Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Magic in the Make Up
Once you find products you like you will be loyal to them for life. As a kid you play dress up with your mom's make up. Pink pink rouge, electric blue eyeshadow and red lips. You look in the mirror and you think you look great. Your mom takes one look at you and she says you look like a hooker. With a little coaching and a trip down to the drug store she steers you into more age appropriate, natural looking choices. You get through high school and the trends unscathed and enter into your twenties. Drug store choices are tossed to the way side and make up counters at Nordstrom and Macy's are the place to be. The make up girls and boys carefully apply the newest shades to your eyes and lips and make you feel like a supermodel. You think you are a "supermodel" and plop down $100 bucks on a lip gloss and eye shadow. You get home and try to apply it yourself and discover you are not the "supermodel" you thought you were.
Make up is hit or miss, trial and error. Once you find a product that works for you it will be your life long friend. Take my mom, she has worn Revlon's salmon ice lipstick for 30+ years. When Revlon discontinued the color a few years back she was devastated. She must have tried every possible brand with the name salmon and or ice in it. Finally when she thought she was never going to find a close match, Revlon came out with the exact same color but new name.
I am a black eyeliner girl. I've been wearing black eyeliner since my early 20's. I've tried every brand and every shade of black. It wasn't until recently that I discovered my new Favorite. Almay intense i-color 003 black pearl . It goes on smooth, smudges nicely for the smokey eye that I love and last all night and into the morning (if I don't remove it before I go to bed).
I also can't live with out Body Time's China Rain Cologne (or any other product that they make in that scent). I've been wearing China Rain since I was eighteen years old and have tried many perfumes over the years. China Rain is my signature scent and I don't feel like me without it.
I think you can tell a lot about a girl by taking a look inside her make up bag. Take a look in mine and let me know what your favorites are!