Why Do People Love To Hate Makeup?
Makeup plays a major role in the everyday lives of most women. Some ladies prefer for their makeup to look barely there, while others love the drama of a bold lip or smokey eye. Regardless of your preference, there’s no denying that artfully applied makeup can work wonders.
As a model I know first hand that makeup can make a huge difference in the way a woman looks and feels. When I work with a talented makeup artist I go from looking like, well, me, to looking like some unknown creature with amazing bone structure. Break outs and blemishes disappear before my eyes and I’m ready to conquer the world in a killer pair of heels! So I reiterate that I have the utmost respect for makeup and makeup artist.
However, not everyone shares my opinion. The before and after photos shown above were posted on Reddit yesterday. The pictures drew some harsh criticism and sparked a debate about women using makeup to enhance or change their features. It’s hard to deny that the woman in the picture looks different with makeup, but is that such a bad thing?
Some Reddit users criticized the woman’s somber expression while others praised the talented makeup artist responsible for her transformation. Not surprisingly, some of the men complained that you can’t trust a woman’s looks or know what you’re really getting. While some of the women pointed out the fact that makeup allows a woman to look on the outside how she feels on the inside. You can read the comments here, although some aren’t very nice.
Essence online also did a recent feature showcasing some of Instagram’s most talented makeup artist and the before and after pictures they post to their accounts. What’s nice is that the tone of the Essence post is totally positive. The magazine’s readers seem to respect and admire a woman who cleans up nicely. One of the many photos featured in that post is shown below. To see more amazing makeup transformations, check out the entire post here.
What’s your take on it? Is makeup a useful tool for enhancing your looks or does it give a false impression to one’s self and others? Why do you think Essence readers are more supportive of it than Reddit readers?
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