24 thoughts on “Idle curiosity

  • October 2, 2004 at 9:57 am
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    won’t kiss me while I’m wearing it, so I think I’ve spent about 4 hours in makeup all together in the past few years. But I’m not average. And he’s weird.

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  • October 2, 2004 at 10:06 am
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    Ewww, that’s a disturbing thought. Glad I don’t wear the stuff.

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  • October 2, 2004 at 10:10 am
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    That just reminded me of something that happened at my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party in August. When it came time for family pictures, my sister frowned at me and demanded “go put on some lipstick!”, to which my son smirks and replies “you should just be glad she didn’t spike her hair.”

    I love that boy 😀

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  • October 2, 2004 at 10:12 am
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    Does lip gloss count?

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  • October 2, 2004 at 10:20 am
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    But I’m not average. And he’s weird.

    You’re saying that like it isn’t a well-known, well-documented fact. 🙂

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  • October 2, 2004 at 10:22 am
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    That’s hilarious. And fooey on her for suggesting it.

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  • October 2, 2004 at 10:23 am
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    Sure. I’m just thinking, you know, I wear the paint-on stuff that’s supposed to last all day, and it mostly does, but I can still see tiny bits of it when I take bites out of light-colored foods like apples. I can’t even imagine how much women who wear the regular stuff end up ingesting.

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  • October 2, 2004 at 1:34 pm
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    I must ingest way over the average, whatever that is. I’m obsessive about applying lipstick and if I can’t feel *something* on my lips, even just lip balm, I feel really weird.

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  • October 2, 2004 at 3:23 pm
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    Bleah. And also hm. Which really, an odd mixture of reactions.

    I join in the rarely-wear-it-but-weird camp.

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  • October 2, 2004 at 4:10 pm
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    depends on if she (or her partner) wears lipstick.

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  • October 2, 2004 at 5:46 pm
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    weird.. i was actually just thinking about this yesterday. i’ve been wearing god-awful amounts of lipstick everyday lately and and pretty much all of it is off after i’ve finished eating something. ack.

    anyway, i’m a lot like that posted above about applying it obsessively.. and when i’m not wearing lipstick to bed, i apply chapstick. i once heard dolly parton say (i think it was on Ellen) that she goes to bed with all of her make-up on… i’m the same way.

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  • October 3, 2004 at 12:36 am
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    Heh. I know — I must ingest a ton of that moisturizing gloss that comes with the lip paint stuff because the lip paint dries my lips out so much I have to put the gloss on at least once an hour. But then where does it go? I’m sure some of the last gloss application just dries up, some of it rubs off on my cup or whatever, but a good deal of it must end up in my mouth. Eeew.

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  • October 3, 2004 at 12:36 am
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    And to you I also say, we already know you’re weird. And we love you the more for it. 🙂

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  • October 3, 2004 at 12:37 am
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    Sure it depends for the individual woman, but not for the average.

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  • October 3, 2004 at 12:40 am
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    Really? Doesn’t it feel gross to go to bed with makeup on? It always does to me when I forget or am too tired to take it off.

    I heard a lyric in a country song a week ago that was something like “Fell asleep in my makeup / Didn’t even get my teeth brushed” and I was explaining to Karsten how the songwriter couldn’t have picked a better combination of statements to convey (at least to many women) the feeling of grossness that comes from being too depressed to take care of oneself. He grimaced, so I think he got the message.

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  • October 3, 2004 at 4:40 am
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    We can ingest up to 20kg of lipstick in a lifetime

    One woman can ingest up to 4 pounds of lipstick in a lifetime.

    We can ingest up to 60kg of lipstick in a lifetime

    NOT
    After reading Sibylle Preuschat’s article Loser Lipsticks (NOW, August 8-14) and learning that “a woman who wears lipstick every day will end up eating about a pound of the stuff every year,” I eyed my tube of Burt’s Bees lipstick warily. Then a quick check of the label (net weight: 2.3 grams or .08 ounces) and some fiddling with a calculator showed a woman would need to eat 197 tubes of lipstick to ingest a pound (454 grams).

    I agree with Ms. Preuschat that women should be concerned about potentially toxic ingredients in their cosmetics, but unless a woman sits down at a cosmetics counter with a knife and fork, it’s unlikely she’ll eat a pound of lipstick.

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  • October 3, 2004 at 5:30 pm
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    i think i would actually feel naked going to bed without my make-up on… i guess i’ve just done it for so long that i’ve gotten used to it. my pillow has seen better days though.

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  • October 4, 2004 at 9:31 am
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    I’m terribly torn over here between “Yeah, so I resemble that remark! So what? You wanna make something of it? You wanna take this outside?” and “They love me! They really love me!”

    ::is terribly torn::

    Ouch.

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  • October 4, 2004 at 9:34 am
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    Heh. That’s a great lyric.

    I wear makeup, like, twelve times a year (used to be more when I spent more time onstage – now it’s mostly for interviews and pseudo-trial situations at school), and I go to bed in it regularly, because I usually forget I’ve got it on, but I get exactly what you’re saying. For me, that level of depressed tiredness is expressed by falling asleep in my clothes because I’m too wiped on too many levels to bother shucking them and finding a t-shirt. (I have to be either flat-out exhausted or completely drunk to fall asleep in my shoes, which is another level of personal disarray entirely.)

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  • October 4, 2004 at 1:05 pm
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    Embrace the power of “and.”

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  • October 4, 2004 at 1:06 pm
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    Ah yes, falling asleep in clothes. Even that feels a little gross in the morning, as I recall.

    I guess I’m just easily grossed out lately. Gross, gross, gross. What am I, thirteen?

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  • October 6, 2004 at 4:34 am
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    Ah yes, falling asleep in clothes. Even that feels a little gross in the morning, as I recall.

    Depending on the clothes and what one was doing in them, yeah. It usually winds up hurting my back, since my standard clothes involve jeans and jeans tend to get twisted around my waist when I sleep in ‘em.

    I guess I’m just easily grossed out lately. Gross, gross, gross. What am I, thirteen?

    Heh. Yeah, if you count in, like, base 6…

    ::ducks::

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