Women are posting selfies with makeup only on half their face. This is why

Last month beauty vlogger Nikkie went viral when she filmed herself meticulously and skilfully applying makeup to just half of her face.

Her point? That it's OK to love makeup just for the fun of it - and to fight against "makeup shaming".

The seven-minute film titled 'The Power of MAKEUP!' has been viewed more than 17,000,000 times - and now thousands of women on Instagram are posting selfies with only half of their face made-up in tribute to it, under the hashtag #thepowerofmakeup.

Alongside the selfies, they are writing inspiring messages about why it's OK to love makeup - or no makeup.

When I wear make-up, it's for me. Not for my friends, boyfriend, strangers or anyone I might see that day.

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