BeautyPlus: fulfilling Asian beauty idealsAsia's selfie obsession – especially amongst women – is more prominent than ever. In response, there's been an explosion of beautifying apps that automatically detect facial features, and enhance them according to Eastern beauty ideals.
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“In between scenes, it can get boring," says Chinese actress Yvonne Lim. "So I’ll take lots of selfies." [1] From Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide's deep space selfie, to actresses like Lim, who were seen snapping self-portraits one after the other at the 18th Asian Television Awards in 2013, Asia's selfie obsession – especially amongst women – is more prominent than ever. And Instagram is rising in popularity as a result. The most tagged location on the platform in 2013 wasn’t Times Square or Disneyland, but an Asian shopping landmark: the Bangkok-based Siam Paragon. [2]