November 22, 2008

First makeup lesson at... a restaurant!

Today I wanted to share a very touching story that happened last night.
I got together with friends to say goodbye to our friend Mami.
She is a brilliant woman who is dedicated to helping in the medical field.
Night after night she is at the Institute Pasteur testing molecules and has very little time for herself.
I put together a "girls only" package filled with perfume, lip glosses, eye liners and lipsticks.
I chose very basic easy colors. As the gifts were all opened and kisses made the rounds, one friend Fleur whispered to me that I should perhaps show her how to use the products.
Fleur felt Mami wouldn't use the products if she didn't know how to use them but wouldn't ask because she is shy.
I quietly led her to the bathroom and offered to help her.
She was like a kid getting free candy as her eyes lit up slowly applying the eye liner.
She wears glasses so she was afraid that she couldn't see to do it right.
I helped her and the results were amazing. Just lipgloss with a pretty fresh stain and eyeliner.
Mami was not only glowing and beautiful but joyous because she was doing something for herself.
I realized that this experience is one of many that happens every day.
I know that when Mami arrives in Tokyo, she will be wearing her new products and be more confident.


Nuno said...

It was a great gift and I do hope she will use them. She looked really glamorous.
Keep sharing the good vibes,

Ron said...

Hi Pretty in Paris!

Hey...I'm SO GLAD I came over and found this post!

And what a "touching" story it is!!

It's funny, because in all the years I was doing makeup for a living, it was times such as THIS...that made me LOVE being a makeup artist.

Those quite, simple gestures of assisting someone to feel GREAT!

Thanks for sharing this moment with us... was beautiful!

Leesa said...

Beautiful!! You have the gift of making people smile, Brigitte!!! I am sure Mami will love her new make up... Bizzz, Leesa : )