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[Pics] Black MUA Incorporates Her Vitiligo Into Her Makeup Routines

Avatar • Sep 29, 2016

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Lauren Elyse is no doubt gorgeous and incredibly skilled when it comes to makeup. The Chicago-based artist currently has over 165k followers on Instagram, and absolutely masters every look she tries out. But what makes her different is that she often does tutorials and posts pictures that do not hide her vitiligo using #vitiligobabe. In an interview with Boohoo, she states:

I developed vitiligo on my knees and elbows when I was around 6 years old which only progressed as I got older. I was extremely insecure about it even just a few years ago. It wasn’t until I was about 21 that I decided to try to embrace and flaunt it. It took me some time to step out of my comfort zone, but I feel so much better about it now.

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• S O R B E T • My snapchat camera always comes through harder than my regular cam + ring light 😆 FACE: • Estée Lauder DW + L’oreal True Match foundations • KVD Shade & Light palette • @anastasiabeverlyhills “Sun-Dipped” Glow Kit BROWS: • ABH Dipbrow & Tinted Brow Gel in “Chocolate” EYES: • @katvondbeauty Mi Vida Loca palette • @lasplashcosmetics Art-Ki-Tekt liner • @lashesbylena “Serena” lashes • @nyxcosmetics white liquid liner (inner corner) + retractable white liner (water line) LIPS: • @jeffreestarcosmetics “Watermelon Soda” • • • #makeup #mua #katvondbeauty #anastasiabrows #brows #velourliquidlipstick #watermelonsoda #mividalocapalette #vitiligo #vitiligobabe

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From Mayo Clinic:

Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. The extent and rate of color loss from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. It may also affect hair, the inside of the mouth and even the eyes.

Normally, the color of hair, skin and eyes is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning.

Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious.”

Often people with vitiligo feel self conscious about the disorder and use makeup to cover up the lighter spots on their face and body. Although model Winnie Harlow has increased the visibility of those living with vitiligo, it is still typically seen as something to be covered up.


Sometimes, Lauren does makeup that covers her vitiligo or uses colors that creatively blend her skin with the look.
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Either way, she does an amazing job. Glow up!

 

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Dee
Dee
4 years ago

I love this!! She is gorgeous!

TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

Excellent! I’m glad she is embracing and celebrating her condition!

Kuwala
4 years ago

Her skin is flawless, simply flawless! #idol ?

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