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Watch: What if make-up could be used to conceal all the flaws of a country and its society?

“We’re just going to conceal all our flaws – blemishes, tax records, sexual assault.”

Makeup is a potent metaphor.

There are over 20 kinds of makeup brushes but the brush of justice is not one of them. Beauty vlogger Hayley Johnson uses it to dab some blue eye shadow to beat the prejudice out of her country, United States, in the video below.

The makeup artist from Miami wanted to offer some comedic relief rather than a step-by-step tutorial on different ways to use cosmetics.

Johnson cleans the extra make up with a biting satire: “When no one’s looking, like the American Government, you just wanna cover that sh*t up, just clean that sh*t up.”

The video quickly garnered comments appreciating this honest talk about racism, sexism and the history of native Americans. “Now we’re gonna highlight the brow bone with gold. It looks a lot like the gold we used to kill native Americans for,” Johnson says.

She ends her tutorial by taking on the stereotype of how women only wear makeup to impress men.

If this is the makeup video of 2017, here are videos from previous years, ridiculing “meninism” and poking fun at stereotypes of feminism through makeup tutorials.

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"Because men deserve to look equally good."
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"Make sure to give every part of your face fair and equal amount of representation unlike like the government and primetime network television."
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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

Morning is also when the body needs maximum nutrition to function efficiently through the day as you’ve just woken up from a full 7 hours of no food (and if you’re sleeping less than that, that’s a whole other article).

So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:

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But with changing lifestyles and most people hard pressed for time, a healthy breakfast is taking the backseat. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. MTR has come up with a range of widely loved Indian delicacies like Poha, Upma and Halwa which can be made in (hold you breath) just 3 minutes! All you have to do is add hot water and wait for 3 minutes to get a delicious and filling breakfast.

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These amazing and delicious breakfasts can be made in a jiffy and consumed with the least hassle, even in the midst of your frenetic morning routine. So grab your #MTRbreakfastin3 to start the day on an awesome note.

Click here to make breakfast a part of your morning routine.

This article was produced by the Scroll marketing team on behalf of MTR and not by the Scroll editorial team.