"you men mind your own business."
A Pakistani man has sparked a debate after tweeting his opinion on bridal makeup in the country.
In Pakistan, brides are commonly seen with heavy eyeshadow, fake eyelashes and extravagant blush.
Although many brides opt for that look on their wedding day, a man named Khurram did not feel the same way.
He had called bridal makeup looks “absolutely horrendous”, stating that “subtle” looks are much better.
The Twitter user wrote:
“Pakistani bridal makeup is absolutely horrendous.
“The over-exaggerated bun, heavy liner, lashes, blue lense, glittery eyes, red blush makeup look is sooooooo ugly.
“Natural subtle glam looks so much better but these anarkalis are not ready for this discussion.”
The tweet went viral, receiving over 2,900 likes.
Pakistani bridal makeup is absolutely horrendous. The over exaggerated bun, heavy liner, lashes, blue lense, glittery eyes, red blush makeup look is sooooooo ugly. Natural subtle glam looks so much better but these anarkalis are not ready for this discussion.
— Khurram Faizan (@WakeupKhurram) June 23, 2022
It also sparked a debate, with many giving their opinion on the matter.
Many told Khurram that it is not up to him to decide how a woman looks on her wedding day.
One said: “Every woman is different. Some feel confident in heavy makeup while others do in lighter makeup.
“Some feel confident in these blunt hair dyes while others do in their natural hair colour. It’s not on you to decide if it looks ‘pretty’ or ‘ugly’.”
Another told him: “Let these anarkali’s do whatever they want and you men mind your own business.”
A third replied: “A man should not be giving opinions about how a woman gets her bridal makeup done.
“It’s her big day and it’s completely her choice whether to go for a natural look or a heavy one.”
A fourth person commented: “You’re entitled to your opinion.
“Everyone has different preferences and while you may not like that, someone else might.
“Let people wear whatever they want to. It’s the bride’s big day. If that’s what makes her feel good then so be it.”
One stated that heavy makeup is a Pakistani tradition, writing:
“For their whole life, they wait for that very day, only to get ready like that.
“They are first asked about how they want their makeup to be, that’s solely their choice.
“Most of them just go with the tradition and yes, that makeup and those dresses are Pakistani wedding traditions.”
The user went on to agree that subtle makeup is better but said it is a woman’s personal preference, adding:
“I myself think I’d go for the simplest wedding, simplest in every aspect but that’s how I want the things to be, I can’t pontificate about it on the internet.
“So if you want your bride to have that subtle makeup look, tell your opinion only to her and ffs leave the anarkalis alone.”
Others agreed with Khurram’s opinion.
“If you see how makeup is done in media, you will be shocked.
“Not just bridal all kinda makeup used and done is outrageous.
“Layers of foundation and powder, blush, eye makeup, fake lashes, fake brows, hair extensions and so forth. Price poor women pay to look beautiful.”
Another pointed out the possible problems associated with heavy bridal makeup.
“It perpetuates a harmful mindset.
“The bride is made several shades lighter than her actual skin tone, her eye colour is lightened and all her features are weirdly contoured.
“That being the beauty standard reflects a lot about our society.”