So, back to the gym...I did 60 minutes on Christian in preparation for my Tracy Anderson pain fest to follow. It went well.
I have no doubt I will feel it Tomorrow.
So, last night I went to the bx after working out. It's kind of a department store for the military at discounted prices (we also don't pay tax hehehe) any way...I am kind of new to this whole 'makeup' thing. I didn't do makeup for years*(see before photo two posts down).
Now I am attempting to kind of 'teach' myself how to apply makeup. To be a little experimental with color.
The colors I almost always use are pink, plum and brown. period.
I use a little eyeliner. Recently I have started making it a habit to apply eyeliner, mascara and lip gloss *(see my now picture two posts down).
But I still don't do blush a whole lot, or any of that other stuff. I probably will never do base....every time I do it I feel like it's clogging my pores or something....thought I would try some powder. So, I went in search of the makeup ladies that hang out there. Now, I do go light on the makeup so anything really overt makes me cringe. But this woman was a special case. I told her I was looking for a powder..now she is this little Asian lady, and she has her base and foundation on so thick I can see it. She tells me that the base powder is 'buildable'. I don't really want to be building anything on my face. I like the natural look. She tells me we should 'experiment' with color.
I look at her eyelids and it looks like she took the eyeshadow dispenser literally and on the outer half of her lids was this bright metallic copper color and on the interior was "Moss green" maybe? heavy. then lined lips and everything else you can imagine.
All I kept thinking was coco Chanel was rolling in her grave. The whole 'look in the mirror and take one piece off' was meant for accessories, but I think, given the circumstances...It could be applied to this woman's eyelids with good result. You shouldn't look like a paint palate in my opinion, it should enhance your looks and if anybody can tell you have makeup on at all, they should at least think..."Isn't she pretty'...not 'wow, I wonder what is under that makeup'.
I found a picture on the Internet that had the same vibe I was getting from this ladies face:
here you go:
except this ladies eyeshadow is a bit more subtle.
I do have brown eyes and think maybe a kind of moss green and bronze would look good....(not together obviously unless it was done softly.) I would like some good under eye concealer and I did get the powder. It goes on and one layer is more than enough since I am not spackling a building.
I do have a lady on youtube I watch now. I love her web shows. Her name is Mattie Roberts and She talks about all the stuff I never really got to do when I was a teenager. I never really hung out alot, or did alot of makeup or girly clothes. My mom had enough money to buy three shirts and three pairs of pants and one pair of shoes. That's it. I had no makeup. Once I started babysitting, I bought one dollar earings at the drug store and cheap lipstick. I bought some eyeliner but noone really showed me how to apply it. I went minimalist. I love the Internet now, cause you can look anything up.
Getting thinner while being conscious of looking better...doing this deliberately is really opening up a door into things I never thought about before. What is my style? How do I look in certain kinds of makeup? I never really paid any attention to this before. It's almost like being a teenager all over again, except I am 35 years old.
Tomorrow is my last day in my workout week.
Gonna make it a good one.