So we have recently been introduced to ‘Resting Bitch Face’, ‘Rich Girl Face’ and now we have ‘Instagram Face’. In a recent post on Showbiz Cheat Sheet we learn that journalist Jia Tolentino has provided us with a working definition ‘ It’s a young face, of course, with poreless skin and plump, high cheekbones … It looks at you coyly but blankly, as if its owner has taken half a Klonopin and is considering asking you for a private-jet ride to Coachella’
Tolentino then poses an aesthetic paradox for us –‘ that while the Instagram face is “distinctly white,” it’s also “ambiguously ethnic.” So what are we to make of this? We try to keep abreast of the latest looks in cosmetic surgery but here we seem to be going around in face-tunes Instagram circles. Face tune and other apps blur the line between reality and wishful thinking on Instagram feeds. . Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis also talking to Showbiz Cheat Sheet notes that with the Instagram look “We’re now seeing uplifted eyes that appear ‘catlike,’ the lips are pouty, and the eyelashes are overly long,” he said. “Plus, the person’s foreheads are typically wrinkle-free.”
So with the vast percentage of top followed Instagram models using face tune apps and the easy availability of injectables and cut price surgery it is easy to see where the ‘Instagram’ face is coming from. After all, art directors on fashion magazines/sites have been using Photoshop for years to perfect the skin and hide blemishes now an Android app and a quick trip to Istanbul can achieve the same for selfie fanatics and wannabe models.
So which celebs are leading the pack when it comes to touting this new look? When you look at Kim, Megan Fox, Lucy Liu, Halle Berry, you’ll find elements in common,” a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon told Tolentino in the New Yorker. “the high contoured cheekbones, the strong projected chin, the flat platform underneath the chin that makes a ninety-degree angle.” Tolentino look at a dystopian future for the American aesthetic by suggesting that the desired ‘Instagram look’ is a National Geographic composite illustrating what Americans will look like in 2050.” Well, that is: “if every American of the future were to be a direct descendant of Kim Kardashian West, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kendall Jenner (who looks exactly like Emily Ratajkowski).”
But is it healthy for so many teenagers to want to look like Kim Kardashian? Are we not in danger of negating and dismissing what our own beauty is about? Here at bestcosmeticsurgeons whilst we encourage everyone to strive for the best version of themselves it does not mean that the goal should always be someone like Kim Kardashian. We believe that very young women should experiment with non-invasive surgery options and clever use of makeup until they are sure what they want their permanent look to be. Surgery has a permanence to it that is often lightly dismissed by hopeful models and social influencers and can lead to emoting your regrets to the tabloids 8 years down the road. But if you want and ‘Instagram face’ have a browse through our site and check out our carefully curated list of clinics around the world.