there’s someone with my exact name who pops up when I egogoogle, and whoever this kid is, she really likes One Direction
and at first I was like, how did we end up so different
then I started humming Everybody by the Backstreet Boys and realised I have absolutely no leg to stand on here
EYELASHES YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO PREVENT STUFF FROM FALLING IN MY EYE BUT WHEN YOU FALL IN MY EYE THEN WHAT AM I SUPPOSE TO DO YOU WERE MY LAST LINE OF DEFENSE AND YOU BETRAYED ME
get off my post
You don’t have to lash out
these puns are far too cornea
even when i wear “man murdering winged eyeliner” and “the blood of men lipstick” the fact is the makeup industry is
- owned by men
- run by men
- marketed towards women to attract men
It all depends! There are many, many, many resources for makeup that are made and run by women, you just have to do a little bit of looking!
Makeup Geek is one of the most professional I know of, with Marlena’s products tending to equal the quality of high-end things. Eyeshadows and blushes are her specialty, but the brushes are pretty good too. Also, there’s a ton of tutorials for anyone new to makeup.
Aromaleigh is founded and run by Kristen Leigh Bell, and frequently donates to charity - right now, I think they’re running a campaign for Golden Hat, since Bell is autistic and thus it’s a subject dear to her. Really good mineral products and lots of unique shades of eyeshadow! Plus, they’re all geek themed. You may have seen photos of the Hannibal collection floating around Tumblr.
Mally Beauty is run by Mally Roncal, a WOC, and is pretty dang successful! (Darker-skinned people: I believe you can actually find shades of foundation that suit you here, but I’m not sure - worth a look if you’re having trouble, though!)
And, like, you’re never going to be able to escape and operate outside the patriarchy. That’s kind of the point of the patriarchy. The best you can do is use its own tools to dismantle it from the inside over a long time, shifting the balance of power. Which is what women are doing when they are redefining the meaning of makeup for them, saying that it doesn’t matter to them what men think of it, calling their eyeliner man-slaying. And it’s what all the women I pointed to above are doing, taking a bit of that industry for themselves. It’s a slow, multi-pronged process, but it’s a big problem to tackle.
it works tho
I am for serious thinking about picking up a bar to supplement my other shampoo c’:
you are super cute and your skin is flawless <3
<3 <3 <3
My skin’s actually been terrible lately since I haven’t been taking my meds, but I used a primer under my foundation today for the first time and holy crap, does it make a difference. Also, my truly egregious pimples are hidden under my fringe :3