Monday, August 23, 2010

Beauty Tip Tuesday:Awkward Makeup Moments

If you are a makeup wearer,
chances are you've had an
awkward makeup moment.

For example: I am an avid foundation wearer. Back in the early 90's I sported a silver ring upon each finger. I worked as an assistant sales manager for a womens professional suit and dress store and on this particular day I was helping a gentleman update his wifes wardrobe. Throughout the hour or two of coordinating separates with camis', and scarves, I didn't pay attention to a habit I had made in rubbing my ringed finger back and forth under my nose. After the gentleman had finished his purchase, thanked me for my assistance,and proceeded out the store, a fellow sales girl decides then to inform me that I had some black on my nose. When I looked in the dressing room mirrors I came to find a giant, very black "mustache" spread across my nostrils reaching cheek to cheek! Besides the annoying fact that no one tells me this sooner, did anyone know that silver rubbed against skin set with foundation turns the skin temporarily BLACK!? I learned this the hard way.
Another makeup faux pas was around the age of 23ish. I was managing a counter at Nordstroms, enjoying some of the perks working at the counter all day long, I would touch up my makeup through out the day sampling new products. On this particular day I chose a new glaze-like lip gloss that I was in love with. I think the entire day had gone by before I actually looked in a mirror and found to my horror a thick, glossy trail dripping from my bottom lip to under my chin! I couldn't feel it, and no one said ANYTHING! Note: Be aware of the long wearing effects of any and all cosmetics,(carry a mirrored compact and double check once in a while).;)

So enough about my past, it's really all about you.

You need to decide where, when, and why, you are going to wear a certain makeup. Is it for the entire day? Are you going for just dinner or out dancing afterward? Are your eyes going to end up more smudgy than smokey? Is this eye liner staying put through a vigorous run around the lake?, Is your hair going to get stuck in that gloss when you roll down the windows?, Are you sharing a lipstick-grin with those around you?, Are you sure your mascara is waterproof before you dive into the pool?, Is baby going to be grabbing at mommies bright red lips? Is your foundation going to end up on his suit lapel?,etc, etc.

Taking time out to think about the consequences of some of your makeup choices before you venture out the door tomorrow will save you an embarrassing makeup moment to come.



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