28 June 2015

Sunday self-portraits: Pretty in Purple

One of my freebies from Spa in the City was a makeover at the Urban Decay counter in Debenhams, so a few weeks later I headed off there!
Having a makeover at a makeup counter was something I've wanted to do for ages. I did get my eye makeup done at Benefit a few weeks beforehand, also as part of Spa in the City, but I felt that it was a bit rushed and didn't create as bold a look as I'd been hoping for.
I was pleased to find out that it was the same lady I'd seen doing the demonstration at Spa in the City who was going to be the one doing my makeup. She asked me what sort of look I wanted, and I really felt that she listened to me and took on board everything I said. She asked lots of questions about what sort of makeup I like to use, and kept stopping to check that I was satisfied with what she was doing.

I wanted a smokey purple eye makeup look, and luckily there was a picture on the counter that was exactly what I was looking for, so I was able to show her what I wanted. I was still a bit nervous that it would either turn out not bold enough, like my previous experience, or a bit bolder than I wanted (her own makeup was purple and blue with glitter, which worked well with her skin tone but would have been too much for me). In the end I was absolutely delighted - she got it exactly right!
I got a glass of champagne while I was having my makeup done, and a voucher to go back another time. And I didn't ever feel pressured to buy any of the products, although I did buy a brush that I had wanted anyway.
I took photos of my look once I got home. By then the lipstick had worn off, so I decided to add some purple lipstick to match!

1 comment:

Sam said...

Hi Emma, really cool!
Different, and you are really pretty in purple! I hope to find out my colors too!

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