How old were you when you first started wearing make-up?
I distinctly remember the first time I wore lipstick. I was in sixth grade, and it was a frosty apricot I “borrowed” from my older sister’s Caboodle. I foolishly thought it was subtle enough that my mother wouldn’t notice, but of course she did and made me wipe it off before we went to church. Kids think they’re so sneaky, don’t they? There is nothing subtle about frost!
The next year when I went to middle school, is when I was finally able to start wearing make-up regularly. And boy did I wear it! Think lots of grocery store waxy blue eyeliner and bright pink lipstick, which was of course reapplied during every passing period at my locker mirror. I went back that year to visit an old elementary school teacher and the first thing she literally said was, “I see you discovered lipstick.” #embarrassing
What about you? What was your first experience with makeup? We’d love to hear your stories!