This might be my favorite look this year, maybe. The Joker newly released was a deeply disturbing movie – but not in the way you may think. Many people walked out saying the movie was dull while others frowned at the raging violence. I, however, thought the large nod to mental health and how little society regards it was just perfection.
People love to think that mentally ill individuals are born monsters but how often do they consider society and environmental factors into the equation, truly? We as a society historically have swept anything resembling mental illnesses or getting a little uncomfortable with our words under the rug and glued it to the floor. Joaquin Phoenix I thought did an outstanding job at demonstrating the profound character within. He showed how desperately this character yearned to be loved and wanted, only to be repeatedly kicked down, mocked, and even harassed.
While yes, the movie was utterly violent in many ways and even triggering to some – I find it no different than the hundreds of other movies, TV shows, and video games that are violent to an even greater degree. Focus on the larger message – MENTAL HEALTH SHOULD BE A PRIORITY. And we as a people should do a much better job at lifting up others around us, particularly those crying out for help.
The worst part about having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t – The Joker.
This look was pretty simple! All I used were the mehron clown paint, setting powder, MAC chili lipstick, and Rimmel London turquoise shadow from the Magnif’eyes Colour palette along with some lashes and mascara.
I already owned a teal button up and some pink oxfords to throw in with the look, but I’ve included some similars below.
I love these wipes! I’ve always used MAC wipes to get off heavy makeup – but I found these new cleansing cloths on Amazon, and they’re INCREDIBLE!