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