When I received my first ever real make up I was so happy. I slapped it on and it’s probably been the same ever since. I have maybe upgraded from Superdrug to Estee Lauder now and again (gift voucher or freebie) but, at the grand old age of 45, I have come to realise that I look a blinking sight. Here are things that I had no clue about until about 4 weeks ago when i discovered YouTube beauty channels:
- Contour is a thing you do on your face to make it thinner
- there are eyeshadow called ‘transition colours’
- you put concealer on AFTER your foundation
- Soap and water is not the way to wash your face
Well obviously not me or my mother. She gave me a tub of Nivea and a Rimmel double eyeshadow (no transition) and all her cast offs and that was my lesson in all things beauty.
I feel bloody cheated! All those years obsessed about my big nose and double chins and I could have whipped a bit of dark powder out and looked like a Kardashian. It’s not bloody Fair!
So I am making up for it now. My Xmas list is complete and will break the Mr Mouse’s bank card but if I do not get an Urban Decay Potion Primer (that better get rid of the crinkles like they rave about over on the Youtube) and a Benefit Dew the Hoola (at least) there will be no turkey in this house come 25th December.
Come and join me on the journey; can these channels really make a 45 year old wrinkly mess look good?? Lets hope.