My Love Affair With Make-up
My love affair with make-up began at secondary school. It developed out of a need to cover the acne I had developed during puberty. This acne became so severe I was prescribed medication to combat it. As a result the acne eventually subsided, but the love of make-up stayed.
Implications of a make-up obsession?
Some people might say that being obsessed with make-up (as I am) is shallow and I could be setting a bad example for my daughter. They might say I'll be teaching her that she needs to look good, or a certain way to be accepted in the world. Let me say this, I wear my slap because I enjoy it, not because I'm trying to be accepted (ok, maybe in my teenage years - but not now). Some people get tattoos, or piercings. It is a personal choice. It doesn't mean they expect they same of their children. It is a hobby of mine in the same way my love of books is. I'd never push it upon my daughter, and I certainly wouldn't advocate her wearing make-up from a young age. She can make her own choice. She will probably be more likely to want to wear it because I do, but given the fact that I don't look like this: