My make-up I.Q. only goes as far as knowing how to put on decent powder (thank god for Shu Uemura's idiot-proof matte face powders), lip gloss, and what I would like to believe is good enough blush on.
This is my go-to face everyday for work.
Please ignore the shoe-faced, monolid-ed, femmestache-d, badly shaven eyebrow-ed, lavander eye shadow-ed freak on your screen.
You see, I have A LOT to learn. I don't even know why I go into this make-up buying frenzy even if I don't know how to highlight the brow bone, that you should not use blue-green eyeshadow in the morning (especially when there is a possibility that you can be called into a meeting with your boss), or that super red lipstick and pink eyeshadow will make you look like a two-dollar whore (really, this I did not know).
So before I go out in public looking like I put on my make-up in the dark (and in the spirit of Christmas or whatever non-denominational holiday you subscribe to), let me show you my make-up wish list. And by wish list I mean things I plan to do/start buying in the future. If you are a good friend, you will either (a) stop me before I waste my hard earned cash on some of the possible rubbish on this list or (b) save me the agony and buy me the rubbish on this list.
1. Make-up lessons for the price of a good meal. I know this is shooting for the moon, but I just really, really, I cannot emphasize this enough, REALLY need to learn how to put on decent, presentable, for day, for night, the no make-up look, and smoky eye effect eyeshadow. Preferably not all of those at once on my face. Just the basics. I need to know how to work with my monolid and the make-up I already have at hand. I need to be equipped with the know how of what color goes with what so I don't go out looking like, with apologies to the common garden tool, a hoe.
I'm sure you'd recommend Youtube or the dime-a-dozen beauty blogs out there, but I want to learn this hands on. I'm also pretty sure there are two or three girls out there who'd want to do the same. So with the holidays just around the corner, why not round up these girls (hopefully, me included) and make a day out of this?
Hi Smelody, in the even that you happen to drop by this blog (which I really think is highly doubtful), this is me asking you why you didn't answer my text inquiry about said lessons.
2. Good quality make-up brushes. I am ashamed to report that I have none. This will have to change soon.
3. One, two, three, or a dozen neutral eye shadows. When I first dipped my toes into the wonderful world of make-up, I mostly bought cheap and colorful eyeshadows. My two or three color-coordinated palettes came from relatives who thought it would be great to give me six plum-colored eye make-up. It's not that I'm not grateful, but I got two Lancome palettes that looked almost exactly alike. Actually, my mother got them; I just nicked it from her. My blue-green eyeshadow? I blame my friend Tal who told me that we should match our make-up to our uniform like SM sales ladies do.
But I wisened up, you see. I just recently bought Lancome's Absolute Perfection on the advice of my friend Z that I should not buy cheap make-up. But to be honest, I feel iffy using my shiny pretty palette for daily use. I mean, I work on a cubicle most of the time and I barely even go on night outs after work (makes you wonder why I even bother putting on make-up, yes? 25 Reasons WhyYou Should Dress Up Every Day). So aside from being too dirt cheap to use OK make-up for work, there's really no point on putting on dramatic make-up every day. Also, that crack at the intro about going to a meeting with my boss while I was wearing blue-green eye shadow? True story.
4. Concealer. I seriously have none. I really did not see the need before, but long nights at work + hideous scars caused by pimples = obvious need for concealer. Recommendations anyone?
5. Revlon's Liquid Lipstick. So want.
6. Liquid or gel eyeliners. Again, why I don't own one when it's lyke ya know, a basic, you may ask? The thing with eyeliners is that it doesn't look good on me. Also, I don't know how to put it on properly. Maybe this will change if my #1 wish gets fulfilled, yes?
7. Eye shadow primer. I'm still considering if I need this one. I mean come on, I don't even know how to put proper eye shadow.
So there you go, my make-up wish list. I want to go as far and say "I don't want anything for Christmas; I just want make-up" but I also want money and other ridiculous stuff.