Everyone is fond of makeup as it makes them look pretty. Certain parts of the face which has flaws and does not appear perfect can be hidden by covering it with makeup and beauty products. One can create the illusion of a face appearing slim by contouring it. Can fill the eyebrows to make them appear darker and bushier and can hide specific pigmentation or scars by covering it with foundation, cover the under-eye bags using concealer and make your eyelashes appear thick using mascara. However, ugly makeup is something different.
These are the common purpose for which makeup products are used. Right makeup is used to enhance the beauty of a person. However, there is an ongoing latest makeup trend known as ugly makeup which spoils the looks of any person.
What is Ugly Makeup?
Ugly makeup as the name suggests makes a person appear ugly and pathetic. It does not add to the beauty of the person, instead makes them seem horrible.
The trend of nasty makeup spread in the year 2018 by Rosanna Meikle. She was a student of beauty school, and she was unable to find much work for herself, and her creations did not seem to get much attention on the internet. Rosanna was also tired of seeing similar latest makeup trend of pretty girls with smoky eyes and plump lips.
She even could not afford to buy expensive makeup products and clothes to match the other students in her high school, which made her feel out of place. The fashion student then decided to work for her hands-on something very different. She had the idea of creating an ugly makeup look which no one had ever seen or imagined.
How did it start?
She got an assignment for which she presented ‘a mess’. The makeup artist created a look which was different from any typical makeup look. She painted the face of her model with aggressive scribbles in black colour.
She made cartoonish snakes using green colour and coloured the lips in blurred orange colour. The artist made the model’s eyelashes as twiggy-esque. She had thought the look which she created was awful, but to her surprise, the look got much attention on Instagram. Meikle was unaware of the fact that she had become the part of a movement known as the ‘ugly makeup revolution’.
A makeup artist from Berlin named ‘Eszter Magyar’ had coined this term. It was a makeup community similar to that of ‘makeup brutalism’. The movement started grabbing eyeballs, and everyone’s attention in no time. The ugly makeup revolution has become the latest makeup trend which others are demanding to see. Many people also got inspired by this trend and have been creating a nasty look by using green coloured eye-shadows and various other means.
The Berlin makeup artist says that the ‘ugly makeup revolution’ is not about ugliness but, about irregularity. Irregularity is something which people do not see much on social media, which is why he has come up with something so contrasting. He says that he has used the word ‘ugly’ because it grabs the attention of all others.