Here’s a tip from my husband, Marshall: If you don’t like the way someone applies their make-up, don’t take beauty advice from them.
Sounds simple enough, but I’ve often stopped at cosmetic counters and done just that only to proceed to the ladies' room and wash it all off. Marshall would then remind me of his warning. Just because someone stands behind the counter doesn’t mean their method or style is appropriate for me.
All mentoring works that way. Follow the lead of one you want to emulate. Too often we move with the flow of the majority without thinking if that’s what we really want to do or if that’s the type of person we want to be.
As much as I love my husband, I’ll be following his warning but not his style of make-up application, especially since his cosmetology experience was as the much-loved Wizzo the Wacky Wizard on Chicago’s Bozo Show.
©2016, Mary K. Doyle