We all know beauty bloggers love a good Instagram selfie, and recently, we've been seeing a lot of them posting photos of themselves with a covered mouth and lip-smacked hand.
A truly beautiful person inside and out, the gorgeous @rclbeauty101! Help create awareness about cyber-bullying by tagging a person you'd like to share a positive message with and post a picture with a kiss stain on the back of your hand using #kissandmakeup and be sure to tag @tartecosmetics & @bystanderrevolution!💋 #anticyberbullying
But this isn't just your ordinary selfie. It's one with a cause.
Bystander Revolution has partnered up with Tarte Cosmetics to launch #KissAndMakeup, a campaign that is asking beauty influencers and lovers to put on their favourite lipstick, kiss their hand, hold the kiss stain over their lips and take a selfie, all to raise awareness about cyberbullying.
"Remember what yo mama taught ya, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it at all!!! Let's all #kissandmakeup," writes YouTube beauty vlogger Nicol Concilio on her #KissandMakeup selfie.
I'm honored and proud to stand by @tartecosmetics & @bystanderrevolution to help stop bullying!!!! Bullying is a SERIOUS issue and shouldn't be taken lightly. People have lost their lives because of it and I encourage you all to make a pact with me to put an end to it!! Put a kiss on your hand and help spread the word about this movement!!! I personally have been bullied and the feeling is so horrible 💔 words can be so vicious and sometimes they really stick with you. Remember what yo mama taught ya, if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say it at all!!! Let's all #kissandmakeup
With over 3.2 million students being the victim of bullying each year, Tarte And Bystander Revolution are encouraging everyone to "flood Instagram with good vibes and compliments" and to stop being mean behind a screen.
"Cyber-bullying is all too common on social media. Eighty-eight per cent of teens witness cyberbullying every day. We want to use our social platforms to encourage our fans to spread positivity rather than judge someone's appearance, which is why this initiative is so important to us," says Tarte Cosmetics CEO and founder Maureen Kelly in a press release. "If we can make an impact through kind words and simple compliments, the Internet would be a much more beautiful place."
As more girls and boys take to Instagram to show off their crafted beauty looks, negative comments are becoming a normal occurrence on the social media platform . Even huge cosmetic companies and their models are being targeted, as we saw this week with MAC and the uproar of racist comments circulating on their page over one photo from NYFW in particular.
But with campaigns like #KissAndMakeup, we hope to see the beauty world take action and stand together against bullying online.
For more #KissAndMakeup selfies, see below!
"We get so worried about being "pretty." Let's BE pretty KIND, pretty FUNNY, pretty SMART, and pretty STRONG!" -@littlelizziev Help create awareness about cyber-bullying by tagging a person you'd like to share a positive message with and post a picture with a kiss stain on the back of your hand using #kissandmakeup and be sure to tag @tartecosmetics & @bystanderrevolution!
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year! Help create awareness about cyber-bullying by tagging a person you'd like to share a positive message with and post a picture with a kiss stain on the back of your hand using #kissandmakeup and be sure to tag @tartecosmetics & @bystanderrevolution!💋 #anticyberbullying @jmaybelline_
As someone who was severely bullied when I was younger, when I heard @tartecosmetics teamed up with @bystanderrevolution this hit home for me. So often I was told to keep my mouth shut about me being bullied by school counselors and principals. The bullying at school continued when I got home through cyber-bullying. That is when I logged off my computer, and would go to play with makeup and escape into a world where I felt invincible and the harsh words of the bullies could no longer get to me. To this day, makeup still does the same for me. The negative words that I would hear every time I looked in the mirror, from them judging me about my appearance and how I choose to express myself, faded away, as I stood proud in the mirror and in front of my bullies and chose makeup over anything else and felt beautiful. Please join me in raising awareness about not only bullying, but cyber bullying as well. #Kissandmakeup #anticyberbulling Lipstick is Frenemy from Tarte. Pic by: @christianhenrysmith
Hi love I feel so blessed to be part of this cause with @tartecosmetics & @bystanderrevolution to help stop cyber-bullying . We all unique and also part of something bigger that ourselves ( called God, Universe or humanity) and are connected , spread a positive vibe with everyone around you ... that will change your life and our entire world . Amores me siento muy agradecida de ser parte de esta causa con @tartecosmetics y @bystanderrevolution para ayudar a detener el Bullying cibernetico del que somos victimas todos en las redes sociales alguna vez ..... solo por ser diferentes , por tener una opinion o simplemente porque deseamos compartir una parte de nosotros con el mundo. Todos somos unicos y tambien parte de algo mas grande (que podemos llamar Dios, universo o humaindad) .... estamos conectados entre si queramos o no aceptemoslo y difundamos mensajes positivos a los que nos rodean ... realmente cambiara tu vida y la de el mundo entero. #auroramakeup #kissandmakeup
💖Let's #KISSANDMAKEUP 💖 Compliment the person above you in the comments section! We need to stop cyber bullying. Let's kill with kindness and spread love on social media! Saying HELLO is free and being NICE is free! @Tartecosmetics has partnered with @bystanderrevolution to spread love! Upload a selfie with a kiss on the back of your hand and tag @tartecosmetics @bystanderrevolution and hashtag #kissandmakeup to be featured! I love you all so much. Don't forget that "Life Opens Up When You Do" #patrickstarrr Photo by @copaceticwanderer Necklace by @ettika