Last night, I spent about an hour watching the women’s gymnastics round of the Olympics in which Jordyn Wieber was beat out by both of her teammates in the competition.
Once my friends and I got over the shock of the Wieber behind the scenes crying over her loss in the U.S. interviews with her teammates, we took note of the interesting looks of the women’s gymnasts.
The uniforms were pretty standard — long-sleeve leotards the colors of their country’s flag — but what surprised me was the amount of make up most of the athletes were wearing.
Granted, the girls are dancing and performing along with showing off their gymnastics skills, but I couldn’t help thinking that maybe they were going a little overboard in the make up department.
Their looks were shocking at times, and I found myself thinking they looked a bit silly with their petite frames and faces plastered with paint.
It reminded me of little girls playing with their mothers’ make up.
Although I understand they want to look their best for the cameras, a bit less make up might have made them look a bit more natural and less tense during their performances.