Went to Target today so my husband and I could shop for a few things we needed. One of the things I needed was a set of basic cosmetics so I can work on learning how to apply make-up properly for interviews / work. I had a basic list of what friends had recommended to start with: tinted moisturizer (the kind that reduces redness), powder foundation, brown mascara, and a 3-color neutral eye shadow, lip color, brushes. Seemed simple enough – and then I actually had to look through the fucking makeup aisles to find all of that.
I couldn’t find any tinted moisturizer, but I did eventually find tinted primer, which means I will probably have to add an extra step, but oh well. There were a dizzying array of different kinds of powders (finishing, bronzing, blush, foundation, etc.), and most eye shadows seemed to contain about a billion colors instead of something small and simple. When I finally found brown mascara, it didn’t have a waterproof variety, so hopefully I can remember not to mess with my eyes.
Eventually I thought I had everything I’d come for, with an inexpensive brand that would work until I gained some confidence and skill. We moved on to our other shopping, and then had lunch, and when I arrived home I realized I’d forgotten lip color. Sigh. That one I actually -am- excited about, because if the makeup works out, I want to wear red lipstick sometimes. I’ve always loved it and I think it would pair well with my new glasses, which are bigger and bolder than my usual choices and would probably work well with a brighter lipstick.
It should be noted I don’t have an issue with makeup in general, for other people. If someone wants to spend an hour making an amazing look, the sort you’d see in a youtube tutorial, great. Just wish I were lucky enough to have the kind of flawless skin that would allow me to just skip most makeup, because for me it’s tedium.