Every time I go to the MAC counter I immediately feel as though I have no idea how to do my make up, that my ‘rub make-up all over my face with my palms’ is clearly not ‘proper application’, that I use the brushes incorrectly… For example, they are not designed to be used as paint brushes with Crayola paint… And definitely not recommended to use on the face after painting a stick figure with Macaroni & Cheese colored paint. Not to mention, I always show up to their counter with a bare face with my ‘mom black under-eyes’ so I can get a correct color match…only to be greeted by a woman who has more makeup on her face than I wore on my wedding day… And it is flawless and perfect…every time, every woman, and for that matter, Every MAC Man too.
It almost discourages me from shopping at their counter…. Are there any make up counters with amateur make up artists who have no idea how to properly apply make up, use 8 month old mascara, use lipstick on their cheeks when they’re out of blush, etc. etc? Or should I just hit up CVS….? At least I know their make up campaign photos are photo shopped. Unlike those perfect damn MAC ladies.
It is becoming more and more clear to me why us moms have lost all hope of looking glamorous. It is enough work walking out the damn door with a bag full of snacks and water, a back up pair of clothes for those ‘just in case’ accidents, a doll and coloring book for entertainment when you are at the grocery store or a meeting at your bank to discuss all those ‘FEES’ on your statement. Just to make it out the door and not forget your child is an A+ in my book. Let alone remembering to put on a swift glide of deodorant. You should feel damn lucky if I remembered to even take a shower that morning. Don’t even get me started on the last time I had my eyebrows and upper lip ‘threaded’ or ‘waxed’ or whatever the hell we are doing for that awful ‘woman issue’ nowadays. Yoga pants, a tank top…and IF YOU ARE LUCKY…a bra…well, that is all you get from me 90% of the time. The MAC counter makes me feel way off my game. I need to take baby steps I think… 99 Cent Store….HERE I COME!