When I was a child back in the Dominican Republic, I remember sneaking into my cousins' and aunts' rooms to play with their makeup to make myself look "pretty." That love for makeup followed me through middle school and high school, a time when I was not allowed to wear makeup by my old school parents. I used to leave the house with a clean face and do my makeup once I got to school. Until one day, a friend of my parents saw me at the bus stop and I had this bright lipstick on and she told my mom.
As an adult I hardly ever wear makeup, and when I do, I keep it simple; lipgloss and mascara, sometimes I do a little blush on on special occasions. Now, instead of wearing makeup to look "pretty" I do it to enhance my natural beauty.