Wednesday, 8 February 2012

What's your makeup story?

L-R Daria Werbowy, Arlenis Sosa, and Elettra Wierdermann

I know that many of you out there love makeup as much as I do and I was wondering when your love started? My first foray into makeup was waaaaay back in Primary (Elementary) school when I would play around with my mum's Fashion Fair compact. I never left the house with makeup on of course and I don't even think that my mum noticed.

I began to wear eyeliner religiously when I was about 14 and got into foundation around 16 or so. Strangely enough I didn't start to wear mascara until I was in university because I thought mascara was just to make your eyelashes black and hey, my eyelashes are pretty black! Lipstick was also a no-no until my early twenties because I was convinced that it didn't suit me. Vaseline was my friend until I discovered "London Life" by MAC. I also discovered the huge difference that lipliner can make to the look of a lipstick and I've been hooked ever since. I've slowly incorporated blush (I didn't think it was made for black women) and everything else into my makeup cache.

Whenever, I see extremely young girls with tons of makeup on I get uncomfortable but then I remember that they're just experimenting too. I think it takes a while to know what suits/ doesn't suit your face so I'll allow them. I don't know if I'd be happy to have my future daughter looking like Ronald MacDonald in her early teens though (hypocritical much?) but I hope I'll be able to steer her away from the pancake look.

I think things are very different nowadays and with the huge exposure of available makeup for all skin tones and the large increase in YouTube beauty "gurus", girls seem to be more clued up on makeup from a younger age.

When did you start wearing makeup? When do you think it's appropriate for girls to start experimenting with makeup? Let me know in the comments!

Love, life and curious beginnings 

Nana Adomah x

(My friends are sick to death of my small obsession with Arlenis Sosa so I thought I'd sneak her into the banner for this post. Hehe)