Our Favorite Disabled and Differently-Abled Beauty Bloggers Share What Beauty Means to ThemApril 17, 2020
It was once said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but according to us, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, here at Makeup.com, we believe that beauty radiates from the inside, and that makeup is a form of self-expression that can help enhance your natural beauty on the inside and out. To celebrate this notion, we asked some of our favorite disabled and differently-abled beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers what beauty means to them. Here’s what they had to say.
Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer, Disability Lifestyle Influencer“Beauty to me means being your authentic self at all times. Being fearless in how you show up in the world and loving yourself everyday”
Cailey Darling, Disabled, AMNR, Visually Impaired, Chronic Migraines, Beauty and Fashion Blogger“To me, beauty means self-expression, confidence and feeling self-assured and happy in one’s own skin. It is knowing one’s own worth regardless of aesthetics.”
Tess Daly, Disabled Fashion and Beauty Influencer“Beauty to me is a projection of who you are on the inside. Everybody’s idea of beauty is completely different, and so everybody’s visual representation of what beauty means to them will be different also. When I break the word ‘beauty’ down, I personally feel the most ‘beautiful’ when I’m wearing very minimal makeup, maybe just a pair of lashes and some lip gloss. However, I use makeup as an instrument to express my personality, so nothing gives me more pleasure than creating really bold, colourful makeup looks. Beauty to me is so varied, it can be stripped back and simple but it can also be loud and brash. It is creative freedom.”
Emily Davison, Writer, Blogger and Youtuber
“Beauty is about claiming your identity. For many centuries all over the world, beauty has tended to stand as a way of merging in with societal norms, it’s been about confirming a ‘rend’. But in today’s world, beauty is about owning your identity and choosing how you look without any constraints.”