Trust the mirror vs Trust the camera?

I feel like the front camera distorts the features of the face sometimes!
I know that none is exactly reliable at 100%
but which one is the closest?
And what kind of lightning is the most representative?

  • Trust the pictures 📸
    6% (4)22% (11)13% (15)Vote
  • Trust the mirror 🖱
    70% (45)53% (27)63% (72)Vote
  • Trust the videos 📹
    24% (15)25% (13)24% (28)Vote
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Most Helpful Guy

  • None trust the eyes of the man who loves you more than anything else in this world

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Cameras are not so reliable, especially if you take the picture from a very short distance. Also pictures dont have movement and that always biases things. Videos are good as long as the camera isn't too close too. Mirror is ok but it's flipped. You'll never be able to see yourself the way other people see you.

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What Guys Said 22

  • Neither mirror nor camera.

    In the pictures, your facial features are heavily dependent upon the lighting and the quality of the lens. It also has 'auto' mode which changes the overall picture a lot from what it actually is. And cams are way too inferior as compared to eyes in terms of quality. So, nah.

    In videos, you have all the disadvantages of the pictures + your body language and other distractions will likely to influence your facial features too.

    Mirror? Did you know...
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    While there is no quantitative value of beauty, there's no scale to measure if it's exactly five times or not, but it's a scientifically proven fact that we tend to overestimate our beauty in the mirror.

    At the end of the day, mirror is better than the camera. Don't be so critical because there's another fact that...
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    The best lightning is sunlight of course. But don't go in direct sunlight as it's too bright. Sunlight in noon or evening is preferred or some shady area in afternoon.

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  • Trust the mirror, unless you have a super professional camera.
    Mirrors give an exact representation of your face, though flipped, since it uses real light to portray the image, since it's a reflection.
    Cameras use pixels, therefore you need high quality cameras to imitate what the mirror shows. Camera phones don't have that quality yet, especially not the front cameras, since they tend to have less quality than the back camera.

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    • no they don't lol. mirror is just a reflecting lens.

  • The mirror.

    Camera lenses, especially phone cameras, almost never have the same angle of view as the human eye. Angle of view has a potentially significant distortion effect on the subject in the photograph. This is why the camera is said to add ten pounds.

    A photograph is also monocular. When people look at your face with both eyes, they're seeing a composite of two different angles in their minds because each eye gives a slightly different perspective. This is reproduced in a mirror, but not a photograph, which only takes the view of the camera's single lens. The photo is not how people will see you.

    Also, a picture may not be exposed or white balanced well, which can significantly alter your apparent skin tone, flashes can wash you out, etc.

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  • Trust mirrors more than pictures, videos more than mirrors.

    Pictures may distort your image and have bad lighting influence on the overall appearance. Mirrors are better, even though they also may have distortions they allow you to check different poses in motion. And videos tend to distort less than pictures, and you can check yourself in a more three dimensional way and odd angles.

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  • Actually camera photos are the real image of you, the image you see in the mirror is flipped, it's a reflection, but your brain got used to that image and it made its reference whenever you think how you look like. So when you see a photo of yourself, you feel like its distorted, deformed, the reason for that is because the image you're looking at in the photo contradicts with your brain's reference, which is the mirror image. In reality, to other people, the picture doesn't look deformed to them, and more often than not they'll tell you it's normal nothing's wrong with it, and there isn't. Think this is called the exposure effect. Just google it if you wanna learn more.

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  • pictures are the most reliable given the right light. mirrors are the reflection of you so it's the opposite of what you really look like. videos can distort the lighting that hits you and makes you look different than you really are. pictures only give a snapshot, but again, with the right lighting, you'll look the closest to what you actually look like

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  • Mirror > Camera. Your eyes see what other people's eyes see. The camera has has to process loads of factors when taking the picture, and it gives you a 2D image which distorts everything slightly.

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  • eyes > mirror> video camera > rear phone camera and fuck front camera haha

    https://cdn.meme.am/instances/50178502.jpg

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  • It doesn't matter, I'll never look good so why bother? xD

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  • Trust the selfies with 100 Instagram filters lmao

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  • I accidentally clicked trust the mirror.
    I meant to choose trust the camera.
    The mirror is the one that distorts image, nobody sees you that way, well unless they also see you in a mirror of course.

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  • Unless you have a really good cam, the mirror.
    But since you are already 😍 on the front cam you probably look even better in the mirror or irl, so don't worry about that 😊

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  • Real life

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  • The mirror is more reliable but it'll require two mirrors. I've read somewhere that when you look into a mirror your brain distorts your image however, if you have another mirror to reflect off of, so you can see the side of your face etc then that would be a more accurate way to look at yourself.

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  • Trust my eyes... You're gorgeous! 😍😍😍

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  • Mirrors, or videos are more representative of you than a picture, for sure.

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  • mirrors distort you as well.

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  • I look bad regardless 😭

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  • I think you'll look pretty attractive in all 3 scenarios! (Video, mirror, photo)

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  • trust the mirror

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  • The mirror. Provided it's a good mirror (flat, no color etc.) and clean you should see exactly what others see.
    Photos and videos make it into pixels, so of course it's not quite the same as reality, and even with that most cameras don't do a good job of it. And photos are still images, they look a bit unnatural and can look ugly because it's not what our brains are used to

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What Girls Said 18

  • i have no idea. i feel better in the mirror though, and I've been told i look better in real life but yeah, unsure.

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  • I think it's weird because cameras and mirrors sometimes flip your face so it looks different to you. I would go more by a video because it has more range to capture the entire thing.

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  • Both cameras and mirrors are liars. If you want the best result, make sure to keep your mirror clean (they get dusty a lot), and get some good lighting. Also, the closer you are to the mirror, the more details you can see. For example, if you stand several feet away from it, you might see flawless skin or you might appear thinner than you really are. If you stand just inches away from the mirror, you'll notice a lot more flaws than before.

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  • Uhhh, I guess I trust mirrors or videos more. Still shots are hard to capture your movements, facial expressions, etc... They catch one glimpse into what you are, who you are, what you look like, so on and so forth.

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  • I look so much better in the mirror than in photos. People tell me I don't look the same in photos or video (I look good in person they tell me), so I'll go with mirror. Natural lighting I prefer, with some warm tones.

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  • I voted trust the mirror mostly because I tend to think I look great when I look in the mirror but always look awful in pics lol

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  • Mirror, a camera has someone called the lens effect. Essentially unless it's photorealistic lens it distorts the face badly, and different facial structures can have greater levels of distortion.

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  • I look better in rl and in mirrors.
    So I ll go with that.
    My face looks way too round and flat in pics, especially selfies.

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  • Camera's are lying bastards!

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  • People tell me I'm not very photogenic but that could just be there way of making me feel better about bad photos!

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  • I don't know. I think you'd have to kind of combine the view of each and thats the closest to what you look like.

    You will never actually see yourself, only reflections and photos

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  • i trust videos taken by someone else, it's how i really look to other people

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  • i would say videos

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  • Trust the mirror, cameras are dirty little liars.

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  • Trust the mirror xD

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  • Trust the mirror. I look really good in the mirror but 98% of my photos look so bad

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  • Mirror.

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  • I hope mirror, because pictures of me look waayyyy worse. 😲

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