Thursday, April 03, 2008

Slice of Lime With Schmear

Anyone who knows me knows I hate wearing makeup, knows I don't even own any real makeup. You might even know I didn't even wear any on my wedding day. With that bit of knowledge you might wonder why I have a picture up that looks like I may well have needed to chisel my face off later on. It couldn't possibly be because I ran out of time to take any other picture and I knew you had never seen this one, naaaawwwww. Yes, I realize It's a really ghastly, garish make-up job. It was supposed to be. The truth is I still hate wearing make-up for every day occasions, and I figure why put it on for a special occasion because then I don't feel like myself anymore. Therein lies the answer. I was a drama club geek all through junior high and high school and into college. It's all about getting into character. Make-up to me is automatically associated with being on stage and being someone other than who I normally am. A couple months ago Lecram put out the call for bloggers to shoot a scene for a short movie he was putting together. (Illness and family needs later put the project on the shelf.) It sounded like great fun and he said he envisioned my part as somewhat Norma Desmondish. It was a hoot putting a campy Lime twist on the bit, including the badly overdone face. Of course, I had to go scrambling through the Halloween box and my daughters' bedrooms to find enough product to apply so heavily but for the sake of getting into character I'll don make-up readily.

36 comments:

G-Man said...

Michelle Trini Limey...
Queen of the Gypsies!!!!

Do you have a ruby in your navel?

And BTW..You Look Beautiful!!!!!!

Thanks Norma...xoxoxox

Blissfully Wed said...

I don't know who Norma Desmondish is, but that picture cracks me up.

Thanks for sharing your beauty. Yes, I'm a sucker for tie-dyed Lime sans makeup. ;)

Bunny said...

You're much too young and beautiful to be Norma Desmond! Great job getting into character!

I know what you mean about not feeling like yourself in make-up. It feels like I'm playing dress-up too.

barman said...

OK, first thing I did is scroll down and look at the picture and say to myself, Lime doesn't wear makeup, and no way would she wear that much makeup. Then I scrolled back up and started to read but something was nagging at me. I said to myself it looks like makeup for theater or something... That is scary, I appear to be very in tune with you today. I AM SORRY.

That is a great picture and a fun story. Even through it is "not you", you look wonderful Michelle but don't do it again. hehehehe

My extent of theater was in my high school senior year helping out with scenery and lighting. I really loved it just the same. Should you ever need a spotlight shining your way, let me know. :)

KFarmer said...

Not much of a make-up fan myself but will wear it in public so as not to scare the children...or adults. I have no visible eye brows and my lashes are strawberry blonde. If I don't wear make-up all you get is the scarey blue/grey eye stare.

You do not look like you with make-up, I like the natural lime best but I will say you are one beautiful woman w/or w/out :)

jillie said...

WOW!!! It doesn't even look like you! I love the real Michelle mo betta!

I am finding the older I guess, the LESS I like make up. A lot of women are the other way around. The older they get, the MORE make up they THINK they need. I have a friend like that...I've just never had the guts to tell her to lay off the spakle (sp?) a bit.

Great HNT ;o)

furiousBall said...

I don't like wearing makeup either. It's cool, you're amongst friends.

S said...

LOL I thought you were going to post that pic of when you went to the Mary Kay party and got all done up!
OK Nora Desmond! Do you also have ping pong balls for boobs like Carol Burnett wore when she did her Desmond routine?

As you know, I also do not wear makeup. I noticed at Halloween, when I put on a white face, or green or whatever goes with my costume, that people DO NOT recognize me at all. I think that is really fascinating and I know it has something to do with the fact that I normally have NOTHING on my face except moisturizer.

I also get my eyelashes dyed, and that looks really cool, but, I have a bald spot on my left top eyelashes...I am tempted to get glue on individual lashes......

OK Happy slice of Lime ma'am!

Casdok said...

I dont wear make up either!

lecram said...

