Husband: Are you feeling ok?
Me: Yes, I’m fine. Why?
Husband: Oh, you just look a bit pale around the eyes.
Me: Oh? Really?
Then the penny dropped.
Husband: Ohhhh. You’re not wearing any make-up.
Indeed, I wasn’t. I had a rehearsal later for a show and didn’t fancy putting on the slap twice. I had dyed my hair though and put on some fake tan. I thought, despite the lack of mascara, I looked all right.
So, later, back home in stage make-up:
Husband: That’s a lot of make-up you’ve got on.
Mind you, this is the man who told me I looked ‘too sparkly’ on our wedding day. Clearly he doesn’t understand the make-up thing.
Some days I just can’t win.