Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Making up is hard to do

by Kami Cornwall

For the last few weeks I've been playing the part of "Annelle" in our local theatre's production of Steel Magnolias. After donning a long-haired wig, "jeggings" (leggings that have a denim print), and a LOT of makeup, my own family didn't recognize me for the first few minutes I was on stage. My disguise was a hit!

Makeup has come a long way since its humble beginnings. No longer do women have to long for flawless skin and pink lips. No, now we can change our appearances entirely - completely fooling the opposite sex...at least until we rinse it off at night. (Keep the lights low, ladies.)

The best part about make-up now is the fact that you can practically make a fruit salad on your face. First you can apply a foundation called "whipped mousse", then smooth over your features with "corn silk" powder. Next you have a myriad of options for eye shadows including shades like "vanilla creme", "blueberry crumble", and "cotton candy". You may want to add a little "plush peach", "rich cinnamon", "royal plum", or "lush berry" to your cheeks. Then top it all off with "tawny port", "mocha loca", "berry bling", or "strawberry ice" to your lips just to add a little more flavor.

I think I'm getting fatter just thinking about it.

4 comments:

  1. Funny I've decided to go and have a reputable group do me a new makeover. I need one for older women ha ha. Now I'll be reading all the names giggle.

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  2. That's funny, Kami! I wonder who makes up those names. Hmmm...I wonder how much they get paid. Now that would be a fun job!

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  3. I wonder if they have a search engine that makes sure they don't name something the same name as the competition's product.

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  4. Clever post! I LOVE "Steel Magnolias," How fun that you could be in the play!!

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