Sunday, April 07, 2013

Make Up

The one which is done with cosmetics.

The only makeup I ever use is a Kajal and some moisturiser, irrespective of the event/place I am going to – taking my toddler son for a stroll or a wedding reception or a movie, anything. It is not because I detest make up. In fact, I would love to be able to (as they say) ‘camouflage my flaws and highlight my best features’ but all these years I neither had the talent nor the inclination to learn the art of makeup.
The only time in my life when I have been ‘made up’ had been (no points in guessing) on my wedding. When I look at those pictures, I am barely able to recognise myself.
I am always in awe of women who expertly use make up and transform into a glamour queen. I certainly wish I had that talent.

When I was getting married, I also did the whole hog – buying all sorts of cosmetics like eye liner, mascara, lipsticks, lip pencil, eye shadows (the 2-tier one) from Lakme and Chambor. I never used any of those cosmetics, since the make-up lady used her own on me. After about 2 years of my wedding, I had to travel for my sister-in-law’s wedding. It was then that I realised that I had a so-called make-up kit, tucked away in some corner of my house, which was no longer usable  So, what did I do? I bought a couple of new cosmetics for the wedding. I did use the lipstick once or twice. But guess what prompted this post? I just had to throw those cosmetics, since they are past their usability.

Despite reading over and over again about the importance of using Sun Screen, I don’t even use that and get tanned. Heck, I don’t even apply nail polish on my toes (or fingers). (That is plain laziness, I admit). The only thing I love is Kajal. I can’t do without it. I believe, it transforms my face. I use one from Chambor in black. I have also tried grey colour once, because the sales girl pushed it on me. I also make it a point to take off the kajal with olive oil at night.

Nevertheless, I wish I could use makeup sometimes. It wouldn’t have hurt to look good once in a while.

My husband insists I look good without make up, which tells less about my looks and more about his ability to keep peace at home. Husbands! I tell you!


  1. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Very true, applying a make up is an art.. Women are famous for it, but even I am exception to it. reason being, disinterest and sheer laziness ;)

    I liked your last two lines the most :)

    1. Yes Ashvini, I am on the same boat. Not motivated enough to learn this art. Good thing is we can get ready in 5 minutes, isn't it?
      Ha ha, as I often say, sense of humour is one of the most important things in life. And flattery works every time with a wife!
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking time to comment :-)

  2. "My husband insists I look good without make up" - TRUST HIM. He's the one who will grow old with you by your side. Mine told me a few days after we got married that I will look gorgeous with white hair. Bass, since then, I have thrown all worries to the wind. :P You ARE gorgeous actually. Don't think make up can do justice to what you already have, Reema. Nice post! :)

    1. Sakshi, you have the rare ability to make anyone's day. Thank you :)