I will often meet someone new, maybe at a party, or picking up my kids from preschool-and someone will ask what I do. When I tell them, there is one of three reactions:
“That’s a job?”(they say this in a nicer way, usually)
“You deal with bridezillas every weekend?”
“I don’t wear makeup; I just can’t be bothered.”
The latter is the one that gets me. It’s like the people who will walk into the middle of a heated debate about Grey’s Anatomy, and say,”Oh, TV? I never watch TV”, like they’re too busy saving the whales or learning new languages. I mean, would you meet a dentist at a dinner party and admit you never floss because you secretly believe it’s a sham? Now if they say they don’t wear makeup because they simply never learned to apply it properly; or they’re in med school, have five children, and two full time jobs and are actually really too busy, okay. But to imply that makeup is somehow completely unnecessary is to say you’ve never seen the following:
I don’t kid myself that I’m saving the world, just saving a portion of it from Bad Bridal makeup.