In front of the mirror
Angela dreams of the day she’s old enough to wear make-up too. For now though, she has to be content to watch her older sister Lizzy apply the colourful powders and creams to her face in front of the mirror. “Ouch!” Cries Lizzie, plucking her eyebrows – one hair at a time. “The things I do for beauty!”
Next, she powders her face to hide the freckles on her cheeks and adds rouge to them to make them rosy-red. Too much powder, Angela thinks to herself, as it wafts through the air and into her left nostril. “Achoo!”
Lizzy takes some blue eyeshadow and smears it across her eyelids. Then she puts mascara on. It makes her eyelashes long and dark. She looks like a different person. Lastly, Lizzy takes a pink lipstick and applies it to her lips. She presses her upper and lower lip together to make sure the colour is even. When Lizzy smiles, she notices some lipstick on her teeth and quickly removes it with her tongue. But Angela notices some wrinkles around her sister’s eyes and says, “Lizzy you’re getting old! Look at all those wrinkles.”
When Lizzy is done she turns to Angela and asks, “What do you think, little sister?” And Angela replies, “I liked you better before!” then she pokes out her tongue and runs out of the bathroom. Suddenly, she doesn’t think make-up is so cool.