Makeup Shaming Rant!

Hey everyone,

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been absent since the beginning of December. The reason – there isn’t really one. I didn’t feel like blogging and I had a lot going on at work so I thought what’s the point in forcing it.

Anyway on to today’s topic ‘makeup shaming’ as I’ve called it. I hate to jump straight into a rant at the beginning of the year but to be honest this really has been grinding my gears for quite a while now.

‘Makeup shaming’ as I call it is the act of criticising and attacking others for the amount of makeup they wear; however much or little. 

Let’s get one thing straight here. I do not tolerate bullying, name calling or small minded attitudes. On my blog or in my life. Calling someone a bad example, a whore, a slut, ugly or whatever else your nasty little mind can conjure up because you are of the opinion that they wear too much makeup is just plain ridiculous. I’m sorry if I’m wrong but as far as I am aware there is no rule book or list of commandments that predetermines what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to your beauty regime. If you feel beautiful and if you’re happy then it’s nobody else’s goddamn business.

The only limitation here is yourself. You only feel beautiful when you’re comfortable in your look and the only rules that determine what your look is are the ones you set. You can wear nothing or everything and don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

Makeup is whatever it means to you, and to me it’s an art form. To me it’s a way to enjoy and express myself. I’ve never been bothered what people thought about my makeup, in fact just the opposite. The more people criticise me the more it encourages me to keep doing me.

Here is just one example. I went to my local pub on New Year’s Eve and I was completely digging my style. I wore a black cami, oversized faux fur coat, ripped jeans, dramatic eyeshadow and bold black lipstick. I felt fierce as hell, and I took a tonne of selfies to prove it. This older gentlemen clearly misjudged the situation, and me, so he approached me and cracked the joke “you do know Halloween has already been love?” His mistake. I turned, smiled and said “I don’t expect someone of your age to know much about fashion LOVE.”

Black Lipstick

Yeah it was harsh, I’m sure he thought he was making a harmless joke. But guess what fucker, wind your neck in and think before you speak. NEVER make comments or rude remarks on someone’s appearance just because it’s not your cup of tea. And this goes the other way too, NEVER EVER let anyone put you down when you’re feeling your look. Fashion is so subjective and if they really want to try and criticise you they’re probably just a miserable prick anyway.

Rachel x

23 thoughts on “Makeup Shaming Rant!

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. We should never comment on someone elses appearance. But the point you made that I liked best? To stand up for ourselves and not allow someone to do it to us either. 🙂 I struggle with this.
    Happy new year!

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  2. Bullying is something that i really hate 🙂
    I don’t “judge” older people for sometimes looking at me like,what the hell is she wearing or what kind of make up does she have,is she blind etc.They are older and they mostly don’t understand what today’s youth is doing 🙂 (don’t think i’m defending the man who asked you the question)

    Feel free to be yourself!! People will always have some kind of opinion and no one should be trying to make everyone happy 🙂

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    • That’s okay I value everyone’s opinion, and I did probably over react a little! I just don’t believe a person’s appearance is a window into their character. Thank you for stopping by 🙂 xx


  3. Girl, that man deserved your comment & you weren’t rude in the slightest so off with him! I love this post so so so so much. Honestly, it’s one of the best posts I’ve ever read… like EVER. I love how blunt you are. I love that you are being completely up front on your views. I love that you accept that makeup is an art form, which is how I feel, and that no one should be judged for feeling beautiful in it! (Also, that last one… I almost typed “I love you” instead of “I love that you”… I mean, if it fits? 😉) I will DEFINITELY be continuing to read your blog!

    xo, Kimberly

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  4. Could not say it better myself. Body shaming, Makeup shaming. We are bullied every day of our lives, sometimes without even realising. “I’m joking” doesn’t take away the pain your words may cause someone. Be nice or be quiet – my motto 🙂

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