Okay, I admit it. When I'm waiting in the check-out line at the grocery store, I scan the stories in those magazines. You know the ones - those with all of the celebrity gossip. One of the craziest and funniest headlines that always get me: celebrities without make-up! Like that is a big shocker. Of course, they don't wear make-up ALL of the time.
But it always gets me pondering how often the normal gal/mom/woman/lady wears make-up - and how much make-up? Living in NYC, I see quite a variety of folks and I tell you, it seems many ladies wear make-up, a lot of it. Now, my mom likes her lipstick, as does my sis and most of my friends. And as far as lips go for me? I like a basic Chapstick. I usually swipe some powder over my face and then add a wee bit of mascara before heading out the door. For a party or some dinner out? I'll add some eye shadow. Not much, I know.
Now, Kiddo has become much more aware of make-up, and notices as I am applying it. She's started asking if she can wear some "stuff on my eyes." She's almost seven, so obviously, that isn't happening anytime soon, but she does have her own little Chapstick. When will I let her wear more? Not sure...my niece at 13 wears a light amount to school. Maybe around that time?
It's tough when Kiddo asks why I wear make-up...I want her to feel confident about herself and her looks no matter what, and I know a big part of that is showing her I feel confident in my own looks. Tackling the topic of make-up gets tricky, no?
How much make-up do you wear? When did you first start wearing make-up?