Cosmetics: Drug of Deception & Power
March 19, 2016
"How sad. Getting others to like you by projecting an artificial image."
At first it might seem cute. Little girls see mommy "putting on her face" and ask if they can too. Seems harmless. But wait...
One day on a train, I met a woman who was the Director of a women-only drug rehab program. We got to talking and she divulged the entry requirements for her therapy paradigm.
When caught cheating, it was usually with cosmetics. They were hooked...what we call the Kabuki effect. Cosmetics are four times more addictive than some drugs and availability is not an issue. Often women are heard to say, "I wouldn't go to the mailbox without my makeup."
When women "put on a face," they often fall into a trance. This probably has to do with the fragrances (which might have a pheromone or drug-like effect).
Also, the ritual of applying the substances (many of which are in powder form like many drugs) has a stimulating effect. If they perceive that their image in the mirror is really good, or by complimentary remarks of peers, they feel "powerful." It would probably be found that women are experiencing a marked increase in endorphin blood levels.
BEAUTY IS POWER
Very few women are naturally picture perfect. People with facial biometrics which measure close to 1:1.618 (the golden section) are often said to be attractive, but that ignores coloration, texture, and expression.
When one considers the principle users of cosmetics (spies, actors, clowns, cadavers, transvestites, geisha and women) there are some universal similarities: fear of detection - "if my lipstick fades what will people think of my natural self" (except for the cadaver of course), a sense of fragility (insecurity) should the eyeliner smear, the nylons run, the implant shift or hundreds of other identity props malfunction.
At all times, the individual realizes she is following the Mossad motto:"By deception thou shalt do war."
Look at the covers and ads in the women's mags. Those facial expressions are often very predatory. Tribal warriors throughout history knew the value of war paint.
The cosmetic wearer consciously or subconsciously knows that they they are living a lie. This tension almost always leads to neurosis. What difference is there between a ventriloquist who animates a dummy, and a person who puts their face into a grease puppet animated by their facial muscles? Not much, in this writer's opinion.
STARS ADDICTED TO MAKEUP?
How sad. Getting others to like you by projecting an artificial image. It must be pure torture. She tried to play a role which was too difficult to play. It eventually killed her. "Thou shalt not make [of] thee any graven image..."
Part Two- Cosmetics: Drug of Power & Deception
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