Even though she has been hailed as revolutionary, brave, and legendary, some people believe that it’s just a notion to ‘demonize’ makeup. It started a heated debate, and many people had different opinions about it.
Namely, the 20-year-old politics student Melisa Raouf made history by becoming the first Miss England contestant to compete without makeup. She hopes to inspire other women to embrace their natural beauty and challenge modern beauty standards. Its refreshing to see that somebody like her won a spot in the Miss England final to compete against 40 other women for the title.
Speaking with Tyla, she revealed that she plans to compete ‘bare-faced’ again, and even though it’s quite a daunting experience, it would be amazing to win that way.
“I would love to use my Miss England platform to empower natural beauty and eliminate this toxic mindset. With mental health being such a big topic, I want to make all girls feel good. I just want to remove all the beauty standards. I feel like all girls are beautiful in their own way.” – she told the outlet.
Its always welcoming to have someone encouraging people to embrace their flaws and blemishes because as she says real beauty lies within simplicity.
Some people argued, however, that whether one chooses to use makeup to feel beautiful in their skin, to develop their artistry, or to explore all the glitters and textures that it provides – wearing or not wearing one doesn’t make you superior or inferior to a person who chooses not to wear makeup and vice versa.
Demonizing makeup means denying people the experience of enjoying makeup shamelessly – and the narrative that wearing makeup is bad does just that. Wouldn’t it be better to empower everyone and allow choices?
The Miss England final will take place on October 16-17, and we wish her and all the other contestants all the best.
However, her message has since stirred controversy, and this is what people had to say about it:
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