Which One Are You?

The other day I was thinking about how different different people are. I can hear you thinking..well duh...thats a no brainer. I know. But you see; I was thinking about a friend of mine who is a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. Part of her job is to hold skincare/glamour classes. Well, I'm not much on make -up/skin care products but somehow she convinced me to host one of these events. Now I hear you laughing! Anyway, I noticed that there are three types of women who attend. The experts, the novices and "I just came along for the ride" group. So, in these classes, skin types are analyzed and the products which best suit the needs of the individual are placed before each participant.. Everyone gets to apply the product. After the skin care session; the group moves on to the glamour segment where she aids the women in choosing and applying cosmetics. I'm laughing just thinking about this! Ok, lets move on to the real subject of this essay...the three types of people. The experts, of course, are the ones who use skin care products and make-up daily and have done so for some time. They know exactly what to do and how to do it. These women can hardly wait for the less experienced ones to finish so they can go on to the next step. The experts can usually be found perusing through the cheek color, eye shadow, and lipstick samples to find their colors. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the novices. These ladies are those who rarely, if ever, use make-up or skin care products. They usually need help choosing colors and applying eye shadow and mascara. The novices ask lots of questions of the consultant and spend time watching the experts apply their make-up. Because these women are unaccustomed to the process, they tend to be much slower and unsure of their actions. Last but not least, are those who came to get out of the house. Most of the time they aren't interested in trying the products and will readily admit they just came to visit with their friends. I remember one lady who came with her friend was 85 years old and legally blind!! She was able to participate in the skin care portion of the class but declined to try on make-up as she didn't want to go home "looking like a clown." She did, however, purchase some bright red lipstick because she could see it to put it on! So...which type are you? One of the experts who know their stuff, a novice making your debut, or, one of the visitors who make the class entertaining? Me? I am a visitor! Oh, by the way, I only hosted one class...that was enough for me!

2 Response to "Which One Are You?"

  1. Beth says:
    May 20, 2007 at 2:15 PM

    Funny post! I agree with Kay that you are gifted in the entertainment field. Once again, I have to be a nonconformist and say that I don't know what I am because I regularly use makeup, but almost never use skin care products. I started using makeup at the age of 25 after going to a counselor, who suggested I take a class at Plaza 3 Academy (remember them?). I thought that was the most ridiculous idea I had ever heard, since my problems were internal and what could anything external have to do with it, but I was severely depressed and desparate enough to do anything, so I did it. I paid attention to the makeup part and completely ignored/abandoned other parts, like nail color (which I have never used). The part I abandoned the fastest was "how to walk properly!" I also got my ears pierced because of the class and do enjoy wearing earrings. I ended up glad that I took the class because applying makeup and wearing earrings helped me identify more with other women, and struggles with my femininity and relating to other women were (and have been) part of my issues. P.S. I think Danny is probably just along for the ride.

  2. danny wright says:
    May 20, 2007 at 3:43 PM

    Ride? Where'r'we going?