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IN People ON 09 Jun, 2016
Maisie Beech, 19, a student from Flemington, Wales posted selfies of her face half covered with makeup and half cosmetics free on social media. The purpose behind posting these selfies was to depict the dramatic difference in makeup and no makeup face.
The teen thought that she will receive a positive response for her half-makeup selfies but instead got subjected to abuse and negatively trolled on social media. Maisie just wanted to convince her followers about the power of cosmetics but ended up receiving horrible comments such as ugly, scary and disgusting.
Check out the half-makeup selfies and the story of Maisie Beech.
This 19-year-old girl just wanted to show her love for makeup but instead got subjected to harsh criticism by her followers. She wanted to empower women to make them feel good for both makeup, and no makeup look. Unfortunately, she ended up convincing people that make up is necessary for every woman in our society.
She took the decision of posting her half-makeup selfies on social media when her brother got surprised by her amazing transformation by makeup. Her pictures soon went viral on social media with around 2 million views in just two weeks. But the shocking comments on her images prove that women need to look perfect all the time.
To Maisie's surprise, she received a more negative response than positive ones. After seeing her natural face, some commentators even stated that Maisie had cancer or alopecia.
Maisie got shocked to receive negative criticism from her followers. One of the commentators said, 'Take her swimming on a first date.' One commentator said, 'I will punch her in the face if she woke up next to me.'
Some ladies even claimed that they don't need to wear makeup because they are naturally beautiful. Her confidence started to decline with the harsh comments on her looks.
This teen believes that makeup is creative and essential part of fashion. Maisie spends half an hour each day applying makeup. She was overwhelmed with the positive comments for her half-makeup selfies.
She stated: 'There were very few remarks if I'm honest, and it is sad. But I was aware that if I was putting it in the public domain, I am opening myself up to criticism. But the positive remarks did make it all worth it for me; it was nice to have some recognition for what I do outside of family and friends.'
Maisie has good knowledge of different makeup styles including fresh and dramatic ones. She stated- 'Personally, I love putting makeup on, it's what I do for fun. I wanted to show that I like makeup, and I wear it for myself, but I'll also happily get on the train brow-less if I want to. It's sad that this is how society is now. Makeup can and is a part of fashion and girls like to experiment and be creative; we don't wear makeup to hide our faces or deceive people. We don't wear makeup for other people; it's something we do for ourselves. Women shouldn't be criticized or called fake or unnatural for wearing makeup in the same way they shouldn't be called ugly if they're not wearing any.'
This 19-year-old girl is happy to receive support from her friends and family. Many people are now taking makeup tips from Maisie.
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