Monday, September 22, 2008

Naturally Unnatural

(For those of you familiar with I Love Lucy - this is not a ripoff of the Charm School episode. Sadly enough, it actually happened.)

I decided this morning that it's time for new make-up - yay! I love new make-up. I love the smell, I love the shiny new compact, I love the fact that you can still see your reflection in the mirror of said compact. Everything! I love everything about new make-up.
I get to the Clinique counter. I tell the girl that I would like her to help me pick out a foundation that will best match my skin.

"Oh for sure - of course!" came the enthusiastic response.

I sit down in the big white bar stool at the counter. She points that big ol' interrogation light in my face. She gets real close to my face (BIG no-no for me as I have moderate to serious personal space issues) and I hear her evaluating my skin.

She says, "Yeeeeeah, its' definitely time to change foundation. What you're wearing now doesn't match your skin tone at all. It's kind of blotchy and unnatural. It's all wrong."

(uncomfortable silence)

"Umm. Yeeeeeeah. See, I'm not wearing any foundation."


So I bought the new foundation. Several gallons of it.


Anonymous said...

OMG, you seriously make me laugh so hard! I always figured Kurt was the funny one, but not even close!

Billy and Laurel said...

Yep. That's why Laurel goes to the drug store. She's afraid to have people peering at her skin with big lights and magnifying glasses. (Yes, Laurel talks about herself in the third person.)

christie walker said...

hahaha oh no!

Kristi said...


Stacey said...

You have got to be kidding me!!! Please tell me she was wearing Mr. Magoo glasses and carrying a white cane. What an idiot!

Diane Davis said...

"my name is diane and i have blotchy skin also in need of gallons of foundation..."

discomommy said...

I agree with Laurel...those 4x mirrors are unforgiving. Never let anyone see you in one of those!