I have an issue with the media.
We need to
change the conversation
Makeup is an amazing tool for
self-care, expression and experimentation.
But more often than not, this isn’t the way it’s advertised. Real people are being sold unrealistic ideals, and it’s
There’s nothing wrong with
wanting to use makeup.
It’s the way that
people are being told they need to cover up
that is the issue.
Beauty is whatever
you believe it is. Makeup is supposed to be fun.
The only representation of blemishes is usually someone screaming at their bathroom mirror after finding a pimple on their face before going on a date.
That would surely
deter their date
from being attracted to them.
If this is
the message we are sending young people
about the tiniest bumps, then how are people who suffer from more severe skin conditions meant to feel?
Y: A survey with over 100 people between the ages of 13-25.
55% of them wore make up due to insecurity.
50% had on at least one occasion decided not to attend an event because they felt insecure about their skin.
68% said they felt the way that skin is portrayed in the media influenced the decision.
It’s really important
not to think of makeup as something to
hide your flaws
We need to stop teaching people that if they leave these things exposed that they aren’t complete.
Everyone experiences issues.
Acne, a few pimples here or there, rosacea, eczema. So why don’t we see this reflected in the media?
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