My new favorite hobby is to watch the makeup tutorials on youtube.com and search for the stars makeup looks. I don’t really wear much make up anymore. I don’t have reason too. It seems like so much work and very time consuming. The thought of me standing in my small bathroom putting on my “face” does not appeal to me. When I was a showgirl in Las Vegas I loved to put on my show make up. I had a great dressing room with my own vanity, the kind with the lights all around the mirror. I had lots of room and I could sit down. It was all so glamorous.
I would arrive an hour and a half before curtain and leisurely prepare myself with potions, lotions and make up. Of course I had to wear very big, very long, fake eyelashes and I had a bittersweet relationship with them. However once I got the hang of them they looked great. It’s the taking them off that can get yucky. I am not a Las Vegas showgirl anymore and I haven’t put on false lashes since 1996.
I really like the tutorials on applying makeup on you tube. Some of the teachers are really great and when they finish whatever they are teaching, they look really great. It’s all so simple so I thought.
Today I tried to make my eyes look like Angelina Jolies. Who wouldn’t want to look like Angelina Jolie? Society has deemed her the most beautiful woman and pop culture worships her so of course I choose her first time out of the gate.
I had to improvise with my own makeup colors since I didn’t have the exact same colors the expert used. I would love to have vanilla and cinnamon and honey on my pallet of colors but I don’t. Have you noticed that most makeup and hair colors are names of condiments? It’s good marketing, I love to eat. I also don’t have the tools these experts use, the brushes. I usually use one brush for everything if and when I use one. The pros have an arsenal of brushes.
So I begin to create my Angelina face and wallah. I’m finished. Much to the comedic horror to all that are about to gaze upon me, I do not have the beautiful cat eyes that AJ. has. Now, I am running out the door literally to get the boys and take them to the dentist when I decide that trying to “scrub” my eyes clean would be:
a) too time consuming and b) might leave my looking like Rihanna. So keys in hand I go racing around looking for my keys when I realize, I can’t find my sunglasses.
Just a day in my life.
What’s going on in yours?