20 June, 2008

So... makeup

Where I work has a casual dress policy. Jeans and a t-shirt is normal to see (along with a jacket since the air conditioning is set so low). Combine this with the fact that I start work at 7am, means I normally could not be bothered wearing makeup. I really only wear it when going out somewhere.

So, I don't really need a lot, but that said - I can't remember the last time I actually bought makeup for myself. I've been given stuff here and there (J's mum is an Avon lady). I haven't actually done the buying myself though. Plus most of what I've been given is in those bigger sets. Great for getting different colours to wear with different things but not so handy if you just want to throw a lipstick in your (teensy tiny) evening bag!

Work, has paid us our yearly bonus now, so I figured I'd treat myself to some new stuff. I'd like to go somewhere that can suggest colours etc. Particularly lipstick - as I have a couple of red things (dress, top) and no actual lipstick that complements it. I do have a red lipstick that looks great in the tube, but unfortunately on me it turns orange (and looks hideous!). What I've been doing is blending a few colours from what I have and it looks pretty good. Unfortunately touch ups are impossible though, so I need to do something about it.

Tomorrow J, Chickie and I are going to head into the city and check out a few places and see what's out there. Does anyone have any suggestions on brands they like? Are there certain stores to avoid (Do the makeup ladies in Myers go beserk if you even suggest you're going to buy something, for example)? Should I avoid David Jones if I'm not dressed to the nines?

Throw some suggestions at me please. I feel like a reborn makeup virgin here!

8 comments:

Steve said...

You're taking J and Chickie makeup shopping??? The poor guys. My commiserations to them :)

Zazzy said...

Chickie is young enough you can probably use him as a mannequin and it wouldn't bother him.

I really like Bare Minerals. I don't know if they are available there but I know a number of companies are offering similar products. It takes me about 5 minutes to even out my skin tone and add a little color. I don't want to look like I'm wearing a lot of makeup.

I hope you have lots of fun!

caramaena said...

lol Steve - J's car was slightly rear-ended on the weekend (no one hurt) and I had to take him to work today after dropping it at the repairers for assessment. This means I miss out on my sleep in for the week - he owes me big time ;)

Thanks Zazzy - I'll do a search and see if it's available here.

Oh and Chickie probably wouldn't put up with being a mannequin. He's already at the 'girls, and anything vaguely girly, = icky' stage. Growing up way too soon, this kid.

rhubarbwhine said...

I can't wait to hear aboutthis vnture. It is something I need to do. I tried to on the bra day event,(http://rhubarbwhine.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/my-store/) but alas, looked like a painted clown.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Sorry, never touch the stuff...

Holly & Scolly said...

I'm with zazzy on the bare minerals. I normally don't wear make up but recently treated myself to a facial (since someone bought me a voucher). Afterwards they "did my face" with this bare minerals stuff and it was so easy and the result so fantastic I bought some. It wasn't cheap (about $70 I think) and the brush was about another $50 but the brush will last forever and the make up has already lasted me ages. If you have one of those entertainment books you can buy it discounted online . There's some info on this website www.adorebeauty.com.au/adorebeauty/viewitem.asp?idproduct=9742

h&b said...

I know i'm late, but no matter how much I love vixen red lippies, I can't wear them ( or a dark blood plum etc ). I always wear a light pink/nude lippie, it's the only colour my complexion can carry !

h&b said...

Actually, I don't even wear lippy, now I really think about it - just a tint/gloss, and some lipliner to colour in a bit.

Not much help, am I ? :)