Now, to preface this... there's not a whole lot of variety before age 21 in these. I went from wearing absolutely no makeup to smudgy black eyeliner. All. The. Time. That went on for YEARS... raccoon eyes. So this is mostly a quick timeline with some interesting (maybe not) bits in between.
Age 16 - Still not much makeup. I had some lipgloss on that my friend Amanda put on me. My parents were out of town so she came over and had a photoshoot at my house with my friend Laura. Here's the thing about this photo: LOOK AT MY HAIR. How did it ever get that long?!
Age 18 - The beginning of the raccoon eyes. Laura put eyeliner on me at some point to meet a guy and I never turned back for a very long time. No one ever told me about eyeshadow primer so Panda Wendy was born. Also, my eyebrows are disgusting.
Age 19 - Getting a little better, at least it's not smudged so bad. I think I was wearing blue eyeshadow here. No lipgloss, no mascara, no brow fill in... ugh.
Age 19 - And then I regressed. This photo is straight embarrassing. I went as a 'dead geisha' for Halloween. But hey, I have false lashes on! They actually weren't too badly applied. But what's with the Padme lip? I dunno man.
Age 19 - I -think- this is the same year. I can't remember. I know I did 2 costumes one year but I don't remmeber what dead geisha paired with. Anyway. Snow White Costume. I went and bought a WetnWild 99cent sparkly red lip gloss since, well, it was Snow White. Still got the thick, black Egyptian liner going on. Again, WTFHAIR. I don't remember it being that long...
Age 20 - At 20 I graduated from college and got my first office job, which somehow meant it was time to cut my hair. I think I still regret that decision because it's never gotten as long again. I started using a little undereye concealer on my lid and under my eye, so my eyeliner was a little neater by then.
Age 21 - Began playing with makeup. I think playing around came before watching YouTube videos because I remember using colored eyeliners a lot. I did the initial stages of filling my eyebrows in... no plucking yet but at least it was a step in the right direction. I also bought my first Mac items (White Frost and Sushi Flower eyeshadow), which was a big deal because I didn't understand the cost of them before.
Age 21/22 - Met my husband and dyed my hair bright red (in that order). Started plucking my eyebrows and as a side note... started dressing nicer. Still wasn't wearing much in the way of lip product, though.
Age 22 - Went as Lady Gaga for Halloween. First time I ever properly applied false lashes (and wore a blonde wig). Also was my first smokey eye, as badly as it was done. OH! And hot pink lips for the first time... again, a 99 cent WetnWild thing.
Age 22 - Started the blog and getting inspiration from the runway and magazines. The top look is from Mac Love Lace and the bottom was something I came up with from my head.
Age 23 (Now) - Cut bangs into my hair and keep that blog going! This is where I am now :)
Pfew... that was a lot. I'll try to scoop up a baby picture or two and add those as well!
Hope you enjoyed, and if you've done this or decide to do it... link me to it! I find these really interesting.