When I was very little I was kind of tomboyish. I was always into video games and playing outside all day. I could care less about the clothes I wore or how I looked. My always wished I was a little more girly, but she accepted how I was and never forced it. Then in middle school I discovered YouTube.
This exciting community of passionate, makeup lovers is what originally got me into makeup, and suddenly all my mother's talk about beauty was so interesting! I watched her put on makeup every morning, and soon I was following tutorials on YouTube to put makeup on myself.
I've looked at makeup as an art form from the beginning. But at school kids would tease me, saying, "you must be ugly under all of that makeup," or, "wow, you must have such low self esteem, since you're wearing makeup." These words hurt so badly, but all I would do is go home and try out some new makeup looks. And my search for a creative outlet to deal with the harsh words of my peers is what cause me to start Shadow Liner Girl! I am so thankful for all of the people that I can talk to daily about makeup and the ability to discuss new products with people around the world! And now the people that used to make fun of my for my love of makeup come to me for tips! Heh pretty funny huh?
If you love beauty, I think you need to watch this video! It has such a powerful message, and it will really show you how big of an influence you are to the people around you.
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This post was sponsored by Regency Beauty Institute.