OFFSTAGE: Pistol Annies on the Yin and Yang of Beauty

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Whenever you see someone all glammed up — on a red carpet or at a concert — you know it took a lot of time and a lot of product to get ready. But did you ever think of how long it takes to get unready? Miranda Lambert and her Pistol Annies bandmates Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley sure have. They have even written a song about it. “Being Pretty Ain’t Pretty” is a confessional song that, I hope, will detail what it’s really like in a dressing room full of tanning sprays, makeup, false eyelashes, hair extensions, fashion tape, adhesive bras and the slimming secret of women everywhere — Spanx. (I hope that one made it into the song because so many words rhyme with Spanx.) “You spend all this money for makeup and eyelashes and spray tanners just to wipe it all off at the end of the night,” Lambert said in a press release about the trio’s upcoming album Annie Up. Presley added, “Women are warriors, and we go into battle everyday with the stuff we wear.”