16 February 2011
Has anybody else noticed the excessive amount of make-up being worn by young girls these days?
Does the foundation they buy come with a free palette knife to put it on and a scraper to remove it? And why do a lot of them wear tinted (tinted?!) products that make their faces look like they've been to the Far East, but not the rest of their visible flesh? And there's a lot of bare skin around lately too, mostly on the wrong legs! And in this weather... brr!
Have you seen the gloss paint look? Slimy-look faces. Not nice.
Actually, it's just occurred to me that it's called foundation because it's supposed to be used as a base for other products... not to be the over-bearing the star of the show!
It's a look that requires a lot of time, effort and money... I bet the cosmetics industry is loving it.
Do men like it? Do they want to get close to all that gunk? Do they even notice?
Though I did overhear some schoolboys on a bus last week discussing their sisters' make-up habits and how they found it unattractive. They used words like 'stupid', 'muck', 'orange' and 'fake'.
I suspect if you ran your fingers down one of these rendered cheeks it would achieve the effect of a textured abstract painting, ploughed field or corrugations.
Here are some pics to illustrate the sort of thing I mean.See more textures here.