i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok pic.twitter.com/PuRhxt2u2O
— Lorde (@lordemusic) March 31, 2014
Lorde is only 17 years old. In many ways, she is still a typical teenager. She lives at home, she’s angsty and mouthy (in completely appropriate ways) and she has teenage skin, with all of the zits and drama that comes along with it. Over the weekend, Lorde posted two photos on her Twitter – a before and after of how her photos are retouched to make her skin look flawless. Lorde wrote:
i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok
Lorde has also been known to post no-makeup selfies and selfies where you can see her acne cream (I’m including one below). Props to her for keeping it real. And props to her for calling out the airbrushing and Photoshopping that happens on a daily basis. If I was a teenage girl right now… I would really like Lorde and her message. I wouldn’t be crazy about the 20-something boyfriend, but I would like everything else about Lorde.
Photos courtesy of Getty, Lorde’s Twitter & IG.