Makeup

If you haven’t guessed, I’m sick and I’m kind of quarantined at home (because the doctor said my virus was contagious until tomorrow- don’t know how they got the timeline but I’m going with it) which is the only time I get to spend glorious time thinking about the nothingness of life.  Which makes me think I need to find more unplanned day time.  Anyway, another tangent.

Point is, makeup is something, like dance, I thought hey, maybe I can get into.  So I tried watching a few YouTube videos on it. (Isn’t that the way we’re all supposed to learn nowadays?) I think I’ve realized that if I wasn’t into it before (even though there was ample opportunity to get into it) chances are I won’t be interested in it now.

I think it’s because of my face. Some people look really really good with makeup on.  It’s not like they didn’t look good before, it just looks even better with makeup.  (Hence the point of makeup).  Luckily nowadays, since I’ve been to a few weddings, and the awesome brides let us get professional makeup done, I’ve seen the professionals try and enhance my face.  And I just don’t see it.  I mean I SEE it, but I don’t see the exponential benefit of it.  Incremental, sure.  My blemishes get evened out, there’s some color here and there, but other than that, I don’t see it.

What would be better, I have decided, is if we invented technology that allows us view the world through a Mark III camera so that the world looks like a more beautiful place.  I’m serious.  Nowadays, because I get to work with professional video people and advertising agencies (yes, that sounds weird to say, but it is seeming to happen a bit more than it used to) I get to see myself on really really nice cameras.  Those pictures of me with minimal makeup look way better than the pictures with all the makeup. So either invest in genetically modifying eyesight, or…just skip the makeup thing and wait until human eyesight advances (at some point it probably has to, I mean this whole white and gold dress thing made it popular) because it really doesn’t change my face as much as the effort would require. I think.

Hair, on the other hand, is something I’m really interested in.  I recently colored my hair red (deep plum actually) just for kicks.  I actually like it a lot.  And cut it short.  I’ve decided short hair is my jam. I love it.  I don’t know how people love long hair, it’s so…LONG.

So in a day of goodbyes, I think I’m letting go of my 1 day old dream of becoming really good at makeup.  Never going to happen. Ever.

Maybe the next time I get sick, I can try and tackle hair.

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