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    Contouring. Bronzering. Strobing. Paint-rolling on foundation. Extreme lip liner...(Blame Kylie Jenner).

    The list goes on.

    As I flick through Instagram and Facebook's incessant stream of 'relationship goals', that mainly consist of horny pre-teens asking for lots of food and booty calls, and cats jumping in surprise because of cucumbers, I find a particular category of posts that stirs up a mix of emotions inside of me: it is the "Instagram Make Up".

    You've all seen it. Heavily made-up males and females with contour structures so sharp it could kill a man. I somehow love and despise this look at the same time.

    Why I love it: "it looks so FUN! How did that girl make her eyebrows so thick? Who would have known that 'burnt orange' blended into someones eye crease could look so appealing? I love that glitter girl, I want to look like a disney princess/pantomime wannabe too. Who said stone coloured lips were just for the poorly circulated?"

    Why I hate it: "damn, removing this make up is difficult. I think the majority of these girls are starting to look like the same person - it's like they're barbie doll robots or something. What I would do to see a natural, classic beauty. Do some men actually find this stuff pleasing, or do they also think it need toning down a bit?"

    Am I alone in this? Are there others out there who are wishing they had a make up wipe one minute but then Youtubing a make up tutorial in the next?
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    I don't understand half of it. Like whats wrong with only a little bit of makeup. I would love to learn how to do the makeup but id be sick and tired of smudging it everywhere even if it has been smudge proofed XD
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    Most of them look like they've had their faces coloured in with crayons. Some can be really good, but the contouring is a bit OTT most of the time

    All I see are Kardashian wannabes :puke:

    And I get called 'plain' for wearing nothing but mascara and lipstick lmao
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    Then the whole contouring thing gets the reply of girls tricking guys?
    Its acceptable as long as there isnt too much makeup (Kardashians)
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    I actually love it. Granted, what you see on Instagram isn't suitable makeup for wearing outside - and the people who are posting pictures most probably don't wear that much makeup everyday.
    However - I love my contour, my lipliner, false eyelashes. There are days when I go to Uni barefaced and days when I go out with a full face on feeling like I could illuminate the world with my highlight. I don't really care what people think, I wear makeup for myself - I enjoy the process of putting it on, the art of shading and blending, and the extra bit of confidence I get from it.
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    Having witnessed a woman plummeting from 8/10 smoking-hot to 5/10 chain-smoker via unchecked perspiration, I prefer those who use cosmetics to 'normalise' their appearance over those who source their make-up tutorials from Industrial Light & Magic.
 
 
 
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