Plastic Surgery

Deema Alawa (graphics & text)

Growing up in a media centric society, I always felt isolated.

Images of beauty hints and makeup videos flooded my Instagram feed, choking me with unattainable standards and restrictions. Beauty gurus selling Estee Lauder teemed in crowds, selling their products alongside a promise of reformed self image. I was being sold the profound idea that beauty was packaged in gold wrapping paper.

In my piece, Plastic Surgery, I challenged the beauty industry’s narrow ideologies with digital illustration. The plastic bag plays a role in reflecting the straining confines the beauty industry has forced into digital media- a role which should be defined by the general public. It’s impossible to reach the gold standard that is the beauty industry’s social media account, so why not reform it?

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