I won’t be having a stylist or make up artist on ‘the big day’. I’m going to brave it and do my own make up, so naturally I am trying to practice often, and to be honest I think I am getting there. So in seven weeks time (aggh!) with a few flicks of a brush, I will look just like I have stepped out of a magazine…that is the theory anyway.
In the last few weeks I have been searching for the actual make up itself, and I think I will have probably spent enough on little bits and pieces to try, that I could buy my dress all over again.
I really really don’t like the idea of all the chemicals which are added to makeup, and though I know that our skin is an amazing tool which protects us remarkably well and will prevent many of these substances passing into our systems, I still feel a little freaked out.
But it’s my wedding. I really would like make up which I know will stay and not disappear, and all the bridal magazines which I have read (which is a lot) recommend big names such as MAC or Benefit and their magazines, so they have to be right, right?
So, I have bought eye shadow and tinted moisturiser and brightener from Benefit…then began to think about all the nasty content and promptly eBayed the brightener, I’m about to list the eye shadows too.
Then I read about MACs bridal package. For £50 (which can be used against any purchases you may make) a capable MAC make up girl will sit you down and take you calmly through the colours and styles which will suite you, teaching you how to apply and develop the look you want, as well as giving you a glass of champagne.
Sounds brilliant? Well I was tempted, I really was and had the shockingly rude girl in the Kings Road branch had the space / time/ inclination, I would have no doubt booked myself in and wasted yet more money on make up that I would only end up worrying about.
So thank you rude lady, you saved me that stress.
I ended up walking home last night from work in Canary Wharf through the foot tunnel under the Thames and up into Greenwich, past one of my favourite shops So Organic.
And rather a lot of money later, I had eye shadow (two shades), and concealer by Nevy mascara, and lip gloss both by Lavera, two Lavera Wild Rose Moisturising Masks, and a transparent compact powder by Dr Hauschka. Not an icky freaky product amongst them!
I was served by the most delightful French girl who was such a help, and seemed to be rather excited that I was shopping for my wedding. In the end she gave me a free make up bag, a load of samples, and as I had spent over a significant amount, I also got free hand and body wash.
I just need to find a moment to myself to practice.