I tried Bare Escentuals once upon a time, when a friend was raving about it, but the mineral foundations tend to make me itchy, unfortunately. I'm a fan of powder foundations in general and I've used a fair few over the years -- Body Shop, Lancome, Cargo, Clinique -- but I'm back to the Body Shop one now, which is the one I first started with. I had been using one of the Clinique ones recently, but it seemed like it was emphasizing my pores and generally not controling the shine very well. The Body Shop one does a much better job and lasts all day. I'm so glad the stores here didn't have my color in the Clinique version. That's why I went back to the Body Shop.
Aaaah! Body Shop cream-to-powder foundation! That was my first, timid foray into real make-up, lo those many years ago. It is
good stuff, isn't it? Alas, over time, my skin has changed to become quite dry, and my beloved Body Shop make-up now tends to make my face look like one of those Incan mummies left out in the Andes for a century or three. It's a look. Not necessarily a good look, but a
These days, I go for Clinique, which as you say, is definitely oilier. Yeah! Love those sweet, sweet lubricants, baby! And I have ridiculously pale, cadaverous-looking skin, so trying to find a foundation to match is always a real treat. Clinique has some good pale ones with pinky undertones, and as a bonus, they don't smell all funny like a prossie's boudoir. I love scents, but they tend to make my face itch. I'm a sensitive thing, you know.
One of the tricks I'd really like to learn is how to line my upper eyelid properly. I don't want to Winehouse it all up, but just do a smooth, sleek line. Why is that so hard? I tend to get the wobbles and end up effing and blinding all over the place as I furiously try to smudge it right. Buh-gger
. Nothing like a make-up-related meltdown to start your day, eh?
Does anyone have any brilliant tips to change my eye-liner life? I've tried pencils, I've tried little gel pots and angled brushes, I've tried those nightmarish wet liners, and I still can't get the hang of it. Evidently the gods wish me ill.