We All Need to Hear This: 8 Refreshing Celebrity Quotes About Beauty

Maybe a tube of red lipstick seems a bit vain to symbolize beauty. If you're a beauty lover like us, though, then you've probably got a few shades rolling around the bottom of your purse, your drawer, and any other compartment you can throw them into. But makeup is different for everyone in the same way skincare, dieting, and all other aspects of beauty and appearance are inherently subjective.

There's an important baseline to beauty, though: the notion that the way you choose to look is just that—purely your choice. Should you opt to cut-crease your eye shadow and contour until your cheekbones reach the sky, that is your prerogative. And if it makes you feel more confident in the process, then by all means, contour and cut-crease to your heart's content.

But while this baseline seems to go without saying, women throughout history have consistently had to break barriers in order to look the way they want. Hollywood celebs especially are told that they're too fat or their skin is too dark or their appearance isn't helping their "brand," whatever that means. So while, sadly, a thinner waistline may mean the difference between landing a leading role and getting turned down, there are a ton of stars who aren't accepting this logic and using their platforms to champion for all women. To them, we say thank you.

In honor of International Women's Day, we've rounded up some of the best quotes on self-image, not just from Hollywood but also from inspiring public figures who have thrown away the traditional mold and poured themselves a new one. These women have set new beauty standards that urge women to be confident with who they are and what they stand for. And if you feel the most confident while swiping on a tube of red lipstick, well, then that's beautiful too.

Keep scrolling for their inspiring quotes!

Which powerful beauty quote do you live by? Please sound off below!