We're women and we buy it all: concealer, mascara, eye shadow, eye pencils, eye liner, eye zing, blush, rouge, lipstick, lipgloss, lip liner, chapstick, and foundation. Vanity Fair suggests that the American consumers spend upwards of $17 billion annually. And most of it goes to waste. According to fellow blogger Fabulously Broke, the average American woman owns:
I, too, am guilty of the shop-and-drop relationship with makeup. In my makeup box, there are:
At some point or another I have used all of these accessories, but I regularly use:
What in the world have we come to, and, more importantly, how the hell did we get here? How did we, as American women, become so dependent on cosmetic touch-ups to make us feel beautiful and desirable. And why is it that, when I look in there mirror and see the paleness of my face, the droopy exhaustion in my tired, un-made-up eyes, and the summer's fading freckles all I can think is: Holy Hell who is this chick?
My next series of blogs will be on the history of make-up and our current dependence on the stuff. Be prepared!