WHEN A SUFFRAGETTE LOVES LIPSTICKDecember 5, 2012
Doing make-up for myself is something I really didn’t consider owing to my childhood religious background, while it’s a must to look presentable, adding colors to the face and plucking eyebrows were illicitly forbidden – the principle was simple, don’t alter what the Divine hath made and no one around me during those times went against the teaching – Religious credo was absolute.
It even went hefty after I’ve learned all these feminist ideology, this time a total shift from religious prohibition to personal feminist conviction, it went around my mind for sometime but eventually I realized – shocks! This strong and happy marriage of patriarchy and capitalism has existed older than anyone I knew who studied and gained Master's degree in fact - and went ballistic over this issue – well then, they say, if you can’t change the system, well obviously, I’m just a grain of sand in the shores of Pacific Ocean so I’m giving way to paradigm shift.
In the beginning the conversion process was so problematic, buying a lipstick would take me hours not on testing the colors but reading the ingredients on the label, that paranoia existed for long – but they say – you’ll get used to it, who cares about Lead and all these carcinogens in the lipstick - nobody gets out of this world alive anyway – so I gave in. Now, I can’t believe I’m blogging make-up, finding for good ones online – late bloomer? Fine, everything always has its first time and believe when I say, it’s my first attending a make-up workshop, had I known it was that fun I could have started long ago, we’re like painters with patterns to draw on. *chuckling*
I was so glad my first experience was awesome, thanks to Ria Jose of riajose.com for the invite and to our make-up gurus Ryan G. Wong and Noeh Jani, they got magical hands that can transform a woman’s bland face into a beautiful masterpiece. Thank you so much for sharing your time with the Davao Blogger ladies.
And now the graduates got to pose for the class picture, lol.
Posted by verna luga
She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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