I turned on #YouTube today, I haven’t in months, and watched the first @glamlifeguru video that was on my list. I’m sad to say I’m incredibly disappointed. Within a minute of starting the YouTuber was trashing palettes left and right and this @beccacosmetics was the first on the list. As Tati sat trashing beautiful palettes I couldn’t help but feel sad. Sad for all the young girls I see these days thinking they need to wear a #kimkardashianwest cake face of makeup on a daily basis.
Instead of teaching about skin health, skincare, and how to enhance natural beauty with makeup, Youtubers sit slamming makeup because it isn’t bold or bright enough for their everyday drag style cakeface makeup. Not that I don’t like drag makeup, I actually feel that it’s an art form in itself. I also feel it necessary to say I love watching all these Youtubers. I feel like they do a lot of great things and do have a lot of knowledge. There is just a whole lot they are still not saying!
It’s time to empower these young girls to love who they are and how to enhance their natural beauty. It’s also important to teach the importance of skincare and knowing what you are putting on your face and body. I was completely appalled when I saw that my daughters 13 year old cousin knew how to perfectly apply a full cake face down to lashes, contouring, and baking. What 13 year old should be baking their face?!?!?! The answer is none. What 13year old should know the importance of taking care of their skin? All of them!
Lashes, contouring, and baking. That 13 year old girl is asking for wrinkles, patchy skin, and the need for Botox in her 20’s and so will every other young girl out there that follows these youtubers and thinks what they teach is life. Let’s teach these girls responsible makeup use and knowledge of good and bad ingredients and how they react to different skin concerns and types.
Responsible skincare and responsible makeup is just as important as responsible nutrition and exercise. No makeup won’t cause obesity but at the same time some of the ingredients in some of the cosmetic products can cause cancer and get in your bloodstream and over time can make you sick. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, it acts as a filter and a canvas. You only get one skin and it’s time to nourish and love the skin you are in!