Makeup has been a very talked-about topic lately. A lot of people are discussing what amount of it is ok and what is too much. At the end of the day, it depends on the person wearing it. It does have the reputation of making people look different than they look. I mean, that's kind of the point of putting it on. However, the transformations we're about to share with you leave you pretty stunned and even make you question reality a little bit.
The Instagram account Asian Makeup gathers transformation videos from all over the internet and posts them for us to enjoy and marvel at. We not only see women change their look radically, but men also join in the fun this time!
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What are your opinions on makeup? Do you wear lots of makeup yourself or do you like to keep it more natural? There have been lots of debates over what is right and what is wrong in the makeup world, with many people hating on the ones that wear too much makeup: "catfish," "take them swimming on the first date," and many other comments that probably make the person wearing the makeup feel discouraged and insecure.
This article on NBC News reads: "Using makeup doesn't hide women's 'real' beauty, it hides the labor that goes into meeting beauty standards. We’ve bought into the notion that it’s not just desirable, but mandatory to invest in the charade of what 'real women' look like." The article states that there is a danger when it comes to being too good at makeup. Many people think that makeup wearers, especially women, are trying to deceive men with their looks, but fail to see that people usually wear makeup for themselves and no one else.
There is a lot of pressure to look perfect. When you don't wear enough makeup—you're not trying or don't care about your appearance. When you wear too much, you are suddenly vain and deceitful.
However, according to this piece on Men's Health called '11 Reasons Women Look Gorgeous without Makeup,' women who don't wear a lot of makeup seem more confident, innocent, 'primal,' and sexy. It also states that they seem more outdoorsy, approachable, and down to earth.
As per this article in the New York Times, in most cases, men who try to prove that women look better without makeup using photos end up using pictures of women who are, in fact, wearing makeup. This just proves that most enjoy the 'no-makeup makeup look' that a lot of people like to do, especially for everyday purposes.
This is not the first time we've seen transformations like these here on Bored Panda. If you want to see more mad Asian makeup skills, click here. Or perhaps you would like to see people change from an 'ugly duckling' to a 'beautiful swan'? And here, you can find some proof that a hairstyle is a very important part of your look. And here you can find before-and-afters of women who got the Hollywood 'glow-up.'
No matter what your opinion on makeup is, let's hope you will enjoy these amazing transformations. If you're against a lot of makeup, try and understand that people wear, look, and behave they want to. Try to spread positivity instead of hate into the world!
Let us know what you think of these looks in the comments and don't forget to upvote your favorite ones! Follow Asian Makeup for more creative and shocking makeup looks and transformations.