I spent the weekend working for Bobbi Brown (no, not the crazy ex-celebrity who does drugs with Whitney Houston) and I once again remembered how much I love dewy skin. I mean, It's just so pretty. And youthful. Young, beautiful women do not have a matte complexion. Of course not. Not unless they are doing a thing where they try to look terrible. You know, Blue Steel for their cool friends. Let's face it, these young girls have everything going for them in terms of their looks. It's as good as it's going to get for them, but sadly they're idiots. We love them, but they're just idiots. We, on the other hand, are not idiots any more, we just mostly look like crap unless we pay attention. They can't help being stupid, and we can't help getting ugly. So we advise them to grow up, try to learn from their mistakes, think about someone besides themselves, try to see that the world is a very big place and they are not such a big deal. And if they spent any time thinking about us at all (which they don't, of course) they would think to say, "dude, you look sallow, your eyes look like skeletor and why are you so pale?".
So here's what I think. They could learn a few things about functioning as productive members of the adult world (the one that does not revolve around them) and we could learn a few things about moisturizing. And blush. My brother once said one of my favorite things ever. Everyone gains experience at the same rate: One day, per day. I love it. I stole it and I am currently killing it with overuse. You know how all 18 year olds think they are more mature than all of the other 18 year olds? We think it's funny because we know this little truth. The great thing about our situation is that we don't have to wait all of these years to find what we need. All we have to do is go to the department store and buy some decent products. We can do that this afternoon.
Here's what I recommend (and you should listen to me because I'm a professional). Get a good moisturizer and eye cream. Take care of your skin--you are not getting any younger and if your skin looks like death, no amount of foundation is going to help you. Great skin is the key to the whole operation. Foundation is to even out skin tone, it is not meant to cover up all of your problems. I mean think about it. When you see someone with bad skin and a ton of foundation do you think it looks good, or does it just look like a ton of foundation on top of bad skin. Now you have two problems instead of one. And for Heaven's sake, put on some blush! It's youthful and fresh and awesome. Look at your daughter. She has this rosy little flush in her cheeks. We have lost that and it is not coming back. Stop waiting around for it, it's gone, but for the love of all that is holy, there are pioneers and they have made fire. It's called blush. Just say thank you and WEAR IT!! And I cannot begin to say enough about under eye concealer. If you know about it, you know just what I mean. If you don't, go directly to Nordstrom with $50 and get corrector and concealer from the Bobbi Brown counter. Just take my word for it. It's worth every penny. I have played with them all and this one is the best. The eyes are the windows to the soul, and brightening up those eyes cleans the windows. Again, no amount of shimmer shadow is going to compensate for the dark circles you got goin' on under there! If you want to look awake and healthy and rested, you have no excuse. If not, then by all means go on looking as tired as you are.
More on this I'm sure. Make-up is one of the things I could talk about all day. For now though, think about it. Dewy skin. It's so hot right now.