Real conversations with real women about the impact makeup has on their lives.
“I take inspiration from poisonous bugs and snakes and things like that.”Amy
“I find make up really fun. I find that when I’m wearing makeup, because I like very bold colors, people that would normally encroach on my space will leave me alone and back off. I find that men are more intimidated by it and I find that women will be more likely to sit near me. I take inspiration from poisonous bugs and snakes and things like that. I like my makeup to say ‘fuck you’ without me having to utter a word.
If you wanna wear makeup find what makes you comfortable. Maybe it’s just eye-liner, maybe it’s full coverage. Maybe it’s full glam. If you want to put glitter on it, then put glitter on it. If you don’t, then stick to matte. Do whatever’s comfortable for you. And unless someone’s got constructive criticism that you asked for, just put up both fingers and walk away.
When you’re two years, or eighteen months old you can go to the doctors. They measure you, weigh you, all that sort of thing. And they can give you a pretty accurate estimation of ‘when you grow up, you will be this height, you’ll be this weight’; all that sort of thing. And they told my Mum that I wasn’t going to be much bigger than I already was. Human growth hormones were an option. My parents talked about it, weighed it up, and decided that because it was my body I would be the one to make the decision. I don’t remember any of this. I’ve only been told the story, but they had a conversation with me and said that if I wanted to be big, that was something that could happen. My response was, ‘I’m okay with me.’ And that’s something I’ve managed to carry through to my adult life.”