The make up artist was baffled. How had it come to this? She lived in a massive house in an area where pedestrians are unusual. She drove a fancy car. She had a business, and even a website. She could coach deportment. She could give advice on dating and corporate image. She knew about colour. She was coordinated.
Why were two bedraggled women in black standing on her door step? They were wet, and almost giddy. They had not brought daughters with them. All her creativity, her years of training, the film work, and this is all she’s got to show for it- showing women (closer in age to 50 than 20- the horror) how to put on two colours of eyeliner.
Her hopes and aspirations lay in shards. The women tried to lift the mood and made small talk. They entertained themselves and so the make up artist didn’t have to make too much of an effort. Sometimes they asked ridiculous questions, but she rose above her despair and answered politely. Her only relief was to play a little trick with blusher. The light was poor, they’d never notice.
The long hour ended. They all knew they wouldn’t repeat the experience. The make up artist walked them the long way to the door before retiring to Pinot and parents.
The women laughed all the way home.
What did they learn at the tutorial?
– the rich are different from the rest of us.
– the main reason to apply foundation with a brush is so the brush can then be used as an eraser to fix mistakes.
-matching your earrings and your belt just looks odd.
image from beaut.ie