It is now a well-documented fact that women (and men) do not necessarily wear makeup in order to please other people. For many, makeup is a vessel of self-expression and an opportunity to practice their art. Wearing cosmetics is not necessarily a beacon of low self-confidence or a question that needs answering.
That said, some people still feel it is their moral obligation to offer commentary on other people’s makeup choices.
A waitress in Southern Indiana was recently makeup-shamed by two young customers, who apparently though that giving unsolicited beauty advice was an acceptable substitution for a monetary tip.
The waitress in question, whose Instagram handle is “WingedandContoured,” recounted the insulting experience with an Instagram post.
The caption reads:
When people try to hurt your feelings over your makeup, good thing I know my #makeup was #flawless today💁
Story: two girls around 16 years old came in and I was their waitress. I took great care of them and everything was great until I dropped the check off. When I returned to pick it up, they demanded to speak to a manager because they “didn’t have enough money” and I “didn’t tell them exactly how much their food was going to cost them” even though they had the menus for a good 20 minutes before they decided what they wanted. Long story short my manager would not discount their food because they shouldn’t have ordered food they couldn’t pay for, and it was not my responsibility to tell them while they were ordering how much it costs after tax and everything. They “magically” had a card to put it on and this is the “tip” they left me.
Um, since when are 16-year-old girls the pinnacle of makeup knowledge? Considering my penchant for silver lipstick at that age, I’m not so sure teens should be the ones doling out snarky beauty advice.
Fortunately, this waitress isn’t letting the haters make her feel self-conscious about her makeup choices or her fierce contour. Judging by some of her other Instagram snapshots, she’s not exactly a newbie when it comes to creating a stellar “lewk.”
Interstellar✨⭐️✨ Products Used: •Primer: @katvond lock it primer •Foundation: @lorealmakeup infallible matte and @wetnwildbeauty photofocus mixed together •Eyebrows: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow Pomade-Taupe •Setting Powder: Airspun translucent powder •Contour: @toofaced The Power Of Makeup by @nikkietutorials -Chocolate Soleil •Blush: Power Of Makeup-Justify My Love •Base Highlight: P.O.M.- Champagne Truffle •Highlight: moon child pallet blue ice •Mascara: Better Than Sex •Eyeliner: @stilacosmetics stay all day •Lashes: @ardell_lashes Wispies •Lips: @tattoojunkeecosmetics in Grunge and sugar
The moral of the story? Shaming somebody for their makeup is a petty blow — and it certainly doesn’t end up making you look any better.