Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bare Escentuals essentials

(Photo Credit -- Sephora)
I just ordered $75 worth of Bare Escentuals make-up from Sephora. I ordered in bulk to get the free shipping, so I don't think I'll be buying anymore make-up for the rest of the year. There are many other things I'd rather buy than SPF 15 foundation and translucent powder. Like frozen yogurt. And a pair of Nicholas Kirkwoods.

I promise, there was a time in my life when I couldn't imagine wearing make-up on a daily basis. I revolted at the sight of black eyeliner, I thought blush was archaic and for middle-aged women, and I believed in Bonne Bell Lip Smackers as the ultimate vain indulgence. In fifth grade, I was on a cheerleading squad with a couple high school students who refused to leave the house without make-up. I stared increduously at their heavy eyeliner at practice.

But then, I entered high school. I discovered the miracle that concealer can perform on the dark circles under my eyes (after one too many all-nighters) -- and the magical properties of blush, transforming my sleepy face into a semi-alert countenance. I discovered MAC eyeliner -- and also figured out that I should have taken drawing classes after smearing too much. Heavy eyeliner is not my cup of tea.

So, I still don't like wearing make-up -- but I am certain that I have become one of those high school girls that I never understood at cheerleading practice. And now, I think I get it.

Miss Couturable
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