Make-up shaming..the ugly side of being a beauty lover.

Makeup shaming is making someone feel bad or guilty for wearing or enjoying makeup. Typically women are judged for trying too hard, or not trying hard can we win!?

Society sets impossible beauty standards for women, these standards have been heightened in recent times with social media. The perfection that was once so distant in glossy magazines, now seems normal with thousands of amazingly beautiful women given the platform to be seen. But what if (god forbid) you don’t “wake up like dissss”?

Lately trends have been praising ‘natural beauty’ and this is fantastic..if you are a natural beauty. The women that are lucky enough to be born this way or rich enough to become this way are seen as wholesome, less shallow and more “honest” by both men and women.

Leaving women that wear a little make-up (or a lot, you do you gurl or boy 😉 ) perceived as people that are high maintenance and insecure. We feel bad if we don’t fit the definition of typical beauty and guilty if we try to meet these same expectations.

In two minutes i can pop on some mascara and concealer and feel 1000% better about myself. Then BAM a comment from a family member or friend “you’re putting mascara on?! but we are just going to the shops” or the “You don’t need any make-up, you look fineee”. Yes i know i look fine, but quite frankly i can look better so I’m going to.

Whether we like it or not humans are judged based on appearances, first impressions are often visual. Make-up can provide an even skin tone to a person that suffers from severe acne, instead of them staying at home feeling depressed it frees them to in fact be themselves and have confidence.

One of the main trends that comes up on the subject of make-up shaming is pictures of women before and after make-up (examples below) posted by men with the comments “this is why i have trust issues” or “this is why you take a female swimming on your first date”. What these men don’t understand is “this” is not for you..and as one very eloquent and anonymous woman put it “I don’t see why i’m being blamed for a man being stupid enough to think i have sparkly gold eyelids”.

Make-up is not worn to trick or lie to people, it does however give many people the chance to be their true self that isn’t held back by the fear of being judged on a visual first impression. It creates an equal chance for their inner beauty to be seen.

So the moral of the story is, if you have been make-up shamed..screw the haters. Do what makes YOU happy and confident, if someone judges you thats their problem not yours.

On the other hand if you have make-up shamed or judged..SCREW YOU!..just kidding.  What i meant to say was next time you go to judge someone take into consideration that wearing make-up doesn’t harm anyone,  if it makes someone happy then you should encourage them to be their best selves.

Check out the amazing video of Jomar Valentin reading her poem “in my skin” click this link below.

In My Skin by Jomar Valentin

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Yeezy Season..A look at fresh make-up.

Hey Guys!

As you all have probably heard, #kanyewest Launched his Yeezy Season 3 clothing line and new album #thelifeofpablo on the same madison square garden. Major.

I adore his clothing but today i thought it would be nice to have a look at the make-up and hair (or lack there of) at his past three shows.

The make-up is extremely minimal, to the untrained eye i’m sure a lot of people assume there is zero make-up, and THAT is exactly why its so perfect. No doubt there is make-up but it is the type of no make-up look that suits the clothing perfectly.

The make-up is glowing, neutral, fresh and effortless the hair is either out and very natural or in some shows concealed completely. Its the ultimate “i woke up like this” look.

If you want to achieve this look, here are a few tips..

  1. Don’t use a full coverage foundation (if any) and leave imperfections such as freckles and beauty marks.
  2. Use a rich moisturiser before make-up application.
  3. Only use neutral matte shades on the face, no bright coloured brushes
  4. Opt for a light oil dabbed on the cheeks instead of a highlighter with pigment, the shimmer is an obvious make-up whereas oil will give you a natural glow.


If you want to see this look broken down further i’ve made a tutorial you can check out here:


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Kylie Jenner Look Reloaded!

Hey guys!

I decided to do a Kylie Jenner reloaded video because i have been doing lots more research on what products and techniques she uses! (including this fool proof liner trick!)

I’m guessing if you are watching you love Kylie i hope this helps y’all achieve her look!

Love Katy xx

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Kylie Jenner Inspired Winter Look..perfect for pale skin tones too!

Hey y’all!!

I’m obsessed with #kyliejenner at the moment..her transformation has been legendary! there are thousands of tutorials for her look but this is my take on it, she is inspiring me so much at the moment how could i not!

I have adapted it slightly so pale skin tones can wear her look too! there are two lips nude and one winter burgundy..let me know what you guys think of the look/kylie’s transformation is she inspiring to you guys as she is to me?

Chat soon!

Love Kt xxx

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My new favourite super cheap brand! Massive E.L.F review!

Hey Guys!

Although E.L.F has been in Australia for a little while, its relatively new here..I finally checked it out and i’m hooked! Products start from $3! So cheap that i bought a TON of i’ve reviewed them so you guys know which ones are worth trying..Let me know what you think by commenting on my youtube account 🙂

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How I Became A Make-up Artist..

Hey lovely people!

I realised i never actually introduced myself formally when i first started blogging and making videos, so i wanted to share my story of how i became a make-up artist and the kind of work that i do.

I am thinking of doing a video on “how to become a make-up artist” with tips on how to make a successful career out of make-up artistry, if this is something you guys would be interested then be sure to let me know and i can make it for you.

I would love it if you guys supported my youtube channel by liking, subscribing and sharing my videos it would mean the world to me 🙂

Love Katy xxx

Pretty Day eyes to Sexy Smouldering eyes with just one product!!

Hey Guys,

I’ve never been a massive smokey eyes girl but one of the main questions i get asked is “How to do smokey eyes” , as well as how to “take day make-up to night make-up”.

So i have combined the two and better yet the smokey eye only needs one product, so you can take it to work with you and be sexy for those after work drinks 😉

Products Used:

Paint Pot in shades Perky, Soft Ochre By MAC

Colour Tattoo in shade Tough As Taupe By Mabelline

I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara By Essence Cosmetics

Cray about Colour pencil in Drawn To Diamonds By Australis



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