[OPINION] Makeup Extreme: Beat To The Gawds


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When it comes to makeup there is so much more to it than just putting foundation on your face and eyeliner around the lids to your eyes. Social media shares many different styles from subtle to extreme. The most common being extreme, which includes foundation, contour, highlight, eyebrows, eyelashes, and baking your face. With just having these things done to your face you can come out looking like another person. Additional society pressures make it difficult to keep up and adds to the countless of social beauty standards that make some women of color solely depend on makeup to being in the spotlight.

We have seen celebrities like Lil Kim and Lisa Turtle become unrecognizable because of the amount of pressure to look good through surgery and plastered makeup on their faces. Although these women have had other things done, we have seen pictures of other women altering their faces with makeup to look completely different.

We know our favorite celebrities and artists are “Beat to the Gods” on a 24/7 basis. While makeup hides our flaws, eccentuates natural beauty it, hides what make us who we are. And having the necessity to wear a lot of it everyday presents a problem. Don’t get me wrong I like makeup but having to wear on my face 24/7 is a job of its own. Makeup is nice to play in but it is also pricey, and will put a dent in your pockets if you don’t know what you’re doing. I know we all love the beauty of makeup and what it does to us but don’t lose self love. Accept the flaws you were blessed with trying to hide them with makeup first.

Student at Fairleigh Dickinson University.I am a radio co-host for WFDU 89.1.I have a passion for writing.IG Cocolaelle

Written By Caroline Senion, Staff Writer, #mygirlsquad

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