That’s right; I said it. Makeup application is becoming a dying art. Yes, art. There were times when women of the world would sit for hours at a time to beautify themselves, making sure every brush stroke, every swipe of lipstick was absolutely perfect. Now, there seems to be a race on how you can finish your makeup process under 10, 5, 2 minutes. Not that I’m not guilty of slapping on some makeup in a few minutes to run our the door or spend an hour or more getting my cat eye as sharp and precise as possible.
However, the art of makeup application takes a beating every day with outrageous inventions or ideas that are flooding the beauty and fashion world.
4 Ways Makeup Application is Becoming a Dying Art
- Makeup application stamps. I’m talking eyeliner stamps, and others. Guys, I can’t make this stuff up! There are legitimate stamps that you can purchase, paint eyeliner on, and stamp onto your eyelids. The results? Well, they are mixed. Some people love them, some people don’t, some people (most, I believe) just can’t seem to get them to work anyway. Eventually, the world is going to be a place full of makeup stampers. Stamps for eyeliner, eyebrows, lips, blush. We’re already on this path! Have you not seen the one swipe eye shadow applicators? Soon, makeup will be nothing but a one-step process, taking the art of makeup application with it!
- Drugstore complete eye shadow palettes. Ok, don’t attack! Hear me out. They have their purpose, but they also feed the idea that makeup application is becoming a dying art. How? Because they completely remove the imagination from the makeup application process. Instead of getting creative and mixing and matching individual colors to create customized eye looks, I see more and more people only relying on the colors in a palette. The horror! Soon, every makeup lover is going to look the same with their synchronized eye looks, regardless of skin tone or outfit design. Makeup companies will eventually begin removing the fun colors and only give us the options of a single eye shadow palette. Just wait. Already, the makeup shelves of competing makeup companies are already looking identical. They all have the same colors, they all have the same products. Just wait; one day, there will be only one.
- Full face palettes. This one is very similar to the one above, but these palettes completely remove the imagination of putting on makeup. Instead of figuring out what colors of eye shadow and blush and lipstick look nice together and with your outfit, these palettes just give you a set of colors, and that’s it. What’s worse is that I see many of my favorite people only ever use a full face palette and nothing else. These palettes have their uses; they are wonderful if you are travelling and don’t want to bring your whole makeup bag. I get it. But, when imagination is passed over for the pre-assembled color combinations, the art of makeup application suffers. I fear that, one day, we will all have the exact same makeup as each other, because these palettes will be restricted to only a single look. Just watch! Be warned. The makeup industry is vying to make us all into robotic, same-looking people. We will no longer be individuals! Take a look at your Instagram feed. Already, all of the girls look the same! They have the same makeup, now they are starting to have the same hair; it’s only an amount of time before they are all the same person.
- Photo Filters. Why put on makeup for a picture when you can just take a picture and apply a new filter? Why go on a date to a nice restaurant when you can just Photoshop yourself into a stock photo? Now, we can all have the most amazing evidence of lives well lived, while we sit back on the couch and binge watch Netflix.
You see? There are so many ways that the art of makeup application is becoming a dying art! Instead of giving us our creativity and individualized imagination, there are forces at work to culminate the makeup industry, and eventually our own lives into a generic, single step process. You’ve been warned! Keep the art of makeup application alive! We can do this!
**The above article is an example of satire, please think things through before attacking with comments**