Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Beauty For All Ages
At 15, my mom took me to Macy's and bought me my first lipstick. The shade was Pink Foil and it came in a shiny black tube. My own lipstick! She sprung for some "Colors by Benneton" perfume too. For this, I bought a lipstick case at CVS and left the perfume in my room.
The following year, I added green eyeshadow to the mix which I threw in my purse. I soon learned the value of a make up bag so that when your make up cracks (which it always does) - it won't spill all over your purse.
At 21, I was invited to my first Mary Kay (or was it Avon?) party where I learned all about the "liners." Lip liner and eye liner were my new best friends. I also learned that you shouldn't necessarily match your eye shadow to your eye color. So, I purchased a few new eye shadow colors too. Good thing I got a free make up bag to go with everything I bought.
At 25, I went to Merle Norman who introduced me to their skin care line. Soon enough, I added toner, moisturizer, and powder to the mix. They even threw in a free cosmetic case. How nice of them!
At 30-something, I started to have issues with acne and found a whole new line of skin products to tackle those things. I also found a good dermatologist. Now, I have a whole bin under the bathroom sink dedicated to my skin. It just won't fit in a bag anymore.
In my 30's, I went from fancy schmancy Lauren Mercier make up to the more trendy and less expensive MAC cosmetics. The girls behind the counter are friendlier and I don't break my budget.
This weekend, I'm attending my first Arbonne party for some "age-defying" makeup. Arbonne is for 40-somethings who aren't invited to Avon or Mary Kay parties anymore. I'll learn all the new vocabulary like "retinol" and "anti-oxidants." My friend swears by it. I'm sure I will too.
So, now I'm wondering if they will throw in a new make up bag. I'm sure I'll need one by the end of the night.