WAR PAINT - Best Face Forward Lyrics

Broadway 2017
WAR PAINT the Musical - Best Face Forward Lyrics

MALE VOICE (spoken):
You!

COUNTESS (spoken):
Me?

MALE VOICE:
Yes, you. Not every woman is a natural beauty.
But the right face cream can work miracles!

COUNTESS (sung):
Does my eyeshadow go with my clothes?
Are my crow's feet a mortal disaster?
Do my pores need foundation or plaster?
Am I putting my best face forward?

FEMALE VOICE (spoken):
You!

(GRAND DAME looks around at the OTHERS.)

Not them, Madam -- you! Has your husband
lost interest? Is he making small talk with
hat-check girls?

GRAND DAME (spoken):
How did you know?

FEMALE VOICE:
Might it be the fault of your appearance?

GRAND DAME (sung):
Do my roots match the rest of my hair?
Am I wearing the wrong color makeup?
Is my powder beginning to cake up?
Am I putting my best face forward?

HEIRESS (sung):
Whomever I may pass,
On the street, the store, the classroom,
Both men and women judging me!

OTHERS (sung):
Judging me!

HEIRESS:
Society begrudging me

OTHERS:
Begrudging me!

HEIRESS:
My right to age with grace.

SOCIETY DOYENNE (sung):
I ask my looking glass

OTHERS:
Looking glass, I'll ask you

SOCIETY DOYENNE:
Explain to me what "beauty" means

OTHERS:
What "beauty" means.

SOCIETY DOYENNE:
Are beauty queens in magazines

OTHERS:
Magazines

ALL:
The standard
Ev'ry woman must embrace?
It's terrifying, face it! Face it!

ALL FOUR:
What's a woman to do?
To put her best face forward?

(A red door appears and opens a crack.)

OFFSTAGE VOICES:
AH-AH-AH-AH-AH…!
AH-AH-AH-AH-AH…!

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