Rachel Paige
October 24, 2015 8:32 am

You’ve got the costume, the tiara, and the glass slippers, so the only thing left you to complete your Princess Halloween makeover is the makeup. Easier said than done. Doing regular makeup can sometimes be a challenge, so now trying to do make up that matches Cinderella or Princess Jasmine? Even harder. But, never fear. There’s one beauty blogger out there who’s here to make all our Halloween makeup dreams come true.

Oh, also in doing this, she’s sending all of us an important message about being true to our own selves. So this is extra awesome.

Deepica Mutyala started the #BeYourOwnPrincess project from her own personal experience. As she writes on her webpage, growing up she wanted to be a princess, and by default her friends thought “that I would automatically be Jasmine just because of the color of my skin. I just felt like I should be free to be whoever and whatever I want to be whether that’s Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan, Elsa, or yes…Prince Charming.”

Her #BeYourOwnPrincess video was made with her nieces in nephews in mind because she, “can’t imagine the pressures they feel in school these days with social media everywhere. I hope that they watch this video and it makes them realize that they can be whoever they want to be and that they don’t need to change one thing about themselves to fit in because it’s actually WAY cooler to stand out.”

In her video, she transforms herself into Jasmine, Ariel, Cinderella, and yes, even Prince Charming. “You don’t need to have blonde hair to be Cinderella and you don’t have to be a guy to be a Prince — being a “Prince(ss)” is a state of mind! You can be whoever/whatever you want to be because what you look like on the outside doesn’t define you – you define you.”

Yes to everything about this. There’s no rule that states you need to actually look like the princesses to be the princess, let a lone be any princess! Thanks for the reminder, Deepica, which is perfect timed as we gear up for Halloween. She’s also got a ton of tutorials as to how to transform ourselves into whatever princesses of our choosing up on her YouTube page. And don’t forget, whatever you decide on for your final costume, be your own princess.

(Image via YouTube.)

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