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I need a boost to my self-esteem. Come talk bra's and makeup
I need new bra's and have heard that bravissimo is good? Recomendations?
I don't wear makeup unless I am having one of my 2 nights out a year
I want to start (slowly - don't want everyone at work dieing of shock at the sudden change in appearance). Bit of mascara? Tiny bit of lippy? Don't have great skin so maybe I need to do something about that first?
I got measured at Bravissimo recently. Went in 36DD, came out 32F! They are so right, it makes a huge difference wearing a properly fitting bra. If you are larger than a C cup I would definitely recommend them - and if you think you are a C cup you are most likely a DD! I started a thread about make a couple of weeks back and got some really helpful advice will try to link.
Yes, a good bra helps. When i got properly measured (thought i was 36B, was 30E) the bra felt good and the boobies are back up where they should be BUT i have a huge unsightly overhang just under my armpits and above the strap at the back. I'm slim so this pisses me off and i continue to wear wrong sized bras. Vain , I know.
And always wear mascara. I don't wear make up everyday but i always wear mascara. And choose a good one, one that won't clump or smudge on the lower lashes.
What else, Lippy? I can;t remember the brand make but there's a range that is natural and they group them together accoring to hair colour - a range form brunettes, blondes, etc. they're excellent if you don't want to go all out on colour.
I swear by Lancome's Hypnose (pricey but worth it, especially if you get it on offer with an eye liner and make up remover). I recently bought a new mascara (the one with Penelope Cruz, where you put the white stuff on first then the mascara) RUBBISH. Waste of a tenner. Went back to what I've used for years.
And as Traceybath says, Practice. I'm not that good at make up but I'm better than i was a few years ago. A nice pale peachy eyeshadow colour (Bourjoius rose is nice, says Rose but is more peachy) with taupe along the creases in a V shape is natural and not showey (i wear that to work).
Good luck with the new look. It's fun trying new styles and looks.