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Monday, May 31, 2010

Metro Musings!

My journey to the office is always interesting and I see different people and their unique style or behaviour and I am hooked! Offlate, I have seen a lot of women do their makeup on the Metro! Once, I saw a woman do her entire face with just a simple lip pencil and I looked at her wide-eyed and filled with awe. Another time, I saw this college-going-girl do her makeup too. But she had the entire paraphernelia - brushes, foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeliner, lipstick, gloss, mascara - it was like a magic pouch , things kept comong! The result was beautiful....and I had a hard time behaving like "Oh! I am so used to this, I see it everyday" expression while inside I was excited and eager to stare at the whole process.

Personally, I think it requires a lot of courage and self-confidence to put on make up in fornt of a bunch of strangers!!! I can't put on a simple eyeliner properly even if a friend is at home, or for that matter if anyone is watching me. I feel very self-conscious...or maybe, its just me! Applying makeup is an art...its not very easy and not everyone gets it right. Just like cooking or designing, it requires quick brush strokes like an artist, mixing the right colors...of course, as it may apply to any aspect of life, obsessing about makeup is not good either...but it can be a lot of fun. Sometimes, when I get bored, I do it even now, I 'play' makeup on my poor Amma or a willing cousin who will agree just to humour me. I know it sounds silly but its a lot of fun and it makes me happy. Amma often compliments the make up artist too! :)


Recently, I have been reading some fashion blogs and even seen some tutorials on youtube. I am amazed at the effort bloggers/people put in to it and they are absolutely very professional and detail-oriented. Its not easy to post pictures in every angle and its quite a huge task to update it everyday - and to make a good job of it!

I have always loved MAC cosmetics but never bought them coz they are super expensive. So recently when I decided to buy one, I was so excited and felt so grown up!! :) I have to admit that though they are slightly expensive compared to other brands, they last for a long time...more than a year and are good quality cosmetics.

Back home, LAKME is a good cosmetic brand that is affordable and offers a lot of variety at the same time! Their innovations are neat and you can try it out without burning a hole in your pockets. When I was in college, I used to save money to buy their lip pencils coz it was a huge rage THEN, and I used to sneak out and hide them everywhere like a treasure. Amma did'nt like me wearing lipsticks so she would find them all and hide them somewhere else. (of course, I did'nt know she did that). I would assume that I had misplaced it and would save again to buy another one!!! In this kide-n-seek game between Amma and me, not only did LAKME acknowledge me as a loyal customer, I had accumulated more than 20 lip pencils!!!! Finally, when I got married I found out my Amma's antics and she gave me all the pencils. Of course, I don't use lip pencils NOW. Murphy's Law!


My friend Sangita from school taught me how to apply eyeliner with your eyes open...:) Thanks babe! All makeup stories and tips are welcome, please share!

9 comments:

Shruthi said...

eyeliner with your eyes open? naice!
I'm not much of a make-up person because I've got really oily skin and the more I layer it on, the shinier I look after! :-|
So, I just stick with basic compact and kaajal and lip gloss/stick and that about sums it up...
Also, a wee bit of bronzer on your eyelids and cheeks gives your skin a really nice look (you should try Lakme's bronzer it's amazing)
Also, for eyeliner (I use black), I don't draw a very thick line, just above my lash line on the upper lid, makes my eyes pop, not sure if it works for others...

Pretty Woman said...

he he he You are my skin-sister! Pretty much the same stuff I wear too...and thanks so much for the tips..will remember that...I would love to experiment...agree with you on the eyeliner bit coz I think I have really small eyes! :)

SR said...

Hi PW..
I wear very less make up but I am always interested in learning new things about make up.. I use a MAC powder foundation everyday, and lip balm.. and thats it.. If I have time in the morning, then I might use an eye liner.

But one interesting tip from a make up artist friend of mine.. -
For evening parties- always fill your eyebrows, and just under your eyebrows, where the eyebrows elevate, use shimmer(gold,silver etc) pencil to draw a few lines and merge them with your skin..
This is to highlight your eye area..
Try it, and it works wonders..

Pretty Woman said...

SR,

Wow!That's an interesting tip I could use...and your makeup routine seems reasonable enough for a working day! :) Thanks babe!!

lipstick said...

Do people put eyeliner on closed eye? I always keep my eyes open...

Pretty Woman said...

LOL! Well, technically you will need to close at least one eye to apply! If you could always do it with your eyes open - you are a Pro! :)

CharitaA_Reese said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................

spoorthy said...

Hi..

i am a regular reader ....but comment rearly...like your blog because it helps me keep updated on new interior design idea....like ur style of writing too...keep blogging regularly...

Spotty

Pretty Woman said...

Spoorthy/Spotty,

Thanks a ton for your kind words and compliments! :) I really appreciate it.