Lorde shows off a photo that displays her real skin, slams Photoshoppers

By Alex Apatoff
Updated March 31, 2014 09:38 PM

Courtesy Lorde

If you needed more proof that Lorde isn’t your average teen (if, say, the multiple Grammys and MAC collaboration weren’t enough), here it is: The “Royals” singer just posted a photo of herself that shows her skin, both Photoshopped and as it actually is, while slamming the retouching in a sweet message to her fans.

“i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-),” she captioned the picture, which shows one performance photo with her skin blurred to a smooth finish and another without any extra production.

Lorde is the latest star to reject overly retouched photos of herself. Shailene Woodley recently shared that she hates the way magazines make her look like something she’s not, while lots of stars are posting no makeup selfies to Instagram. Lorde, however, has gone even a step further than that, posting a selfie with her acne cream on.

We totally support the star’s real approach and positive message to her fans. Though we’d hardly call her skin “flawed,” we love the statement she’s making. What do you think of Lorde’s campaign to stay real?

–Alex Apatoff