Image: Fun Substance
Image: Fun Substance

People love to flaunt the minutiae of their lives on social media. It can lead others to believe that their polished existences are perfect in every way. But a picture can tell a thousand lies. We know the grim reality of the “just woke up” look, despite what Instagram says. Here are some examples of how the cropped, filtered and perfected world of Instagram differs from the cold, hard light of the real world.

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Image: via Listgur

The above picture would probably have many people in awe of such a wild, booze-fueled party. Pan out and add a little perspective and you see the rather sad looking miniature contents of the mini-bar in a lonely hotel room. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…

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Image: via Guff

YouTube is awash with beauty bloggers demonstrating Kylie Jenner-inspired makeup tutorials and perfect manicures. What you never see are the many disasters left on the editing-room floor. The manicure on the right? Nailed it.

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