Do you remember as a young girl watching in awe as your mother put on her lipstick while dreaming of the day when you’d get to do the same? What is it about make-up that can be so captivating? Whether it’s perfume, eye shadow or lipstick, the space to express ourselves through a style or look we like is endless when it comes to cosmetics. The array of colours, textures, scents and brands are enormous if not startling when beginning the journey with make-up. So why do women wear it? Why do girls want to wear it? Why don’t some women wear it at all? And is it something we feel we need?
Through the Girl To Woman Festival I have witnessed first hand the enjoyment of make-up in young girls and women and how their entire demeanor changes when they are met with the opportunity to express themselves in this way.
By Rachael Evans
Photography by Clayton Lloyd