Women who love to wear a lot of makeup can sometimes be accused by others of being insecure or of being overly concerned with impressing men, but Nikkie, a Youtuber famous for her makeup tutorials and expertise, wants to change all that.

After she posted a video showing the power of makeup and how much she loves it, women started to post their own half-made-up selfies on Instagram, sharing their own insights with the hashtag #ThePowerOfMakeup. Some women enjoy makeup because it's fun, others because it makes them feel better, and yet others because it's an art form!

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Nikkie's video that started it all:

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LaviniaGeorgescu
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5 years ago

I think that you guys are missing the point. The only reason you say she's prettier without makeup is because it's cool and "empowering" to say that now. She's pretty when she feels pretty. With or without makeup.

OrigamiChik3n
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4 years ago

Either that or people really do think this way. No matter how bad you think of people some are honestly kind.

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CamillaCarlström
Community Member
5 years ago

So much more beautiful w/o makeup! So big and wonderful eye(s) witch gets hidden behind way too much mascara

panda61
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5 years ago

That's not the point. Did you even watch the video?

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LydiaJalagonia
Community Member
5 years ago

UUUGHHHH.. you guys are making her point, and making yourselves look stupid. When you say things like that, you are devaluing her choice to do what she wants with her own face and body. It is a subtle but real judgement. You are not complimenting her, you are foisting your opinions of how she should be beautiful, onto her. 'Hidden behind way too much mascara', is a direct judgement of her choice to wear as much damn mascara as she wants. It's even more maddening when women say stuff like that. Ugh.

JennHoff
Community Member
4 years ago

She can wear however much makeup she wants, but I still think that in her particular case I like without makeup better. Doesn't mean that she has to do one way or the other, or that I'm judging her. Actually I feel like I'm judging the world's view of makeup, because it's changing her natural beauty into something that society has defined as beautiful. It kind of bums me out. But I'm not judging her choices.

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WhitneyMugford
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5 years ago

Oh my god where did she get that shade of red? So pretty

RickSikkink
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5 years ago

Perfectly fine either way, equally beautiful both ways.

AnjaWilliams
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4 years ago

still pretty with or without

AndreLingenfelder
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4 years ago

That eyes

AnnaEvanherr
Community Member
4 years ago

She's really beautiful without any makeup. But with it she's just a girl like thousands, nothing special.

NicolaBishop
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5 years ago

I am so jealous if her perfect complexion! She looks absolutely gorgeous both ways

Nehasoni
Community Member
5 years ago

beautiful both ways..

MichelleGoldsmith
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, she looks marvelous with all the paint on, and if she feels better with it on, that's her perogative. But I never saw the point of all the fakery, false nails, body shapers, bosom implants, makeup, etc. Why can't people just be happy with what and who they are? Work on the inside, not the outside, that's where true beauty comes from...

Ida-LinnMöller
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree, your unmade eye really draws you in. I understand if you dont want to go full on nude but maybe you can do something more natural? Cause you really are a natural beauty.

YolandaMunoz
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5 years ago

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So gorgeous without makeup!

YolandaMunoz
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5 years ago

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With makeup she appears to be wearing a masque. Hiding her gift!!

DQAzmi
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5 years ago

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I think se is prettier whitout make up

SkelleyRodriguez
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5 years ago

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I need self validation so here's a picture of myself with make-up half on my face.

PaulaShiu
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5 years ago

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ugly eyebrows

PaulaShiu
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5 years ago

beautiful girl!

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LydiaJalagonia
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5 years ago

I think she is lovely both ways.

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YolandaMunoz
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5 years ago

Pretty without makeup and uses makeup well!

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UlrikaTückdeMantel
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5 years ago

your Make-up is wonderful done! it looks like glamour but not too much!

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Ida-LinnMöller
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5 years ago

Reminds me of Jasmine.

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Jemma
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5 years ago

don't hide away ur lovely freckles! :)

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AubreyDelaCruz
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5 years ago

100% gorgeous regardlesss! Whatever makes her feel that way!! She rocks both looks!

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LuanaGl
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5 years ago

beautiful lipstick

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JenniferNeely
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5 years ago

You have natural beauty and make up enhances it.

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JennHoff
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4 years ago

You are gorgeous! Not that the outside is as important as the inside, and all that stuff.... but you're also gorgeous. :)

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MelAnie
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5 years ago

Who are you to judge

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CarlaMarroquín
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5 years ago

Bettie Page. <3

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MayaAladdin
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5 years ago

Beautiful freckles!

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SusieBelzer
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5 years ago

Gorgeous girl!!

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cest_nayce
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5 years ago

cutie!

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ShaynaJacques
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5 years ago

Lol Yolandas a bitch

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MichaelaMužíková
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5 years ago

She looks gorgeus in both versions!

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ShirleyBrightmanGillins
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5 years ago

She is gorgeous

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TammyChapman
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5 years ago

Looks like 2 different people. Which can actually be a good thing. Gorgeous! Which ever one she chooses on any given day, she's still beautiful.

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Rhon
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5 years ago

Without makeup she looks like Cate Blanchett

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DanaJuridico
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5 years ago

Beautiful even without makeup!

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KatieBear
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4 years ago

Such beautiful skin doesn't need to be covered up. Still, love the lipstick

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Imperfekt
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5 years ago

She used just enough subtle makeup to only enhance her beauty. Not overly done with liner and shadows and heavy mascara. My favorite

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I Love Me, With Or Without Makeup.

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BrittanyYow
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5 years ago

That pop of color on the eyeshadow is so darn cute!

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CarlaMarroquín
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5 years ago

She looks like Arya Stark, so pretty.

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BrittanyYow
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5 years ago

Shut up Christine. You're not a lighting technician. She's beautiful.

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TammyChapman
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful!!!

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The Power Of Natural Make Up!

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NicolaBishop
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful, such beautiful bone structure, I want your cheek bones! Beautiful with or without ♥

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LeeannStarling
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4 years ago

beautiful eyes

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TammyChapman
Community Member
5 years ago

The one with the makeup reminds me of that Ballerina movie. Beautiful.

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Twoface?

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WhitneyMugford
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5 years ago

I think this girl missed the point, she's wearing full foundation and lipstick

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BrittanyYow
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5 years ago

That lipstick color is to die for!

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#thepowerofmakeup Transforming Beyond The Norm

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Annabowlanoodles
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4 years ago

Hella awesome

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MeighilyBebéDor
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5 years ago

Lovely Lovely

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BrittanyYow
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5 years ago

That red lipstick is stunning with her skintone!

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BrittanyYow
Community Member
5 years ago

Christine, your profile picture is at an awful angle, with light on half your face and making you look real dumb when your coming on to every photo on here and talking about the angle and lighting. Shut up. And Christina, have you even read a single thing about this thread? That's entirely for her to decide! She is gorgeous with the makeup she chooses. That lipstick color compliments the skin perfectly! So pretty!

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It's None Of My Business What Others Think Of Me.

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LindaBiteMe
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5 years ago

Lol I caught you too!! You look beautiful with or without.

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5 years ago

Small contribution to the #ThePowerOfMakeup campaign - Read more on - http://biloshytska.com/make-me-up/

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It's Me Either Way

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