When I was in college, I received tons of compliments on my unique, Eurasian-looking appearance, despite my Asian roots. It was from then on that I became very conscious of my looks, and began wearing makeup all the time – even when I was at the gym or running a marathon.
Shortly after graduating from university, I met Steven* through our mutual friends, and it was love at first sight. He told me he was mesmerised by my eyes, and loved how stunning I always looked in photos. I jokingly told him that it was just simple makeup tricks and camera filters used to achieve my looks. In truth, I spent hours and hours in front of the mirror making sure my makeup was perfect!