Makeup was always a special event kind of thing (partially because it’s only been two years or so since I started feeling confident wearing it). But then quarantine happened, and suddenly, there was never an occasion for me to get ready. Which was disappointing—because I was craving the chance to try out new looks (and actually have people see them).
Then masks became the norm, and the idea of putting on a full face of makeup was squashed completely. The last thing I needed was to waste foundation and a perfectly good mask. Plus, I didn’t want to put in all that effort only to look like an abstract painting the second I took it off. But one day, after spending hours scrolling through TikTok (as one does), I found this video from Youtuber and beauty guru Jackie Aina.