Okay, I feel like the most un-feminine woman on the planet but... I don't wear make-up. Not at all. For one, I never really ever learned much about how (boy that sounds dumb), plus I always felt kind of fake when I did try to wear it and ended up giving up quickly. The problem is, I have a sort of uneven complexion, and unfortunately even at nearly 27, my face still breaks out. How frustrating!
Anyway, so do any of you gals have any advice for a total makeup newbie? Websites? Preferred brands?
Feb 19, '04
I love my St Ives Apricot scrub (I have really oily skin) - I've seen those Olay cloths but never tried them. I just always felt like going all natural (no makeup) seemed sort of juveline and here I am getting older and my skin isn't quite as perky as it used to be, or maybe I'm just worried that people will judge me (I've got a big scholarship interview coming up that I'm nervous about) me on my facial appearance and/or lack of makeup (since it's just assumed, especially in the South, that all the "girls" will be "done up"). I certainly keep myself clean and well groomed, but I just don't have a very cooperative complexion.
Last edit by manna on Feb 19, '04
Feb 19, '04
Manna . . . I tried the new moisturizers with foundation added and they are much lighter than just foundation alone and even out skin tone (Benefits is a good one). And I hate that line people leave at their jawline. Their face is one color and their neck is another. Duh, you are wearing make-up.
Be careful about the department stores make-up "consultants". Took my daughter for her first try at makeup - she is a pale, redhead with very light colored eyelashes. Well honey, she ended up looking rather "hookerish". Too thick mascara, way too pale foundation. Someone suggested taking her to have her eyelashes dyed a little darker as they are golden and it bothers her that you can't see them (I love them). I'm thinking of doing that so we don't have the "hooker" mascara look. The other problem is she is at the breakout stage and that is the only reason she wants to wear foundation. So I've made an appt. with a dermatologist to clear her face up so we don't have to worry about that.
I tried Mary Kay . . . . again, you have to have the right consultant. I went to two parties pretty close together and the same person assigned me two different foundation colors. arrgghhh!
I think the person I'd trust most is Bobbie Brown . . but she is a celebrity make-up person and probably wouldn't make a housecall.
Just think minimalist . . . . and try the moisturizer/foundations . . most are non-comediogenic (don't make pimples).
Now, if they only had make-up that really hid wrinkles.
Last edit by Spidey's mom on Feb 19, '04