Maybe the reason it took me so long to use makeup was because my mother didn’t. I remember her using Pond’s face cream and lipstick and that’s all. I don’t remember her even using mascara. I recall as a young
mother, in my twenties, a neighbor, who was also an Avon representative, finally gave up on me as a customer. After another “no sale” visit, she left me saying, “You just don’t need any makeup.” I think that was meant as a compliment!! What she didn’t realize was that with a family of five children, makeup, except lipstick, wasn’t in the budget. It wasn’t, too many years ago, that my daughter said, “Mom, don’t you ever line your eyes?” No, I didn’t but when I did, I liked it and so does my husband. Now, I’m among the twenty percent of women who won’t leave
the house without having makeup on. When it comes to making up, some women show artistic ability and use brushes and color like professionals do. When I makeup my face, I’m not very creative and strive for a natural look. There have been times I wished I knew how to do theatrical makeup for special events. They say this includes defining the eyes and lips as well as the highlights and low lights of the facial bones. I grew up in a church that frowned on makeup. That’s all changed, in fact, years ago, a man in church leadership casually said, “If the barn needs painting, paint it.” I find women’s comments on whether or not they leave the house without makeup rather interesting. One leaves the house without makeup, but puts it on as she travels to work on the train,
another never leaves home without makeup and a fresh coat of nail polish on her fingers and toes. Another woman wears only black eye liner. The rest she says is just embellishment. How important was makeup to our next one? She says, “If its eating breakfast or doing makeup, I skip breakfast.” “If I’m going for a jog, I don’t put any on,” said another. I’m for enhancing, not covering up my natural look. Except for some concealer under the eyes and over the face to even up the color, I don’t use additional makeup. Most men don’t appreciate heavy makeup, nor
most women. What I don’t go without is mascara, I haven’t tried artificial eye lashes yet. (still working up to that.) Eye liner, lipstick, blush, eyebrow pencil and shadow all find their place on my face. Of course, age figures into the picture here, and less is the way to go when age creeps up on you. I’m a cream person. I realize this doesn’t always go over well with the men. I’ve had a hard time convincing my husband that all creams are not the same. I must confess, I have a cream for night, a cream for day, one for the neck, the cuticles, arms and even one for the legs. The most crucial one is my under eye cream. As I age and still remain looking pretty good, (so I’m told) the cream debate, at our house, has abated. Every woman has a different opinion about makeup. Is it insecurity that makes women use it? I think not! Looking our best, is more like it. Twenty percent of us don’t wear any at all. I personally think it makes life more fun. What’s your opinion on this subject? I’d love to hear men’s opinions on this, also. My man is good about it and says he lives with two
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