The Trick or Treat Question of the Day:
Is October 31st good for your skin?
(But only if you wear a mask.)
See? Look at my glowing skin.
Oh, wait. That's a TRICK!
My mask was the wrong kind of mask.
You need a FACIAL mask for glowing skin.
But in my case, even a facial mask won't cut it.
I need A FILTER.
Yep, that's the TRICK here . . . I applied a heavy filter.
Like they do in those skincare commercials where the model's skin is so glow-y and poreless that it appears to be composed of light instead of actual skin.
To be honest, I have never really taken many selfies because I am NOT photogenic. But I just got an APP on my phone that lets me add filters, or set images into a frame or a magazine cover and boy, oh boy; I'm already a FAN. I would have gone NUTS to have had something like this app in my youth. I'm sure I would have become completely addicted.
But THAT is what I find really SPOOKY . . .
Because of filters and Photoshop, we don't always know what people really look like anymore. Now in some ways, that's kind of a TREAT.
Cameras don't do us any favors. They actually emphasize lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and all manner of imperfections as they seek out elements of contrast to create a two-dimensional image out of a three-dimensional object. (Hence the pressure for celebrities and models to botox, laser, and peel away any such evidence.)
I have to admit, it is nice to have a means of fighting back and saying, "Hey! You inconsiderate camera, you! I just looked in the mirror and I don't look THAT bad! Gimme a break! I'm gonna filter out what you just did there!"
But if there is anything worse than being un-photogenic, it is being an app addict. So now that I have a photo app, I am gonna have to watch myself and use my app powers for good. You know, like enhancing dog and cat photos instead of myself.
Unfiltered, but still make-upped.
And in good lighting which still adds some glow factor.
But since today is Halloween, I thought I'd leave you with something SPOOKY!
Barefaced and straight outta the shower:
hair still wet,
eyebrow scars untouched.
* Small confession; I do have good lighting in my bathroom.
so I still may not look this good outside of my bathroom.
The truth is; if you ever bump into me, I'm NOT gonna be glow-y.
Or probably even make-upped.
I'll just be me.
With no TRICKS to help me look better.
What a candid post.
Now I'm gonna go TREAT myself to a FACIAL mask.
Because I deserve it for being so honest, right?
NOW THIS IS A SCARY PICTURE!!!
At least any Trick-or-Treaters that dare to show up at my door will be met by my freshly exfoliated face.
In truth, I don't usually get many Trick-or-Treaters because my house is a little "too Halloween-y looking" and I think it scares folks off.
It may be my gargoyle's fault.
He probably needs a facial mask too . . .
Elmer the gargoyle: perched above my office window;
ever on the lookout for Trick-or-Treaters.