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Monday, April 13, 2009

Yikes.


This is one of my favorite beauty products, Physicians Formula concealer in yellow. It also comes in green, but the two colors serve very different purposes. The idea is that the yellow covers dark pigments well (read: circles under my eyes) and the green covers red pigments well (blemishes, scars, etc).

I have used the yellow concealer under my eyes for years, after someone showed it to me in college. My routine is always the same - I put on moisturizer and then immediately apply the concealer, so it can hang out under my eyes for awhile and make sure all those circles disappear. It aggravates absolutely everyone who has ever had the pleasure of "getting ready" with me, they all hate it that I leave the yellow stuff under my eyes while I dry my hair and finish getting ready. Rubbing it in is always the last thing I do.

So given my routine, I suppose it was inevitable that I would eventually leave the house with the yellow mess still under my eyes. Today was that day. The thing is, I left the house around 8AM and didn't realize it was there for THREE HOURS. I said hello to our maintenance man, drove Brad to work, said hello to the parking attendant in our lot, walked into my office and worked for three hours before I went to the bathroom and noticed it was there.

It wasn't like an "oh, you might have something on your face" type of thing. Huge, bright yellow streaks under each eye. I immediately started counting and realized that I talked to no less than 5 people while it was there, one of which was a conversation that lasted several minutes. What must that person have been thinking? Perhaps I was starting a new trend? Have some sort of hideous rash? Smeared some banana under each eye in case I got hungry later?

Life lesson: If you ever see someone running around with huge yellow streaks under their eyes, say something. Then wait until they leave to call them banana face.

7 comments:

jw said...

Ha Ha Ha! So glad you're back to blogging. I miss these stories. Let me guess, one of the people you talked to who didn't notice was your husband? (No offense, B. I just know you.)

Darci said...

Of course Brad was one of the people who didn't notice. We commute to work together!

Ali in LaLa Land said...

let's all remember her husband is colorblind. he can't be blamed.

jw said...

Warming up for girls' weekend ... here we go.

Abbie said...

This is too funny... because I use the same product and did the same thing. I couldn't believe that my neighbor didn't have the guts to tell me! I even told her later to tell me if I ever look weird like that again! Then... two days later, she didn't tell J he had white pimple cream on his face. I died laughing because he thought my incident was hilarious, but his was even funnier.

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

Hahaha oh no! That would SO happen to me!

HazelnutPhotography said...

haha... i'm so sorry that this is so hilarious!