I started to find more interest in makeup in middle school, it all started when I would take my moms makeup and wear it in secret. The first makeup I was using was concealer and face powder when I applied it I felt more mature and confident. My mother noticed that slowly more and more of her makeup was missing and that’s when I got permission to use her makeup and even buy my own makeup. It was a weekly routine of mine to walk to the Walmart five minutes away from my house and look at all the new makeup or buy one item. My first makeup purchase was a foundation from Covergirl, I debated buying it for a month. I didn’t want to waste eight dollars on a foundation that wouldn’t work with my skin. I watched countless makeup gurus on youtube review the foundation and from all the videos I was convinced to buy it. When I bought this foundation it was a learning process, first, the foundation color didn’t even match my skin, I would apply too much, not apply powder on top, and I would apply it with my fingers everywhere.
I slowly learned how to apply makeup in the way through Youtube beauty videos. I remember in 9th grade of high school I woke up at 5am to apply liquid eyeliner, I struggled applying it for an entire hour. There were countless times I had to wipe off the eyeliner and restart the line on my eyelid, but even though I was struggling I kept trying. Finally, right before I had to leave at 7am I had applied the eyeliner correctly, I was so proud of myself and that I never gave up. Remembering these moments that I was learning how to apply makeup seems so surreal because now applying a full face of makeup won’t take me longer than 30 minutes.
I found my love for makeup 6 years ago and I am still learning. In the world of makeup, there is so many skills, techniques, and ‘looks’ to learn. There are countless ways and things you can do with makeup and that is what I love about, I can use an eyeshadow as a highlight or fill in my eyebrows. Many people have negative connotations between makeup and women or men, but in reality, it is just a way of expression. Personally, I apply makeup to feel more confident and to express my moods. There are several products being released weekly and you can always try something new. Some days your eyelids can be blue then brown and another day you can barefaced. There is so much that can be done with makeup, the possibilities are endless.