it’s 8 o’clock.
I am awake, looking forward to the second cup of coffee.
got to stay awake and freshen up. shooting starts in 3 hours, or so.
I must wash my hair, and put all things in order.
I won’t put any make-up on. it’s all fixed.
I am actually kind of nervous about the hair and make-up thing, since I hate to look as if I just popped out of the box. everyone seems to be so crazy about this “fresh out of the box” style, and I hate it!
never liked to look as if I am all polished and painted. I actually try a lot to look effortless. it takes so much more time to make yourself look messy, than the regular “comme il faut”, with every single hair or lash, at its place.
I even have tips, I use every day, in order to end up looking as if I haven’t tried. not even a bit.
as much as it is possible, I never use the drier after washing up my hair. I simply let it dry, and use my special cheap air brush to style it up a bit. I think I actually have the cheapest air brush. one I bought from a department store. it breaks every single year, and I simply go buy another one, as it is the best I’ve tried or had. I use some oil for the ends and that is that. I hate sprays and all the other products, that make your hair look as if you hadn’t washed your hair since last year.
beer! that’s another thing I use. I don’t drink it, actually can’t stand it. I only use it for the hair. no, it doesn’t have to be special or expensive. it makes the hair gorgeous. it shines and curls perfectly, and it doesn’t stink. I promise! you won’t end up smelling like you’ve been sleeping under the bar, the night before.
I don’t use foundation. I end up feeling as Barbie (not that I know how she feels…) every time I wear it. it makes me feel as if I have double skin on my face. I feel like I am suffocating, and my freckles simply disappear under the thing. I used to use a lot when I was young and … well, you know…
we all know what suits us best, only when we learn more about what we are, and I certainly don’t feel old, and don’t like to be called madame. technically I am, since I am married with a kid. but it is all about the way we feel, and I definetely don’t feel like a madame.
getting back to products…I clean up my skin real well, and put on the face illuminator from No.7. it will always make my face look fresh and naturally glowy, even if I slept too little. well, if I am really tired, I will use a drop of concealer.
the one thing I never gave up, and never will, is the black kohl pencil. I am totally addicted to it. I even use it when on the beach. I love the way it spills around the eyelids, and you end up looking like Helena Christensen in Chris Isaak’s video. well, that must have been his best one, right? and I it was definitely about her!
(1.Black Suede knee boots – &Other Stories; 2. Kohl Pencil – Rimmel; 3. Helena Christensen; 4. Marlboro; 5. Kate Moss)
anyway, once I put the black pencil on I let it spill a little under the eye, and then I use a brush to finish. I use Black mascara, and lately, I only use this magic one from Bourgeois. it doesn’t make the lashes hard, but makes them look heavy and silky, and it makes them stick and stay together. a little blush and it’s all fixed.
no matter if it is about make-up or clothes, I’ve always hated to have everything matched and fixed perfectly. it certainly makes sense for some women, and it suits them just fine, but that is exactly the thing I avoid when getting out of the house.
I must end up feeling a little messy and dramatic. I really, but really don’t want to look as if I stayed up all night, getting ready and putting on make-up, in order to get out of the house early in the morning.
well, I am not a morning person after all, so that makes it even easier.