Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I stayed home this morning because I couldn't talk and wanted to go see the Dr. to make sure that I really had a cold and not something awful like....I don't know...just something awful. ( I didn't. It's the "common cold" and "inflamed vocal cords...do you do alot of talking at work?" duh).
Anyway, so while I was home I decided to clean out the cabinet in the bathroom. It's stuffed with my crap so I wanted to see what was under there and what could be organized or discarded. And what I found was sort of a surprise to me.
It was mostly Makeup.
I don't WEAR Makeup. Not really.
I had all sorts of creamy tan colored stuff, and lash stuff, and that stuff that you paint on your lash line to make you look like Cleopatra. And lip stuff and really - who wants to use a product that claims/promises to "plump up your lips". Who wants plump lips?
I guess I do or did at some point. .
About a year ago I decided that I really should use some kind of cover up on my face - you know - that getting older thing and maybe I needed a bit of smoothing out. So I went to the mall and got this powdery stuff that they show on TV and you "buff" it on, and voila - beauty skin. It takes me all of about 15 seconds to put it on, and I think it lasts all day but I wouldn't know. No one has run screaming from the room at the end of the day, so I guess it lasts. That's all I use. All I need is one brush, and two little tubs of this stuff. Yet I had BUCKETS of different products under that sink! BUCKETS!! Some of it is probably 20 years old - I have never used it.
I washed everything off and cleaned out the cabinet. Most stuff went in the garbage cause I've heard it can grow bacteria. I kept my two little tubs of powdery stuff and a few other items that I can use when a hot date calls and wants me to get all dolled up (Read: never) I found that there are some true treasures in the bowl of makeup brushes - small brushes that are smaller than anything I can get at the art store, so most of the brushes are making their way downstairs. I might also try that Cleopatra stuff on some paperclay faces - with varnish it might just work, and again - the brushes are so little and fine and cute and preloaded!
I found this web site where you can retouch your own photo's with makeup and getting rid of wrinkles and etc etc. Here is my naked before and "glamorized" after picture.
Yes...my skin color is way red (we had just come from the beach in early winter) and my eyes don't have makeup on (who wears makeup on the beach in early winter?) and I suppose my teeth could use a whitening (hey...we went to wine country - remember delicious red wine??)
I salute those of you who have learned to navigate the makeup highway. I have never learned the skill - especially the Cleopatra thing - but there are times when I could use a little extra glamour. Till them...I'm sending "touched up" pho.to's.
Posted by Mim at 8:55 PM