7 Interesting Beauty Documentaries To Watch When You're Under House Arrest

7 Interesting Beauty Documentaries To Watch When You're Under House Arrest

House arrest isn't fun, but it's the best thing we can do at this hour. A positive way to look at this situation is to work on yourself. Find a hobby, learn a life skill like cooking, shoot a makeup tutorial video, arrange your beauty cabinet, read more books and watch interesting documentaries. So when all of this is over, you come back to your life, with more knowledge to share and a new skill to boast of. Speaking of documentaries, you can find a bunch of them on food, fashion, relationships, animals, the environment, history on the internet. However, the most underrated type of documentary is beauty. There are a few iconic ones on Youtube that you can watch for free. Everything you need to know about the evolution of makeup to where beauty ingredients are sourced - it's important to keep yourself as informed as possible if beauty is your passion. 

7 Interesting Beauty Documentaries To Watch During Home Quarantine

Grab a bowl of popcorn, will you?

1. Beauty In A Jar

This documentary came out in 2003 and it talks about the history of American beauty culture, cosmetic manufacturers, advertisers, and the impact makeup products had on women and society at that time. The documentary also highlights the relationship women had with makeup and how they used it to feel empowered and beautiful. 

2. The Truth About My MakeUp

Have you ever wondered what's in your lipstick that makes it look glossy or what is that ingredient in your foundation that causes the product to glide on like butter on the skin? Correct Answer - it's palm oil. According to this documentary, it's in 70% of the beauty products we use today. 28-year-old MUA, Emmy Burbidge, travels to Papua New Guinea find out the source of her cult beauty products and the effect it has on the environment. 

3. The Truth About Where Hair Extensions Come From

You've probably heard of human trafficking, but what about hair trafficking? This documentary will show you how wigs and extensions are sourced. It's a dark documentary that highlights some ugly truths on how some women are robbed at gunpoint for their hair and how temples in India contribute to the growing hair extension industry

4. Beauty | Documentary on Societal Beauty Standards

What is the one thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'beauty'? Some of these answers are so painful and emotional because society and social media have convinced us, women, to feel unattractive in our own skin. 

5. The Ugly Side of Korean beauty

Did you know that South Korea is one of the top 10 markets for makeup and skincare products in the world? While it capitalizes on cute packaging and formulas that promise instant results, there's also a flip side to it...

6. Bitches and Beauty Queens

We've grown up watching 'Miss India' on TV and we've always been in awe looking at these beauty pageants strut the runway with charisma, intelligence and grace. However, have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Here's a hint: aggressive competition at its best. 

7. India and its UN-FAIR Beauty Standards

This documentary was a student project put together by Anuja Premika, Desiree D’Souza and Neha Joshi, students of Masters of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism, St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet, Hyderabad. It talks about how advertisements, films and everyday life tell Indian women that if they're fair, they're beautiful by default. It also highlights the injustice done to women who have dusky complexions.

Which one of these are you watching today?