And thus begin my adventures as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant:
Well, until we started, that is.
"It's really good that you're not wearing any makeup today, that way we have a fresh canvas" she said as she sat down at her kitchen table with a glass of water. I didn't tell her that I'd spent ten minutes longer than usual that morning on my makeup.
"Uh, yeah, that's what I was thinking too." (And the confidence meter tips toward Bozo the Clown.)
"Okay, well let's get started!"
An hour and several embarrassing moments later (for example, the moment in which I, having never used concealer before in my life, looked up from the mirror and all Vicki could say was, "See, that's a lot..." before coming to my aid with some face wipes and a more practiced hand), I was a vision. I memorized the techniques Vicki had taught me and headed out into the world, ready to make it more beautiful.