I wish I had an inspirational, paradigm-shifting or empowering story to answer this question with, but I don’t… I just wanted to do what my friends were doing (I was in seventh grade), and they were all wearing makeup…but not makeup to the Instagram-levels kids wear today — just simple things like pencil liner, lipstick, blush, powder. Or, if you were *really* fancy, you wore mascara, ooh-la-la!
It started with me sneaking shaky, uneven purple eyeliner onto my lids in the girls’ bathroom in seventh grade every morning when I got to school, which was kinda dumb now that I think about it because my parents left for work before I left for school in the morning, so I could’ve easily put it on before school, but I think there was something alluring about actually doing my makeup at school… It made that purple liner seem even more forbidden.
How about you? Why did you start wearing makeup?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,