I decided to organize my lipstick box. I counted 5 tubes of similar colored lipsticks. I kept one and threw the others out. I am fastidious about my mascara. I don’t
keep them around long. I think that I read somewhere that there is a lot of bacteria on the brush and that could cause an infection. That must have scared me, because I am zealous about mascara. I guess that lipstick doesn’t bother me that much. I see
some women putting lipstick on after they eat. I put mine on once a day, maybe , and after that ,what ever is visible is what there is. My Mother never left her bedroom without make up. She slathered her face in Pond’s cold cream every night. I can’t
count the times that we would have to wait for her to put on her face before we could leave the house.I wish that I had some of that discipline to take care of my skin. I am reactive instead of proactive
when it comes to beauty products. I use lotion when I see my skin drying before my eyes. I put on lipstick when I think about it. Mascara is saved for special occasions when I know that there will be other women with make up. My Grandmother died when I was
10 so I didn’t have a lot of years to observe her. But she had the most wrinkles of anyone that I can remember Maybe my Mother didn’t want to look like her, so she did the make up and
Pond’s thing. I look just like my Grandma.