The internet is full of makeup tutorials and review videos that feature a before and after. It not only displays the product, but gives a snapshot of the artist’s work. Unfortunately, many people on the internet see this and turn it into makeup shaming. It takes courage to put your work out there as a makeup artist and cyber bullying is an unfortunate byproduct of social media and the digital world. However, many artists are turning this experience into something positive.
It’s been a few years since Bella Delune posted a video that would forever change her makeup career. Because she had been called a clown in comments she created a clown-inspired contouring look and turn it into something beautiful. The results are stunning, and since then she has received tremendous support for calling out her haters.
The day before Stacy turned 23, she opted to have her makeup done by makeup artist Theresa Francine. Before and after photos were later posted that quickly went viral, the comments slathered with negative comments. Instead of letting it get her down, Stacy faced that hate and turned it into a inspiring social media campaign called #BeautyOverBullying. Using the hashtag, she encourages women to post makeup-less selfies to bring awareness to cyber bullying. The result was women joining the campaign by posting photos of themselves without makeup all over Facebook and Instagram.
There are many more beauty bloggers and makeup artists that are using their influence on the internet to spread the positivity about makeup. Here are some that are from right here in Washington D.C.
Tammy Williams, a Washington D.C. native, is behind EyeLive4Beauty which has a mission to share makeup artistry and teach about beauty techniques. She has had the chance to share her own makeup art when she was asked to be the sole makeup artist for the Up Against The Wall Fashion Show for the Howard University Homecoming in 2009.
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Therese Rosebelle Q. is a beauty blogger that has had an affinity for makeup since she was 12 years old when she borrowed makeup from her mother’s purse. Therese was born in the Philippines, grew up in New York, and recently moved to Washington D.C. She uses Instagram and her blog, Just Add Lipstick, to share her favorite cosmetic products and show the fun, outgoing person that she is. She also shared her support for an event held earlier this year called the Pink Tie Party. The Pink Tie Party is a annual fundraiser event for National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting the beauty of nature and international friendship.
Lara Ramos runs a beauty blog called the Glossarie that she started in 2009. Her slogan for her blog is, “pretty is a lifestyle, this is the guide.” She uses her blog with social media to provide her honest reviews of her favorite beauty products, along with sharing events in her life with her readers. She made an impact back in 2013 when serving as a brand ambassador for Avon. In her blog, Lara shared that she had the opportunity present data from a study for m.powerment by mark at a congressional briefing. The study’s focus was to reveal sobering statistics on dating and relationship abuse and highlight the need to educate young people about the subject. She has also recently started working for COVERGIRL as a Senior Account Executive.
Tiyana Robinson started out as a makeup artist in 2013. Just four years later, she was voted the best makeup artist of Washington D.C.. After working in the legal and media industries for a short while, she decide to change careers to pursue her passion in makeup. She shares all of her work on her Instagram page, and the results are stunning!
Here is proof of how artists used their makeup platforms to spread positive vibes. Remember to not let makeup haters get you down and stop you from doing what you love. If you have a desire to master the beautiful art of makeup, contact us for information about our MUD makeup program.