30 Days of Me: The Makeup Kit...

Day 11 of "30 Days of Me"
What’s in your makeup bag?

Hahahahahahahahaha! *MY* makeup bag? Hahahahahah! Anybody who knows me even a little bit will be able to inform anyone who is interested in knowing that I don't have a makeup bag. [grins] The only items in my possession that could classify under the head of "makeup" are:

1. Couple of lipsticks that are so old they probably shouldn't be used anymore. But they just lie in the small box-like compartment of my refrigerator door, until the "blue moon" when I need to apply them on my lips, which is like maybe once in a year! The thing is, I don't really know how to use a lipstick properly. My old flatmate in Noida tried to teach me, but I didn't *practice* enough as she'd told me to. Actually, I don't much like the feel of lipstick on my skin.

2. A 3-in-1 foundation that looks something like this I think, though I don't remember if it's the same brand. I bought it in April, when I was shopping with my sister for her engagement. I tried to do some *practice* with it, but when I opened the jar, it looked so icky, that I lost all motivation! Yupp... you guessed it... I don't like the feel of foundation on my skin either. This one's probably gonna expire in my cupboard too, just like the last one I bought in Feb-Mar 2006.

3. A kajal-pencil... an apparently "simple-to-use-for-beginners" hand-me-down from my sister. She has seriously urged me to *practice* applying it on my eyes (or is it "in my eyes"?) because both she and my dad feel that my eyes look prettier with kajal. Actually my mom also used to say the same thing when she was around, but then she *was around* at that time, to do my makeup! Anyway, I've got to learn how to use it in time for her wedding, and then she would buy me a new one... a more fancy one... a more complicated-to-use one! [gulppp]

4. A few tiny bottles of nail polish... the tiniest that can be found in the stores. I use them rarely, and like the rest of my "makeup stuff", they are also usually either given away to the maid servant, or, if I forget to do the former in time, thrown away in trash!

So that's it. These are the only four items that would perhaps make it to my "makeup bag" if I ever decided to get one. Or maybe they'll just expire before that "day-of-miracles" dawns. Maybe the lipsticks already are expired... how long do they *live* anyway?

P.S. - I recently went "makeup-shopping" with my sister (she needed all new makeup for her marriage)... and man! There are soooooooo many products out there... I felt like I was in a labyrinth! Phewwww!

This is my 11th post for NaBloPoMo September 2011.
Link to the previous post: 30 Days of Me: The Food Joint...

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MM said...

:) really loved it .maybe i could identify a little with you except that i love possessing them and i love the feel too and have had many *practises* too :P but yes, make up is also mortal and they expire even before i can find some event or time to apply them


Abhiroop Banerjee said...


Anonymous said...

:) we are sailing in the same boat then.. Even I dont like applying makeup and all my nail polish usually expire before I touch them

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Mani: They should make tiny one-time-use makeup kits, like the daily wear contact lenses. Would save a lot of wastage.

@OB: And why are u smiling at my misery? Having fun at my expense, huh? LOL! :p

@Avada: My friend! Maybe we should start a community page on FB... "I hate makeup"! What say? ;-)

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

They put foundation on me once. I was acting in the school play and 15 minutes before we went on stage our economics teacher decided we looked like so many monkeys and started furiously rubbing foundation on our cheeks. I dashed straight out and scrubbed it off with some gift wrapping paper I found in the crafts room. I was barely in time to make a flamboyant, breathless entry on stage as everyone in the first few rows sat looking at me in what I thought was rapt attention to my spell-binding dialogue delivery, only to be gently told later that my face was covered with glitter from the gift wrapping paper. I was looking like a friggin 60 kilo kalakand with chandi ka varq. Lesson? When your normally sedate economics teacher suddenly charges at you to rub foundation on your face, you behave.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

OB, didn't they take any pictures of the "friggin 60 kilo kalakand with chandi ka varq"? Would have made for an awesome post under "men" and "humor"! Actually, I think almost ALL of my posts tagged in "men" here are also in "humor"! Guess the 2 words are synonymous... hehehehe! :P

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

As most women seem to crave men who can 'make them laugh', its rather convenient if we can get them to laugh without even trying, eh? ;)

They took pictures of me alright. Displayed as part of a giant collage installed in the school reception for three months, with detailed captions and my name in bold red. Guess who laughed the hardest?
1. Mum
2. Economics teacher.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! Guess you did learn your lesson then... never substitute tissues with gift-wrapping paper! :p :p :p

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

girls look so matter of fact when they put on make up. like it is a necessary nuisance. like it has a purpose.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

I look so matter of fact when I eat. like it is a necessary pleasure. like it has a purpose. like it is life's purpose. :D

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Social tip> When a Bengali gentleman says says something thats supposed to sound clever, play along. He will like you better. There are few things that can infuriate a self respecting Bong more than being beaten in the Clever Things Department by a Maru from Bihar.

Guys are pliable yaar, thoda sa ego massage now and then and he's putty in your hands.

(NB:- Above statement represents perfect example of Bengali Gentleman diverting attention from topic at hand, viz. blog author's somewhat ill-supplied makeup kit to his supreme intellect, by virtue of another pearl from that great fount of wisdom, his almighty fish-powered brain, that is his license to Chiefdom of the Clever Things Department)

(Still NB:- Above explanation of statement above it represents Bengali Gentleman's claim to being self aware and therefore superior, even, to his fellow Bengali Gentlemen)

(NB, yet again:- Above explanation represents prime example of Bengali Gentleman's utter joblessness)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Ahaaaa! So I infuriate you! Wow! I'm lovin' it even more than the McD's Happy Price Meals (or Menus or whatever they are)!

NB1 is a totally misconstrued hypothesis. You cannot claim "Chiefdom of the Clever Things Department" until you clear the board of CJ.

NB2: Pray that your "fellow Bengali Gentlemen" do not read your comment!

NB3: I totally agree with your sentiment! :D :D :D

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