Beauty is a topic that interests me and I believe needs talking about, as I feel it’s a topic that many people, especially in the 21st century, feel insecure about.
In today’s world, I feel that there are a lot of stereotypes around beauty and makeup, especially linking to social media pages regarding how a girl should look! As well as the implications this causes for how people show the world natural beauty and the realism behind who somebody is!
Something I feel passionate about, is loudly sharing the message of NATURAL BEAUTY to the world…it should come prior to makeup beauty. I want to take the chance to compare natural looks to makeup looks, we need to do this often so we can see where the real beauty lies… as in my opinion the real beauty lies underneath the makeup products that the media encourages women to use. Alongside this, I’d like us all to take a look at the prices of these products, the price that many females are willing to pay. I feel that makeup itself is a stereotype that goes unseen. I feel that to a degree, these expensive brands are out to prey on people who want to look good… people are not as accepting of their own natural beauties as they used to be, so they’re happier and more willing to pay into this.
Instead of promoting more affordable brands which provide products that do the exact same job, we are exposed to the most expensive brands. This not only provides a downgrading feeling to any product that isn’t that, but it also makes us spend more money on things we don’t need. Not only that, in my opinion this can lead on to bullying within schools and outside schools, if we don’t use the right products, we don’t fit in. I feel that makeup companies have a way of persuading customers to feel that they should be buying the most expensive products.
I want you to know that this is not true. You do not need it, and this is a form of manipulation that goes unseen. We need to be more accepting of natural beauty and encourage people to feel comfortable in their own skin!