Not Quite Old Makeup #1
There are three levels of makeup:
The Wal-Mart level is the minimum makeup I wear out in public. This is the run-to-the-supermarket-for-milk makeup, the cat-ate-a-paperclip-go-to-vet makeup, and the ATM (but not INSIDE the bank) makeup.
For women under forty this makeup level is also called: NONE.
I haven’t done ‘none’ in twenty years. Nine years ago my husband took me makeupless to the ER with critical dehydration, but I won’t do that again. I won’t even go back to that hospital again.
The tricky part of Level 1 makeup is athletic endeavors. How much makeup is appropriate for Yoga? (a little) or Zumba? (a lot, I think.)
Yesterday, my husband and I took our rubber boat to the nearby lake to paddle around for some midsummer relaxation. So I wore:
- Primer – even with no foundation, primer makes my skin look smoother
- Concealer #1– Undereye – I may need to take off my sunglasses
- Concealer #2-Age spots- which could get bigger in the sun
- Bronzer – I need that healthy look to go out and do something healthy
- Lipstick – a neutral, natural shade, but 18 hour duration. The lake is pretty big.
Just about ready to leave, I took one last look at my reflection in the toaster and ran back up to the master bath. Just a little eyeliner. Just a little.