A Mother's Day Ode To The Source Of My Beauty Obsession
The world of beauty has now taken over the Internet, allowing people from all ages to get immersed in it with just a few clicks. But it wasn’t always that way. Before YouTube makeup tutorials, there were moms.
When I was going through puberty and started caring more about the way I looked, my mom was there to help me transition from seeing makeup as a game to seeing it as what it really is. Art. My obsession had to start somewhere and I don’t think I would’ve found my way to where I am now if it wasn’t for that first beauty advice from her. In fact, I probably wouldn’t be here sharing all my thoughts with you! So, that being said and to celebrate Mother’s Day, here are all the ways my mom contributed to making me who I am today, with a beauty-centric scope.
First and most importantly, she introduced me to what I currently consider the most important makeup product one can own. Concealer. When I started getting pimples I would cover them with small pieces of surgical tape. What can I say? I didn’t know any better. But then my mom grabbed this small, magical stick and then my life was changed forever.
She was there to help me hide my imperfections, but she was also there to help me battle them. One of the first and most important things you learn when it comes to beauty and skincare is to always take off your makeup and wash your face before bed. I learned that lesson through my mom and I will forever be thankful for that.
Back when I used to have zero makeup skills, she would do it for me. Out of this came another important lesson. Always line your lips! This made things so much easier for me, because whenever I tried to put on lipstick on myself I’d end up looking like Miranda Sings. Pretty much anyone who wears makeup nowadays knows the benefits of lining your lips, but I give credit to my mom for giving me this knowledge.
Lastly, and I think most of us can relate to this one, my mother was the one to buy me my first beauty supplies. Oh, how great it was to not have to worry about our own bank accounts back then! One of the first things she got me was clear mascara, a simple but good start. She also got me my very first eyeliner, a metallic blue one from MAC. But the thing I appreciate most is something I can safely assume we all have. Red lipstick. And my very first one was given to me by—you guessed it—my mom.
There are countless things I can thank her for and this is just a small part. But if you can relate to all I’ve just told you, go and give your mom a big hug! And if you are a mother yourself, I’d like to thank you on behalf of all daughters and sons for always making us feel beautiful inside and out.
Happy Mother's Day!