The Fine Line

23 Mar

I could never be a poet. I demonstrate an appalling lack of eye make-up skills.

~Me to a girlfriend.

Hope springs eternal, though. Tonight we go goop shopping. Here and here. Suggestions, people? Any lesser-known brands that are gentle on the skin?

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9 Responses to “The Fine Line”

  1. dipali March 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    Happy gooping, OJ!

  2. neha March 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Ah goop! Try Liz Earle and Avรจne.. as happiness for sensitive skin goes they do well.

  3. Orange Jammies March 23, 2010 at 5:52 pm #

    dipali: Thanks, Dipali. Hope you’re okay?

    neha: Do we get these in India? ๐Ÿ˜• Haven’t seen them anyplace.

  4. sukanya March 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    i fail miserably when it comes to make up- please OJ..share some of your tricks, since you are on your way to shop!

  5. dipali March 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    I’m okay- just have a bad cold at the moment.

  6. M.... March 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    Do pass on those skills when you get them…

    *though there are a million other reasons why I can never be a poet ๐Ÿ™‚ *

  7. Mallika March 23, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    I hope you gooped happily OJ ? Do tell .

  8. Anjali March 24, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    I love cosmetics, and buy them sometimes, just don’t know how to apply them. Hope you enjoyed the shopping!

  9. Orange Jammies March 24, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    sukanya & M: Okay, so here’s what I learned: A powder base softens my look, while a cream-based foundation, even in cream-powder form, highlights flaws. There’s finally a color that’s just right for my tone, one that doesn’t make me look like either a strawberry or vanilla cupcake. A brush is a better applicator than a sponge–for me anyway. A shimmer blush highlights flaws, while a matte one provides a touch of soft color. That said, I could carry off a deeper shade of blush than I thought. (My first time ever!) Also, check your face outside the store because in-store lighting is different and you want to see how you’d look in more natural light. I didn’t even get to eye make up and I’m all set with my current favorite deep crimson lip color, so more on that when it happens! ๐Ÿ™‚

    dipali: Looks like it’s ‘flu season. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Hope you feel better soon.

    Mallika: Very. ๐Ÿ™‚ The girls at MAC were helpful, encouraging, knowledgeable and patient. My friend and I were the only two customers at the time, so they gave freely of their time and tips.

    Anjali: I’ve never bought much because I don’t know how to put it on. ๐Ÿ™‚ A recent issue of Time Out Mumbai ran a feature on make-up artists who teach you to work with what you already have for a fee. Wasn’t astronomical either. If you don’t want to pay, though, most cosmetic stores will assist you if you show up during non-peak hours.

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