When I was younger, I always had a bad skin reaction to make-up. My skin would go all red and, so, I always avoided it. But I was always a really simple and practical person anyway, so it wasn't a big deal.
Over the last few years, I felt changes in me as a person and as a part of the rest of the world. I feel like I grew a lot and that I've evolved in many ways.
As I write this, I come to terms with something that has been bothering me for a few months. Because I wasn't a "girly" girl, I always felt within me - even though I'm ashamed of it now - that I was somehow better than the girls who were, in fact, girly. And I know now that I'm not and that this evil thought comes from a patriarchal society that messes with little girls' minds and makes them think that being girly is bad and that the less feminine you are, the more success you will have.
This is so, so wrong.
And I'm proud of myself for having realized this and sad because I have friends that have not and will most probably never realize it.
One of the biggest changes in me has exactly to do with make up. I still barely wear it, but I love lipsticks now and that's a really big deal to me. Now, I don't care whether people like how something looks on me or not, because I appreciate myself more when I look in the mirror and see someone that actually looks like me.