Even though the life of a beauty blogger seems easy, it's clear that there's much more to these ladies than just posting makeup tutorials on YouTube. They often encounter relentless internet bullying, and lately, these vloggers have been taking a stand against their haters. You might remember when Bella DeLune took makeup shamers' comments and transformed them into a beautiful contoured look, while My Pale Skin opened up about her battle with acne in her moving "You Look Disgusting" video.
This week, UK-based makeup artist Jordan Bone confronted her haters in the most inspiring way possible: by revealing her secret daily struggle.
Whenever she uploads a video, people often remark on her non-traditional way of applying makeup, saying things like "What's wrong with your hands?!" As it turns out, Jordan "can't move them, open them or close them, and it's all because 10 years ago [she] became a tetraplegic after a car accident. So to be able to do [her] makeup good enough to show you guys is a massive achievement for [her]."
In the video, Jordan explains how she went through a serious depression and loss of identity after her accident, and she didn't want to be defined as "the girl in the wheelchair." So, she gained an internet following by posting incredible tutorials on YouTube, and after years of frustration, she's finally "happy with how [her] useless hands help enhance [her] face each day. It's insane how much we grow with the challenges we face." And we're SO glad she's sharing them with us today!
She continues, "There are so many struggles in my life. I mean, I can't dress myself or do my own hair, so to be able to do my own makeup is my thing." Then, she shows a part of her tutorials that she typically edits out–using her mouth to help hold her brushes or open bottles. "I don't know what you're going through right now, but know that each day is worth living. Know that you're worth so much. Know that you're amazing."
"Showing the vulnerable you isn't always easy, but know that you are so amazing, and you are so beautiful no matter what." You too, Jordan. You too.