Counter Confidential: Global Beauty
Published Nov 09, 2011
One of the great things about working in a New York City department store like I do is that the place is a tourist hot spot. I meet people from all over the world every day. They all tell me wonderful stories of where they are from and what it’s like overseas, but they also know exactly what they want when they come to buy beauty products. Working with people of all ethnicities and backgrounds has changed my perspective of beauty.
Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes even I forget that beauty comes in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Sometimes what we believe is beautiful may not be considered attractive in other cultures.
I’ve always been insecure about my eyebrows. They’re extremely full and I have to wax or thread every two weeks. The day I was going to head to the brow bar was the day I met an absolutely gorgeous woman from India. She was head over heels for my eyebrows. In her culture, full brows, are a blessing. She actually stopped by the counter for a new makeup pencil to fill in her own brows.
It’s easy to lack self confidence about your own appearance. I’ve always felt bad about my unibrow, but keep in mind that many people out there think you’re beautiful just the way you are.
Australian Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart gladly smiles to show off the gap between her teeth.
Indian actress Kajol is always seen with full natural brows. Her unibrow is her trademark.
Plus-size model Tara Lynn from the U.K. embraces her body’s natural curves and full lips.
Chinese actress Gong Li has exotic eyes and soft brows that pop on screen.
Model and actress Damaris Lewis proves that makeup isn’t always needed to look beautiful.
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