I MEAN. Listen. You look beautiful no matter what — you, me, your mom and Oprah all know that. But commiserate with me for a moment here as I take you back to the other day when I was…
For a date
And I hated:
And my face.
Which is not a nice thing to say I hate, but you guys have to have those days too, right?
So there I was, sitting on the floor doing my makeup. Trying to go from this:
And nothing was working.
Then I remember my friend Nadia gave me this Chanel eyeshadow stick-thing after I saw her one morning and was like whoa hey hi, why do you look so pretty?
“Because I’m French!” I thought she was going to say. But nope. It was this eyeshadow stick-thing.
So I held it before my lids like a sword, cried out, “En guarde,” scribbled two fat lines then smudged.
And oh my god Becky, stop looking at my butt. I’m up here.
A woman transformed. I looked pretty. Something about the stick’s bronze-y tones making my eyeballs pop and just-enough-shimmer to look special. It was like a smokey eye, but not. Mega “Why do you look different?” effect.
So in the name of good karma, I pass the baton to you:
Use it when you need to feel pretty. “Feel” is a better word. You already look pretty.
(I know because I can see you through the screen.)