Tea Time: Makeup


It’s a new year and I’m trying to change and improve a lot of things about me. I’m considering wearing makeup, but I don’t know where to start. Any advice?


Hi Anon,

First of all, good for you! I can tell that you’re not just making an arbitrary resolution just because of New Year’s. I’m glad you are genuinely looking to improve yourself, and I applaud your interest in trying new things.

And you’re right, makeup can be a great way to express yourself. It’s a fantastic medium to showcase your creativity and artistry. So I would say, if you’re using it as an outlet, go for it.

But just make sure you’re doing it for you.

Many choose to wear makeup to make them more attractive in the eyes of others. But validation shouldn’t be the reason to wear makeup.  It should be to stand out, not to try and blend in.

Ultimately it’s a very personal decision, but I would encourage you to ignore any societal pressures you may feel and do whatever makes you happy.


Good Luck,


Earl Grey