This video shows an experiment in which several women meet with an FBI trained sketch artist. For those of you who can’t or don’t want to watch the video, here’s what happens.
If you watch my YouTube (go subscribe right now!), you know I got the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette on Saturday, and it came with a little Lip Junkie Lip Gloss sample in Naked. I’ve been wearing them both, and the staying power of the lip gloss totally blew me away. My first thought was, “This has as much staying power as Elf! I wonder if it’s got mineral oil?”
Emily Eddington got me thinking a couple of days ago when she advised people not to just throw out their sponge tip applicators from palettes. It reminded me of a story. Once upon a time, most people used sponge tip applicators for eyeshadow because they were all we had. Then makeup companies got the idea to produce lines of brushes, sell them (often at outrageous prices) and tell us we desperately, desperately needed to use brushes to make our eyeshadow look fabulous. So a lot of us rushed out and spent more on brushes than we did on makeup, and the result? Some of us looked better, some didn’t, but the cosmetics companies sure made money.
People who sell makeup are very gung-ho about lip liner. According to them, you always need it, with every lip product application. But of course, they’re trying to sell the stuff. Do you really need lip liner, and if so, when?
Back in the 80s and 90s, three dermatologists misdiagnosed me with “eczema” and advised me to maintain a mild tan in tanning beds. No, that’s not a typo. They advised me to use tanning beds. Tanning is still often recommended by dermatologists for eczema, according to friends of mine who actually do have it. Back then, they thought tanning beds were much safer than the sun. I followed their instructions, and now I’m paying the price. I have a lot of sun damage on my face, and an increased risk of skin cancer.