Nancy: I counted on my sink counter this morning twenty-seven products.

Mary Kassian: Oh my.

Nancy: And that didn’t include what was in my makeup bag. These were just the ones that were sitting out—I mean, what price, beauty. Right?

Mary: Well, sadly, the older you get, the more you need.

Nancy: Well, I’m at twenty-seven at latest count.

Karen Loritts: Golly, and remembering which things go on which and which layer and . . . aaaaah!!!

Erin Davis: First you spackle, then you prime, then you . . .

Mary: And then you’ve got to take it off at night.

Karen: Put your face in the jar, right?

Holly Elliff: Well, if you’re a mom, and you have a bunch of kids at home or a bunch of little kids . . .

Erin: Forget about it.

Holly: You don’t spend a lot of time on makeup. Actually, Erin told me I had to tell this story.

Erin: Every mom doing this study is going to love this story.

Holly: I was driving two hours away from my house to speak at a women’s event. About thirty minutes away from Little Rock, I realized I had no makeup in the car, and I had no makeup on.

Karen: Oh.

Holly: I was going to put it on as I drive.

Nancy: Holly, don’t be telling that part because that’s dangerous.

Holly: All my kids know I do that. Anyways . . .

Erin: She just does it at the stop lights.

Nancy: Is it legal? That is the question.

Holly: Probably not. But anyways, I had no makeup in the car, and I was running late, which is also normal. So I had no time to stop and get makeup.

Mary: Where were you going to speak?

Holly: I was driving two hours away to speak at an event.

Mary: Oh, to speak.

Holly: Yes. I was speaking at an event, and I had no makeup.

Mary: Oh, that is scary!

Holly: Yes! So I am praying, “God what in the world am I going to do? I have on no makeup.” So I am searching my car, and I find a box of washable Crayola markers. 

Erin: It gets better! I love this story.

Holly: Between my house and the moment I stepped out of my car to go speak, I had put all my makeup on with the washable Crayola markers.

Mary: Do you have a picture?

Holly: No! Eyeliner, eye shadow, lipstick, blush. And you know what? I looked pretty normal. It was scary.

Erin: The problem was it was washable, so if water had gotten on your face, it would have been like a rainbow that somebody cut out.

Holly: Oh, that’s true.

Mary: Hope you didn’t cry.

Holly: I had never been so grateful for Crayola markers.

Erin: I love that story.

Mary: That is hilarious!

Holly: I know.

Nancy: Oh, my goodness.

Erin: Creative beauty.

Nancy: Let me ask you this. Clearly, we are women into beauty and products and things. We have our tips and our products that we all think are really great. Why are women so interested in beauty?

Mary: Culture?

Nancy: I mean, guys would not be sitting having this conversation, right?

Karen: No.

Erin: You mean they don’t talk about Dream Whip?

Karen: We hope not!

Nancy: Blonde Glam.

Karen: I don’t know. I think we are just born with it. You can go to a little toddler at church and little girls are always touching each other’s hair. They are always doing something, trying to model something that maybe they’ve seen their moms doing at home. But it’s something that they think we need to be doing with our face, by looking a different way.

Nancy: I love the story of my little niece (she’s not little …