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  • Hello. Do you do this every day in the mirror? This is called "mascara". Today, I'm going

  • to teach you about beauty -- beautiful vocabulary. The first one that I said is "mascara". We

  • use this on our eyelashes. Now, it's very funny because when we do this, we always have

  • to open our mouth. Guess what? We can do it without opening our mouth, too. But maybe

  • we are afraid that we'll poke ourselves in the eye. I'm not too sure, ladies. So if you're

  • interested in make-up or cosmetics, this lesson's for you. Let's begin.

  • Here, I have a list of verbs we use, and here are some nouns. So let's begin with the verbs.

  • "Put on" or "apply". These two verbs are the same. We use these when we talk about make-up.

  • So you can "put on" mascara. So you're going to take your mascara, and you're going to

  • "put it on" or "apply" it. Now, if you look at my beautiful face here, the mascara will

  • go on your eyelashes. You have to be very, very careful. You have to say "eyelashes",

  • not "eyelash". "Eyelash" is one. You, I guarantee, do not put mascara on one eyelash. It would

  • almost be impossible. You'd have to very carefully -- it's not going to happen. So on our eyelashes,

  • we put on or apply -- they're the same -- mascara. It makes our eyelashes longer and bigger,

  • so you can wink more at people. Wink, wink.

  • The next thing that maybe you wear if you're a lady -- maybe if you're a man you wear this,

  • too. I don't know. -- is eye shadow. Now, there are many, many, many different colors

  • of eye shadow. This one happens to have blue, green -- some other colors. We also get with

  • the eye shadow a little brush, so you can brush on the eye shadow. You can use your

  • finger. Doesn't matter, really. I'm very sure that professional make-up artists would have

  • very special brushes that would cost a lot of money. I am not a professional make-up

  • artist, so I'm not too sure about the different kinds of brushes that one would apply mascara

  • -- or eye shadow with. But I do know that it adds color to your eyelids. So underneath

  • your eyelashes are -- the skin here, which is your eyelids. You can paint them whatever

  • color you'd like. Okay? It's up to you. Purple. You want purple?

  • So we put on or apply mascara, eye shadow, and eyeliner. Now, eyeliner looks like a pencil,

  • but it isn't. This is not eyeliner. I just don't have any eyeliner. But it would look

  • like a pencil. And all you're going to do is take it, and you're going to actually line

  • the outside of your eyes. Don't put it in your eye. It's going to hurt again.

  • So with the mascara for your eyelashes, the eye shadow that will go on your eyelids or

  • the skin above your eyes, and the eyeliner will go around the top and bottom of your

  • eyes. It just makes your eyes look bigger. Do my eyes look bigger? That might work, too.

  • Moving on from the eyes, we're going to move down under the eyes. Now, ladies, let's say

  • one night you are out partying, talking, or drinking coffee a little bit too late. You

  • wake up the next morning. You look in the mirror, and it looks like you are very, very

  • tired. Your eyes -- maybe at the bottom here -- are puffy. We have an idiom or an expression

  • for that. Very strange, but we call it "bags under your eyes". "Bags?" Now, it's not a

  • shopping bag. You're not shopping at night. You're not doing Internet shopping. "Bags"

  • just means it's really full under your eyes. So maybe when you wake up in the morning,

  • you kind of have something that looks like this. You think, "How am I going to get to

  • work with bags under my eyes?" Well, we have the magic of the make-up industry of something

  • called "concealer". Now, a "concealer" basically will erase the bags under your eyes, and it

  • will make your skin tone an even color. So if you have freckles -- I have freckles. "Freckles"

  • are little dots on your face -- and you don't like them, you can use concealer to cover

  • or hide -- conceal -- your freckles. Or if you have a zit. What's a zit? A "zit" is when

  • you get a red point or a dot on your face. We call this -- the slang word for it is "zit".

  • But in a more medical term -- and you can have many zits, don't worry -- is "acne".

  • So acne is a skin condition. A lot of teenagers -- so people that are aged 12 to maybe 18

  • -- it's really common to have acne or zits. So the concealer will hide the zits on your

  • face -- hopefully. Okay?

  • Now, we're going into a very, kind of crazy, little strange, I think, subject. Let's do

  • it. We're talking about eyebrows. Funny story. One time, a student said, "Teacher, Teacher.