Just so you know... that project will be off the shelf soon. And the footage was lovely. Cheers!

Lapis Ruber said...

I agree about Norma Desmond (although you look far too young for that really). BTW thanks for your comments on my legs. If there is any part of my body I think is in good shape, it is my legs. I did play soccer, cricket and squash in my youth but I think nowadays it is the swimming that keeps them looking trim. Shame about the rest of me :-)

mssolitaire said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh You're PERFECT for the film!!! You know I'm not letting Lecram shelve that one indefinitely! ;) I can't wait to see the footage!

Lovin it! Definitely sparks my Theatre bone! (does that sound as dirty as I thinkit does??)

HHNT!

MarcelloNYC said...

I love it!

I agree with what bunny said...

"You're much too young and beautiful to be Norma Desmond! Great job getting into character!"

tsduff said...

I feel like a clown if I put on makeup (so I never do). My daughters wanted me to do a complete makeover... no way! You have such a dramatic beauty it seems wrong to cover any of it up with makeup. It was fun to see your theater face :)

Suldog said...

I saw the picture, and thought to myself, "Oh, God. That is not a good look for her. I hope she doesn't think it is. What could I possibly say as a comment that would be polite?"

Thankfully, I do not need to act on that thought.

James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

it is a great pic and an interesting story, but I definately prefer Lime sans makeup. :D

Theresa said...

Definitely better without the make up. But you would make a great film character with that look. Who knows, maybe you'll be discovered and go on to become a famous actress and then we'll all proudly be able to say, "Oh yeah, I knew Lime back in the days when she didn't wear makeup." ;)

Keyser Soze said...

Hee-hee! That looks so unlike you it cracks me up! LOL

SeaRabbit said...

Waou! You look so serious and severe on that pic!
Seems we are many make-upless women around... and like Jillie, the older I get, the less I use some... and only for real occasion... some like, lipstick! that's how far I go!

BTExpress said...

I was thinking the same way Suldog was, way over done, I do like I like the way your eyes came out, less all the shadow.

Breazy said...

The sad thing is that some women apply their make-up like that and/or heavier every single day.

It is a good theatrical type picture of you though but I think you look beautiful without all the war paint, you have lovely skin that doesn't need to be covered!

HUGS!

seventh sister said...

If I make a scan of my palm and email it to you, can you read my fortune?

Craver Vii said...

I guess if we get to know you sans-makeup, and the Norma Desmond is less like you, that image must be sublime, eh?

VE said...

Did you get to have a pony ride too?

citizen of the world said...

When I do wear make-up, it is generally only mascara, so i'm with you on this. ButI also LOVE wearing make-up as a character.

M said...

Love ya with makeup! Love ya better without makeup!

For some reason, you remind me of Jamie Lee Curtis in this picture!

SignGurl said...

Yes! Jamie Lee Curtis!

You really do have the most amazing eyebrows I've ever seen. They speak volumes.

You look beautiful, make up or not.

S said...

Now I wanna do makeup and take a pic! Plus I got a haircut....

I do NOT know how to do makeup, I could get lessons from Logo, she does rockin sexy eyes!

Kathryn said...

Oh, I love it!

snowelf said...

Lime,

I'm going with a phrase from Mr. Rogers today:

"I love your just being you."

:)
--snow

Mona said...

You look great ANYWAY!

I love you in all colors!

airplanejayne said...

You look lovely without makeup.
I, however, still love to play dressup....and makeup....
so....
For our pole dancing routine, you shall go nude, and I'll be dressed...

RennyBA said...

I don't wear make-up either, but maybe I should after seeing your picture :lol:

Lime: The beauty comes from the inside and I love you both ways!

katydidnot said...

makeup makes me feel like i'm being smothered. slowly and painfully.

Jocelyn said...

I was totally thinking you look "ready for your close up, Mr. DeMille."

Sudiegirl said...

You look like Carmen Miranda!