Those kiss-adorned selfies you've seen populating your Instagram feed have a larger story than pure aesthetics. This week, Tarte Cosmetics teamed up with the Bystander Revolution to launch their #KissAndMakeup initiative, which aims to raise awareness against cyber-bullying. "Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year," the brand wrote in a post. "Eighty-eight percent of teens witness cyber-bullying every day, and 41 percent of teens say they've experienced it." In addition to taking a lipstick selfie, Tarte and the Bystander Revolution encourage participants to tag a friend with whom they'd like to share a positive message, change the conversation, and ignore the haters in online comment sections.
Celebrities—including Lily Collins (above)—and beauty gurus alike were so moved by the sentiment, as evidenced by the lip print selfies all over your screen, and you can get involved too. Simply take a photo of yourself with your lip print on your hand, share a short message, and upload the photo with the #KissAndMakeup hashtag now. Now that's a beautiful cause in every sense of the word if we've ever seen one. Check out a few more of the posts below, and get in on the fun by tagging @tartecosmetics and @bystanderrevolution in your post!
💖Let's #KISSANDMAKEUP 💖 Compliment the person above you in the comments section! We need to stop cyber bullying. Let's kill with kindness and spread love on social media! Saying HELLO is free and being NICE is free! @Tartecosmetics has partnered with @bystanderrevolution to spread love! Upload a selfie with a kiss on the back of your hand and tag @tartecosmetics @bystanderrevolution and hashtag #kissandmakeup to be featured! I love you all so much. Don't forget that "Life Opens Up When You Do" #patrickstarrr Photo by @copaceticwanderer Necklace by @ettika
Join the funny, smart and beautiful @makeupshayla in creating awareness about cyber-bullying by tagging a person you'd like to share a positive message with. Post a picture with a kiss on the back of your hand using #kissandmakeup and be sure to tag @tartecosmetics and @bystanderrevolution 💋💄 #anticyberbullying
So proud to join @tartecosmetics & @bystanderrevolution in helping spread awareness against cyber bullying 💪🏻 This really means a lot to me because I've lived through it. I received so much negativity in the past that i completely stopped posting on here because it was taking over my life . It consumed me and made me feel angry all day and made me want to crawl in bed n sleep to forget all the mean n hurt full things people said. It's time to put an end to cyber bullying @ #kissandmakeup 💋
I have been bullied online and in real life. Bullying is something everyone should take seriously, and personally, I do not want anyone else to go through the pain and depression I went through. Don't be mean behind your screen!! Let's spread positivity whenever we can...trust me, it'll make you feel good! #kissandmakeup @tartecosmetics @bystanderrevolution #anticyberbullying #nomore #endbullying Using @tartecosmetics tarteist lip paint in lovespell and their blush in Embraced #anastasiabeverlyhills #norvina #anastasia #undiscovered_muas #wakeupandmakeup #vegas_nay #makeupartistsworldwide #hotbeautytrends #makeupsocial #jaclynhill #batalash #makeup #makeuplover #makeupaddict #makeupartist #beauty #beautiful #gay #makeup #discover_muas #undiscoveredvideos #mannymua #patrickstarrr #liveglam #instagay
Help create cyber bullying awareness by kissing the back of your hand and tagging a friend and saying something you love about them! I have always wanted to start a YouTube beauty channel but was always scared of internet trolls ruining my self confidence. Today I say goodbye to being afraid and I stand up for this movement and encourage all of you to do so as well! I tag @kassy_v because you always support me no matter what and love to make people feel great about them self! 💋 #kissandmakeup #tartecosmetics #anticyberbullying #bystanderrevolution
Cyber Bullying is never ok. You never know how your words on screen can affect you. The Story of Megan Meier really hurt my heart. I stand behind @tartecosmetics and @bystanderrevolution with their #kissandmakeup campaign. Let's put an end to cyber bullying! Today's #motd is dedicated in memory of Megan Meier and all others who have taken their lives due to being bullied online. #beautyvlogger #beautyblogger #makeup #makeupaddict #alyjae #undiscoveredwoc #beautybloggers #makeupartist #makeupblogger #makeupforblackwomen #makeupblog #beautyguru #beautyfans #undiscovered_muas #makeupartistsworldwide #meganmeierfoundation #makeupformelaningirls #youtubeguru #undiscoveredmuas #wakeupandmakeup #beauty #selfie #brian_champagne #makeupfanatic1 #makeupaddict #beautyfans #universodamaquiagem_oficial #vegas_nay