Monday, October 10, 2016

The One "no makeup" look I don't love...

I go makeup free at least one day a week. On this day I usually wax my 'stache, do a deep exfoliation treatment, then I throw on a moisture mask, and I let my skin breath all day long. I am loving the celebs who are going makeup free (even if it is just for one Instagram post). 

Alicia Keys has had people kneeling at her feet when she dawned a red carpet completely bare faced (although other articles have said that she was wearing a brow product), and then continued to be seen on the television compensation series The Voice as a judge/coach with no makeup in sight. For die hard Alicia Keys fans this was an interesting thing. In one way it was unexpected, because keys is a long time wearer of high shine gloss and smokey eyes. But at the same time her laid back personalty and simplistic vibe makes this feel like the obvious thing for her to do.

While celebs have popped up on snap chat and Instagram bare faced multiple times in the last few years, going to an event with no makeup has not been a thing. Even Sia, (who is infamous for wearing massive wigs that cover her face entirely to events) has not been spotted dawning the red carpet without any lipstick. So then we had someone else take note of the positive feedback Miss Keys was getting and go to a celebrity event and posts saying she was there bare faced. That's right folks, I am talking about Kim K.

I actually LIKE the Kardashians. You don't have to agree with me, but I think they get a lot of hate and judgement for doing things other people do all the time, just because they are famous. And while the way they got there may have been unsavory, now they own businesses, promote products, have apps, run makeup lines, have written books, modeled, and more. I love the way several of the Kardashian's (Khloe K and Kendall Jenner are my personal faves) are unapologetically themselves. I suppose you'd have to learn to be that way when your every move is heavily scrutinized.

So why then am I bringing this up? because Kim Kardashian posted this gem of an instagram picture:

The caption (in case you can't read it) is "Balenciaga. No make up today."

The reason I hate this so much is that she IS wearing makeup. I have watched the Kardashian's early in their series. She is shown on that show season 1 and 2 with no makeup on several times. In this picture (on the left) you can see a shot of one of those times, however even in this picture she has on gloss. So I guess "no make up today" means a nude shimmery shadow, brows filled in, a few lash extensions, a nude lip, foundation/concealer, and only a little highlight, instead of the strobing you usually see.

I am not buying it! I am not! Women have a lot of self confidence issues, and what is nice about seeing celebs go bare faced, is that you can think to yourself "hey, the flawless Katy Perry has some dark spots too"! It is to show women that their natural beauty is enough and that they are not alone. But this is false advertising. It make girls feel insecure and is a little insulting that we are supposed to buy this. Why do you think?


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