Like so many people, I struggled with horrible acne, low self-confidence, I was very heavy weight wise and had a learning disability. 
I had a class mate tell me that my face was disgusting and could I go and wear foundation. I wasn't familiar with foundation and bought some that night. 
LIFE CHANGING! Pure magic. From that day onwards I was never without my pressed powder or liquid foundation. It gave me confidence and most importantly control. Makeup literally changed my life.
When I had the opportunity to go back to school, I put both my right hand person - My Mother Rosemary and I through natural/organic cosmetic chemistry making school and we did this on nights & weekends. I wanted to recreate my cult favourite products and feel good about what I was putting in & on my body.