Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Who did your makeup?

Diane commented on my Just for Halloween? post:

One time my wife and I went to a costume party and everybody said I looked too good not to have dressed before. I would have thought someone would ask about how much clothes do you have and how are you so good at makeup.

No co-worker has ever asked me about the quantity of womenswear in my closet, however, my makeup acumen has raised the curiosity of more than one female co-worker.

Typically, they have asked if my wife did my makeup. My reply is that I did my own makeup because there was no way that my wife was going to get up at 5 AM to do make up my face. (By the way, my wife stopped wearing makeup about 15 years ago and even when she did, she would ask me to help because I was more expert at applying makeup than she was.)

When I replied, I did my makeup, sometimes they asked if they could have a closer look. When I said, "Go for it," they got up real close to give my makeup the once-over. They usually complimented me with comments like "You do your makeup better than I do" or "Can you give me some makeup lessons?" or "You could be a female impersonator."

And so it goes.

Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper (I love this dress! Source: Boston Proper)

Alex Ringler and Marty Thomas
Alex Ringler and Marty Thomas femulating on stage in Pageant: The Musical.


  1. Fortunately, I am an actor. So the "Who did your make up" question never arises. This also gives me a little more grace in my physicalization, because my theater friends all know I work very hard at creating a character believably. I have been known to go to great lengths on stage, so they would expect nothing less in a female impersonation.

  2. You cannot be a female impersonator. That's one of the very few jobs that only boys can do.

  3. Hi Stana
    My wife is a Fashion Plate Clothes & Make-up

  4. quando si scopre il fascino della femminilità non si può più tornare indietro è bellissimo esser femmine !! baci baci baci

  5. Hi Stana,
    My wife has also cut back how much makeup she wears. She often teases me that I'm the current family expert when it comes to makeup.