In Asian society, an important piece of advice that mothers often give to their sons is to take their girlfriend swimming at some point in the relationship. Studies from gossip circles have shown that such precautions significantly reduce the likelihood of a heart attack after the couple is married. Why is this so? The answer lies in the power of makeup.
Below are Before and After pictures, taken from a popular Taiwanese makeup show. It is a prime example of how makeup can drastically change a woman’s appearance.
Although one third of me feels ill at the objectification of these women and the other third feels indignant at their narcism, the rest of me is screaming: ‘TEACH ME HOW TO DO THIS! TEACH ME!!!’
Moving across to South Korea, below are the Before and After Makeup Photos of some of Korea’s hottest Celebrities:
Now, I love CL, but sans makeup she looks … what’s the word..what’s the word…oh right…UGL…I mean…DIFFERENT. When 2NE1 released their hit song ‘Ugly‘, many people made comments along the lines of ‘if they’re ugly then I’m an ogre‘. Hmmm…Still think so?
Although the ‘before’ photo is one taken from Goo Hara’s teenage years, no one goes through puberty and ends up looking like she does now (unless you’re Neville Longbottom). I mean, all I did during puberty was gain weight and get darker.
4minute’s Jihyun looks really pretty with a bare face! But honestly, would her parents even recognise her made up?
And some more examples:
After School’s Nana:
Wonder Girl’s Sohee:
Now you’re probably thinking WTF! Makeup is totally distorting the hunting ground and making victims out of innocent men! And I agree, to an extent. On the other hand though, I believe that men who are superficial enough to like a woman for her looks alone, probably deserve to be ‘tricked’ as such lalalala.
In case you’re curious how the make up is applied, this video provides a pretty good tutorial: