A memory from my high school years..
I was that high school teen girl who obsessed over watching makeup tutorials on YouTube..Yup that was me. Yet our school had a ‘no makeup rule’ and was VERY strict about it.. one girl was even made to wipe off her makeup in front of our whole year during assembly..the poor soul.
I was gutted for her and even more so that I couldn’t experiment with my newly purchased cosmetics. Regardless, one day, the teen rebel I was decided to put makeup on my face. It was the ‘yolo’ attitude I had decided to adopt. Monday morning and newbie to wearing makeup I switched on my favourite YouTube makeup tutorial and tried to follow each step the best I could..if these girls could pull it off why couldn’t I?
Foundation..Damn it didn’t match my skin tone as perfectly as the girls in the vid. Oh well!
Eyeliner..Oh lord..One flick is bigger than the other!!..Ah who will know anyway right!?
Lips..pink..OR jungle red? RED! The natural blush look of course.
I strolled into class beaming. “Pretty lip colour Ems” said my best mate (at the time 😀 ). I sat down feeling totally awesome. I’d really pulled this YouTube look off hadn’t I!?
Then the tutor took the register and my name was called “Emily Rose”.
“Yes Sir” I casually said just as I did every single day. Long pause. He looked up and studied my face rather too judgmentally for my liking.
“Emily Rose would you please come here”..I got up unsure and walked over to his desk. “Emily, are you a painted lady?”.
“um…No sir I am not” I gulped almost choking for words.
“Then Emily Rose please go to the bathroom immediately and wipe that STUFF of your face”.
Was he being absurd? I felt humiliated. I was sure this would haunt me for the rest of eternity. Indeed it haunted my high school years. At the end of the year every student received a memory or quote from their tutor. Guess what mine was? “We lost Emily Rose half way through the year..Under that tonne of makeup” I almost died!!
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