Monday Mix: The Huff Covers VS Butt Makeup, and, of considerably less interest, Sales

By Voxy  

I <heart> the Huffington Post.

The following story is from December 2009, but it just came to my attention and I thought it was too funny not to share. Filed by Hilary Moss, the article reads thusly:

“This year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show brought together balloons, lace, fake fur, thigh high boots…oh, and a $3 million, diamond-encrusted bra. But how do the models manage to look so perfect wearing next-to-nothing on the catwalk? Simple: Butt makeup.

One Angel, Selita Ebanks told the New York Daily News: “It’s all about creating the illusion of this amazing body on the runway. People don’t realize that there are about 20 layers of makeup on my butt alone.”

Ebanks said the body makeup takes an hour to apply, plus hair and face makeup, which takes three to five hours. An average of five people works on each of the 38 models.”

I am such a slacker. All the time, evidently I was supposed to be putting makeup on my butt! I didn’t realize. I don’t even have a review category for butt makeup. Is there butt blush? Butt foundation? How about butt concealer? I could do with some of that last one.

Also, I no longer feel bad about not looking model-esque, as I have neither five extra people nor three-to-five hours to do my hair and makeup in the mornings. I have myself and twenty minutes. Given these conditions, I suppose it’s lucky I don’t leave the house with lipstick on my eyelids or something.

(I also really want to use that picture as desktop wallpaper, but I will refrain. It makes me giggle.)

Hey hey, it’s Monday, so that means Sales!

Yes. Sales. Uh…



There we are, then. The rumored MAC F&F sale looks like it’s not happening. If you’re a fan of the drugstore brand NYX, there’s a sale on at their website, with many items only $1.00. However, “the goods are odd,” as they say — if you want a yellow eye pencil or a tube of baby blue mascara, then you can get ’em for a buck. But you probably don’t want these things. There are some less outré things there, but nothing you can’t really find at your local drugstore. Voxy says skip it.

And… that’s about it. Slow week in the sales dept. As usual, I’ll update if I hear more, but right now it’s slim pickings.

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  1. avatar Inthelab
    Posted January 19, 2010 at 6:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    What happens when you sit wearing that stuff? We need info here.


  2. avatar LadyStarlight
    Posted January 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Suddenly I feel much better about myself. And consider myself lucky that I don’t stab myself with my mascara wand.


    • avatar Voxy
      Posted January 19, 2010 at 12:44 am | Permalink | Reply

      I could not agree more. :)


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