Following in the footsteps of a few famed celebs, Colbie Caillat is making a statement about Photoshop.
Caillat showed off her bare face in her recently released music video for "Try," shedding her hair extensions and fake eyelashes and removing her makeup on camera to go au natural for the video. The video has inspired so many women and girls about taking a good look at their natural side.
"When I see gorgeous models and singers and they look perfect on their album covers, it makes me want to look like that, too, and it makes me feel like if I don't Photoshop my skin on my album cover, I'm the one who’s going to look a little off and everyone else is going to look perfect," Caillat told ELLE.com in an interview.
"And that's what everyone is used to seeing. They're used to seeing people on the album covers completely Photoshopped. On one of my album covers, my arm was shaved down and it made me look very skinny. I think that gives a false reality."
The video features several women of all shapes and sizes who start off dolled up, along with Caillat, but as the video progresses each woman removes their makeup and beauty products. One woman even takes off her wig to reveal that she is actually bald.
Caillat says the inspirational experience was liberating.
"When I shot the first scene with no hair and makeup on in front of an HD camera in my face, flashed with bright lights, everyone was watching," she said.
"I thought, 'Oh my god, I bet they’re all looking at my blemishes, thinking that I should cover them up, or that I should put some volume in my hair.' But it also felt really cool to be on camera with zero on, like literally nothing on. And then when it got to the full hair and makeup, I actually felt gross. I was just so caked on."
She joins a number of celebrities taking a stance against unrealistic image expectations in society, including stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lorde and Lupita Nyong'o.
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