I was deliciously excited to win a prize of Maybelline New York goodies from her blog, Edenland. An hilarious email conversation with Georgia the (no doubt) stunningly beautiful Maybelline rep, in which I admitted my total lack of makeup savvy ensued, and she supported my need to wear EVERYTHING in the event that I do go out. Red lipstick and heavy eyes? Sure! The lovely postie brought a box to my door not long after, and I opened it, right there in my trackies amongst the toddler debris of discarded duplo and mushed milk arrowroot biscuits. All I could see was the glamour. The GLAMOUR!
Realising I had NO IDEA how to use 90% of this amazing gift, I followed Georgia's advice and hopped online. I watched this tutorial about the Fit Me foundation, and learned heaps. I had a try in my toothpaste-splattered bathroom mirror, thinking of words like 'dewy', 'youthful' and 'even'. I must say the before-and-after is quite remarkable.
Before: patchy skin tone, dark circles under the eyes, deep canyons of wrinkles, and there may be a little fuzz on my upper lip- best book a trip to the salon, pet!
After: I like my smile wrinkles in this photo. It reminds me of my mum. Doing OK for a bloody exhausted mum-of-three, I think.
FitMe foundation in 130 (I even used a brush, like a pro)
Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (OMGOMGOMG get this)
Colour Sensational Lip Colour in Yummy Plummy
all c/o Eden and Maybelline New York. Thank you a million eyebags.
Now, if the sight of my lady-mo leaves you feeling a little uncomfortable, I want you to go and follow Eden's journey through India, for World Vision. She is bearing witness, sucking in the sights and smells, staining her heart and her soul, so that we can all learn, and feel. Go and read, and feel really uncomfortable. In the best way of all.