I Was 40 When I Learned To Do Makeup

Shani Silver
4 min readMar 21, 2023

Ending the idea of blooming late.

Photo by Shani Silver

I learned how to do makeup this year. The year I turned 40. Is it landing for you that the best year to learn makeup was quite literally more than two decades earlier than when it happened for me? You know what, it’s fine. It’s fine! I did other things when I was a teen like develop the ability to be funny via a self-minimizing inner monologue fueled by being…