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    Posted on Jul 11, 2017

    How You Use Makeup When You're 15, 25, And 30 Years Old

    5: I just need something that'll make me look less oily. 25: I just want something to make this look deliberate. 30: I was born with this GLOW!

    Lipstick:

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    At 15: I. NEED. ALL. THE. COLORS.

    At 25: You've learned to appreciate a good neutral!

    At 30: You know what YOUR colors are.

    Base:

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    At 15: The more coverage the better!

    At 25: The eternal search for the perfect color.

    At 30: Beautiful, now it's time to invest in a GOOD base.

    Eye pencil:

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    At 15: YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING!

    At 25: Using it less and less all the time...

    At 30: Goodbye, black! Hello, brown!

    Blush:

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    At 15: How have I lived 15 YEARS without using blush?

    At 25: I look like I got slapped in the face.

    At 30: Listen, I step out of the shower and I've already got blush perfectly applied.

    Eyeshadow:

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    At 15: Two modes: 100% goth, or every color of the rainbow.

    At 25: Maybe you've got a few, but you only ever use the one.

    At 30: Only the very best.

    Gel eyeliner:

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    At 15: Why bother?! Pencils are so much easier!

    At 25: You've finally mastered the art!

    At 30: Only in dire circumstances, when you want to look like "professional you."

    Compact powder:

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    At 15: There are two types of people: "What's the point?" or "I can't live without it."

    At 25: In that uncanny midpoint between expectations and reality.

    At 30: You've finally figured out how not to look like mushroom! (Even tested under various types of lighting.)

    Illuminator:

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    At 15: I wonder if this will make me look oily?

    At 25: Maybe I'll look like some kind of silvery Freddie Mercury.

    At 30: Who, me? I was born with this GLOW!

    Bronzer:

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    At 15: ARRESTED FOR OVERDOING THE FAKE TAN.

    At 25: ARRESTED FOR OVERDOING THE CONTOURING.

    At 30: PROBATION FOR LIFE FOR THE USE OF BRONZER.

    Eyebrow pencils:

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    At 15: ALL or NOTHING.

    At 25: Every now and then ... or ALWAYS.

    At 30: You practically wake up with your brows designed!

    Primer:

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    At 15: Primer? What's that?

    At 25: Only for fancy parties!

    At 30: Why haven't I been using this for the last 15 years?

    Make-up remover:

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    At 15: Makeup remover? I have a pillow.

    At 25: I suppose I should take it off before I get up for work tomorrow.

    At 30: I FINALLY FOUND A MAKEUP REMOVER THAT TAKES OFF WATERPROOF MASCARA!

    This post was translated from Portuguese.

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