Most women don’t know how to apply make-up very well. While this cosmetic incompetence is divine for my job security, it has also inspires me to ponder the existence of a Make-up Gene. Indeed, there seems to be an assumption on the part of many grown-ups that girl babies emerge from the womb knowing how […]
I was born blonde. Not a towhead, but a sort of all-American kind of blonde whose hair was full of highlights during the way too short Vermont summers. Aside from one bleaching mishap in my rock singer days, I kept to my natural color until I was 27 – that’s when I started to have […]
Not just shameless self promotion here, although I’m not above that: I delight in relieving women of useless, inappropriate make-up. They usually enjoy it, unless there’s a hoarding problem, in which case I have to pry open fingers, and sit on the recycling container until they leave the building…. Happy Spring!!
A few years ago I started writing a book about make-up for grown women. Titled … what should I call it? Make-up for Mature Women ™, like my workshop? No – too literal, and not inviting to 30-somethings who could benefit from the content. Fabulously Glamorous Ageless Beauty at any Age? You’re wiser than that. […]
If you are a baby boomist like me, or even from Planet Gen X, you may have noticed the astonishing increase in cosmetic choices since the days when you first started to use make-up. Back then, in the beauty Stone Age, we chose from a few drugstore brands like Cover Girl, Maybelline and Max Factor […]