There’s this overwhelming sense of joy felt when opening a brand new blush, using a new lipstick for the first time or starting up a new tube of mascara. It’s nice to be able to see something so nice, and sometimes luxurious, if it’s from a high-end brand, and to be able to buy it for yourself. Makeup is something I know I’m good at. Applying it is a skill I have acquired through wearing makeup since I was 13-years-old. When I can apply a bomb cat eye and bold lip, I feel good about myself.