As humans we instinctively find ourselves trying to mirror the ‘flawless’ beauty that models, actors and singers flaunt. These icons are effortlessly beautiful in our eyes. We call them lucky for being so beautiful and sometimes find ourselves criticising them for flaunting that image which they have achieved courtesy Photoshop. Nonetheless, we always strive hard to achieve that image in our lives.

Cindy Crawford’s unedited picture leaked on the Internet created an uproar. Why? Because it was a crack in this image of flawless beauty. Now Beyonce has joined the list of celebrities who have shown how hollow these masks donned by them are . Here, take a look :

These photos are from commercial and ad shoots for L’Oréal’s 2013 Feria and Infallible campaigns. They were leaked by The Beyonce world .

These images offer a complete contrast to the photoshopped images that appear everywhere :

But does that mean that she is not beautiful here?

I don’t think so! She’s more beautiful because she is no longer an image.

And I definitely don’t understand why people reacted thus :

Or why did the website take these photos down and offered this explanation :

I think these instances teach us how important it is for us to stop looking for perfection, for unblemished, wrinkle-free skin, for super-glossy hair. It is not only unfair to us but also to these icons who our bound by the necessity of continuing to live this image.

Don’t you agree?