Everyday dose of Reality
A little while back I posted I was trying to find my girlie self and I have to say it is not easy. The more I try, the more I feel pulled back into the DIY me. Let me explain. Any time you describe applying make-up the same way you would resurfacing a wall, there is an issue. Foundation IS the same as spackling a wall. You are spending your time hiding the creases/wrinkles and cracks hoping the outcome will be a smooth flawless finish. Next is a layer of power/paint or a texture faux paint…same as the powder! Unless you are 8 months or younger, your skin is not that smooth, clean, subtle and soft.
A few times recently I was in stores near the beauty isle for one thing or another and glanced down the aisles. In this one store I was at, the beauty section is so intimidating there is a consultant to help you. I think she is there in the capacity as a hostage negotiator would be. Under her counter, I bet she has a tranquilizer gun. “Hello my name is Jane, I love long walks on the beach, perfect color blend technology foundation and can take down a water buffalo with a single shot. What can I help you with today”? Just enough to make you groggy, and talk you down off the ledge of running off like a gazelle. Why would she do that? Have you not seen the prices of this stuff? She probably works on commission and if she puts the fear of Max Factor in you, she might hit her quota for the day.
That is another thing I wanted to mention. Color blend technology. Now from what I can understand of this concept is that foundation with “color blend technology” takes all the guess work out of picking the correct color. I could be wrong and I am sure someone will point this out to me. If I pick up a bottle of this foundation I have to ask myself this question…If this one bottle will match my skin tone because of this awesome new “color blend technology”, why are there 40 other bottles in 40 other shades?
And if the miles of magical color blend foundation isn’t enough for you, there is something new. HD foundation. WOWZA! Just what I need, High Definition foundation to magnify all the crack, hole and creases I may have missed using my foundation made by fairies with color blend technology. How exciting, my face can now be seen in HD. High Definition, just like my TV when I watch a Ryan Reynolds movie or Dancing with the Stars. What every girl needs, I think not.
Once the dart wears off thanks to the counter helper, and you are able to focus the next thing to question is this, “age defying”. Oh really? So let me get this straight for the low, low cost of $87.32 for this bottle smaller than a life saver I can stave off aging? For how long and how many applications? Everything is “age defying” and “anti wrinkle”. Let’s just face it ladies, think of your entire body as a cake. Gravity is using you as a playground, your boobs, butt, skin and your face is dropping, just like the cake in the oven when you open the door. There is no way around this. These products try to convince you it will fight the wrinkles away. Honey the wrinkles are coming for ya there is no way around it. Some of these products might just prolong the effects of aging which I guess at the time might seem great. One day a year, 5 years from now, you will wake up and head to the mirror to grab your personal miracle wrinkle serum and realize you have run out, and they no longer make the item. The result is…
If you want a good investment and a product that will always be there for you, and blend with you naturally I have a suggestion. Grab the skin at the side of your face, pull back toward your ears and duct tape it in place. 3M has a very large selection of duct tape with fun and attractive patterns. Instead of trying to match your skin color, match your personality. Duct tape stands a much better chance of accomplishing a match than Maybelline.