Monday, March 03, 2008

Deep Thoughts by CapHillBarbie

Do you ever wonder whose job it is to pry eye shadows from their cases into little lozenges of powder to be photographed for magazines?

Do you think it takes practice?

There must be an art to getting it crumbled just so.

Do you think they have a separate person to remove lipstick from the tube?

Or artfully squeeze shower gel into the perfect, alluring swirl?

I sometimes do.

12 comments:

Delphine said...

I have often wondered this too. I believe with all my heart that there is some eye shadow crumbling, mascara smudging, lipstick smooshing diva out there somewhere who is always in demand. I mean, it's not like this is the kind of thing you throw at the interns...or is it?

Anonymous said...

Somehow, watching crumbled eyeshadow makes me sad - it`s so wasteful! Probably some gancy Art Director who does the work. Next time, send them to me, kind magazine people!

joyous said...

I have a friend who used to work at Allure, the Greatest Magazine In The World, in the graphics department. It was his job to cut out with Photoshop the bodies of the women in the weight loss column. He then moved up to photoshopping the models in the fashion layouts. Then he got an acting gig and left Allure, which I think was a big mistake. I should ask him and let you know about the smudging and the swirling.

Beauty Alchemist said...

Ha, too funny. I think there are product stylists that do this. Sort of like food stylists for the foodie magazines. perhaps they were art students once upon a time.

Anonymous said...

ANy tips on how to get the eye shadow pans out without crumbling them??? I'm doing TONS of travel this year and want to make a kit with all my favorite shades from different brands in one magnetized palette to save packing room. IDEAS? HELP!

Zsofia said...

It makes me sad too. How can you destroy something like Guerlain Terracotta?!? Cream eyeshadows and blushes are the most satisfying to look at and I think they take the most skill to destroy. I find the mascara smudges pointless. It's all about the wand!

Erika said...

I totally wonder about that, too!

WendyB said...

I've pondered that too. It looks like fun to smush the lipsticks!

dee said...

I agree with anonymous that it's wasteful. I wonder what happens to the crumbled, smooshed and otherwise mutilated products. I wonder whether anyone gets to put them into ziplock bags and take them home. More's the pity about the expensive products - crumbled Cle de Peau, pour Madame?

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