Take a look at these makeup artists.

Wouldn’t you stop this young woman on the street to tell her that she looks cool?

Don’t you want to be this girl’s friend?

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Would you not commit to this as a “going out” look?

Now watch as they ruin it.

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Does this basic (and admittedly adept) contouring even COMPARE to the beautiful face paint monsters that they were before?

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How can we move towards “clown contouring” when we’ve yet to accept the clown that lies beneath?

Fellow face paint monsters, I encourage you: Wear your face paint. Love your ghoulish self. Forget the contouring. Be truly free.

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Sincerely,

a friend


Contact the author at madeleine@jezebel.com.

Images via Instagram.