Me, Myself & Make-Up
We’re going back in time for today’s post to look at how make-up trends have changed over the years and my own relationship with make-up.
Funnily enough I was never a great lover of make-up. It never really excited me and I never found myself always wanting to buy new stuff when I went out. My make-up bag was never overfull and I didn’t have much of a clue how to apply it.
I don’t think I was ever desperate to wear make-up when I was little. I think maybe I was more of a tomboy! I think I first got into make-up when I was about 14 and started to go to under 18 discos (remember them?!). I used to borrow a bit of my mum’s make-up and then throw on a tonne of glitter. I remember wearing lilac eyeshadow to match my lilac outfit. Something I would never do now bcos I hate anything that’s ‘matchy matchy’.
I think I properly started to wear make-up when I was 16 and I got my first part-time job. I went to an all girl secondary school so never felt the need for make-up before that and I’ve always had pretty good skin. When I did start to wear it properly I kept it very minimal. Only mascara, eyeliner, bronzer and blusher. Except I used to apply the bronzer all over my face and looked pretty orange!
In fact, it has only really been the last two years that I started wearing more and I changed this routine learning how to properly apply make-up thanks to YouTube! Now I’m absolutely obsessed and can’t get enough it the stuff. Every payday I rush to Boots and easily spend about £100 on make-up and skincare (mainly make-up!)
So that's my beauty story. Some key moments that really stick out for me along the way. Beauty is such a small part of people's lives but for some of us, it's one of the most enjoyable. I don't mind if that sounds sad and I'm happy I let myself become obsessed with it all because it's nice to feel passionate about something, no matter what it is.