On explosions in Paint factories, Flower shops & Broom factories (A criticism on heavy make up).

Hello Skinlovers!

It has indeed been a while. I have been ill and pissed off at so-called childhood friends who shafted one quite royally. But that led me to dub this year as the year of revelations and unmasking. So here we go my rant on heavy make up as follows…


By now most of you know my observations on heavy make up and excessive plastic surgery Lebanese, scratch that. Arab women style and how I think a lot of them are now starting to look like Transgendered (which makes sense to me since a Transgendered person wants to look and become like the perfect woman so it is to polar opposites that meet and become a resemblance of each other).

So here is my latest peeve and bitch.

Women who want heavy make up, wind up looking like Pornstars and that is my observation, not opening this for discussion. 

Go ahead and plaster yourselves with all the gunk you can, you will wind up looking like either a Pornstar or a Drag queen (not that there’s anything wrong with that every one has to make a living some way) I do not judge, but do not sell yourselves cheap that is all.

All respect to Melissa (the make up artist I post here she did an amazing job which also shows you the magic and power of make-up kudos to you my dear), I am just using her instagram photos as an illustrative point.


I know men say they want you to look natural but they have no clue how long natural takes or how much product one uses.
As a make up artist myself I pride myself on the fact that I can make some one over and yet they still look like themselves except a more glowing and refined version of themselves. 
Also the pride is in the duration, I can do a make-up that lasts for more than 18 hours and still looks fresh, you might have to freshen your lipstick (in this country Jordan they smoke like hell, so nothing can withstand that).
For your added information long-lasting in the business usually means between 8 to 12 hours so anything longer than that is short of miraculous. 
When I see the heavy “Arabic” style make-up done I just wonder how it is going to look after dancing and sweating, and to my chagrin most of the times they look like raccoons drenched and drowned with black eye-liner all the way down to their knees.
The art is in a subtle transformation, and durability. Not in the layers so thick and theatrical that you can leave a finger print in it.
That is my observation for this time.
Have a good one and be safe.

About descantia

A melting pot of contradictions! Artist, Designer (most media), Copywriter, Thespian, Chanteuse, Dancer, Performance artist, Make-up artist and so much more... The penultimate liberal hedonist with conservative leanings! Exacting, free, libertine with a Courtesan mentality! Honest, blunt, viciously unkind when dealing with fools, ingrates, liars, and any deceivers. Detests: Hypocrisy, Disloyalty, Infidelity, Stupidity, Anyone Devoid of Morals Ethics and decent manners and behaviour. Loves being a Snarky Grumpy Bitter Old Elitist!
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