Now the children are just naturally gorgeous, so there was no problem with them. The big girl wasn't too happy to be separated from her glasses, the boy is looking a bit fluffy, and the little girl looks rather glum, but they're all fine. In my opinion anyway! They'll get new ones in five years. It does seem a bit wierd that they take photos of wee babies to last five years, but I think my children will probably still be recognisable from the photos in five years.
I, of course, was another kettle of fish. I mean, it's just a photo. you have to look like yourself. But I didn't want to look like myself. I'm going to have to use this photo for ten years! I want to look like the last photo on my passport (which was taken in 1997 so it's unlikely). So this morning I set to work with my makeup bag and a trowel, and marched downstairs to be confronted by the little girl: "what have you got on your face Mummy?" Sigh.
|Me, hardly touched up at all...|
Talking to the boy later, he reckoned I look silly with makeup on, and compared it to facepaint. He thinks we shouldn't be allowed to wear makeup in our passport photos if we're not allowed glasses, and he's got a point. However makeup helps me feel like I've at least made an effort.
There's a fab video from Stuff Mom Never Told You about why women wear makeup. Cristen talks about 'the beauty premium': check out the video, but basically, women do better at work, and are better thought of if they wear makeup. So they wear makeup. I work as a full time Mum, so my career prospects aren't affected by makeup, but my confidence definitely is (although I must say that Cristen (who is gorgeous anyway) imho looks much lovelier without makeup).
|Lynn modelling her fabulous whatsit|
This time next week I'll be at a friend's wedding. I've been stressing about what I'm going to look like for ages. I will definitely be wearing makeup. I will probably have crimped hair (if makeup is my armour crimped hair is my shield), a fabulous whatsit created by Lynn. There will no doubt be lots of photos, but hopefully I shan't be in many of them!
If you wear makeup, what does it help you do? What do you do for a sartorial confidence boost?