For many people, makeup is a hobby: It makes them feel beautiful and confident. It allows them to express themselves, and they can make themselves look any way they want.
And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.
That's the point YouTuber Nikkie hoped to make in her latest tutorial. In the video, the 21-year-old applies a full face of makeup to half of her face and leaves the other half bare.
I've been noticing a lot lately that girls have been almost ashamed to say that they love makeup, 'cause nowadays, if you say that you love makeup, you either do it because you want to look good for boys, you do it because you're insecure, or you do it because you don't love yourself.
She argues this shouldn't be the case -- and we should accept ourselves, and others, no matter how we choose to express ourselves.
After finishing her incredible cosmetic transformation, Nikkie says,
And that, guys, is the power of makeup... I just want people to know that makeup is fun and there are no rules to makeup.
Check out the video and the impressive transformation up top, and find more of Nikki's detailed tutorials here.