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!

More info: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: elitedaily)

Nikkie's video that started it all:

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LaviniaGeorgescu
Community Member
6 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.

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LydiaJalagonia
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6 years ago

I think she is lovely both ways.

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YolandaMunoz
Community Member
6 years ago

Pretty without makeup and uses makeup well!

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UlrikaTückdeMantel
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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Ida-LinnMöller
Community Member
6 years ago

Reminds me of Jasmine.

RickSikkink
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful either way a bit heavy on the eyebrow for my taste but she isn't wearing it to impress me :)

AnjaWilliams
Community Member
5 years ago

how much botox are in those lips ?

Kieleenterprise
Community Member
5 years ago

this experiment shows that everyone is beautiful with or without make up like my post if you agree

AnnaEvanherr
Community Member
5 years ago

Impressive. Really different faces.

SoraHori
Community Member
6 years ago

Amazing! I love it

YolandaMunoz
Community Member
6 years ago

Glamorous! She looks like an actress, model. Makeup enhances her already good features.

ChristineLoughead
Community Member
6 years ago

Not natural looking , huge lips and that one eyebrow becomes huge !!!

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TintenfischVomStrand
Community Member
5 years ago

Are Aladdin eyebrows in fashion or what?....

IndrėJankauskienė
Community Member
6 years ago

the eyebrow is hidious

AdineJustina
Community Member
6 years ago

Way to shame somebody on a non-shaming post

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Jemma
Community Member
6 years ago

don't hide away ur lovely freckles! :)

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AubreyDelaCruz
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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LuanaGl
Community Member
6 years ago

beautiful lipstick

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JenniferNeely
Community Member
6 years ago

You have natural beauty and make up enhances it.

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JennHoff
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
6 years ago

Who are you to judge

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CarlaMarroquín
Community Member
6 years ago

Bettie Page. <3

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MayaAladdin
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful freckles!

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SusieBelzer
Community Member
6 years ago

Gorgeous girl!!

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cest_nayce
Community Member
6 years ago

cutie!

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ShaynaJacques
Community Member
6 years ago

Lol Yolandas a bitch

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MichaelaMužíková
Community Member
6 years ago

She looks gorgeus in both versions!

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ShirleyBrightmanGillins
Community Member
6 years ago

She is gorgeous

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TammyChapman
Community Member
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
Community Member
6 years ago

Without makeup she looks like Cate Blanchett

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Older Half

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DanaJuridico
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful even without makeup!

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KatieBear
Community Member
5 years ago

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

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After Vs Before

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Imperfekt
Community Member
6 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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#24

I Love Me, With Or Without Makeup.

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BrittanyYow
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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CarlaMarroquín
Community Member
6 years ago

She looks like Arya Stark, so pretty.

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BrittanyYow
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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Two Face

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Mafi

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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
Community Member
5 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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Gyaru

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Twoface?

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WhitneyMugford
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#36 (a.k.a Beautiful Queens With And Without Make Up!!!)

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BrittanyYow
Community Member
6 years ago

That lipstick color is to die for!

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#thepowerofmakeup Transforming Beyond The Norm

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Annabowlanoodles
Community Member
5 years ago

Hella awesome

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MeighilyBebéDor
Community Member
6 years ago

Lovely Lovely

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BrittanyYow
Community Member
6 years ago

That red lipstick is stunning with her skintone!

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BrittanyYow
Community Member
6 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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#41

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

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LindaBiteMe
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#thepowerofmakeup

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Community Member
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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Friends, Sisters, Women.

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