“What is different about your face?” This was the inquiry I made of my youngest son. Because of his upcoming play, he is required to wear makeup. After some instruction and a dry run at rehearsal, he had a heavy dose of eye “paint”. I call it “paint” because that is what my sweet son had done to his eyes. It was a cross between Adam Ant – if you are too young to know who he is, please use Google – and a Tammy Faye Baker. And honestly, Tammy’s might have looked better than his. His response was, “I had trouble getting it to come off,”. Really? I can’t imagine why.
Apparently, the director informed him that his application might be “too heavy” and sure enough, it took us a bit of time to remove it all. This morning, he had raccoon eyes from the mascara and more eye remover was used. Honestly, I never imagined we would be bonding over makeup, but here we are. Truth be told, I am not an eye makeup kind of gal, so this is a little unfamiliar to me. I do know that your face is a canvas and that less is better. And while under the bright lights of theater, more makeup is prefered, I do believe that it is best not to treat your face like a page from a coloring book. My life lesson for today……you’re welcome.