At a young age, I realized makeup seemed to be the most trendy obsession. All the pretty, bright colours that catch your eye while strolling through the cosmetics aisle at the local drug store was nearly like walking through a candy store for me as a kid. Of course, it wasn’t in my mothers best interest to let me cake my face at the age of 13. So Maybelline Great Lash and Lipsmackers it was! The feeling of putting something on my face that drew attention to my features was addicting. Although with makeup, I felt there was always some sort of restriction as a kid, and I was taught to put a limit on how much should go on my face. So I feel as though that almost enhanced the addiction part. We all want what we can’t have, right?
Every year of getting older meant I was inching closer towards wearing more makeup. Which I originally thought was the ultimate success! But to my disadvantage (90’s baby), growing up there wasn’t much access to makeup blogs and relatable advice. You couldn’t find much on YouTube either. There was of course teen magazines (J-14, bop, teen vogue, and my all time favourite, seventeen) which I won’t lie, did help. But it definitely doesn’t compare to the technology advancements we have today. In which we simply type out anything we want and it pops out exactly what we’re looking for.