Meet The 22-year Old Lady Who Can’t Live Without Eating Make-Up Daily
22 year old Brittoni is addicted to eating makeup..Her favourite are metallic eyeshadow in light brown, white and grey .Brittoni’s unusual habit began when she was just five years old and, intrigued by the colours in her mother’s make-up case, decided to taste it. Mailonline reports, She now spends upwards of $200(N30,000) a week on cosmetics to eat.Instead of putting make-up on her face, she prefers to eat between 15 and 20 compacts a day…
‘I cannot live without eating make-up.You can imagine it just coating your insides with whatever colour you’re eating. It’s just like craving your favourite candy bar.’Seeing all the colours made me want to taste it.’Once I tasted it, I just could not stop eating make-up.
‘My favourite type of eyeshadow to eat is usually the metallic colours.. ‘My favourite colours are grey, white and the light colour browns. Light colours usually taste a lot cleaner than darker colours.’I hide make-up everywhere around my house, ‘Under the couches, in the flower vases, the freezer.
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My hair is long so I like to use it to conceal the make-up I would like to bring. I keep my addiction to make-up hidden because I’d rather not go through the hassle of explaining it to people. My mother doesn’t know but if she knew, I’d never hear the end of it and it would go on for hours and hours every day.
‘When I come into the store, I have to taste to make sure I bought the right ones,’I would just pour some on my hand, look around to make sure no-one’s walking down the aisle and I would just lick it. If it’s not the right kind and since nobody sees me lick it, I’ll put t back. I know that’s kind of wrong but I don’t want to get stuck with something I don’t eat or wear.
Diagnosed with heart trouble at the age of 12, possibly because of her unusual habit, Brittoni says she tries not to think about potential adverse effects.
‘I try not to think about the impact the make-up is having on my heart,’ she explains. ‘I see the chemicals in the make-up and I don’t know what they are.
‘It really scares me: are they making my heart worse? Are they not affecting me at all? I don’t know.’
Brittoni’s relationship with boyfriend Josh has also been put under strain by her passion for paint.
‘One day I saw her doing it and she tasted it, then I just saw her eat a whole scoop of the thing and I couldn’t believe it,When she eats make-up, it looks like a clown went crazy. You know how you have a milk mustache? It looks like that to the tenth power – that’s how her face looks. I’ve kissed her before and I’ve tasted make-up – it’s horrible.