My Origin Story: it's about Eyeshadow..
When I was in the 6th grade, I noticed that some of the girls I envied were wearing makeup. Since I wanted to be beautiful like they were, I decided it was time to start wearing it, too. So off I went, to buy a Bonne Bell lip smacker.
But then, I realized I needed eyeshadow, too. And because it was what they were wearing, I chose powder blue as my very first eyeshadow color. And I layered that color on like I was frosting a cake!
Well, as you might imagine, that color looked a lot better on my classmates than it did on me, but that completely escaped me, and I thought I was too cool for school. Until one day when my teacher asked me to stay after class for a moment.
I was worried that somehow, I was in trouble, but as it turned out, she wanted to talk makeup. She told me she had noticed that I was beginning to wear eyeshadow but thought maybe I needed a little less.
I think she gave me tips for putting it on in a less intense way, but to be honest, it was all blah blah blah from there on out, because I was so surprised to be having that conversation at all. I did begin to wear less, though.
But just think - if she had been a well-trained color analyst, she could have said, "Jeanine, that powder blue is not doing you any favors." And maybe gently suggested a warmer color.
I also wonder what would have happened if there had been more options at the drugstore. Would I have been drawn to the warmer colors I normally wore in clothes?
Do you have any makeup confessions? Tell me in a comment.
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