One guy, five days, lots of mascara.
Photograph by Lauren Zaser for BuzzFeed Life / Design by Jenny Chang for BuzzFeed
I cut myself shaving. A little bit of blood slides down my upper lip into my mouth. I curse under my breath and run water over my old, rarely used razor as if the wet will somehow sharpen the blade. I drag the steel under my nose, splash water onto my face, and look in the mirror. My chin looks like a butt. I hate shaving. But I have to do it because I've promised two of my co-workers I will wear makeup for one whole work week.
Photograph by Lauren Zaser for BuzzFeed
I like to consider myself a person who is down for anything. I have 13 tattoos, I constantly change my hairstyle, and I foolishly rocked piercings and blonde tips deep into my college years. The only thing that's stayed consistent about my appearance is how I dress, in a uniform of boots, jeans, and button-up shirts. I generally feel confident no matter how I look, so when the beauty editors of BuzzFeed's Life team approached me about this makeup experiment, I had no reservations. The experiment would be simple: Wear makeup all week, Monday through Friday, with more makeup being added each day. How hard could it be?
And then came day one.