Don't You Want To Be Beautiful?
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by Laura Anne Gilman
Description: We all know that the cosmetics industry is a con game, playing on women's insecurities. But what if they weren't the only insecure ones in the game?
eBook Publisher: Fictionwise.com, 1998 Did You Say Chicks?
eBookwise Release Date: October 2004
14 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [16 KB]
Reading time: 6-9 min.
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
Getting into the chair was the easy part. Getting out of it was proving to be more difficult. Annie shifted on the high-legged chair and felt--what was her name again? Monique? Angela? Hortense?--felt the harpy from cosmetics hell grab her chin in purple-painted talons.
"Hold your head like this, naturally."
Naturally for you, maybe, Annie sulked as the woman carefully stroked bronze powder onto eyelids already weighted down with chemical concoctions. Four layers, already, Annie counted back. And from the way that harpy had been eyeing that canister of "sealant" powder, it was likely to become five. Mummies had fewer layers than this.