This video makes me want to break-up with someone not so I could do this make-up, but so I could send them this video and be like, “Yeah, this is what I won’t be doing.”
“In terms of clothes, my friend was going to wear her super great jeans that made her bottom look fantastic because she felt that firstly, she was going to stay very calm and dignified and because the guy had been a total ass, she just wanted to say what she wanted to say, look fantastic, and then walk out, walk away, and the last thing that he would see would be this perfect bottom. And I think I agree with her actually.”
My Dad sent me this link, as I tend to not peruse HuffPost too much because they have some really dumb articles amongst their worthy ones; they seem to have overloaded their content and dumbed it down in recent years. HOWEVER: I’m so glad I didn’t miss this. Hoda and Kathie Lee are so entertaining — it always seems like they’re drunk on the show (in this one, the fact that they are on the air without any make-up seems to warrant their drinking at 10 am). Also, Hoda can clearly barely tolerate Kathie Lee much of the time, which I find completely legitimate.
Aside from the early morning drinking, this is a “special” episode, centered around what the women “actually” look like. As stated before, Hoda and Kathie Lee are not wearing make-up, and are joined by number of other anchors and correspondants . This is just the latest in a slew of advertisements, articles, spreads, television shows, etc. that are using the “natural” look of their participants market themselves. There’s no problem with this per se, it just seems to be so obviously capitalistic and not particularly helpful to the consumers. Yes, going through the amount of work it takes to make Hoda and Kathie Lee look the way they look everyday on the show is informative. But making an episode of a show, or an issue of a magazine “special” because the women involved are barely wearing make-up, or are plus-size, isn’t really interesting. What would be interesting would be if there were a variety of images presented to the American public; some with models who were heavily made-up, others without. As discussed in my recent Britney Spears for Candies post, different types of women’s bodies would be helpful too. The problem isn’t the illusion; it’s only having that illusion and nothing else. Maybe then, choices would made based more on what fit the tone of the image, and Hoda and Kathie Lee wouldn’t have to show us how much make-up they put on to be on television. And Kathie Lee wouldn’t have to exclaim to another anchor, “You look beautiful!”, as if it’s some sort of surprise that this could be possible.