With increased access to others and other cultures, makeup and makeup products are increasingly available across the globe.
Brands are continuing to expand outside of their original markets, making this a really exciting time for beauty trends in the world. I myself am no makeup guru. In fact, most days you can find me sporting little to none, but I love to use it when I dress up. That’s what makes makeup an amazing form of self expression.
As it turns out, it can also be a form of cultural self expression. Because American popular culture is so dominant around the world, we perhaps don’t think enough about the beauty and makeup practices of people in other countries. Seeing makeup artists apply the looks side-by-side, however, is really enlightening. Here are seven different countries’ makeup looks compared to what we’re used to in the U.S.A.
1. American vs. French by Christen Dominique
French makeup tends to be more subtle, especially around the eyes and brows. This artist used six or seven different eyeshadow shades when working on the American side, but she only used one on the French. When it comes to lips, though, that’s where the French get bold. Check out that ruby red!
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2. American vs. Indian by Kaur Beauty
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