I forgot to mention the other really cool thing I did yesterday. As a birthday pressie to myself, I went to the local beauty place and had a makeup lesson.
My usual style of makeup is pretty slapdash – chuck on some foundation then black eyeliner. Smudge some black eyeshadow around the eyes to cover the wonky eyeliner line then a bit of colour over the top. If I want to be really fancy, I put on some mascara and lip gloss. For job interviews, I wear lipstick. That is basically it.
I learnt heaps at the lesson. She did up one side of my face with a daytime look and the other for night. The colours she used were ones I’d never pick for myself ever – warm colours like pinks and coppers for day and brighter blues for night. Apparently I shouldn’t wear black eyeliner – that’s going to be a hard habit to break – but should use a midnight blue.
I took all my makeup with me so we looked at ways of using what I have as well as her suggestions. I had a ball – I’ve had makeovers done at department stores but they are trying to flog their products. Mostly what I need to buy now are some good makeup brushes and a few cheap colours. Oh and I got $50 off any of their products so I’m getting a really good quality mineral foundation for next to nothing! Woohoo – I’d been planning to buy one anyway.