Women are buying more makeup than ever. Could the craze be killing us?
Two years after her husband's death, the writer shops the beauty aisle at an upscale drugstore in preparation for her first date. And finds a message in a bottle that helps her move on.
Working in an industry that makes women feel insecure about their looks, the writer, a former celeb makeup artist, reflects on her role on our collective self-esteem, and her own self-scrutiny.