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Make up help, attending a wedding next next weekend

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PenelopePitstops Sun 08-Jun-14 11:41:52

Help! I never wear make up up and I'm doing a reading at a wedding. Think I need something to make me look OK!

Should I head to a counter in boots? Or what else?!!

PenelopePitstops Sun 08-Jun-14 12:28:08

Bump please help,

bluewisteria Sun 08-Jun-14 12:32:28

Can you have a free makeover at a make up counter just before the wedding? Assuming they don't make you look dreadful. Ask for a good base, nothing too whacky? It would avoid you spending a lot of money, and allow you to try out before buying if you did decide to purchase.

To be honest though, the best way to look polished is a good blow dry and manicure.

MsVanRein Sun 08-Jun-14 12:37:03

Can you afford to have makeup professionally applied that morning? Would take the pressure off!

Lots of makeup artists also offer lessons.

Alternatively pop along to a counter - explain what you want and someone can help you with colours and application tips.

whereisshe Sun 08-Jun-14 13:01:39

A fairly newbie proof approach is bb cream (eg garnier), a neutral pinkish lipstick (eg Bourjois naturel lipstick in Rose), a taupe eyeshadow over your lid (eg) and some mascara. Stay away from foundation and eyeliner and blush if you don't have time to practice...

francesthebadger Sun 08-Jun-14 13:32:22

Have you got a Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier counter near you? Have a chat with them. Don't know if they still do it, but once had a great make-up (v. natural - felt fab!) done by Laura Mercier counter before a wedding for £25 (and that was redeemable against a purchase).

PenelopePitstops Mon 09-Jun-14 00:28:30

Good Good plan re visiting a counter that morning! I'd pay someone to do a decent job, it's in Manchester so will look for Bobbi brown or Laura mercier there. Would I need to book??

francesthebadger Mon 09-Jun-14 19:45:19

To be on safe side, yes.

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