Make-Up for Everyone

Make-Up for Everyone
Main Topic
Empowerment and Inclusion – Gender
Additional Topic(s)
Empowerment and Inclusion – Diversity
Empowerment and Inclusion – Pride
1-2 hours
Implementation Mode
Indoor F2F
● Teaching others to put make-up on

● Use make-up as a tool to promote gender inclusivity

● To make young people more confident and comfortable in their skin

● Promote open-mindedness

● Awareness about how make-up can be used and change

● Become aware of all variety in skin tone and availability of many shades of foundation or else

Expected Results

Young people will learn more about make-up and different skin as well as make-up shades. They will overcome gender barriers with make-up and learn to use make-up a creative and fun way. They will also be more aware of the power of make-up, how it can make you feel confident, uncomfortable or changed.
Overview of Activity
This activity should bring the art of make-up to everyone, especially those who never experienced it before. All gender identities are included.
Description of Activity
1. The youth worker or someone who feels confident with make-up materials should explain all materials and how to use them safely.

2. To make this activity even more fun you can go for a competition. Pick a theme and choose a jury. Then split into groups (one make-up artist and one who get’s the make-up) tries to create a make-up fitting the theme. The jury will then give points 1-10 according to:

a. Theme accuracy

b. Creativity

c. Make-up style

The group with the most points is the winner.

3. After this exercise reflect. Try to find examples of famous people on the television with make-up. Reflect on different make-up shades, how easy was it to use make-up the first time? How did everyone feel using make-up or getting make-up? Did you learn something new? Is make-up based on any gender?

4. RULES: getting make-up is voluntary, everyone who does not feel like getting make-up done is allowed to feel this way; no one is judging or laughing, also boys are allowed to ware make-up; be sensitive with different skin tones, make sure to get the right tones before you start with the make-up; check for allergies!
Sources & Additional Materials
● Primer

● Foundation (in different shades)

● Concealer (in different shades)

● Eyebrow Gel

● Eyeshadow palette

● Colourful eye pencils

● Make-up remover

● Cotton rounds

● Cotton swab

● Powder

● Nail polish

● Brushes

● Glitter or anything else you want to add

● False lashes if you wish

Additional Notes
Activity created by the Youth Courage community in a workshop.

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