Makeup is often viewed as a means to please the male gaze. However, Arabelle Sicardi   compares movies with resilient heroines to modern day runway looks. Sicardi points out how makeup in these movies and couture collections can defy a “pretty” look and exude fierceness, power, and determination. In this brilliant article, Sicardi shows how makeup isn’t about covering up insecurities, but is “about power and taking it back, about resistance and glamour.”

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