  • You do not have eyebrows." I said, "I sure do have eyebrows." So I pulled one out, and

  • I gave it to him. It's very difficult to see my eyebrows because they're blonde. But most

  • people have very dark or black eyebrows. And sometimes, if you have very dark and black

  • eyebrows, we need to make them look better. So first of all, "eyebrows" are the hairs

  • above your eyes. They're going to look like this.

  • Some people have hair in the middle above their nose that kind of makes it look like

  • one eyebrow. We have a slang word for this. It's called a "unibrow". Hee hee hee! So "uni"

  • means one, so "unibrow". So to help you reduce your unibrow factor, we have some magic -- some

  • make-up beauty magic tips. I have here a box of eyebrow wax. Oh, yes. So eyebrow wax is

  • basically a very sticky substance. It's actually a wax like we would use for a candle. And

  • you heat this, so you put it in the microwave or -- I don't know. Maybe get a lighter. And

  • you actually put the wax, hot, onto your eyebrows. Then, you take a piece of cloth, and you stick

  • it onto your eye. You've to wait a couple seconds, and then you rip it off. [Screams]

  • It hurts. It really, really hurts. But it does a really good job.

  • So what you can do is you can wax your eyebrows. Now, "wax" is a verb, and it's also a noun.

  • So you can say, "I wax my eyebrows." Another thing that you can do is -- uh-oh. These things

  • -- these are called "tweezers". Tweezers. Tweezers. "Tweezers" -- we're going to use

  • the verb "pluck". Please be very careful with your P. "Pluck", okay? So "pluck" means you

  • actually take the hair, and you rip it out. And then you take it, and you rip it out again.

  • It hurts as well. Eyebrows are a very sensitive part of your face, and it really hurts, I

  • think, anything you try and do to them. But the process of using tweezers and plucking

  • your eyebrows or waxing your eyebrows -- the purpose of this is to actually get rid of

  • your unibrow.

  • Sometimes, people go a little too far. I hate to say it, but I have seen some people who

  • have their eyebrows completely removed, and they get a tattoo. And the tattoo is a line.

  • Personally, I think it looks unnatural. And everyone looks angry all the time if you just

  • have one line across your face. It's your choice. If you'd like to get a tattoo on your

  • eyebrows, go for it. It's probably painful.

  • Speaking of pain, the last verb that I get to teach you about your eyebrows is something

  • called "thread", okay? "Thread" is a verb. We usually use it in the -ing form. I think

  • it originated in the Middle East because one time, when I was in the Indian neighborhood

  • of Toronto, they had a sign that said, "Eyebrow threading, $5." "Five dollars? I like $5.

  • Maybe I should get my eyebrows threaded. I don't know what that is." My best friend -- thank

  • you -- said go, go, go do it, Ronnie. You'll love it. It looks great. It looks awesome."

  • I was like, "Okay." Five dollars, I lay down in a chair; a lady took two pieces of thread.

  • So "thread" is like thick string. And I don't know how she did it. But she took these two

  • little pieces of string, and she ripped off my eyebrows, and she ripped off the other

  • part of my eyebrow. It was very, very, very painful. Apparently, it's one of the best

  • techniques to get rid of the unibrow and to shape your eyebrows. I think I will stick

  • to the good old plucking.

  • How about you? What do you do to keep your face beautiful?

  • Men: Do you have a nose? I think you do. Women, we have a nose as well. However, men have

  • a curious, curious thing called "hair", "nose hair". And what happens as men get older,

  • is their nose hair begins to grow out of their nose. So maybe you're looking at your father

  • or your grandfather or your boyfriend or your husband. You're like, [screams] "Ah! You have

  • a nose hair coming out of your nose." Ladies, grab your tweezers. Pluck those nose hairs.

  • I promise it does not hurt. Yeah. Okay, gentlemen. It does not hurt. It just -- it doesn't hurt.

  • You're men. You don't even feel pain. So grab the tweezers. Pluck out your nose hair.

  • Make sure that your eyebrows are nice and neat. Apply or put on some mascara, eye shadow,

  • or eyeliner to your eyes, and hide those unsightly bags with some concealer. Are you beautiful?

  • I think you're beautiful without make-up. But this is a lesson for you. Goodbye.

Hello. Do you do this every day in the mirror? This is called "mascara". Today, I'm going

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