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The Artifice Threshold

The Artifice Threshold 
A term to explain the phenomenon that some can wear bleach blonde hair, black eyeliner and fire engine red lipstick and it just works. People accept it. It works in the morning, it works in the evening, it works so well we can't imagine the person without it.

But others wear makeup and we end up look like a 12 year old dressing up for Halloween. Struggling with why this happens I have decided that some of us simply have a low Artifice Threshold. We just don't do artifice well.