How to destroy a woman's virtuous image, Pt 2
I didn’t realise until quite late in life that some women don’t just wear make-up, they wear a full-on disguise – the sort you might adopt if you were evading capture. At university one of new flatmates came downstairs late one night and I thought we were being burgled.
It had been obvious before that she wore a lot of make-up, but I naively hadn’t realised that without it she would look like a completely different person. On a later occasion I overheard her, in unpainted form, opening the door to a guy who knew her quite well and having to overcome his puzzled expression by saying: “John, it’s me!”
Surely, if taking off your lady-mask means having to continually provide voice recognition to people, this would be some kind of sign. Not for her, she carried on as before. And according to a new survey it seems that the only unusual thing was that she allowed other people to gaze upon her unmade-up face in the first place.
Apparently half of women admit to doing their make-up at least four times a day and a whopping 67 per cent only go bare-faced twice a month.
These findings are presented as part of a campaign to give women the confidence to “pare back the amount of make-up they wear” and to let their “own natural radiance shine through”.
|Left: Well, not too bad. Right: Dear God, that's Heath Ledger's Joker, someone get Batman!|