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May. 9th, 2008 | 11:20 pm
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posted by: bloomeenee in bimboproject

I have been pondering (god knows why) about make-up.  It struck me that the majority of women in my wider circle, such as colleagues/relatives/ etc wear make-up on a daily or almost-daily basis.  Most of my immediate circle of friends, however, don't. Or don't appear to.
I don't wear it often... I have a lot, and in many mad colours, but it gets used for nights out, or occasions, or days when i miss a bus and have an extra twenty minutes to fill before I leave the house.
I've never worn it regularly... and whilst I may have feminist rants occasionally it's not something I'm political about, it's just that it feels too much of an effort to do everyday, especially since its not routine.

Part of this is I know, tied up in the fact that I'm in a stage where I think 'yuk' every time i look in the mirror: I'm run-down tired and stressed and it shows, but this just makes me want to makeup even less, because then I feel like I look like a run-down tired and stressed clown instead.  (hmmm just realised that my last post here was a whinge about having winter skin.... it clearly wasn't winter skin, just unhealthy skin, and it hasn't changed much )

I don't  want to be like the scary orange and brown Clinique ladies, but i'd like to look, well, a bit tidier, a bit less pale blotchy and dark-circly 
Without it taking much effort.
Or time.

I need a magic potion don't I?

Anyway, back to my point (yes, there is one honest)
Do you wear makeup daily/often?
If you're one of the none-make up people, do you have big reasons, or are you like me, and never got into the habit and it feels like a chore if its an everyday thing?

Any recommendations for me?

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Cryx

From: cryx
Date: May. 10th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
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I've recently found touch eclait to be good for dark circles, but IK hear there is a cheap boots version which is just as good (which I can't get out in OZ).
I have also recently been using a loreal mineral makeup which is good, as it has it's own brush, and seems to even out my skin without looking caked.

I too tend to only wear makeup when going out, but I'm trying to change that habit. so good luck to both of us in becoming more day to day made up..

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Heather

From: purpleheather
Date: May. 10th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
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I wear make up only for going out. I'm a bit rubbish at putting eyeliner on, and wish I was better.

I really need a skincare regieme, or at least a moisturiser - might pop to lush.

I always wear perfume, but that's because I'm a big BPAL fan, so I have about 28 bottles of lovely smelling perfume plus about 150 samples, so there's a lot to wear!

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The Inimitable Miss Lighthouse

From: bloomeenee
Date: May. 11th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
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Oh I love BPAL... just ordered more in fact!

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Heather

From: purpleheather
Date: May. 11th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
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Ah cool :D What are your favourites? I love War, love's Philosophy & most of the foody ones.

Are you on perfumedwaters?

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The Inimitable Miss Lighthouse

From: bloomeenee
Date: May. 16th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
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My favourites so far are Love Me, O, Love Lies Bleeding, Sin and Scarecrow. I also love Envy, but it disappears on me after a few minutes, and Ultraviolet, which smells gorgeous for about half an hour then turns uinto something very similar to baby powder!

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Ellie

From: elliphant
Date: May. 10th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
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I do wear make-up most work days and occasionally on days off if I am going itno town or doing something nice. I do clense with boots own purple clearsil type thing and an oil free moisturiser, currently Simple sfp 10 moisturiser.

i don't bother with foundation or eyeliner but do wear eyeshadow and mascara or sometimes just mascara.

I also mostly use purfume everyday but mostly because my Mum buys me so much I feel I need to use it.

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The Inimitable Miss Lighthouse

From: bloomeenee
Date: May. 11th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
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I tend to only use foundation on part of my face... across my nose and out over towards my cheeks, and on my chin. this sounds mad i know, buti use it more like concealer, and I find it easier to blend if itt not on my whole face. I hate feeling caked in it, but I do look better with it, so it seems to be my best compromise.
I think eyeliner is probably my most frequently used makeup item.

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Heather

From: purpleheather
Date: May. 11th, 2008 12:41 pm (UTC)
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Have you got any eyeliner applying tips? I'd love to be able to wear it, but just can't get it on looking nicely :(

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The Inimitable Miss Lighthouse

From: bloomeenee
Date: May. 11th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
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I used to be terrible at it myself, and I have a scar on one eyelid which just makes it even more difficult, i really think it's just practice.
Are you after 'ordinary' everday style or something more dramatic/retro/goth? I love retro 50's ish eyeliner but I either don't suit it or I'm not doing it right!

If it's 'ordinary' you're after the only idea I have is to start with something that's not black! If you're not used to wearing it, it looks really different when you have black eyeliner on, so you end up really conscious of it.
I recommend boots 17 in mink (I think that's what its called!)which is nice and natural, just looks a bit more defined than none at all. that's my subtle daytime standard, on the occasions i wear daytime makeup!
If you want a liquid eyeliner look, some people recommend the pen type ones, although i personally prefer the brush type.

Wow... I never knew i had so many thoughts in my head about eyeliner! :)

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