There was only one stylist in every makeup room. It was clear that Yan Bingqing was out to make things difficult for Yun Shishi.
Mu Xi led her artiste to her seat first before she hastily went over to Yan Bingqing.
"Sister Bingqing, can you let our Shishi go first?"
She snorted indignantly. "Why should I do that?"
"Shishi is scheduled to go first on the film set. Director Lin will be angry if she's not ready by then."
The woman snorted again and retorted sharply, "She only needs a simple makeover; can't she do it herself?"
With that, she turned to signal Ding Ning with a look. "Am I right, Miss Ding?"
The makeup artist felt awkward when she saw her shoot her a sharp glare. Shuddering, she agreed readily, "That's right. The lead is to have a nude look, so no eye shadow is required. Piling her face with foundation will do. I'd better do Sister Bingqing first since styling her is more tedious!"
She was a lowly stylist; how would she dare rebel against someone like Yan Bingqing?
Mu Xi was about to rebut when someone pressed on her shoulder.
She looked over and was startled to see Yun Shishi smiling at her. The latter pulled her to the back and turned to face Yan Bingqing, the graceful smile not leaving her lips. "Sister Bingqing, you are my senior and I know that, according to rules, you have the right of way before me."
The words worked like magic to Yan Bingqing. Thinking she had subdued this junior, her brows loosened.
However, Yun Shishi's next words had the effect of infuriating her. "But then again, even though I am new, I'm still the female lead in this film. I'm scheduled to go first for today's trial shoot on-set, so Miss Ding has to do my makeup first."
Yan Bingqing's smile froze on her face.
"What did you say?"
Ding Ning, who was standing behind her, was too stunned for words; meanwhile, Mu Xi tried to control her shock.
"I believe my message is clear to Sister Bingqing. I have a leading role and you only have a supporting role. For today, I am to go first."
Her voice was gentle and her tone composed. Every word was enunciated clearly, loudly, and confidently.
The words shot straight to the woman's chest. Almost hyperventilating, she furiously got up and walked over to Yun Shishi. "Did you just tell me that you're the lead and I'm just a supporting cast so you should go first?"
"Is there a problem?" Yun Shishi countered. "I'm just stating a fact; I'm truly the lead and you're only a minor character."
"Besides, Miss Ding is originally my stylist; this is my makeup room, too. I've given up half of my room for your use out of respect, but if you also want to snatch my stylist…" She pouted with a look of frustration and then broke into a fake smile. "How about this; let's have Director Lin judge if Sister Bingqing should go first today."
"How dare you… use Director Lin to put me down?!" Yan Bingqing was fuming, but not wanting to damage her public image, she could only stare daggers at this newcomer.
The latter did not retreat from her death glare and merely asked, "Your words are interesting, Sister Bingqing. Aren't you the one trying to put me down in reality? It is true that I'm new here, and I've shown you respect. On the contrary, your actions seem to be bullying a newcomer…"
These words came tumbling casually out of her mouth, but the message in them was loud and clear.
The woman's mouth twitched for a while as she scrutinized the newbie. Finally, she showed a sneer. "Well, well, well. This is interesting. Watch your back, Yun Shishi!"