Because if you do, and wear it ever day, then one day when your alarm doesn’t go off and you find yourself running forty minutes late for a meeting that begins in 20, you might just mad dash out of the house without a trace of makeup on your face. And then, your boss, who is the sweetest most helpful person on the planet but not always the most tactful might take one look at you and in horror pull you to the side in a hushed whisper asking you if you are quite all right because you certainly don’t look like you normally do what with the pale complexion and all. Yeah.
Seriously, I never wore much make up until I began working. I mean, maybe some concealer here and there, but the whole eyeshadow- eyeliner- mascara- lipstick- blush deal… not so much. And in part for that very reason: I knew that if you wear that then that becomes your normal base line and any time you accidentally oversleep and therefore rush out the door before applying any you end up looking like a sad woeful creature who needs to be in bed with some chicken noodle soup.
Although, then again, perhaps being able to look pale and pitiful and in desperate need of chicken soup when not wearing make-up, could come in handy on days one needs to retire home early to catch up on their Ugly Betty on-line reruns*
**Disclaimer: I, Aisha, do not in any way shape or form condone the use of duplicitous methods such as the not wearing of make up for the purpose of appearing woeful and thus inspiring pity points and being able to go home early for the implied dreadful illness that has surely overtaken you to cause you to look as you do. The former paragraph was merely stated as pun intended only to humor and not to advocate for any actual going home early moments whatsoever. (Picture source here)