Monday, October 24, 2011

Round you go...

Part of my jobs requires looking up beauty blogs and make-up tips... Along with other things like celebrity gossip, fashion trends and trivia. Yes, I know my job doesn't sound very legit but it really is.

On my exciting, bimbo-esque Internet travels, I came across this rather insulting make-up tip post. It's called 'Make Up Tips For Round Faces', and the title is pretty explanatory. An entire article devoted to supposedly helping cherub-faced women overcome their apparent defects.

As the owner of a very round face, I was a bit perplexed by the fact that the whole post was to teach us women to hide our shame. Perhaps some of the tips were useful tidbits of advice that can be applied to any girl, but the phrase "mask the disproportions of the face"? I'm sorry, my face is out of proportion now?

The most curious thing was the round-faced girls in the article were Devon Aoki, Lily Cole and Gemma Ward - all absolutely gorgeous, Kewpie-like supermodels. Yup. Great examples of why being round-faced is bad, hey?

P.S. I should also add that the author also assumed that all girls with round faces need to hide their shameful double chins.