OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Dabbled in Grandma’s Makeup

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Taylor Swift experimented with her grandmother’s and mother’s makeup when she was a little girl with pretty bad results, just like every other kid out there. In this video on E! Online , she says, “I thought it was OK to put black eye shadow all the way from your lash to your eyebrow. And that’s just not OK. I looked like a zombie.” The makeup look she’s settled into now is a bold eyeliner line, minimal eye shadow and a dark lip. Much, much better than the zombie eyes of her youth, I think. Now that she’s the face of a new line of CoverGirl called NatureLuxe, the self-described makeup junkie gets to experiment all over again with all the CoverGirl she wants. I personally started experimenting with CoverGirl right around 1979, when they introduced their revolutionary Professional Mascara in the blue tube with the curved brush, and I’m still using it today.