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Book a make up session with Bobbi Brown so you can see if you like what they use on you. The cost is normally redeemable against purchases. That way you're not doing it 'blind'
But if you don't normally wear make up, and you aren't totally skint, I'd recommend getting used to make up via Bourjois, L'Oreal etc to get a feel of what works with your skin/ colours first and then have a splurge at JL. If you're not used to applying make up regularly then high end isn't going to magically make you look incredible until you can use it confidently.
Just re read that and I hope it doesn't sound patronising. I learned this the hard way myself!
Pps idea re makeover is good, Mac also do redeemable against purchase makeover for £30 I think so get them to do a full face (can specify daytime, natural look etc) and buy the bits you liked there and then
Definitely go to Bobbi Brown. Their tutorials are the best, they are totally free and they aren't pushy at all about what you by. It would be a good idea to book tho. Have fun-this is basically my dream scenario!