A few of my friends have been pestering me for a while to let them make me up. They can't quite believe that my lack of desire to paint my face isn't a consequence of extreme self esteem issues. It's quite the opposite actually. I'm happy with what I look like without warpaint.
But I succombed to a full,and admittedly relaxing, facial and the works. Foundation, blusher and even stuff on my eyebrows. And here's the result before someone, who didn't know when to stop, had another go and painted what looked like a slug above one eye! I have to say that the resultant makeover was a lot more subtle than I'd imagined. I was ever so nearly convinced. Until that is I started to itch and swell up, an allergic reaction to some of the gentlest cosmetic ranges on the market. Not an alluring look at all.
So that's it. People are going to have to take me as I come. I have to say that I'm a bit relieved.