Covergirl recently did something huge. They had their first ever Coverboy! When I found out, I was shocked. This goes against every social norm. Covergirl, a very popular makeup brand, has been around for forever. If any of you have seen America's Next Top Model, one of the ending prizes is a photoshoot with Covergirl and the filming of a Covergirl commercial. There has never ever been a coverboy, ever. This is absolutely amazing and props to Covergirl for being one of the first makeup brands to ever do this.
James Charles started out as just an average high schooler from New York and it's crazy and absolutely amazing to see how his life basically changed over night. After his Covergirl shoot, his career has taken off. He has his own Youtube channel where he does several makeup looks and also does collaborations with several Youtube stars such as rclbeauty101 and Joey Graceffa.
When it comes to men wearing makeup, it can be very controversial. Luckily, today's society is a lot more accepting. There are several men who wear makeup on a daily basis and rock it better than I ever could. Now if this were something that happened a few years earlier, society may not have been so accepting. I'm not saying that everyone agrees with the idea of men wearing makeup, but then again not everyone will agree on everything.
I asked several people their opinion on men wearing makeup and every single response I received was, "Why not?" and "Everyone is free to express themselves", which I couldn't agree more on. Makeup is a work of art. Many people use it as self expression and even because they just enjoy doing and wearing makeup. No one should be bashed or judged on what they like. You have icons such as Jeffree Star and Manny Mua who have worn makeup for as long as I can remember and they don't care what people think of them. I envy people like that, James Charles in particular.
High School can be a rough time for many people. The bullying, the judgement that young boys and girls receive is disgusting and appalling. While watching James Charles video with Joey Graceffa, he mentioned that the people he goes to school with, even the boys, are very accepting. That is very rare which is sad. I believe that everyone has the right to express themselves in whatever way that may be, which is why James Charles is a huge inspiration to so many people.
He recently hit one million followers on Instagram. That is ground breaking. One night he was just your average teen and now he is a star. This just goes to show that if you have a dream, don't give up because the end results will be so incredibly worth it. He never gave up despite any obstacles that may have gotten in his way.
I am so proud of James Charles and how far he has come. I can't wait to see what else he achieves in the future. I just want to take this time to say thank you to him.
Thank you for pursuing a career in what you love and not giving up. Thank you for being an amazing role model for men and women around the world. You did it. You are a true legacy.
I will link his Covergirl commercial down below. You rock James Charles, and thanks again!