I once had a thing for blue eyeshadow. And by thing, I mean I’d wear blue shadow slathered with glitter and outlined with blue eyeliner. I wasn’t into the au naturel look. Like most things in my life, it was go big or go home. Although I loved the in -your-face eye paint, a few of my friends’ parents didn’t feel the same. Where I thought I was showing off my individuality, they thought I was a “bad influence” because makeup was “evil.”
And that is reason #207,010 I’ve always felt like I don’t fit in.
As I aged and became more self-aware (read: self-conscious), I tuned down my makeup choices, opting for shades like “golden glow” and “blushing beauty.” And where I once used makeup to express my style, I used it to cover up my flaws instead.