When it comes to make up I'm a total girly girl. I love it. My make up "drawer/bag" is actually a 4 drawer wicker storage thing full of everything with additional bits and bobs around the house.
I used to
be able to wear the bright Barry M eyeshadows. I'd paint my eyes all
sorts of colours, even mixing my own shades. But now I'm happy with just
mascara on, lots of mascara I might add.
I've kind of lost my way with it all.
having children my face shape has changed considerably because I've let
myself go. I think my rounder face can't quite take the bright colours.
Yet I don't know what colours I can now use or how to wear them.
Today I had a photoshoot for a women's section of a newspaper.
photoshoot was at my house and the newspaper said they would be sending
a make up artist. Well, I panicked as I have never ever had my make up
done for me.
I was the only one to turn it down at my sister in laws wedding, instead opting to do my own. And also did my own at my wedding.
So today was a first for me.
Saturday evening though the make up artist phoned me to introduce
herself, to give me her website address and to lead me to her Facebook
account. We talked about my skin, what I wear now, what kind of make up I
My nerves eased especially with the promise that she would take care of me and make sure I enjoyed it.
morning I wake with butterflies though. Although I have no problem with
my personal space being 'invaded' as it were, I'm not so keen on
someone prodding my face. More for the fact that I don't want them to be
thinking "wow she has chubby cheeks" "wow look at those bags" "jeez
this is one massive face" or indeed judging the quality of my skin.
It's odd to wake up, put on your nice clothes, do your hair but then not stick on some mascara at least.
Despite not wanting to have that moment of pampering I really enjoyed it.
It was odd not knowing what exactly was going onto my face and not being able to see each step as it happened.
minute I was looking in the mirror to a bare face and then once the
transformation was complete I'm looking at a face with a layer of MAC
foundation, beautiful rosy cheeks, lips lined and painted in a colour I
wouldn't ever think would suit me, shimmery natural eyes with a lot
less mascara than I normally layer on (who knew that eyes don't have to
have a border of thick mascara to look nice?!) all coming together to
create a look I was really impressed with. Something I wouldn't normally
do myself because:
1-I didn't know it suited me
2- I wouldn't have known where to start.
It was simply wonderful to have a little fuss over me and to try something new.
In addition to this, the make up artist Paula was really lovely and made me feel really comfortable and confident.
I'm actually looking forward to having an occasion where I could call on her again.
Stepping out of my comfort zone here is me before make up and below after make up.