Makeup artist brings confidence, hope to rural women

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Zhou Wenjuan (R) showed the new seem of Jiang Dong’e in a mirror in Hexie Village, Yongzhou Metropolis, central China’s Hunan Province, Nov. 17, 2021. (Xinhua/Xue Yuge)

CHANGSHA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) — It was the first time that Jiang Dong’e had at any time worn make-up. The 48-year-outdated rural girl was incredibly curious when wanting at all the numerous cosmetics distribute out in front of her on the table.

Jiang lives in Hexie Village in the town of Yongzhou, central China’s Hunan Province. In excess of the a long time, she experienced fallen into the plan lifetime of planting rice through the fast paced farming year and doing odd work throughout the slack occasions.

A single working day, make-up artist Zhou Wenjuan arrived to Jiang and did her makeup, a thing Jiang did not even have done on her wedding day working day.

Zhou was born in 1988 in Chaoyang Village in Yongzhou Metropolis. As a girl who enjoys to costume up, she determined to discover how to do make-up in Beijing in 2007. In 2012, Zhou returned to Yongzhou Metropolis where by she became a experienced makeup artist.

“I started to consider about doing makeup for these females who have in no way tried using it prior to,” Zhou claimed.

Each individual time she went again to her hometown, Zhou located that the rural gals in her village became more curious about her cosmetics.

For the duration of the Spring Festival of 2020, Zhou acquired a chance to recognize her aspiration as the COVID-19 epidemic still left villagers stranded at dwelling.

Zhou did their makeup for no cost, and meanwhile, she showcased the prior to and after pics by using online video clips. But Zhou did not assume that her films would go viral on the internet soon after she posted them.

Considering the fact that then, Zhou commenced to check out a lot more neighboring villages to carry the expertise to more rural ladies.

In addition to make-up, Zhou also gave Jiang some suggestions on her hairstyles and how to dress. Jiang was also stunned by her new look.

So considerably, Zhou has offered far more than 50 rural gals makeovers. Some of them have produced an desire in studying make-up considering that they found that make-up can not only make them sense far better about how they look but also aid them receive money.

“Lots of rural girls are quite committed to doing work all their life. I hope that in the system of introducing them to make-up, they can find out their very own elegance,” Zhou said.

China’s rural revitalization system is supporting revamp the countryside. The tactic which was initial set forward in 2017 aims to reach simple modernization of agriculture and rural regions by 2035, and the grand target of a solid agricultural business, beautiful countryside and very well-off farmers by 2050.