Lately, I have found that I don’t really have all that much to say about makeup. Basically, if makeup doesn’t look like something that I can eat, it is hard for me to conjure up any thoughts that many people have not voiced before me in what is probably both a much more articulate and timely manner.
This is possibly because makeup, which has always been a sort of feminist issue, has become a particularly hot-button topic right now. Everyone, it seems–from Alicia Keys who swore off makeup a few months ago, saying that she didn’t want to “cover up anymore,” to the multiple people who have pointed out that makeup actually helps them with their own self-expression, has something to say about the beauty-industrial complex and how it affects them personally–and, as a result, girls and women everywhere.
Personally? I don’t have any particularly deep thoughts on makeup to share in this exact moment. I like to wear makeup myself, though I respect and understand others who do not, and mostly feel that it is not something that most people need to concern themselves with at all if it does not involve them personally. Something that I think most people will be able to involve themselves personally without feeling too political, however, are these tweets about makeup. Basically, if you are obsessed with makeup, these tweets totally get you. If you are not obsessed with makeup at all, these tweets will provide you with an interesting anthropological study. Either way, you should check them out right now:
1. This glo up:
— MAKEUP ✨ (@HacksForGirlz) September 16, 2016
2. THE STRUGGLE:
After spending 3 hours on your make up and you get that "sorry i can't make it" text pic.twitter.com/xUPk4YcqoV
— (@MakeupsDIY) July 22, 2016
“makeup actually expires!!!” not if it costs more than $10 it doesnt. It expires when it's empty
— Betty T. (@BeautyByBetty) September 16, 2016
"Too much highlight!"
"Your brows are too dark!"
"Natural is more beautiful!"
"Your cheeks are 2 dark!"
— Makeup Tutorials (@FIawlessMakeup) September 16, 2016
you vs the girl he tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/JC0zZwgDAQ
— MAKEUP (@BeautyPostss) September 15, 2016
6. A beautiful parable:
guy in my film class made a short about removing a girl's makeup to show her ShE's BeAuTiFuL n when it ended a girl threw a lipstick at him
— crissy milazzo (@crissymilazzo) February 9, 2016
a pie chart on why girls wear makeup pic.twitter.com/vZ5009pTsa
— Makeup (@TheMakeupGuides) September 15, 2016
8. The motto:
report due? watch makeup tutorial
ur boyfriend cheated on u? watch
ur life is falling apart? watch makeup tutorial
— Jenny (@xojennydey) October 18, 2015
9. Find the lie:
The Venn diagram of men who say women take too long to get ready and men who ask if you're sick when you're not wearing makeup is a circle.
— Siobhan Thompson (@vornietom) November 20, 2014
I'm getting cremated because I don't trust anyone to do my eyebrows when I die.
— daddykhadds (@khadijzah) November 13, 2015
11. Extremely same:
my kink is highly pigmented makeup in large quantities for reasonable prices
— Betty T. (@BeautyByBetty) July 22, 2016
12. UH GOALS:
im wearing dark lipstick & a little girl in the donut line with me just asked her mom if she could "say hi to the good witch" & then waved
— christine friar (@christinefriar) May 21, 2016
13. I mean…yeah:
When you're wearing 25$ mascara and 28$ eyeliner, there's no time for crying.
— Ash Costello (@Ash_Costello) November 17, 2015
"makeup isn't natural on men" uhhh it's not natural on anyone? No one is born with mascara and a liquid lipstick lmao foh
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@MakeupsDIY) July 22, 2016
People: u wear too much makeup
— Samprit (@nishxnish) July 22, 2016
I hope the Blue Man Group realizes they would be just as pretty without all that makeup
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) May 20, 2016
@bretmanrock you are a man. Men should not wear makeup.
Did Jesus wear makeup? No. Should you wear makeup? No.
— kaitlynn (@whitebecky1776) September 15, 2016
Uhm maybe because they didn't have makeup back then…,…. Like duh https://t.co/ohNcaCKbyi
— Bretman Rock (@bretmanrock) September 15, 2016
Did you laugh at these tweets? Which ones? Let us know in the comments!