My Obsession

Makeup has been a love of mine for a long time. I grew up in a household of women who never went anywhere without their makeup on. I came to love makeup in elementary school, although too young to wear it. My aunts gave me chapsticks for Christmas and birthdays so that I would have “makeup” of my own and get out of thiers. I remember getting scolded so much for playing in makeup and I wasn’t supposed to. I just loved everything about makeup and still till this day my greatest love is lipstick.

As I got into high school my folks let me have more and more creative freedom. My first time wearing a full face of makeup was Jr. year in high school and well can I say it was a hot mess. My foundation was too light, my lips were too dark. My eyebrows were just ridiculous. I was really a hot mess. Thank God I had some very caring friends who got me together and a loving family that took me shopping for makeup that was more suitable for me.

I remember that shopping trip like it was yesterday. It was so quiet in my aunt’s car and then the speech began.

“So Dee, what we are going to do is get you matched and get some stuff for your face.”

Wait. What? I was like confused, scared and excited all at once. My aunts had no idea about the terminology we use today in makeup but they knew that this was serious business.

So when we got to the mall we went straight to the nearest Estee’ Lauder counter, another love of mine. I loomed and drooled over all the makeup and perfumes I saw. The glass was so bright and clear. Not a speck of dust to be found anywhere. The ladies that worked the counter were sugar sharp in their Estee’ Lauder uniforms and a gold pin. The lady that I admired the most had the most beautiful bronze skin and she wore her hair in a tight bun. She was so well dressed and her makeup was gorgeous and when she asked me what I was looking for all I could say is “I want to look like you”. I had the best experience and i got to learn a lot of things like skin care and color. She took real good care of me that day and I will never forget that.

Ever since that experience I have been so obsessed with makeup and all things makeup and skin care. i have become a “beauty nerd” to say the least. I love finding new things and experimenting with new looks and products. I love to research companies and brands to find out what they are bringing to the table. I research ingredients and find out what they do, why they are in a product and what are the benefits.

I enjoy every minute of every day and they all consist of thoughts about makeup my one true love. Makeup is the one thing that always fits, always looks good, always in style and always there when I need it. it brightens my day, takes away the bags under my eyes, puts my cheekbones on fleek and makes me happy. Yes, it makes me happy. I have always been obsessed with makeup. I fear that i will never get pass this obsession. Til death do us part? No. Even when I’m dead my highlight will be on fleek.