Kim Kardashian's Makeup Obsession Sends the Wrong Message to Women

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kim kardashianKim Kardashian needs to wear less makeup. I mean, just look at her face in this picture. Imagine the time, effort, endurance, and patience it must take to do this to your face day after day. She looks more like an avatar than she does a real woman. 

She rarely steps out without her mask of makeup firmly in place and it's a huge letdown. The few -- few! -- photos I've seen of the girl sans bronzer, blush, mascara, and the rest of her clown-heavy makeup routine have affirmed what I've known all along: Kiki is a natural beauty. A STUNNER. She doesn't need all that foundation and fuss to look good. Honestly, I think it sends the wrong message. It says, "You need all that makeup to be beautiful." 

You see, I wouldn't have a problem if Kimmy was wearing a touch of lip gloss here, a little blush there, some eyeliner to up the sex appeal ... but the girl is a walking-talking pile of fake.

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Take for instance the picture above. If you think that those are a) Kim's real eyelashes, b) Kim's real cheekbones, c) Kim's real eyebrows, and d) Kim's real lips, you have been sippin' the Kool-Aid for too long, my friend. To me, all the makeup makes her less likable and less relatable. I mean, really, who can relate to a woman who looks like THAT? No one. It's like she is a mannequin.

So how could I ever look up to her if her beauty is so untouchable? I couldn't. And I think women should have role models that are down-to-earth, relatable, real people, that don't look like they just stepped out of a magazine shoot. I don't want to waste my time idolizing someone who cakes it on just so that those in the media can drool over her beauty. I want a makeup routine that's quick, easy, painless -- and doesn't require a team of technicians to make it happen.

But I would want to emulate the au naturel version of Kim (pictured below, at left). Look at her. There's no weird UFO-like fluorescent shine to her face, no longer-than-long eyelashes to contend with, no fake, rouge sculpted cheekbones. Nope. Kim looks R-E-A-L. And it's refreshing. This kind of look makes me want to listen to what Kim is saying (or at least give her a chance).

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So Kimmy, please, more natural, less manufactured.

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hello... hellokd87

I don't think it's so much that she needs the makeup, because obviously she's beautiful whether she wears it or not, but it enhances the beauty. The reason her beauty is so "untouchable" it because she's a natural born beauty. If you're not really born with "the right stuff", no amount of makeup (or lack there of) will make you look like a celebrity. Thus proves the validity to the Maybelline phrase "Maybe she's born with it".

leona24 leona24

Why would you copy this ugly bimbo anyways!? If you take her seriously it just shows your ignorance.

KAV1970 KAV1970

I think once you get used to wearing that much makeup that it's hard to go without it & feel normal. Because the makeup you is your normal, it's her normal. So probably feels less than w/out it. Let's face it the society we live in obsesses & glamorizes people who are exceedingly beautiful (it really could care less about talent, smarts, etc.). So if you aren't one of those beautiful people well then you probably feel less than - regardless of how much makeup you wear.

What we need to do instead is to look at ourselves & accept us the way we are. We need to teach our daughters that they need to take care of their bodies & that they are beautiful, but what's most important is their inner beauty. That's what we need to make important.

dirti... dirtiekittie

i think other womens' obsession with Kim Kardashian sends the wrong message, honestly.

nonmember avatar Amber

Is there nothing more important going on in this world besides Kim's make-up? She is beautiful. We all have our own routines. Leave her alone and get a life!

nonmember avatar Kimberlyrose

Oh, please. I think what sends the wrong message is judging people on how they choose to be. Why people try to make huge philosophical things out odd something as small as makeup, I will never understand. She probably just likes make up, if you don't, then don't wear it. There doesn't have to be a deeper meaning.

nonmember avatar Lexi jordan

I think Kim looks gorgeous with or without makeup! Nothing wrong with highlighting your features..and why is it that women always judge each other when it comes to beauty habits? I don't wear nearly as much makeup as Kim (foundation, mascara, blush and liner) but I still get a hard time for not "letting my natural beauty show" but as soon as I ditch the mascara and liner people go "you look SO tired today". I can't win! haha

Sarah Johnston

The worst thing about it is that she is so GORGEOUS without makeup!  She doesn't need to enhance anything with eyeliner, lipstick, etc.  It never fails...whenever I see someone (celebrity or otherwise) with all that makeup piled on their face, I can't help but think - If it's artificial on the outside, it's artificial on the inside.  Vapid, lacking depth, probably can't even carry on a conversation that doesn't revolve around makeup/shoes/purses/whatever other stupid crap women use to feel "empowered" when they have no self-respect.

nonmember avatar kaerae

Anyone listening for messages from a Kardashian has bigger problems...

nonmember avatar Jen

Anyone who goes on about how "natural" this woman is needs to take into consideration how much cosmetic surgery she has had, and she herself admitted her beauty treatments for one year's time go into the six figures. Google Kim's butt five years ago and you'll see its flatter. She had an X-ray done to prove no implants but people suspect she does Brazilian butt lifts. Give me a break... there is nothing real about this woman whatsoever. Our society puts so much emphasis on beauty and not intelligence or hard work, it's no wonder a study just released shows humans are more stupid than ever. The fact that some people (thankfully the majority sees her for what she is) look up to this chick and her family is very scary.

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