Makeup is incredible stuff if anything it’s practically magic!
It can give women (and men) the confidence to go about their day while kicking butt at the same time! Who wouldn’t want to have that feeling?
I know some people argue that women shouldn’t get their self-esteem from how they look or their makeup ability, but not every woman can deal without makeup. I know I can’t!
It’s a well-known fact that makeup has been around for centuries.
It all started off with the Egyptians, where both men and women wore it to show off their wealth and status. However, it also had some practical uses.
For thousands of years, women have experimented with their makeup by using different products to accentuate certain facial features—and to conceal blemishes and unfashionable areas of the face.
Just take a look at some of the makeup designs from Venice in the 17th Century! That was a bold move!
While there’s no denying that there’s a beauty in a bare face, it has to be said that makeup can make things a little fun! Especially when you’re experimenting with new makeup looks.
From a smoky eye to a ’60s mod look, it’s all an adventure!
It’s pretty amazing what you can do with make up.
There are some people who use it to make themselves feel more confident and turn themselves into the type of person they’ve always dreamt of looking like.
But there are some who use make up as a way of empowering themselves, even showing the beauty in their uniqueness.
It’s pretty impressive.
Ash Soto, is a 21 year old girl who has used make up to show off her skin condition, vitiligo.
By doing this, she has turned her experience upside down in an amazing and creative way!
When she was 12 years old, Ash was diagnosed with vitiligo, and it quickly started to spread through her body.
Vitiligo is a rare skin condition which causes pigment loss, leaving large white pattern patches all over the body.
It’s incredibly rare, that only affects 2% of the American population.
As you can imagine, any sufferer will go through a lot of bullying because of their unique skin condition.
Ash was verbally bullied, forcing her to wear long sleeved shirts to cover her skin. She quickly became ashamed of her skin.
One of her classmates even asked her if she had showered in bleach.
The constant bullying soon became a source of great trauma for Ash, so she would hide her skin as much as possible.
Thankfuly, she soon realized that this behavior did her more harm than good, so she decided to work on her body confidence and self image.
Once she started doodling on her own body, tracing her vitiligo patterns with a black marker. Something changed.
“I never realized how beautiful my vitiligo was until I traced it with a black marker, it really helps to bring out the different colors of my skin.”
This young lady recently turned 21 and started to transform her pain into art by drawing patterns in different shapes and colors all over her body.
By doing this, she’s managed to create lots of pieces of incredible art with her body. She’s even managed to recreate Van Gogh’s Starry Night on her body!
“Now what others would perceive as an imperfection I have made into something more beautiful and made it more accepted than before.”
It’s pretty remarkable and cool that so many girls and boys are calling for more awareness against body-shamming, especially when people are suffering conditions like vitiligo.
But it’s even nicer when the sufferers use artistic expression to share their feelings and pain.
Should conditions really stop us from doing what we want? I don’t think so!
Just take a look at Canadian model Winnie Harlow, who exploded on the scene back in 2014!
Ash even noticed that her markings resemble a map, and decided to draw patterns around it!
Pretty neat, right?!
Take a look at some of her impressive and remarkable multi-colored body painting. I’ve not seen anything like it before!
It just goes to show you that you should let your health, or body image stop you from being who you are.
If you follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you then nothing can stand in your way!
What do you think about Ash’s remarkable story?
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