Saturday, July 21, 2007

home alone with Catherine Hickland

I was home alone for a few hours, so I decided to try doing my makeup per Catherine Hickland's DVD Simply Gorgeous, which I wrote about here earlier this week.

I brought my portable DVD player into the bathroom and parked it next to my makeup kit. Then, I put the DVD on the turntable and followed along with its instructions (after applying beard cover). Despite stopping and replaying a few parts of the instructions, I finished applying my makeup in record time: 25 minutes, which is about half the time I usually need.

Ms. Hickland's makeup routine is minimalist, so that accounts for the faster than normal makeup application.

I can't believe that Ms. Hickland looks as good as she does only using the makeup techniques she expouses in her DVD. I have been experimenting with makeup for over 40 years and I see more makeup on her face then she puts on the clients on her DVD. Or she is one of the most naturally beautiful women in the world! (I doubt that.)

I just looked up Ms. Hickland's bio and she is only 5 years younger than I am, which puts her at the ripe old age of 51. Now, I am certain that she puts on more makeup than she puts on her clients.

After following her instructions, I was satisfied with the results considering the amount of time to accomplish my makeup application. I will definitely use her techniques when I do my makeup in the future, but at my age (and hers), I think I have to do a little more makeup work than Ms. Hickland recommends.


I posted a post-makeover photo on flickr.


  1. AnonymousJuly 22, 2007

    Staci, may I add a suggestion for your Femulate THis pic? You really should put the web site on the pic, so we can find those beuatiful pics ourselves!

  2. Thank you for the suggestion, Aviva.

    I have been collecting these images for years, but did not record the sources. I can remember the sources of some of the more recent additions to my collection, for example, today's image comes from the Newport-News web site, but the sources of the older images will likely be beyond my memory's ability to recall.

  3. I added a caption to the Femulate This: image that indicates the source of the image.