I feel like I have many makeup muses. Some days I want clean, glowy looks like Blake Lively. Some days I’m feeling darker, like Taylor Momsen. Some days I’m all about the colors, like Halsey. Some days I want to look vaguely threatening, like Melanie Martinez.
Overall, though, I’d say I’m most inspired by Marina Diamandis, or Marina and the Diamonds. Her look changes with every album and I love that. Her Electra Heart era was my favorite, with the platinum wig and bottom lid falsies coupled with baby pink or oxblood lips.
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It was actually around the time that Electra Heart came out that I started really getting into makeup. Primmadonna kind of spoke to me, telling me that I could stop trying to be the ‘cool girl,’ and allow myself to be the high-maintenance, made-up diva I am without apology.
Maybe that’s the reason why I try to get a little Electra Heart into my makeup, even at work. Maybe I can’t wear a drawn-on heart on my cheek, but I can throw on some falsies. And maybe bright, babydoll pink cheeks are a bit much for the office, but that same color as a lipstick instead is perfect.
I’m not necessarily trying to emulate Marina/Electra Heart. I’m just trying to incorporate some of that don’t-give-a-fuck-what-you-think attitude into my daily life. I’ve got better things to do than worry about whether or not someone thinks I’m wearing too much makeup. I wish I had gone through my whole life with this attitude, but nevertheless I’m there now and it feels great.
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Song performed by Marina and the Diamonds.
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