My son is often asleep when I sit cross-legged on our bedroom floor in front of the mirror, but he’s seen me apply makeup often enough that he grabs the shadow brushes from me whenever he’s awake and notices that I’ve sat down for some glamour time.
He’s been watching me engage in this ritual as long as he can remember, which would explain how he knows to dip the brushes in pots of colored eye shadow and then place the brushes on my eyes. Without fail, he reaches for bright colors in my makeup kit the same way he reaches for crayons – he’s equally attracted to them both. My son can barely talk, but somehow he understands that colors enhance our lives.
As I mentioned in my bio, my passion for cosmetics started in the preschool years: transfixed by my mom’s Revlon “Rachel” powder, emerald green Maybelline eyeshadow and plum lipsticks (this was the 80s, people) I was a definitive beauty junkie from a very young age.
I’m curious – how old were all of you when your makeup obsession emerged? Do you remember being attracted to it at an early age, or is your passion something that surfaced later on in life?