Makeup Talk

In the place I live, makeup in teenagers are not very common and sometimes people have negative thinking about it. For so many years in schools, I did not know how to fill in my brows, how to draw the perfect eyeliner wings or what I should do first before applying mascara. Most of my friends were in the same situation: no makeup, just studying. Back to the time when I was 15 or 16, the only thing I was allowed to do was putting on a satin light pinky lipstick to make my face look brighter. That's it. Furthermore, schools didn't allow students to wear makeup. However, I never felt insecure about my naked face because I wasn't the only one. 
I was addicted to those makeup tutorials from girl Youtubers a few years ago like Michelle Phan, Bethany Mota, Amanda Steele, etc. It was so inspirational to watch how they look before and after makeup. So when I was 17, I knew how to wear blush and how to curl my lashes before the mascara. I always wanted to go out so that I could put some colors on my face. You know that feeling when how confident and how pretty you feel you are? I felt the same way.
But I think most girls in my place were not very familiar with this makeup thing. Some were, some were not.
I met some old friends in high school last week and a girl asked me :"Hey Tam are you wearing makeup now?". It was so awkward and I didn't know what to say because they didn't know that I started to wear makeup a year ago. And in everyone's opinion, makeup is only for older women. So I replied :"Um no, I only put on lipstick. My pink cheeks are because of the hot weather" (lol I even laughed at myself in my head).
But a few seconds later I asked myself :"Why did I have to answer like that? There would be nothing wrong if I had answered yes". I feel confident, I feel pretty and it's good. And I told myself by the next time if someone asks me if I'm wearing makeup, the answer will be yes.

To all my female readers, if you think makeup makes you feel more comfortable and beautiful, just do it. You shouldn't care about what other people say, even when your mom thinks that color doesn't suit you but you love that color to death, just put it on. Or when people say you wear too much makeup or you look so different with your naked face, just think that you are doing it for yourself, not for the others. 
Learn basic steps from tutorials, find the perfect foundation for your skin, save money for your favorite lipsticks,... It is fun!
Either you have your makeup on or not, you look fine :)



  1. Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoy xx

  2. These lipstick colors look so pretty! I only wear eyeliner, so I find that lipstick is a quick and easy way to add some color to my face :)

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    1. I agree! Lipsticks can save my whole life! And too bad my face doesn't seem to fit eyeliner so I never wear it :(


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