Where my makeup journey began – Classic Makeup & Beauty by Mary Quant

Classic Makeup & Beauty by Mary Quant was the first makeup book I ever purchased, and while I bought many, many more after that, this book is so dear to my heart because it helped me get through the most trying time in my life – my mother’s death as her nearly five year long battle with cancer came to an end.Β 

Armed with this book, some of my mother’s old eyeshadow palettes, and a Rs.100 ($1) kajal from a nearby cosmetics store, I tried and tried recreating the looks within the pages as a way of keeping my mind and body occupied.Β 

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