Friday, November 4, 2011

maquillarte, an art i've not mastered

This week, one of the many electronic newsletters I receive contains a demonstration on how to do your makeup (or, como maquillarte -- I subscribe to both the English and Spanish version and rarely open either).

And, again, I love what makeup can do, but I also marvel that people have the patience for all of these steps. There are times I kind of wish I wore more makeup (more than just my powder foundation two or three times a week), but at some point, I have to wash it off and then I just look like me again. And, it's hard enough to see my face when I'm just putting on foundation. Eye makeup? Ugh. I have to get so close to the mirror to see my eyes that, well, everything blurs because I'm too close. I think if I was handy enough with makeup, I would be able to apply it without looking? But, really I don't know if that's how it works.

I suppose I could always go the way of permanent makeup...if that didn't completely freak me out. In the meantime, I'll leave the cosmetic fun to others.


Kat said...

I have a love hate relationship with make-up. I really do look way better with it on (as people love to remind me) so, I actually believe that I need it (which is disconcerting).

I always swear I am going to develop a more sophisticated make-up routine (like using mascara remover and whatnot) but, lately I have been just going to bed with it on (which is terrible, and apparentaly ages your face three days for each day you do that).

But, on the other hand. I really love it. It is fun and makes each day feel like theater.

Love. Hate.

v said...

I think lots of people look better with make-up on, including myself. I like the way it looks when it's fresh, but I hate when I start to feel like...I'm melting.

I guess I wish it weren't expected and that we (or, We) were more accepting of everyone wearing it. I think if I was really honest with myself, I don't wear it in part because I hate the idea that women should always be made up. (Okay, so I'm also lazy and I hate to own a lot of little crap and probably some other stuff, too.)