Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Photo Parade - THE END

Ok, this may seem random but this picture represents THE END of my attendance at makeover/make-up parties & taking advice from others that "yes, those colors really do look good on you".

A few years ago a dear, sweet lady I use to work with invited some of the girls from our office to a Mary Kay makeover thing. I don’t really wear make-up and when I do it is a little on the eyes, powder and some mint chapstick only. However, I thought it would be fun to try a bold evening look so they set me up with the color palette that "best" suited me and the steps to "perfectly apply" the make-up.

Well this is what happened. It was HORRIBLE. It looked worse up close, I was a mess…a hot tranny mess. I am fair skinned anyway so I looked even more pale (if that is possible) with this dark make-up except for the little patches of blush on my cheeks. My lips were way too dark and then the eyes…oh the eyes were crazy. Maybe I did it wrong, but when there are 10 steps needed just to apply eye shadow then I think that is about 7 steps too many! It also felt like I was wearing tons of make-up - which I hate. It was really just too much and not the right colors for me.

But we still had fun & a really good laugh, didn’t we Mickey D.? And luckily, for the innocent bystanders in the area, it was dark when we left and the only person other then the people there who had to see me was my husband. Who, by the way asked when I returned home that night if I just got back from Clown College. Answer: No, they don’t even use that much make-up.

So goodbye makeover parties. It was fun, but I just don't think we were meant to be.


  1. hehehe, I remember this. You said it yourself, you don't wear much makeup (you are one of the lucky ones in life that doesn't need makeup to be beautiful) so this was a shock to see. I thought you were auditioning for a drag show or something. It was like "The Birdcage" had come to town.

    Which brings me to my next question: would you have done Michael Kidd, Twila, or Fosse? I know you wouldn't have done Madonna. That's just silly.

  2. While I agree with Sad Panda up there that you are definitely one of those women who don't need to wear make-up to be beautiful, I think you were a little hard on yourself after this. I'm sure it seemed like a lot and the application was daunting, but you weren't nearly as awful looking as you think. I thought you looked nice.

    But with that said, I don't think you should do it again. Because you have no reason to, not because you looked terrible.

  3. well thank you, though I really wasn't fishing for compliments.....this time ;) but they are appreciated.

    To me, it was horrible. I just didn't look like myself, all I could see was this ugly make-up...blech. It was then I knew it just wasn't my thing, though I wish I could glam it up without looking like a cracked out clown.

    SP, I would start with some Twila then move into a little of my own interpretive dance and of course end with some Fosse. It is just how I roll.

  4. I like where you took this photo parade. Good interpretation!

    I would have loved to have seen you in person after the makeover; I'm sure you were gorgeous, but I understand the whole layers of make-up feeling!

  5. i think you even look a bit uncomfortable in the photo....i can just see you trying to talk without smearing the lipstick ALL over your teeth!