Beauty is one topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on—age, gender, background no bar. No wonder the beauty industry is run on stereotypes that do our self-image no good at all. Well, we think it’s time to show these beauty stereotypes the door, and flaunt whatever makes you happy ‘cause in case you needed a reminder, you’re beautiful just the way you are.  

And what better day to set yourself free and shine like a diamond than on Independence Day? If you need some inspo, check out how these famous bloggers are breaking common beauty stereotypes with their on-point beauty game every single day. Let their beauty choices inspire you to break free from the set beauty standards and embrace your true self. 

Stereotype – Don’t ever let your greys show!
 

Stereotype – Don’t ever let your greys show!

We don’t blame you if you were horror struck at the discovery of your first grey hair. But colouring your hair to cover up those silver strands should be a personal choice, not one you’re pressured into thanks to unspoken but very much existent beauty standards. There are a lot of women who embrace their greys, one of whom is Instagram influencer, Ankita Chaturvedi aka Corallista. Known for being a beauty trendsetter, we love the fact that she often chooses not to conceal her greys and doesn’t shy away from flaunting them. More power to you, girl!

Stereotype – Bold reds are for younger women
 

Stereotype – Bold reds are for younger women

If there is one lip colour that most women crush on, it has to be a bright red. A single swipe of the power hue can act like an instant pick-me-up, making you feel beautiful and sexy. And there should never be an age cap to that kinda feeling. This Independence Day, take inspiration from author and blogger Vasudha Rai, who won’t let age dictate her idea of beauty. She’s often seen flaunting a bold, red lip and the only thing we have to say is, ‘you go, girl’.

Stereotype – Statement eyes and a bold lip? No way!
 

Stereotype – Statement eyes and a bold lip? No way!

This is one ‘beauty faux pas’ that every beauty noob is warned against. But who makes the rules. You do! Go on, experiment with statement eyes and a bold lip, and wear it if it works for you. You’re bound to feel more confident when you do. Beauty and fashion blogger Debasree Banerjee certainly makes this beauty combo work. She is fearless when it comes to her makeup choices and that’s one of the reasons why we absolutely love her!

Stereotype - Beauty girls don’t sport short hair
 

Stereotype - Beauty girls don’t sport short hair

How many times have you stopped yourself from going short with your hair simply because ‘what would people think’? Let’s put that to rest once and for all, shall we? Your hair length is your personal choice and don’t let anyone else’s beauty standards define that for you. Beauty and lifestyle blogger, Nilu Yuleena Thapa aka Big Hair Loud Mouth is the perfect example here. Her pixie haircut looks uber glamourous and is giving our short hair goals life, right and centre.

Stereotype - Women wear makeup to impress men
 

Stereotype - Women wear makeup to impress men

This is one of the worst beauty stereotypes we’ve come across, and we bet you have too. Women wear makeup to impress men. Ugh, as if! No makeup-loving woman would put in that much effort each and every day to attract a man, so get over it! And no one spends that much money on makeup on anyone other than themselves. Also, you don’t need anyone else’s validation. The independent and vivacious Instagram sensation, Aashna Shroff, is the perfect example. She always claims that she wears makeup because she loves it and not to cover imperfections or impress anyone else! 

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