We celebrate and support our sisters every day at work, online, and in our personal lives. Today we're spending a little extra time remembering the hard-working women who came before us who made revolutionary strides in science, literature, art, social justice, and more.
We created Subtl Beauty for today’s version of these women; women who are out there leading the boardroom, discovering new technologies, and creating masterpieces; in order to help them spend less time getting ready for their day, and more time winning their day.
So with this post, we decided to imagine what the modern-day version of these historic women would be like, and of course, what Subtl shade they may be wearing –
Achievements: Marie was a fearless physicist and chemist who helped discover polonium and radium, which are used in X-Ray machines. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person ever to receive a second Nobel Prize.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
She’s wearing: The Dusty Rose Lip Cheek. The modern-day Marie probably spends most of her time working in a windowless lab or classroom. A subtle rosy tint perfectly highlights her fair complexion.
Achievements: Maya’s list of lifetime accomplishments goes on for days. On top of being the first African American woman to write a best-selling nonfiction novel, she was a poet, actress, screenwriter, and civil rights activist.
She’s wearing: The Champagne Highlighter. The modern-day Maya is busy balancing writing projects and growing her creative network. You’ll find her typing up the next work of literary genius at the local coffee shop. Her highlighter is glowing almost as bright as her creativity.
Achievements: Frida was a rebellious artist and political activist who is best known for her colorful self-portraits. Despite a series of unfortunate events in life, including being hit by a bus, she went on to become one of the world’s most renowned females artists. She lives on as a symbol of feminism, cultural identity, and perseverance.
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”
She’s wearing: The Plum Lip Cheek. The modern-day Frida turns her pain into art and pushes her limits at every turn. You’ll find her painting in the park with a smile on her face. A pop of color on her lips makes her feel like a work of art.
Achievements: Harriet spent her entire life fighting for justice. After escaping slavery, she dedicated herself to helping others gain freedom through the Underground Railroad. She bravely supported the Union Army during the Civil War and went on to help other freed slaves to start new lives.
She’s wearing: The Cream Concealer. The modern-day Harriet spends her time spearheading the social justice movement. Most days she goes makeup-free, but when she can spare a minute, she throws on a bit of concealer because nothing is going to slow her down.
We are inspired by these women and their stories. It seems like we are under more and more pressure these days to look perfect, which is unfair and frankly, frustrating.
We like to think that what we are building here at Subtl, helps remove some of these pressures and make it easier to look and feel effortlessly confident, so you can spend more time doing what you love.