As a makeup artist, and more importantly as a feminist, I see makeup as a way for a woman to make herself feel good. I see it as a creative outlet. I don't wear it for praise from others, or to look "pretty." I am comfortable with no makeup on. I embrace my wrinkles, my acne scars, double chin and being plus size in real life. I don't even do my hair most days.
We need to remember social media is not real life & that we only show what we want you to see. I make it known that my images are edited. I want my page to look like a magazine spread, it's my art. It's not my reality.
When people say I'm pretty I actually take it as an insult. I want to be complimented for being fierce, being strong, being opinionated, kind, and intelligent... so many better things to be than pretty. I hope my girls grow up aspiring to be more than their looks. You have value as a human being, and you have so much more to offer than that. #immorethanpretty #sebmakeup
NZ based hair and makeup artist, Mum, wife, beauty blogger, & advocate for self acceptance & empowering women.