This week's question is...
How old were you when you got into makeup?
This is a GREAT question! I reflect on this often these days because I have a 12 year old daughter that has been totally preoccupied with being able to wear makeup for quite a while now, and I've had to explain to her that her time will come and that I did not stress my mom out about it; it just happened when it happened. That being said, I am the oldest of 3 with two younger brothers, so I didn't have a big sister or close female relative to seek to emulate. I think that delayed my urgency to wear makeup quite a bit. I was an avid reader of many teen magazines from the time I was about 10 or 11: Teen, Seventeen, Jane, Mademoiselle, Sassy, etc. And I would pour over the style and beauty pages, so I guess you can say that I "got into" makeup at that point. But at that age I was content with Bonne Bell lipgloss and Lipsmackers and nail polish as my cosmetics of choice. It wasn't until I was about 12 that I wanted to wear lipstick, and then at 13 I added clear mascara to my beauty routine. I didn't start wearing face makeup until after high school (and to this day, it's just not something that I reach for on a regular basis), but I did start experimenting with eye makeup in high school. Freshman year I could only apply liner to my lower lashline, but even then I winged it out a bit. By sophomore year, I had discovered the wonders of liquid liner, thus beginning a life long love affair. By my junior and senior years, I had become quite adept at applying eye makeup and enjoyed experimenting with all kinds of colors, combinations, and techniques.
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