Thursday, 26 June 2014

Make Up Milestone

I wanted to share a recent milestone.  This may not be a big deal to some people but it is for me.    

I bought my first lipstick!  Round of applause, please.  Thank you.  

Make up and I are not best friends.  We get on alright but we've never been super tight.  I guess you could say we're in the same friendship group but not bffs.  As I've got older I've found myself relying on this friend a little more and I'd quite like to get to know them a little better.  

The problem with my face and lipstick is that I really don't think any colour suits me.  It's as though as soon as I apply it my whole face changes and I don't even recognise the person looking back at me in the mirror.  When I had my make up trial for our wedding, the lovely make up artist applied a pink shade of lipstick and as soon as I saw it I almost screamed for her to take it off.  In the end, I didn't wear any colour on my lips for our big day.  Just a simple slick of Vaseline. It felt more me.   

Cue me entering the Selfridges make up hall resembling a wide eyed bunny rabbit in headlights.  Thankfully I wasn't alone and two close friends helped cajole me into trying a few shades.  

My friends eventually steered me toward the Nars counter and we were greeted by a lovely lady named Jess.  She immediately picked out the shade that I eventually went on to buy.  A sheer, coral coloured lipstick named Barbarella.  Certainly not the most adventurous of colours but I felt good wearing it.  

Barbarella - my new buddy
You may be wanting to see the product on my actual face.  Or you may be expecting a review of the product at this point.  Firstly, I am not yet brave enough to post a close up pic of my face on these web pages and secondly, as for the review, I don't really have anything to compare it to.  However, here's what I do have to say:

  • It doesn't feel like you're wearing lipstick when you put it on.  
  • I don't really know about reapplication requirements because I basically forget it's on my face as soon as I'm out the door and thus never reapply.  

Female fail.  One step at a time, ladies!  

Claire x


  1. I bought my first lipstick too the other day- I've always been too scared as I think they make me look scary, but apparently not! I also did exactly the same thing as you, I went to Selfridges and looked clueless until someone helped me. Lol! I got Faux by MAC in the end... But I may try NARS next time now... :)

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only female with an irrational fear of lipstick ;) I've applied mine on a few occasions now and feel pretty blummin' good with it on. I think we deserve some kind of make up medal ;)


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