Final Major Project: The After Effects of Makeup
“[The trouble with] make-up [is that] when you try to rub it off, you remove your skin too.”
– (Cahun in Doy, 2007: 42)
This is certainly true for me. I have an allergy to makeup which is intensified by my Addison’s Disease. When I remove it, my skin is left burning and often with an eczema-type rash that requires steroid creams to help it recover.
Even months after the shoots, I still have eczema on my chin.
I am shocked at the severity and persistence of my reaction, and that people put themselves through the makeup process every single day to keep up with expectations.
I just don’t understand it. Why do this to yourself every day? I need to find out more…