So I’m looking at a video about GIStemp data transformation, and Youtube has this “what’s similar” panel to the side.. but in it is a video about makeup… how to do the perfect “Barbie” transformation….
OK, fine, except the girl in the video thumbnail looks vaguely Asian. The notion of an Asian Blond Barbie just can’t be ignored… So I watch it. And near the end I realize that I’m completely hooked. She is putting makup on parts of her face that I had no idea you could put makup on, and in different colors too! At least 4 colors just on the eyes, maybe more, I lost count. I find myself thinking “No, No Way!”, yet there it is. She’s painting that part of the eyelid INSIDE of the eyelashes toward the eye. The “waterline”… that I didn’t even know had a name….
It’s strangely compelling.
Is it because she’s cute? Is it the “transform” into a cartoon character, that is actually alive? The sheer strangeness of realizing what can be done with makeup? The realization that after 1/2 century of being very attentive to noticing all sorts of subtile things that I Had No Clue this was even possible, let alone how to accomplish it?
So, for better or worse, just in case you, too, had no clue, some makup magic…