I have never been a girly girl although I have tried in the past. I remember the red lipstick day. EVERYBODY was wearing red lipstick with smokey eyes and pale skin. Luscious, red slashes across their face making them look glamorous and grown up. Me ? I just looked liked Coco the clown, and it stained my bloody lips. I couldn't get it off for about two days. Comments of " have you cut your lip ?" and "Have you been eating an ice lolly ? "
What ! Too much ?
Then there were the good old 1980's when it was really cool to wear blue eye liner with pink eyelids. I can do this one I thought. The blue actually looked OK with my blue eyes. It was probably the blue mascara that was a touch too far ! At the time I was living with a man who thought every evening after work had to start in the local pub (in those days you could still smoke in them too).
The result ? Eyes watering so badly from sitting amongst the smokers trying to look grown up and sophisticated but actually having rivers of blue running down my cheeks. I looked like my blue eyes were in fact melting !
Or the time the same man decided we would stay over in London after going to the theatre. Being the low maintenance girl I was I only had a Tampax and a pink blusher in my handbag. Result , Blusher on my cheeks, lips and eyelids the next morning. I thought I looked OK swanning out of a five star hotel in my evening clothes, killer heels and pink panther face. The staff on the other hand just gave each other knowing sideways looks. Another businessman with his hooker!
Anyway, so here are the contents of my makeup bag (look away MostlyYummy) . Makeup bag is actually one of those in flight pouch things you are given when you fly first class with British Airways! Not me of course, stolen from my mother's house. She has cupboards full of them.
Big silver thing at the top - retractable blusher brush another donation from mothers house
Gold thing underneath - is actually a touche eclat I picked up at the airport on my way out on honeymoon ! yep, it is actually nearly 9 yrs old. Didn't work for me, just made me look like Donald Trump with big white patches around my eyes. Can't bring myself to throw it away ! It was SO expensive.
Pretty red round tin - Cherry lip gloss included in the goody bag from the first Cybermummy I think. Do use it sometimes but just end up licking the sticky stuff off.
Lacura Blusher and Mascara - best value makeup that suits my pocket
Teeny pencil - my grey eyeliner, how Small can YOU go ?
Blue Shark pencil sharpener stolen from the twins, AND it still sharpens the eye pencil !
That's it. What do you think, can you improve on my low maintenance makeup bag ?