August 23, 2012

No Mirrors Here - A Realization...

The art of makeup has always fascinated me; and while my personal interest in putting tons of pigmented powders and liquids on my face waxes and wanes on a daily basis, I'm never one to turn down a cosmetics challenge (remember this?).

Enter: the No Mirror Makeup Challenge.

I quite often get this confused with the No Makeup Mirror Challenge - which is when you have to look at your face in the mirror with no makeup on.  As it turns out, it's just as challenging.  In fact, I may have screamed.

I digress.

The no makeup mirror challenge was our appointed task this week on Androgenetics, so I tossed my mirror aside and brought out the big guns: blue glitter and acute hand-eye-coordination (wherein the only function of said eye was to be the landing zone of said hand which happened to be yielding a bloodcurdling mascara wand).  Along the way I may have sung a Disney song or two and asked the most important question concerning humanity today: WILL IT BLEND?  The answer is yes.  It's always, yes.

I never stopped to think, though, that there might be a point to the whole thing.  It's pretty common and accepted knowledge that we all take our looks a bit too seriously.  The beauty industry wouldn't be worth billions of dollars if we didn't.  We sit in front of mirrors so magnified we can see all the tiny people having parties in our pores, and we have staring contests with our zits in the hopes that our dream of laser vision will finally come to fruition in that very moment and BLAST all those fracking pimples into oblivion.

But it never happens, so we spend even more time in front of those mirrors, powdering and blending 'til the cows come home.

I'm starting to realize that the best way to be happy with what we've got (because let's be honest, we've all got something amazballs), is to just throw in Mr. Serious Towel, throw out our mirrors, and have fun with some eye shadow in front of a camera.  Share it with the world, and you'll realize that makeup for perfection isn't nearly as entertaining and esteem-building as makeup just for the hell of it.

Suddenly, the No Makeup Mirror Challenge just became a walk in the park.


  1. Great job and way better than anything I could do. I am *lazy* and don't wear ever. When I have worn make up, it's never been to that extent. (Mostly because I tend to break out.) Anyway, thanks for the amusing video. :)

  2. Blue Glitter, disney songs and you beeing you - this one saved my day (really, big mood swings from dark to bottomless pit today).

    I need to go paint my nails in OPIs "Absolutely Alice" now...

  3. haha...Lovely video and love the color of the eye shadow. And you're fantastic and everything wonderful :)

  4. This video made my night. I need some glitter in my life. Also, we need to get together.

    xo AVB


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