Beauty Missteps and Strange “Innovations”
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m more than a little obsessed with all things make-up and beauty. I’m willing to throw down 45 of my hard earned dollars for some Chanel foundation and 48 more for an eye shadow palette, I just can’t help it. New products and gimmicks come out all the time, like crackle nail polishes, HD foundation or blush, and products infused with vitamins and minerals to help enhance your skin. Generally, these kinds of products make people like me want to instantly run out and spend lots of money but sometimes, or perhaps more often than I would like to admit, the stuff these companies come up with is just ridiculous.
One brand, Guerlain, has a make-up base with gold flakes in it. The only reason I can imagine buying this is to make all of your girlfriends jealous when they see a bottle filled with gold sitting on your vanity. The stinging sensation you get when you try to rub gold into your skin is totally worth your 71 dollars. If you’re one of those people cursed with stick straight lashes there’s an easy fix, get them permed! Because putting harsh chemicals against one of the most delicate parts of your body and leaving them there for about 20 minutes is always a good idea. Even MAC, one of the most well-respected and popular make-up brands has products that leave a lot to be desired. They recently created a cream eye shadow that has the consistency of motor oil and takes an insanely long time to dry, so that when you put it on your eyes it looks like this. By far one of the most astounding trends to come out of the beauty world is Vajazzling. Just in case the name isn’t explanation enough, vajazzling is “The act of applying glitter and jewels to a woman’s nether regions for aesthetic purposes.” I don’t think I could make this up if I tried. Twilight vampires must be pissed that they no longer have the monopoly on sparkly bits.
Some of these ideas make me question the sanity of the beauty industry because these people just go so insanely far to try to create innovative products to sucker in girls like me.
But, is it really worth it? I don’t even need to look at my vanity (pun not intended) to know that heck yes it is.