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So What’s Different?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Feminism, Links | Posted on 01-02-2008


I saw the topic and thought, "Gosh, maybe I've missed something obvious. I've never been so good at this Girly-Girl thing. I should watch that."

I watched it. I don't feel enlightened.

Maybe it's just been too long since I thought about this stuff, but what's so different about applying make-up for 40-year-olds than it is for 20-year-olds? I get that people's skin type might change, but that's an individual thing. Where did this "no mascara on the bottom lashes" thing come from, and why?

Maybe someone who reads women's magazines or watches TV can give me a clue here.

(Yep, this is a very shallow entry.)

Comments (3)

Ha! Her foun­da­tion is dark­er than the skin on her neck!

I wear mas­cara, but only on my low­er lash­es, because I’m a lon­er, Dot­tie! A rebel!

I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed the col­or dif­fer­ence. It’s one of the things that dri­ves me nuts. Of course, I have such pale skin that I’m in dan­ger of burn­ing if I leave the fridge door open too long, so it’s also some­thing I have to be real­ly care­ful of when I wear make­up. Hav­ing goth styles in fash­ion is good for me. “Yes, I need the ‘dead’ shade, please. No, not fresh­ly dead, more like a week dead. There we go!”

(i agree with cyn..i also have the death shade of pale)
the rea­son­ing behind the no mas­cara on low­er lash­es, is as we age, the cir­cles under our eyes get worse(ain’t that a thing to look for­ward to?) and the dark­ness of the mas­cara will make the cir­cles look darker.
same with dark eye­lin­er. i’ve *sigh* recent­ly switched from my clas­sic kohl black to a brown. i’m not lik­ing this aging thing.