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I saw a youtube short that highlighted what a massive waste of money and time makeup is.

Look at all that product she has on her face. And in the end, once she was done blending it together, it made....no difference. She looked exactly the same, except a bit tanner maybe?

Sis started out looking like the Colossal Titan, yet a guy on the street would look at her and probably think she's not wearing any makeup at all.

Like no disrespect if makeup is your thing, but WHY do we do this to ourselves? She spent hours doing that. I don't know why she seemed upset to blend it when she knew she'd have to take it off at the end of the day anyway. You can argue that makeup is like art for your body but at least a painter won't break out in zits if he doesn't destroy his painting before he goes to sleep.

Apparently she likes to do SFX makeup which is cool looking but my god is it worth it? Literally every "remove my makeup with me" video has her wincing in pain. All I can hope is that youtube and tiktok pay her decent enough money to justify doing it.

I saw a youtube [short](https://youtube.com/shorts/WbDOByBXdbc?feature=share) that highlighted what a massive waste of money and time makeup is. Look at all that product she has on her face. And in the end, once she was done blending it together, it made....no difference. She looked exactly the same, except a bit tanner maybe? Sis started out looking like the Colossal Titan, yet a guy on the street would look at her and probably think she's not wearing any makeup at all. Like no disrespect if makeup is your thing, but WHY do we do this to ourselves? She spent *hours* doing that. I don't know why she seemed upset to blend it when she knew she'd have to take it off at the end of the day anyway. You can argue that makeup is like art for your body but at least a painter won't break out in zits if he doesn't destroy his painting before he goes to sleep. Apparently she likes to do [SFX](https://youtube.com/shorts/-DTqlAVmn9I?feature=share) makeup which is cool looking but my god is it worth it? Literally every "remove my makeup with me" video has her wincing in pain. All I can hope is that youtube and tiktok pay her decent enough money to justify doing it.

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[–] ghoul2 3 points Edited

Sis started out looking like the Colossal Titan

Girl you're killing me lmaoooo.

A lot of these extreme blending and contouring techniques were adapted from drag.

I think it's a con for different reasons beyond it just being not that noticable. since the market exploded in the last ten years, accelerating rapidly aroud 2016-2017, brands are really trying to make a groundbreaking palette but nothing is ever going to be as impactful like ABH Modern Renaissance. It's now a con because even colors that used to be hard to find now are commonplace and companies are discontinuing a lot of their tried and true formulas that older consumers liked in favor of products that could go viral on tiktok or fit a younger aesthetic and whatnot. Colourpop is bad about that, subtly raising their prices, issuing colors constantly that are dupes of each other but making them all limited edition so it's actually hard to compare it to what you already have. I know a lot of people here were mad about Temptalia going TRA but her website is one of the best aids against hyperconsumption because you can compare things to things you already own using her website. And Colourpop contributed to my breaking point with makeup, their constant wasteful release cycle, their product quality going downhill while they phase out their most loved stuff to push more expensive product... (like replacing the ultra glossy lip that was $5 with the luxe gloss that is $7 and ISN'T BETTER and comes in packages that uses more plastic). Also the Norvina palettes that people were going nuts for but were full of dupes of itself. I could rant all day about the absolute state of makeup

Edit to add: and I don't even wear it. I wear a tinted lipbalm but that's it