If you use Instagram, Pinterest, or Youtube you may have already seen or heard of Contouring
The young lady above has contoured her face. This is when a woman, or man, applies brighter and darker shades of makeup to accentuate certain parts of the face. Contouring has changed the way women apply make-up dramatically. For starters, they require several more products to achieve this look than needed before. Long ago, make-up was simply
- Eyeshadow + Eyeliner
Since this trend has taken over, products such as contouring kits, setting sprays, and highlighters, which are needed to achieve this look, are costing any where from $50 to $200. The issue isn’t the price of make-up, since I believe if you can afford it, if it interests you, purchase it! The concern for many is the women who do this constantly are concealing what they really look like. Now of course make-up conceals blemishes, but take a look at the woman above once more. Did you notice? When comparing her face at number 1 and 6, she looks extremely different. As if she has been photoshopped.
While women are greatly influenced to update their make-up routine, men have been vocal online about their opinion on how this insane amount of make-up affects their ability to choose a partner. A more extreme example of “deception”, as several male Twitter users call it, are the photos below. Many men have captioned photos “take her swimming on the first date” for women who they feel look completely different without the products.
While I don’t personally have an issue with a person wearing this much, well, I can’t since its not my face, I do understand why young men are reluctant to date a girl who wears this much product. I believe that women’s use of make-up to attract a man is similar to how men flaunt expensive jewelry and nice cars to attract women. In the end, when all of these materials are removed, everyone just wants to be accepted.