The Goddess Speaks
Makeup an absolute must for this gal
IT'S MURPHY'S LAW: The one time you leave home without wearing makeup is when you run into that hot guy you've been crushing on for months. Or when you stop off at Zippy's with your boyfriend to grab a late-night snack and his drop-dead gorgeous ex-girlfriend is ordering before you. One glance at you and she knows she can win him back in a heartbeat. Even just for fun.
Worse yet, you run into Sean Connery at Ala Moana, and though you're starstruck and dying to take a photo with him to show off to all your friends, you look less than picture-perfect.
I'm not a risk-taker; I'd rath-er not take my chances, which is why I spend an hour every morning putting on makeup. Foundation, eye-shadows, eye-liner, eyebrow pencil, mascara, concealer, bronzer and blush; you name it, I wear it -- everything except lipstick. And if I'm getting ready to go out at night, I'll spend another hour gluing on fake lashes and curling my hair.
I HAVE TO admit it feels good when I walk by and a guy does a double take, knowing that getting dolled up wasn't in vain. My friend Betsy can relate. Although she's a natural beauty, she's even more dazzling with makeup and I would have to fend guys off for her.
We all have our reasons for wearing makeup. My friend Rae, for example, would never be able to purchase alcohol. She's 25. Standing a mere 4-feet-9-inches tall, she whined, "There's no way I'd get to buy alcohol without makeup. They wouldn't even believe my ID!" The same applies if she were to try to buy tickets to an R-rated movie.
My co-worker Mina has the same problem. "I'm Asian, so I'll always look 14," she said. I'm sure the 50-year-old women who wear makeup to appear youthful would love to trade places with these two.
Like most women, on some mornings I consider ditching the makeup and sleeping in. But then I think about Sean Connery, the newly formed pimple on my forehead, and the bags under my eyes and jump right out of bed.
Lauren M. Chang is a Star-Bulletin / Midweek advertising staffer and part-time beauty snob.
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