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Make-up overhaul

(5 Posts)
cakeaddict Tue 16-Aug-11 13:49:10

I have decided that I am in desperate need of a make-up overhaul, but I'm not sure of the best way to go about it. I was thinking of going to one of the make-up counters, but am put off by a bad experience I had with a wedding 'makeover' several years ago that made me unrecognisable.

I don't wear much make-up, so want a fairly natural look - but need to look a bit more 'groomed and grown-up' than I do at present. And although I don't mind paying a bit for a couple of quality bits that would be worth it, I'd prefer not to have to re-mortgage the house to replace the entire contents of my makeup bag!

Any ideas or suggestions?

cornsilx Tue 16-Aug-11 13:51:35

you can buy from QVC and return goods (used) within 30 days to try things out. Will cost the p&p though. I have found the chanel counter very good for samples of vitalimiere (which I use) when I was purchasing for my sister.

cakeaddict Tue 16-Aug-11 13:56:59

Thanks, I think I could do with some tips on applying it as well though, which is why I was thinking of a make-up counter... are there any that are not too scary...?

cornsilx Tue 16-Aug-11 14:37:09

I have only had a makeover done at the clinique counter which was fine but I did get the hard sell. Space NK is an option as they have different brands.

Havingkittens Tue 16-Aug-11 17:09:23

Bobbi Brown are good for the natural look and the staff are generally make up artists.

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