A makeup vlogger applied a half face of "full-on glam" makeup while leaving the other half what she described as "raw, unedited, nothing me."
YouTuber NikkieTutorials says she was inspired to make this video because of "makeup shaming." She explains in the video:
I've been noticing a lot lately that girls have been almost ashamed to say that they love makeup, cause nowadays when you say you love makeup you either do it because you wanna look good for boys, you do it because you're insecure, or you do it because you don't love yourself. I feel like in a way lately it's almost a crime to love doing your makeup.
What if you do it because society makes you feel like it's unacceptable to go to work, socialize, or generally leave your house and interact with people without makeup? Is that also a crime, or is it legal? Please advise.
She also cited some extremely rude people who she hangs out with:
I notice a lot that when I don't wear makeup and I have my hair up in a bun, and I meet people, and I show them pictures of my videos, or whatever looks I have done, they look at me and straight up tell me, 'That is not you.' They tell me that's funny, because I don't even look like that girl on the picture.
Sounds like you're meeting some horrible people, NikkieTutorials. And the reactions described here could also be used to argue that the pressure to wear extensive makeup all the time confuses people about what actual women look like. You know, if someone wanted to make that argument.
For context to the anecdote about the asshole people, here is how she looks in her most recent video:
For a video that's supposed to be empowering, Nikkie spends a lot of time in "The Power of MAKEUP!" explaining what she doesn't like about her body (eyebrows, eyes, double chin) and how she can hide her flaws. She even says at one point, "Contouring is my religion." I think that religion would require getting up too early before work, so it's probably not for me. But it's definitely cool to see half of a face look one way and half another.