Angela Melero, Senior Editor
"I was a teenager in the early 2000s, so it’s safe to say I stuck to a very futuristic, millennial theme when it came to my beauty look. Yup, with all the glitter and neon makeup (hello, blue eye shadow!) shellacked across my face, you could see me coming a mile away. And, while I still have love for bright, sparkly makeup, I believe there should be a strategy behind its execution — something I clearly did not implement as a high school disco ball. Shimmer lotion, glitter eyeliner, metallic lip gloss … I owned and wore it all (at once).
Another fun makeup memory consists of my devotion to the '90s lipliner trend. In my attempt to mimic the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210, I was completely obsessed with chocolate brown lip liner and nude lipstick. Are you picturing it? It was every bit as horrific as you could imagine. I still remember my mother’s knowing glance as I pranced out the door with my mismatched lips. The glance that said, 'I’m going to let you look like a fool for a bit in the name of ‘individuality’ and ‘find yourself.’' Well, I found myself all right. I found myself cringing over every picture from my 13th year."