Meaningful Makeup Looks That Are Spreading Positive Messages on Social Media

August 11, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | by L'Oréal
We love that makeup allows us to be creative and express ourselves without any limits. For some of us, it gives us a moment in our day to be fully present while doing something for ourselves. Makeup can also be used as a means of spreading a meaningful and positive message. Lately, we’ve come across some beautiful makeup looks that are doing just that. Check out some of our favorites ahead. 

Black Lives Matter 

In this makeup look, @msimanie draws a puzzle made up of different skin tone shades on her face to represent unity. She also ties it all together by drawing a black fist on her face to represent the Black Lives Matter movement. 

You’re Not Alone

If you’re someone who struggles with their mental health, @belle_moi_official is here to tell you that you are not alone. She writes in her caption how social media often highlights happy moments and not the bad. Through makeup, she aims to show a different perspective in an attempt to validate and destigmatize mental health.

Save the Planet

Many beauty brands are finally working towards becoming more environmentally friendly. Makeup artist @trevor.j.barrett is doing his part by spreading awareness about the importance of saving the Amazon rainforest via this gorgeous makeup look. It shows half of his face covered in beautiful, healthy foliage with a stunning blue smokey eye, while the other half is bare, lifeless and dull. Consider it a warning of what could happen if we don’t all do our part. 

Pride Month Is Every Month

With her stunning rainbow eyes, @_riya03 is offering a friendly reminder that advocating for LGBTQ+ rights should go beyond Pride month.

Stay Home

As a team that has been practicing social distancing since the beginning of March, we appreciate @avisi_agarwal20’s creative makeup look telling people to stay home. Her finished masterpiece also reminds us that staying home is the perfect excuse to hone in on those makeup skills. 
 Photo Courtesy of: Ms. Imani E.

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