Saturday, May 9, 2009

Making Up~With Julia Mae

Have you ever thought about how weird it really is to put on make-up every day? I have.

I have found it quite interesting that the trends keep changing and just knowing how to do eye make-up requires a booklet once a year, if you want to be in the know. But for me, that is not so important. One thing I learned a while ago is that brown eye shadow works best for me even though I am fair and have blue eyes. I am sure some experts must be gasping right now. Sorry I just can't do the colors.

I also discovered (last woman on the planet to do so, no doubt) something called "bronzer" not too terribly long ago and I love it. It give you a bit of sunshine on your face and for a pale person like me, this helps. Applying it on the apples of your cheeks and a slight dab on the forehead nose and chin makes you look a little more colorful and healthy.

Now when I discovered that as you age your lips actually get wrinkled I was aghast. Never in my life did I suppose such a thing. I found that if you use a lip liner which is drier than a moisturizing lipstick, it acts like a little dam and keeps the oily part of the lipstick in the right place. It kind of reminds me of the way ants will not cross over a line of flour sprinkled on the floor.

So all this is leading up to this adorable self-portrait that Julia did for her art project in her third grade class for the Art Show. Whenever we have visited their house since she was tiny, little Julia has been at my elbow observing the making up ritual of her Gramma. She always wants me to put some on her too.

I have loved this time with her and enjoyed her 'girliness' to the maximum. I really had a wonderful laugh and sweet feelings when I saw her portrait. I was not laughing at the wonderful job that she has done on this art project but it just tickled me that she was 'silent notes taking' in those precious little Gramma and Julia moments we have shared. Here is the portrait:

Isn't she beautiful? Love the new glasses!
Check the bronzer, the liner...the brown eye shadow...
the subtlety...

This beautiful little girl doesn't need any make-up at all.
I love her with all my heart!
She is my Sparkly Jewel!


Marie said...

What a darling grand-daughter you have there. I have never kept up with makeup trends. I just do what looks good and natural on me and leave it at that!

Bonnie said...

Me too, Marie! I have all to do to get it on there so I can forget about it the rest of the day!