A: Dude, my hair dryer died this morning very completely. Do I upgrade or just buy another cheap one? I never know what to get.
M: Uh, you know I just bought the first hair dryer of my life, right? It's some generic from Sally Beauty Supply and it's fine.
A: Yeah, I'll probably just go to Target and get something similar to what I had. This is tempting though:
M: I find fancy hair dryers mystifying. I don't understand! But if we're talking fancy, I waaaaant this:
M: Even though I love makeup I love the idea of one palette doing everything a whole lot.
A: I love a good palette but usually I only use half the colors. I just bought this one and I'm scared of it:
M: Whore it up! I have trouble with those tones because they make me look bruised.
A: My new favorite thing is this weird Illamasqua hydrating gel primer stuff. I got a deluxe sample and now I'm actually considering buying a full sized container even though I know better.
M: You are making me want to try it! What does it do that makes it so awesome? Do you wear it instead of moisturizer? Are you also having to put on a separate sunscreen?
A: It just makes my skin all smooth and perfect for foundation without feeling silicone-y or sticky. It kind of melts in? But the true test will be this winter. I wear my usual moisturizer with sunscreen underneath.
M: God that is a LOT OF STEPS.
A: Three? Three steps.
M: It makes me weary.
A: Primer is exhausting. Remember before primer when we could just slap on foundation and then pressed powder and then more pressed powder and then blotting paper and then go?
M: I feel like I'm reaching critical mass when it comes to the layers I am slapping on.
A: I know, but the Smashbox 15 Hour foundation you reviewed? That stuff is amazing. AMAZING. I want to set my tinted moisturizer on fire. Fuck that stuff.
M: Right? RIGHT? I threw all my tinted moisturizers away this weekend. I had FIVE DIFFERENT KINDS.
A: You should have had a bonfire.
M: It felt so good to get rid of them all. Why do I keep half empty tubes of products I don't like?
A: You are talking to the girl who's been holding on to ten-year-old eyeshadow.
M: I want to throw it away so bad.