I find it scary how some women, on any non-wedding, non-red-carpet-event, non-Halloween, just an ordinary old day, would find the need to heap on so much make-up — so, so much make-up, maybe about two tonnes? — that it looks like an entire separate entity on its own. Oh, sorry, I exaggerated. Probably only one tonne and a half! One glance at their face and I kind of expect the inch-thick caked up layers of pigment — completed with rope-like fake lashes — to leap out of their temporary resident, jump over and start chewing up my own head, occasionally fishing out the compact mirror to check for smudges.

Whatever happened to subtlety, ladies? Less is more. Haven’t you heard?

And don’t get me started on the ones with beautiful natural skin, skin as smooth as a baby’s bum, skin that a mosquito, upon landing, could easily ice-skate on, yet who would still go to painful measures to slap on this frightening mask. Why? I look up to the sky and ask. WHY?



3 thoughts on “Masks

  1. “Don’t judge people. That’s not polite.” (Said by a guy in Reign Over Me) :))

    But I like the way you judge about those moving masks. When some one does that such heavy-ho makeup, he/she doesn’t have high confidence of his/herself. They could do whatever they want to their own bodies, but looking at them makes me pop my eyes out or sometimes push those two balls deep into my eye sockets.

    That’s people, right? Self-imaged, self-centered, and self-conscious.

  2. I used to go out with a girl who’d not even leave the house to walk the dog without putting her slap on. She was incredibly self-centred – one of the reasons I dumped her.

    Then I dated someone else who wore very little, if any, makeup. She was one of the most selfless people I know. Kind, caring, generous. And she set up home with a lawyer behind my back while I was doing charity work.

    I guess you can’t judge anyone by their make-up use.

  3. First off, guys. Just to clarify that I was not judging people by their make-up. My rant was entirely aesthetical. I.e. i don’t think it’s a good look to slap on so much paint on your face, to the point that it’s hard to see your facial expressions! It’s all about style, and not about character.

    I used to work with a lady who wears her make-up like that. But she’s one of the loveliest people I know, so sweet & caring.

    ~ Kai,
    I actually think we all judge people, all the time. It’s genetically wired in our mental processes. We assess, we compare, we assume. It’s just not polite to “publicly” voice our judgement ;). To me, judging and discriminating are two very different things. (And they are, aren’t they?)
    One should judge, BUT one should ALSO keep an open mind. If that makes any sense. I’ll write about it in more details later.

    ~ Mosh,
    I don’t think I should say much but here’s one thing: if she didn’t appreciate you, she didn’t deserve you. And that’s that!

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