While this has happened to me, the main victims of this have been people who are internet famous. Once you gain lots of followers on Apps like Instagram, you get more and more comments, both positive and negative, from your followers. People who the internet recognizes as famous are more affected by makeup shamming. While it is expected for celebs to be made up, these internet famous personalities are not seen the same and therefore are more prone to criticisms about their appearance than actual stars. Before Blac Chyna became fodder for TMZ, and began getting invited to some A-list events, she was made famous by a line in a Drake song. Then she got even more internet fame from being Tyga’s girlfriend. I’ve seen this makeup shamming happen to Chyna at that time and sometimes it went too far.
The fact is makeup doesn’t make you look pretty… it is a form of expression that makes women feel more womanly. Well at least for me, this is the one thing I wanted to do while growing up that I couldn’t do because I was too young. Makeup is a rite of passage for me. It was one of the things that made me feel like a grown up. It’s not the thing that makes me feel pretty. Don’t get me wrong, it does help, but my confidence comes from several places. I have several degrees. I love to write and feel very confident in that. Only after that do I focus on my looks. It isn’t my main focus. It’s just one part of the whole.
The one thing that does strike me as I'm reading these comments is how concerned these people are about someone else's face. How would you like for me to tell you that you have to wear makeup in order to be beautiful? You wouldn't. So maybe you should live your own life and just be happy with who you are and let others be happy with who they are as well.