Disclaimer: the intention of this post is not to “bash” anyone, or to discredit their work; it is merely to document what I think. I think the people here that are mentioned in reference are some of the most amazing people. Please be kind when commenting 🙂
Can I be honest?
I don’t feel like I’ve been a very good female. Like I’ve always been letting the side down, too out of touch with my gender.
Don’t get me wrong; my whole wardrobe is basically dresses and skirts, dresses and skirts, the shorts carefully relegated to the very back of my wardrobe, destined not to see the light of day until way too small. I like eyeliner. I wear jewellery. But…
I have never really felt glamourous. I dislike shopping-the amount of people, coming and going; it is a minefield if you have Aspergers Syndrome. I cannot really understand the sort of conversation designed just to gossip about males. I have never been one for ‘frills’, or sugary pink clothing. (Ugh, gender stereotypes!) I don’t get why people deliberate so much over a pair of shoes; just pick what you like, and buy them. I do not understand putting together a wardrobe, or why it is sometimes necessary to conform, like when in education.
And I feel really silly for this.
One of the things that I cannot always get on board with is…make up. *Runs and hides.* I just find it dull. Boring. Blurgh.
I dislike it for what has already been mentioned; sensory issues! I cannot stand the heavy, clumpy feel on my face all the time; and besides, it’s lethal! Are you short sighted like me? Try not
blinding poking yourself in the eye with an eyeliner. And if you do, try getting the two flicks to match up! *
Largely what I use is to be comforting, and I use less and less since I left college; Lush moisturiser to control possible Acne and get rid of dry skin (ick), and Dr Paw Paw, the multi-purpose lip balm goes with me everywhere. (Because it’s a balm, not really a cosmetic: use it to control your hair, a hand cream, cheek tint, an actual lip balm, to stop your glasses rubbing…)
All over various blogs I see various reviews of the latest cosmetic… but then again, that’s something I don’t get. Why is there such hype round the latest Kylie Jenner product? Or Urban Decay? Why do they have such cult statuses? I don’t understand, and I feel like a terrible female for that.
When I write, it’s not to encourage other people to buy the product; it’s to test out whether or not it works for me as a person with Asperger’s syndrome. (As in: do you know it’s there? If not, good. Moving on…)
*I do wear eyeliner, as I like my eyes; they need to be emphasised just that little bit more with glasses 🙂