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“Women are taking to social media to post pictures of their half made-up faces to hit back at makeup shaming.” Because makeup is a huge part of what I do, something I love and am passionate about, I decided to jump on that bandwagon too; 1467467_10152989173137058_1571272690138611902_nIt’s pretty hard a concept to grasp, but makeup shaming is a real thing. Seriously, it is. Though one might laugh at this notion and of how silly it is, it’s an actual problem. It might not be as important as (& I’m quoting based on comments I read online) poverty and hunger but it’s important enough for me to want to take a stand.

What is it exactly? It’s telling women they are less ‘real’ because they wear makeup, or aren’t ‘all that’ without which is why they wear make up. It’s making women feel bad for wearing makeup because that’s what they are comfortable doing. Wearing makeup doesn’t mean you are insecure, nor does it mean you are any less a feminist.  mu2I never really understood why how I looked affected others. My weight, my skin colour, my scars were always something people found a need to comment on. As a kid, it used to upset me and make me feel self-conscious. As an adult, I’ve learnt to laugh it off and just be comfortable in all the forms I’m in.

Gone are the days where validation is needed by others to make you feel good, I do what I want, when I want to. I love makeup because; mu

It is a form of art. How every colour used, stroke of the brush and blending of tones makes a difference. It’s a choice and a freedom of expression all in one. Most women who love makeup feel exactly the same way. We’re comfortable with or without makeup.

Now can we all move along, stop bringing each other down, and agree to disagree without being judgmental? All this negative energy just isn’t worth it 🙂

It’s all good vibes (with or without makeup);
Harmini Asokumar

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