I am still balancing what makeup I wear and how and when I use it.
For many, makeup can be critical in constructing their queer identity. For others, it is constrictive. Danni Glover considers the role cosmetics play in her own identity.
Before I start this column, let me just put my face on. There! That’s better. As I write, I am wearing a new lipstick in an orangey-red hue that I thought wouldn’t suit me, purchased on a whim in a premium brand’s sale. I am leaving traces of tangerine promise on my coffee cup, on the tip of the pen I keep in my diary, on my lover’s forehead as I raced out the door. I look good. I feel good. I like the boldness of my tinted eyebrows next to the sensual fuzz of my undercut; the sweep of warm pink blush gesturing to the metal hoops in my nose; lacquered nails hammering out a queer discourse on my computer. I like…
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