Just like Frida Kahlo, Never Apologize For Who You Are
History is full of fierce, brave, and unapologetic women. Frida Kahlo is one of these iconic historical figures – known for never apologizing for celebrating her culture through her bold style and beautiful artwork.
The Frida Kahlo by Ulta Beauty Collection is a new line of makeup inspired by the famous Mexican artist and woman who revolutionized the world with her unique perspective on life and who, to this day, is a true example of strength and pride. Despite the adversity she faced in life, Frida never limited herself or shied away from her dreams. Her art and life are an example of her strength and perseverance.
In partnership with Ulta Beauty, three of our mitú staffers tried the exclusive Frida Kahlo by Ulta Beauty Collection which includes a Signature Box with a 12 pan eyeshadow palette and new hue shadow switching pan, four creamy matte liquid lipsticks, cosmetic bag, a Frida Kahlo inspired artist brush set and collector’s tin, two shades of the duo blush and bronzer, a face primer, a beauty brow master, a liquid illuminator, and a red floral headband. The collection is online now and will be in all Ulta Beauty stores Sunday July 21st.
We also asked them to finish the phrase “I will not apologize for…” as it not only embodies Frida’s approach to life but also reminds us to stay true to who we are. Their answers are inspiring and a beautiful homage to the spirit of Frida herself!
“I will not apologize for celebrating my culture.” – Jessica
Jessica takes pride in celebrating her Mexican culture and heritage through her creative work and sense of humor. As a content creator at mitú, her work illustrates the relatable, humorous struggles that young Latinos experience while growing up. Whether that be through funny memes, quotes, or videos, Jessica (like Frida Kahlo) is unapologetic about putting her culture front and center.
Que Viva La Frida
Frida Kahlo never apologized for celebrating her Mexican culture and indigenous heritage which in turn influenced her art and her very being. Frida was so proud of her Mexican roots that she even lied about her age so that her “birth” would coincide with the Mexican Revolution. She claimed that she was born on July 7, 1910, which is the year that the Mexican Revolution began.
“I will not apologize for my style.” – Arrianna
Arrianna’s fashion style is an extension of her creativity and reflects her fascination with colors, textures, and fabrics. She expresses her creativity and artistry through her clothes – especially by rocking bold colors and fabulous hats. She often searches for unique, vintage pieces at flea markets, making her outfits stand out from anyone else. Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s unapologetic motto, Arrianna will always seek to express herself through fashion.
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Frida never apologized for her style, or who she was. Frida’s fashion was bold and daring and she always challenged societal beauty and gender norms. When she was young, she even posed for a family photograph in a men’s suit and slicked back her hair, making a gender-bending fashion statement. Through her clothing, she also celebrated being mestiza (her father was German-Hungarian; her mother was half-Spanish, half indigenous Tehuana), she often mixed western fashion with traditional indigenous garbs. Her clothing solidified her as an icon of cultural identity and feminism.
“I will not apologize for making a statement.” – Jamie
Like Frida, Jamie exudes confidence and is not afraid to have all eyes on her when she walks into a room. She embraces her inner power and is proud to make show stopping statements, whether through her candor or big personality. Being bold and confident are things you should never apologize for.
Frida was not shy about making a show-stopping entrance. In 1953, despite being bed-ridden she made her way into her first solo art exhibition in her bed and with a full ambulance escort. Now, that’s making a statement.
Fierce Like Frida
Frida left a great legacy – not only in her paintings and artwork but also through her commitment to defend her ideals, beliefs, and convictions. She lived her life unapologetically and serves as a source of inspiration, to this day, to live authentically.