A couple of years ago, I discovered that there are designated techniques for making your face a certain shape.

As a person, I always knew this, but it was only in the past year that I started to dive into reading and watching hundreds of sources of criticism, praise and demonstrations of how make up affects the lives of those who use it.

On this site, I want to explore the implications of cosmetics. Whether that be the humanitarian impacts of certain brands’ ethical and unethical projects or personal reflections on how presenting different versions of myself affects my mood, I want this to be as honest as possible.

My name is Maria.