a little concealer
can take away the
bags under your eyes
and a hint of blush
can make the palest face
stand out.

a dash of mascara
and a thin swipe of eyeliner
can bring out your eyes
thicker at the outside
to make eyes bigger.

you can buy all the powder in the world
and cover your eyelids in any shade of eyeshadow possible...

but every ounce of hatred you feel towards yourself,
every bit of doubt and dismay you've every carried
every sinking ship of lonely
will be be
right
there.

you can only cover so many things with make up.