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Makeup Isn't Just For Beauty: It Can Also Show Society's Ugliness

Palestinian activist Rand Jarallah uses her face as a canvas to make a statement.

By Melissa Prax | November 29, 2016

Makeup can be used for more than just beauty. It can also show the ugly parts of our society. 

Palestinian activist and makeup artist Rand Jarallah uses her face as a canvas to confront anorexia, child marriage, military occupation, natural disasters, gender-based violence and environmental destruction.

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Jarallah told Marie Claire: "I do find that lots of people question my feminism because of it — they believe that make up is a sort of suppressor, which disempowers women. But I want to challenge that idea, and show everyone what I can do with it to make it powerful instead."

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