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A Feminist Makeup Artist Reveals Why Women Are Afraid of Looking Overdone

Click here for reuse options! Slut-shaming, queer-bashing, narrow-minded femininity ideals: Who put these ideas in our minds, and how can we get them out? “Just don’t make me look like a whore.” I’ve heard this phrase in all its permutations for years. Sometimes I challenge the women who say it, but I usually know better. Often I have to read between the lines, assuming that a mid-toned pink or warmer mauve is what they mean when they say “red.
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