” because of social media. We feel that if we have these common features, we will fit into societies’ standard of beauty. However, what we don’t realize is that by doing this we begin to lose our individuality each time we conform to trends and try to change ourselves.” Natasha Zubair thinks that instead of using makeup to change our features, we should just enhance them.

    Natasha Zubair

    You may not agree completely with Natasha Zubair’s point of view but it is a thought-provoking perspective. Have you felt affected by the beauty trends of the internet in any way? Let us know in the comments.

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