It’s another day ending in “Y” so of course that means there is another group of trolls out there sharing unsolicited opinions about a woman who had the audacity to post a picture of herself online.
We’re talking about Drew Barrymore, of course, and the selfie she snapped to promote her Flower Beauty makeup line on Instagram about a week ago. Barrymore, who ironically birthed the line to “empower women by developing products that help you look and feel great in your OWN skin, and to embrace your individual beauty” was completely bashed by haters for wearing too much of the product she was endorsing.
In the picture, Barrymore is wearing the Miracle Matte Metallic Liquid Lip in Poison Plum, which she complemented with a smoky green eye. Between the close-up angle and the natural lighting in the car where she snapped the pic, you can definitely see all of her makeup, but so what? It still looks great, as far as we’re concerned. We can only hope to look that fierce in our forties.
Well, it was the end of the world, according to some people who are maybe more versed with Barrymore’s softer looks and lighting in her movies… Or people who just hate it when others showcase themselves in whatever way they see fit. “This is too much, you look 100,” one person wrote. “Go wash your face,” wrote another. “Weirder,” “uglier,” “you look 10 years older,” “drag queen, nooo” and a bunch of other not-so-friendly remarks rounded out the hate, proving that everyone has an opinion — especially when they’re behind the safety of their computer monitor or cell phone.
Luckily, the 43-year-old actor has a ton of fans who felt the need to stick up for her choice in makeup, and the post has been generating a lot of positive remarks too. Let’s take a look at a few of them, shall we?
“I haven’t seen any of those comments…. yet. But as soon as I saw this pic I thought oh I love this, she looks real! Not filtered, not blurred, photoshopped etc. Like a real person!”
“This is exactly why you’re one of my absolute favorite beauty influencers. People, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Drew is BEAUTIFUL.”
Preach it, sister.
“She looks beautiful… I wish my skin looked like that and I’m 27. I admire the fact that she doesn’t care what ppl think she looks beautiful and like a real woman.”
Why can’t people understand that it’s a person’s right to make their face up any damned old way he or she wants? If Barrymore feels good in a glam lip and classic ’90s grunge palette than who are we to judge? She basically was the ’90s. If she wants to rock that look (or any other look), then she has every right. If anything, we’re probably more compelled to buy some of her lipstick now just to spite those haters.
Anyhow, you do you, girl, because you are clearly fab.