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Makeup Isn't Just For Beauty: It Can Also Show Society's Ugliness

Palestinian activist Rand Jarallah uses her face as a canvas to make a statement.
Posted at 9:50 AM, Jun 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-25 09:50:07-04

Makeup can be used for more than just beauty. It can also show the ugly parts of our society. 

Palestinian activist and makeup artist Rand Jarallah uses her face as a canvas to confront anorexia, child marriage, military occupation, natural disasters, gender-based violence and environmental destruction.

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Jarallah told Marie Claire: "I do find that lots of people question my feminism because of it — they believe that make up is a sort of suppressor, which disempowers women. But I want to challenge that idea, and show everyone what I can do with it to make it powerful instead."