an everyday makeup tutorial

Investigating the effects of social media and its links to the increasing rate of depression in adolescents, this alternative makeup tutorial aims to show the face behind the mask.

Social media provides an endless supply of comparison without the consideration of the person as a human, also living and making mistakes. Mistakes are constantly amplified and compared upon, which could take a toll on mental health.

Should this be happening to the younger generation who are still learning and are building their own sense of identity?

Through the explicit representation of measuring to the exact number, it could make the audience think about whether these numbers really mean anything.

The format was inspired by Michelle Phan’s makeup tutorials which I watched growing up. It would create a sense of relatability with young girls who are more likely to be affected by comparison.