Playing Dress Up, Big Girl Style
I’m getting married. Have I mentioned that. Yeah, I know, I mention the fiancé in almost every post Don’t judge me.
Anyways, one of the things we’ve been doing with our time as an engaged couple is having tons of official and unofficial pre-wedding events. Our awesome Friday night a couple weeks ago is the perfect example.
A semi-official event I’ve got going is the makeup party for my bridesmaids. My six girls who live in town along with the fiancé’s Maid of Honor aka sister join me to play with makeup. I have a friend who sells Mary Kay and we’ve been having fun. The first time we just learned about foundation and skin care.
The second time, we played with makeup application. We began to develop our palette for the wedding. Each girl is getting her own special designed makeup palette that works for her skin tone, the color of her dress, the time of year, and the time of day. If that sounds pretty serious, it is. It’s this serious.
Anyway, We played with makeup for hours and hours. I ended up buying a whole boatload of stuff and I have been playing with it since. I’ve been trying dramatic, classic, neutral, you name it. I usually wear makeup everyday, but not all the extra pieces like blush, bronzer, etc.
I’ve made some great choices, and I wanted to share them because I’m proud of my mixing skills. I’m a good mixer for a couple things:
1) Alcoholic and non-alcohol drinks.
3) Cookie recipes.
I’m a terrible mixer at other things:
4) Playlists on the ole iPod.
5) Hot dogs and roller coasters.
6) Business and pleasure.
Now that I’ve added the obligatory list that seems to pop up in each of my blog posts, I can get back to the point. My makeup mixes have pleased me. I’m still getting adjusted to looking in the mirror and seeing blush and more dramatic eye makeup. But it sure photographs well! Wanna see?
I love how this turned out. It only took 5 1/2 hours to get there. Not because of layers, but because of trying different options.
Yup, I bought all that stuff. Yup. I love me some makeup.
It’s not easy being green.
Not sure if I love this with my red hair, but it’s gonna look great when I dye it brown for the wedding.
Mixing it up to see if I could blend too different looks. It photographed waaay better than I liked it in the mirror.
Boys have their toys, I think this makeup will be my new toy. No batteries needed. Wink.