Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Morning Question of the Day

Madison told me yesterday that some of her friends
(including Dory's sweet girls Luby and Beebo)
think it's odd that
I always have on makeup including lipstick.
I guess that kind of surprised me because lots of women
wear makeup so it doesn't seem that strange to me.

It's not like I look like this:
The more I thought about it the more I wondered about it.

Hence, today's question(s) of the day.
1. Do you wear makeup everyday?
2. Do you think it's strange that some people do wear it all the time?

I obviously do wear makeup all the time.
Every single day.
I am NEVER EVER in public without makeup-
unless it's 5am and I am at the gym.
(not that I have been there in a sweet forever)
If you were to see me out in public I would have my face on including lipstick.

I think that this stems from a something that a silly boy said to me in the 9th grade.

It was a tiny statement made by a boy I was "going with"
and I know he wasn't trying to be ugly
but it's a comment that has stuck with me for 25 years.
I was on the drill team and it was the morning
after our first football game of the season.
I was up way too late and early the next morning
the youth group from church kidnapped us and took us to breakfast.
Of course I did not look my best but neither did anyone else.
I walked over to my boyfriend Henry and
the first thing he said when he saw me was

"Man you sure do look different without makeup".

And I've been wearing it ever since.


  1. lol.... what a pic!

    I do wear makeup everyday - if I'm leaving the house. Some weekends, when I know I'm not going anywhere... I do not put it on. (I still end up putting something on my lips though because I can't stand them so dry feeling.) Now, I have been known to run to the store without being all fixed up but.... rarely and I'm always super self-conscious over it. (AND... without fail - I run into a patient or someone and I want to DIE.)

    I think to each their own.... if that's what makes you feel comfortable - then go for it.

    You're always gorgeous. :o)

  2. I wear make-up to some degree EVERY day. Now occasionally if I am home and not going anywhere I may not put it on, but you can bet if I decide to leave the house that stuff is getting slapped on my face! Of course, my make-up goes in varying might be lighter or more natural looking on some days than on others...but I can assure you that it is always there! :-)

  3. I do not wear make to never actually. I am actually buying makeup to wear when we are in Maine, and it is just mascara and under eye concealer and lip gloss. I am simple like that. Very easy peasy. I have so many freckles would it even help if I did? :-)

  4. I never leave the house without it. I so so so wish that I looked healthy and bright without makeup, but that is not the case. Makeup makes me look human, and I am very self-conscious without it.

  5. i usually only wear make up when i go to church or somewhere when i'm dressed up. i'm a mom at hoome with 2 babies though and wear jeans and tshirts every day. so, no make-up daily for me. i'm sure i'm scarey, but i'm ok with it.

  6. I wear makeup to work and church consistently.

    But I have no problem going to football games, shopping, or out in public without makeup other times. As the saying goes "Some days are a complete waste of makeup." :)

  7. Nope and Nope.
    I were makeup maybe once a week (church or Ravenswood), though I always have very lightly-tinted lip balm with me.
    I don't think it's strange that other women always wear makeup- it makes most of us look & feel better about ourselves, but it's not something I think about in the morning or make time for unless it's a special occasion. What can I say...I'm a slug first thing- I figure I'm ahead of the game having showered, brushed my teeth, & put on clean clothes :-P

  8. I generally wear a little make up. If I am going out with the mister, which happens WAY TOO rarely I put on a lot of eye make up- he likes it. Other wise just barely there. Though , I am noticing the older I get the bigger the difference between make up on and make up off. - jamee

  9. I live for the days I don't have to wear makeup! But I don't wear a whole lot anyway, I put it on once & that's it the rest of the day. But I don't think it's weird for others to wear makeup all the time.

  10. If you consider just eyeliner makeup then I never go without it. Other than that, I don't usually wear any unless I am going on an interview or someplace really special.