I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to my beauty idols. I also pinned photos of women I find beautiful in general.
When I was growing up the grunge era, Courtney Love and Shirley Manson strongly influenced my outlook on makeup and my style. Everyone I knew condemned Courtney’s smudged red lipstick, but I loved it because to me it looked “lived-in”.
I also obsessively followed every Gwen Stefani look there was, and I painted my nails bright red for weeks at a time in her honor.
As I got older I fell for Salma Hayek’s flawless style. She always looks impeccable and polished. I aspire to be as gorgeous as she is (this will never happen lol).
I also had some non-famous beauty idols. When I was in the 8th grade a girl named Kim attended my school. She had green streaked hair, a silver bead necklace, Contempo Casual fashions and I thought she was the coolest girl at school.
Throughout my academic career I met lots of people whom I really admired for their fashion in one way or another. When I was an 18 year old college student there was a pale young woman who had class on the floor of one of my classes. She had stark white hair. She looked like a character from Lord of the Rings.
Do you have any beauty idols?