Every time we go to Oregon, my awesomely talented sister-in-law gives me a haircut.
This year, since she knew Mr. Brown Eyes and I were going on a date that night, she wanted to do my makeup, too.
I think my beautiful sisters-in-law cringe at how low-maintenance I am.
I've just never been one of those girls who piles the makeup on. I never learned how, I don't like the way it feels, and I'm not really interested in forking out the money to buy it.
Although you can't really see it in these pictures, my makeup is piled on.
I look pretty from a distance. But up close, it's all fake.
My sister-in-law was hoping to knock Mr. Brown Eyes' socks off when he saw me. But what she doesn't know is that a few weeks before our wedding, when my friends were slathering my makeup on in practice for the big day, I went to Mr. Brown Eyes' house wearing an inch of foundation and heavy black mascara.
My future husband looked at me as if he didn't recognize me. "Is that how they're going to do your makeup for the wedding?"
I laughed. "No. They're just practicing."
Later that night he brought it up again. "Please don't let them put too much makeup on you, " he begged. "You're so pretty without it. You don't need it."
That's when I knew I was marrying the right man.
So, while Mr. Brown Eyes thought I looked pretty that night in Oregon, he thought I looked just as pretty after our date, when I took my makeup off.
That, and he could finally kiss me without tasting concealer.
The Brown-Eyed Girl