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Mascara and basic makeup Help!

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drinkyourmilk Fri 28-Feb-14 20:14:30

I don't ordinarily wear makeup. Far too lazy! However I'm getting married in October and would like to wear a little.
I went into John Lewis and got a makeover at clinique but she didn't listen and put far too much on for me so I felt a bit uncomfortable.
I'm 37, English Rose type complexion. just looking for a mascara (that won't run as I will bawl like a small child), lipstick or tint, maybe a little blush and eyeshadow. I'm thinking I need to start practicing now!

cloudskitchen Fri 28-Feb-14 21:07:20

How about some garnier BB cream (bit of coverage but not heavy) a waterproof mascara. Go for one with a fat brush. I hate the ones with skinny brushes. No curl at all. Maybe a lip stain so you don't need to keep reapplying.

Housewife2010 Fri 28-Feb-14 21:39:22

Why don't you book a wedding makeup lesson at Bobbi Brown? When I married 7 years ago I had makeovers at BB, Clinique & MAC. I've since had loads of makeovers & the BB was by far the best. The nice assistant gave me a really wearable makeup & listened to what I wanted.

Puddles1234 Fri 28-Feb-14 21:40:35

Why not try Chanel, Dior or Bobbi Brown counters? The make up isn't as heavy especially Bobbi Brown it's very natural. In the department stores I frequent Bobbi Brown is especially popular with Bride to Be's.

DoneWithStruggling Fri 28-Feb-14 21:42:17

Congrats on the wedding!

Why not get your eye lashes tinted? It costs about £8 and won't run, smudge or generally cause trouble. Also, someone will do it for you! You can usually choose colours or a mix of colours (eg brown, black, brown-black) and it won't look heavy-handed or overdone. Give it a go a few months in advance of the big day and see what you think. It lasts me 4-6 weeks, and looks better on the second day or later (in my opinion). Much easier than faffing about with mascara.

Mrswellyboot Fri 28-Feb-14 21:49:41

I would go to a different counter and try again. My friend doesn't like make up but for her wedding day used Benefit and was happy. As mentioned, brow and lash tint would be lovely and they can be subtle.

drinkyourmilk Sat 01-Mar-14 00:44:26

Didn't know you could tint your lashes!
I'll look into that. Thank you for the advice smile. I'll take a look at Bobbi Brown too.
Can't see me wearing any foundation/ cover at all but will look at using a stain instead of lipstick.

JasmineL Sun 02-Mar-14 21:50:54

I follow this girl and she posted about her no makeup, makeup look!

drinkyourmilk Mon 03-Mar-14 13:31:09

I'll have a look at that. Thanks Jasmine

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Mar-14 13:44:28

You might want a bit of powder just to take the sheen off for the photos.

Tint your lashes and use a clear mascara for definition?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Mar-14 13:46:50

No 7 have some big fat crayons that are sheer lip sticks, very pretty and flattering.

Also, take pictures when you practise so you can see what shows up in photos.

I hate Bobbi Brown normally but actually I think they would be ideal as you want a very natural look.

drinkyourmilk Mon 03-Mar-14 19:23:33

Pictures? Aaaahhh runs screaming from thread
Somehow I'd completely forgotten pictures would be taken.
My eyes are wonky and it looks very obvious in photos.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Mar-14 19:46:51

Who's taking the pics? Can you talk through what you want beforehand with the photographer so he knows to take pics of your preferred side?

drinkyourmilk Mon 03-Mar-14 22:26:10

It's going to be so low key it's practically not happening. No photographer. Suspect family and friends will snap away though. Alas no amount of head turning hides the wonkyness smileblush

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Mar-14 22:45:15

You'll look gorgeous because it's your wedding day and you are getting married squeeee!grin thanks

drinkyourmilk Mon 03-Mar-14 22:53:33

Lol. Bless you xx

Whitetara Mon 03-Mar-14 22:53:41

Another vote for Bobbi Brown. I've heard their make overs are good. Also have you checked out Lisa Eldridge's site? She's got some lovely tutorials, including one for very fair skin.

As Damediazepam said, you'll be gorgeous. You're getting married!

Whitetara Mon 03-Mar-14 22:55:39

Also, Laura Mercier are worth trying too, and do very good tinted moisturisers, if you feel foundation is a bit much.

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