Monday, 4 April 2011

I'm getting older.....

I had a bit of an epiphany recently regarding my makeup.

It went like this: '1997 rang - it wants its look back.'

However much I loved my usual daily combo of foundation/concealer/mascara/ten tons of blusher/four tubes of lip gloss - I realised as I applied my fourth type of concealer that it was maybe time to up the ante.  I had crossed the line. If you're in the industry you'll know what line I mean. I am officially an 'older' skin.  Why?

It goes like this - when you're 'younger' you spend 30 seconds applying a tinted moisturiser (maybe - and with your fingers) and 10 minutes doing your eyes.

When you're 'older' you spend 10 minutes applying your primer/base/face concealer/eye concealer/powder (all with brushes), leave it to 'set', make a cup of tea, do your eyebrows, add (a lot of) blusher, two different mascaras because one lengthens and one makes you look like you still have eyelashes, no eyeshadow because frankly who has the time and anyway why draw attention to these overhanging lids?, lip pencil, lipstick and maybe lip gloss if you don't have the lines around your mouth that make it bleed. Then you check your concealer IS covering what it should and think 'Sod it - that'll have to do'.

Yeah that's me. I AM my mother.


  1. I think I'm half way to that stage. Still fond of my eye make up but definitely spending more time on my face and my skin care routine. And I totally make a cup of tea while it sets! Glad to hear I'm not the only one:-)

  2. I don't comment often, but I gotta say it, I LOVE YOU! I'm still laughing...better to laugh than to cry about it, eh?

  3. The trouble is that I still think that I can get away with a quick swizz of TM, I have a horreur of foundation because to me foundation is stuck in 1978 ie one shade peach, maybe three shades if lucky (light peach, medium peach and dark peach) and a texture which has enough about it to stick tiles to a wall. Of course I know that that is not true, but old habits die hard, and as for the rest of it...I am waiting for the real need for reading glasses so that what I can't see I can't do anything about. Remember you are not as old as me ;-) Jan xx

  4. Hey now I am 40 and have come to realize that we don't need to go through all that fuss. I do rely on the concealer around the eyes and love the look of a little foundation but come on don't scare all the girls out there.

  5. That's me too, but it's been me since about 25.