Saturday, 18 February 2012

An accidental makeover

Yesterday I decided I needed a Friday post-work treat so I made for Selfridges to spend some remaining Birthday gift vouchers. What I was interested in was the YSL lip gloss/stick that I posted about in January. However, the lady could not have been less interested. I tried on two colours, both of which were a disaster, and she showed no interest in helping me find a colour that might suit me. So I decided that YSL were not deserving of my custom. The glosses are weird anyway and quite drying FYI.

I drifted over to the Bobbi Brown counter where yet again, I got sterling and amazing service. I am beginning to wonder why anyone would wear high-end make up that isn't Bobbi. The ladies are universally brilliant. I asked for a blue eyeliner (given my current obsession) and before I knew it I was on a chair having it applied. I said to Rebecca (lovely, check her out if you are in London Selfridges) that it was impossible to leave a makeover without spending £100. And so it came to pass. That's how good she was and that's what YSL missed out on.

To the goodies! Honestly, I could have spent £200. Everything she used was fab. I went in all faded and tired after a long week and within 20 mins I was looking radiant! Genius.

I bought a fabulous hydrating gel cream.

I instantly loved it and MAC was sold out of the moisture gel I had wanted to try. It sunk in perfectly and felt vital to my well being.

Then she put on a foundation after I said I never used foundation. I think she considered that a challenge.  It was this one.

It smelt heavenly and glided on. I didn't buy this as I simply couldn't justify it but I would have bought it if I didn't already have two lovely tinted moisturisers. It was excellent.

To my eyes. She used the long wear gel eyeliner in Denim Ink and then smudged it with an eyeshadow in Midnight. Using the ultra-fine brush. The look was a-mazing. Who knew it could look so awesome? Well, I did actually but I wasn't expecting it to look this good! I bought all three. 


Then she used a black mascara which was very nice too but I didn't get that as I have so much mascara and it didn't bowl me over.

A powder blusher which I am not used to but it was perfect. I didn't get it though.


I feel duty-bound to point out it was not this colour!

A divine lip balm and then creamy lip colour in Hibiscus and I was good to go. I can't believe I got the lip balm but really, it was so moisturising and yummy. And at that point I figured a new lipstick wouldn't hurt!


It was a spectacular makeover. I learned more about how to apply eye make-up. I had fun. I left feeling much better about life. Bobbi Brown rocks my world!

I think everyone should make an effort to have a makeover at least once a year because we all get in to habits and it's nice to refresh your look. You don't have to buy anything and she really put no pressure on me at all (although there is never any need to put pressure on me to spend money!) but you learn tips and it's just fun.

A most enjoyable way to start my weekend. Luckily I was going for dinner so it wasn't wasted!

2 comments:

MissDisco said...

*making a mental note of must have Bobbi Brown products to buy when in Miami*

Cover Girl said...

I recreated the blue eyes last night with success!

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