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I steer towards 'natural' and I am scared of some of the women who work in dept stores and wear the whole of the available range at once. I was 'done' by Benefit a while back and looked great under the store lights, but a fright in natural daylight.
The light is v. important! The best place I ever went to was on the third floor of a department store right by a window. Maybe that's why I love Estee Lauder so much...
Can easily recommend brands to avoid if you don't like the scary look but tbh you're better off going in and looking for someone whose style is similar to the look you want to acheive, which for me means no neon eyeshadow or orange lippy!
What's you're most convenient department store? I can recommend a few make-up artists who work on counters in specific department stores but the chances of you being anywhere near them are rather slim!
Bobby Brown definitely natural. In fact I had my make up down by them for a Prince gig and I looked lovely, but like I was going to work! In the end I had to go to another counter (benefit in this case) to make it look like I was actually making an effort!
However MAC is a wonderful compromise btw the two. You'll definitely have to book for them though.
I think MAC are great. The MAC girls & guys at my local department store are always in over the top scary catwalk make-up, but whenever I have asked for help, they have been brilliant in giving me really subtle easy to wear colours.
Thanks. We do have a SpaceNK in Newcastle, but only yesterday I was told that the manager can be a bit sneery. My informant is addicted to NARS eyeliner and has to force herself to go in when desperate for new supplies.