So yesterday, I met up with Amber, who was in town visiting the parental units. Before heading to St. Stephen’s Green – a little brasserie around the corner from my apartment (they have the yummiest hummus) – we stopped at my neighborhood bodega so that I could hit up the ATM (or MAC machine, as we say in these parts). As we’re walking out of the store, the owner looks at me strangely before saying, “Something’s different about you. Oh, I know…you’re wearing makeup.” OMG! I’d been outed by the bodega lady…and in front of a fellow beauty blogger, to boot. Amber thought it was HILAR.

You see – like many beauty editors, I’m too busy (lazy) to wear a full face of makeup on the regular. So 9 times out of 10, I’m walking around with a nekkid face, save for mascara and lipgloss. But when I do wear makeup, I get the most wide-eyed stares and confusion ensues…like it’s the big reveal at the end of an eppy of Extreme Makeover.

Makes me wonder just how busted I must look 90 percent of the time. Ugh…I shudder to think.

Any other lazy makeup lovers out there?

6 Comments on The Bodega Lady Outed Me

  1. Milan
    August 21, 2008 at 7:49 PM (10 years ago)

    This is so me. I have lots of makeup. I love it, I love wearing it and playing with it. HOWEVER, most days i’m barely getting out of the door on time for work so all I have time for is mascara and gloss. I get excited when the weekend comes because I usually have more time to do my face. LOL

  2. Tammy
    August 21, 2008 at 7:51 PM (10 years ago)

    LOL..that’s happened to me many times..I run into people on the weekends and I get the ‘wow, you look so good. you should wear makeup all the time.” ouch!!

  3. Karen
    August 21, 2008 at 8:32 PM (10 years ago)

    Oh you just wrote my biography. Love my makeup, but only seem to actually wear it when I am playing with it!

  4. An Indian's makeup musings
    August 21, 2008 at 10:01 PM (10 years ago)

    Me too !! At any given point all I have is eyeliner and lip gloss on my face…but have loads of makeup stashed away in bins 🙁
    The only time they are out is when I am playing around with them and have no intentions of heading out the door 😉

  5. Andrea
    August 22, 2008 at 4:07 AM (10 years ago)

    That’s me as well. I have loads of makeup I love. But I hardly wear it. I’m lazy and I don’t think its worth the time when I’m just going to work or school.

  6. eikcaj
    August 23, 2008 at 12:29 AM (10 years ago)

    I do wear a fair amount of make up on a daily basis but it’s so simple because it’s just so time consuming and there’s NO time in the morning. I wish I could get myself up to do it but I need my beauty sleep because I hardly get enough of that either. But what I must have on everyday is my eyebrows (yes, I refer to filling my eyebrows in as “wearing my eyebrows”), concealer, and eyeliner (90% of the time) and that already takes a while.