Sunday, May 1, 2011

Blogging Day 252: Fun @ Sephora

Make-up






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I was in Sephora the other day when one of the Sephora sales reps came up to me and asked if I could help him get his Make Up For Ever certification by allowing him do the basics on me. I of course said yes. I have never been to a make-up counter and had anything done except have them match my foundation color. I was so excited!

First he had me remove all my make-up. He had me use Ole Henriksen 'truth to go wipes'(pictured above), he said it would have a citrus smell to it.  It was a nice refreshing make-up remover and I could clearly see my foundation coming off. It was the only thing, besides blush I could get on that morning. I had 30 minutes to get ready and only the bare essentials were put on.
Next of course was the moisturizer. He ended up using a sponge to get it on my face, which was nice. First, because as cute as the guy was, I didn't want some cute guy rubbing moistrizer all over my face. I'm really self conscious about my face. I have acne scars, normal scars, and acne. Which by the way, I was told when I started having acne(2nd grade) I wouldn't be having this problem as an adult. I feel 28 is adult enough time for me. Why has the problem not gone away! 

Anyway...  For a moistrizer, he had me use Sephora's instant moistrizer(pictured above). I have combination skin evidently; in my t-area I have oily, everywhere else dry. Annoying, that my skin can not just pick-up one and stick it to it. It has to be diffucult....

After the moistrizer, he used Make Up For Ever's neutral primer. I use their green(for the acne redness) and yellow(dark circles under my eyes), but never thought of using an all over the face primer. He said it helps the foundation last longer. That he also used a sponge applicator to put on.

Next the foundation. I must admit at this point, having someone do my make-up is SSSOOO NICE! I find it should reason number 5 to become famous.
#1 Money
#2 FREE STUFF!
#3 I get to hangout with other famous people
#4 Someone does my Hair

It's always fun picking out my foundations, I'm always either the third or the second to last foundation shade of any foundation line. I'm a very pale white.  My Grandmother was Mexican and did I inherit cool tan skin? No, I had to inherit my Dad's polish pale whiteness!!! Do I get curly hair either? No!!! My brother, who keeps his hair short does. How do I know? Because one time he actually did grow his hair out and he had a nice fro going on...  Life is so unfair.

He put the foundation on the back of his hand, which if you didn't know warms the foundation. We human beings are hot and it helps the foundation go on easier when it's warmed. Using a brush he smoothed the foundation all over my face. After he was done he gave me a mirror to take a look , and I must admit Make Up For Ever HD foundation has good all over coverage. If I had been running out of foundation I would have bought some, just to give it try and see how it goes. I am currently using Lancome and I am happy, but maybe I could be happier with Make Up For Ever.

Last step, he used their HD Powder(pictured above), which looks like pure white powder. He said it will not go on white, but translucent and will help set my foundation. I was sceptical at first. I had always been taught to set it with a loose powder, but he put it on and it looked marvelous.

I ended up buying the wipes, because I know will be traveling this summer and using wipes would be much easier then bring my cleanser bottle with me everywhere. Plus, I got the HD Complexion Travel Kit which has the primer, powder and their elixir. I want to try this stuff out, just to see if I really like it in everday use before I buy the regular sizes.


 




2 comments:

Ruuuuuski My Chicka said...

hey! at 35 I still get acne, why should you be any different? =P I have friends the same age or older that have dry skin and wow! you should see the lines on their faces! heh. oil helps your skin moist and supple. but the acne? I check every morning to see if new "friends" have popped up while I was sleeping.

you can always go back later and get the MUFE foundation once you run out of what you already have.

Zerila said...

Yeah, those type of friends I don't want. Popularity is a bummer ;op

That is the total plan to buy MUFE once I'm done. Test it out to see if I like it in everday use.