With a look of unmistakable satisfaction, Melody pressed her thumb against my cheekbone one last time, blending the touch of rouge she'd just applied. "What about my eyes?" I asked, peering at my face in the mirror. It looked the same to me as when we'd entered the cosmetics store, but she'd helped me apply some light foundation, lip gloss, and rouge. "No eye makeup," she said. "You look natural. Let's go."
I was ready for my close-up.