‘MACnificent’ No Matter What

Beauty has no size restrictions. That’s what Luzmaria Vargas is teaching the world in her winning video for MAC Cosmetic’s “MACnificent Me” campaign contest.

According to The Huffington Post, Vargas, a California native, was chosen as one of six winners of a video contest to be the face of MAC’s “self-love campaign,” an effort by the cosmetic company that aims to celebrate “people’s personal styles and beauty — both inside and out.” The campaign’s page describes what it means to be ‘MACnificent,’ which involves being “creative, being confident, having fun and most of all, being true to yourself.”

As one of the winners, Vargas was flown to New York City to receive a makeover, and MAC chronicled her experience in a video, in which she confessed that as a bigger woman, she sometimes struggles with being confident in her appearance. “Some people just think because you’re overweight you don’t have feelings,” she said.

However, The Huffington Post says she found that receiving the makeover from MAC and being featured as one of their models helped her feel beautiful. In reflecting on her ‘MACnificent’ experience, she said, “It feels so good because I know there’s so many women out there that won’t express themselves [because] they’re overweight. But if I did it, they can all do it.”

Thank you, Luzmaria, for teaching us that true beauty is not bound by size, and that we are all ‘MACnificent’ no matter what.

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