Image via YouTube (Nikkietutorials).
That doesn’t make me superficial, insecure, vain or trying to impress men. And it certainly doesn’t give anyone the right to makeup shame me.
It’s a feeling that many, including Dutch beauty vlogger Nikkietutorials, are all too familiar with.
In a video that’s been viewed over 10 million times, the 20 year old nails everything that’s wrong with the judgement women receive for choosing to wear makeup.
“I feel like lately it’s almost a crime to love doing your makeup,” she says to her million plus subscribers. (Post continues after video.)
“Girls have been almost ashamed to say that they love makeup. Because nowadays if you wear makeup, you do it to impress boys, because you’re insecure or because you don’t love yourself.”
And apparently it’s no better when you go without, with Nikkie confessing many people have accused her of lying about what she looks like.
“If I don’t wear makeup and meet people and show them pictures of my videos or looks I have done, they look at me and straight up tell me ‘That’s not you’,” she says.
“They say ‘It’s funny because you don’t even look like that girl in the picture’.”
To prove just how powerful makeup can be, as well as explain exactly why it’s OK to love and wear makeup (because it is), Nikkie creates a seriously glam tutorial with her favourite products… on just one side of her face.