"I have been involved in speech and drama activities since I was very young. Being in the drama society during my teens exposed me to the world of makeup. But if I were to put a finger on when I started to wear makeup properly, it would be when I was 18 or 19. At that time, it was all about kohl-ed eyes and BB creams. I did also enjoy a fresh-look using blush. It was also a season where beauty mistakes were made, such as sporting thin brows, which were so on-trend at the time.
Over the years, so much has changed in my routine. I am a fan of colours. I love experimenting with different trends. If there has been anything that has changed, it is my knowledge of makeup and what works best on my skin. I feel that over the last 2 years, I have been embracing my features and skin, both of which used to be an insecurity.
My style of makeup has definitely changed. It used to be rather monochromatic, but now, it's dependent on my mood. Some days I feel like rocking a bold lip while in other days, a sultry eye look paired with a mauve lip is my go-to.
Beauty evolution, to me, is not just about the change in style or products used. I feel like I've evolved to appreciate beauty in so many forms. There's so much inspiration to seek from everything in life. If anything, I always stand by what I feel. Makeup is a choice, and in a society where beauty shaming is happening so much, my beauty evolution is at a stage now where I let my makeup/no makeup state speak for my feelings. If I feel like wearing makeup, I will. Also, my beauty journey has seen me take a much keen interest in skincare. After all, a good combination of both makeup and skincare go hand in hand. Six years have passed since I started wearing makeup, and I am still evolving."
*The interviews were edited for clarity.