What's more accurate a picture or your reflection in a mirror?

so when I look in a mirror I see an okay girl. I need more makeup & learn how to perfect it lol but sometimes, some pretty handsome guys have gone for me.

when I take a pic myself, I look kinda similar but I look better in person sometimes.

the thing is though, when someone else takes a pic, I look so bad while they may look all cute/ normal looking. my makeup looks kinda pretty in the mirror but plain gross in a picture.

its a completely different image as to when I take the pic myself.

but then again., maybe its my facial structure cause I have high cheekbones, big cheeks, round eyes, big lips, glasses, etc

what do you guys think?


Most Helpful Guy

  • Neither... both a mirror and photograph vary depending on the lighting conditions and position. A mirror is more likely to be in a fixed position which is the reason why you don't always look the same in every mirror. Vice versa with a picture, it depends on what angle and where it was taken.

    A Video is the best representative of how you look


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What Guys Said 3

  • I agree with Anon4Ever , in a picture you only capture a single moment .. That single moment can be a disaster :P

  • The mirror. Pictures are a one dimensional view of yourself without giving any other detail than from what the distorted capture device took.

    On a side note, makeup, to me that's a no-no. Be yourself, you probably look 100times better without it. On top of that it's deceitful, you want someone who will fall in love with you for you, not for some fake image you're trying to protray, be yourself, that's all I can give you.

  • Reflection in a mirror. The mirror is reflecting the light back and is being recieved by 2 eyes from a little different angles just as eyes see a person. A camera only has 1 eye and as such sees things a little different.


What Girls Said 1

  • Reflection. At least you can see multiple facets and angles of yourself - pictures are limited in that sense. Either way light and reflection will affect your appearance, but as Anonymous4Ever mentioned, it's better with mirrors.