Friday 26 May 2017

Today's youngsters are incapable of accepting imperfection is OK, all thanks to Kylie and co

Kylie Jenner, Sofia Richie, Ashley Benson, and Sarah Barthel sit front row at the Jeremy Scott collection during New York Fashion Week Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week
Kylie Jenner, Sofia Richie, Ashley Benson, and Sarah Barthel sit front row at the Jeremy Scott collection during New York Fashion Week Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week

Catherine O'Mahony

We need to talk about teenagers and make-up. When I was about 16, a school friend suggested I try wearing eyeliner and mascara. Why, I asked. Well, she said, it might stop your eyes looking so close together.

This shut me up. That evening, I spent an hour or so inspecting my face in the mirror of our dimly lit bathroom. The distance between my eyes was not something I had ever considered before. There was space enough between them for a nose. That seemed alright.

And yet, someone else had said my eyes were too close together. What else was wrong with me?

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