Even though derivatives and pondering the precise sequential order of events that occurred during the cold war make my head pound, make-up application knocks me out cold.
I suppose I have all the requisite basic skills: foundation application: the eye stuff: highlighting - it's the decision as to what I like that really pulls a number on me. Being black, with melanin that I classify as intermediate in comparison to what you encounter in mainstream media I decided that a clean face was for all occasions.
Bare faces are more beautiful I reasoned because you really have to deal with your body, you can't hide. Fast forward almost five years and while I am not completely disregarding the former logic, there is a complexity that make-up adds to a face - especially when you aren't made up completely.