Have you ever caught yourself looking at a woman with a full face of makeup and found yourself judging her? If I’m keeping it real, the truth is I definitely have. In that moment, my cruel mind probably thought something like, “what’s she trying to cover up with all that makeup?” Now that I’m able to check myself, I know the truth is, if she was trying to cover something, it’s none of my business and if she wanted to wear all that makeup because it made her her feel flawless as hell, good for her. Who am I to hate on that?
Unfortunately, with apps like Instagram and Facebook, the judging and hateration has reached an all-time high in society. (At least it feels that way). Which is why some insanely honest beauty bloggers have been taking on society’s beauty standards and sharing their insecurities along with any criticism they’ve received. Women from all different walks of life are making makeup tutorials where they highlight the obstacles they’ve overcome, while making sure their highlight is on point.
So the next time you start to judge a woman in a video or someone walking down the street, just remember we all have a story and a struggle, as these five inspirational makeup videos indicate.
As an actress, Shu An Oon opened up about constantly being criticized about her appearance and said she often contemplates plastic surgery.
During this Khloe Dosh makeover, she recites an uplifting poem about other people’s misconceptions about beauty while transforming model Carlene AJ.
Ronke Raji wants to inspire more women to be confident and love themselves. In this installment, this beauty keeps it real about the challenges of finding makeup that works with her skin-tone.
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Burn survivor Shalom Blac, has overcome the pain of her scars and is confident in her skin.
Shalom’s confidence has even rubbed off on her younger sister, Simnon. Proof that loving ourselves can change the way others love themselves.