Previously, I wrote how much I loved the film, The Great Gatsby.
There were many things I was taken by in those 142 minutes.
Especially, the luminous complexion of Daisy, together with her adorable bob hairstyle, captured my attention throughout the film.
I started to hear a little voice in my head whispering “Let’s get a new foundation”.
And it got louder and louder as I was increasingly transfixed to her flawless skin and her fabulous costume.
So once I stepped out into the late afternoon sunshine, the next thing I did was scurrying to the nearest Laura Mercier stockist.
And less than an hour later, I was an owner of Laura Mercier’s Mineral Powder Foundation in Natural Beige.
Next morning, I was so looking forward to trying out the new makeup. A small amount of the powder was scooped up with the brush and applied on my face with circular motion…
The face looking back to me in the mirror had a strange sheen – greyish pinky metallic texture which was not at all flattering. Instead of being luminous, my skin looked unnaturally shiny with every accentuated pore and line on display. I was simply…mortified.
Sure, my face had clocked up more mileage than the girl who played Daisy. And it was very silly of me to expect even slightly that a mere makeup could erase and eradicate all the flaws on my face. I felt deflated, foolish and even depressed.
The pot was duly tossed into the cupboard which was dedicated specially for a collection of my unloved makeups (& out of sight from Hubbie, of course).
Oh well, it didn’t work out this time (again). But one day, may be one day, a miracle foundation may cross my path and fix my imperfection… *sigh*
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