Different people approach politics differently. The Facebook page ประชารัฐ (Beauty Pracharat) doesn’t discuss policies or democracy. Instead, the page gives make-up tutorials featuring politicians from the Palang Pracharat Party.
There’s no affiliation to the political party itself, the choice was because a certain MP from the party gets talked about a lot in terms of beauty and makeup. But once in a while, the page features other people, such as Army Chief Apirat Kongsompong.
Launched March 25, the page already has over 3,000 followers and is growing rapidly. Here we talk to the person behind the makeup, who prefers to be anonymous, of course.
Why make-ups? Why Palang Pracharat?
It’s like any regular page for make-up reviews, but I just specifically use Palang Pracharat politicians, because I haven’t seen anyone do this before, and probably because no one dares to do this also [laughs]. I use Palang Pracharat because they are the current government and a party that is being talked about quite a lot.
How did the idea happen? It’s just so random!
I was inspired by this post by The Standard Pop that was talking about the make-up of Madame Dear (Watanya Wongopasi, a Palang Pracharat MP). Plus, I’ve already been keeping up on politics and I think that if people don’t remember politicians from the way he/she behaves, they would probably remember them by their appearances and looks. I launched my page with the Palang Pracharat’s spokesperson and fortunately, it was a hit.
Is Palang Pracharat your favorite party?
I don’t really have a favorite party. They all have their goods and bads. Just want them to work hard for the people, that’s all.
Would politicians from other parties feel left out?
I don’t think so [laughs]. Because I just did the make-up review using a photo of Chitpas Kridakon from the Democrat Party.
Have you always kept up with politics?
Yes, at first I was very stressed about how the government has been doing its job. But this made me feel a little better. It’s for entertainment and make-up is something I’m already into.
How do you feel about the political situation?
Very difficult to say. I believe that everyone is doing their best. But I just feel that, if they are going to ask us the people to be united and supportive, maybe they should do the same, too? At least, they need to communicate better among themselves, as it’s basic common sense to work as a team. If they can’t work together, problems would never get solved.
Will you have sponsorships from make-up brands?
I dream of having sponsorships in the future, like any other beauty bloggers. But then I see all the comments from my followers… [chuckles]. If the brands dare, then let’s talk.
Do you think your page might get shut down?
Honestly, I’m a bit worried. Pavin Chachavalpongpun [a famous government critic] has also commented on my post.
Whose set of lips are these right here on the right?
Army Chief General Apirat Kongsompong. I had followers asking me to do a how-to on a pair of red-ish lips like his.