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Monday Beauty Poll

By Glinda

81% of you chose Charlene Wittstock as the bride who did beauty better.  But I agree with most of the comments that Kate Moss looks a hell of a lot happier.  And, I agree with most commenters that I don’t really like Kate Moss, either.  But isn’t it interesting that a “normal” mortal beat out a world-class supermodel?

My apologies for lack of posting last week.  What with the holiday, out of town visitors, and then an unexpected influx of unwanted bodily fluids from my daughter, I found it a bit difficult to get into the routine of posting.  

Billing it as “The Final Act of Self-Expression” British cosmetics company Illamasqua has teamed up with a funeral services company to provide you with a makeover.  Uh, after you have passed away, that is.   I gather from the copy that it is only available in Britain, but still…









6 Responses to “Monday Beauty Poll”




  1. Thea Says:

    so glad you posted about this! I ran across it last week and was appalled/facinated

    On the one hand, it’s easy to dismiss outright, on the other – if you’ve been to as many Southern funerals as I have and heard women critiquing the makeup on the dearly departed “Mary Jane wouldn’t be caught DEAD in that lipstick!” It might make one pause …..




  2. SarahDances Says:

    I wouldn’t, but I suppose I’m glad such a thing exists? I don’t come from a tradition of having open casket funerals anyway (google tells me it’s a no-no in the Jewish tradition, which makes sense). Still, I suppose I’d just want to look like me; not all done-up.




  3. Klee Says:

    I am always horrified by the open casket-why? Why do we need this? We know they are dead, right?- but equally horrified by the bad makeup jobs I’ve seen on the deceased when the casket is open. If you’re gonna subject us to this horror, don’t compound it by clown makeup.




  4. Cat Says:

    I am going to be cremated, so there will be no casket at my funeral, open or otherwise, and therefore no need for any make-up at all on my corpse. And, yeah, open-casket funerals are just… no.




  5. Thea Says:

    agree on all points, my Aunt used to say “If I’m gonna be stuffed, I want to be upright with my teeth bared” and I agree with her too.

    One of the problems is that funerary cosmetics are completely different from um, live cosmetics. So when the family shows up with a tube of the dearly departed’s favorite lipstick, the funeral home has to come up with their best approximation – emphasis on approximate




  6. aurumgirl Says:

    Never mind that the concept is foolish (the makeup we wear in real life isn’t the make up used on corpses), the model in the ad, and the styling…Jesus.












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