Beauty bits


September 19, 2014

My teenage daughters – and even my nine-year-old stepdaughter – love those self-help videos you get on YouTube offering make-up tips. They are pretty much addicted to them. And, I admit, I’ve seen a fair few myself and find they’re usually helpful and often funny (intentionally or not).

It struck me that there was no-one my age out there showing ladies of, ahem, more mature years what might work for them. Let’s face it, it’s one thing slapping on glittery eyeshadow when you’re fifteen. Anything, frankly, looks good on most 15-year-olds. In later years, there are things that you need to avoid, and things which can really help, and not much advice out there. Maybe the assumption is that we all know what we’re doing by a certain birthday. I don’t think that ‘s true. I think some people get stuck in a rut (and may well be still wearing purple blusher from the 1980s) and some are so scared of looking stupid that they just give up entirely.

Well, ta-dah, I’ve decided to fill the gap. Here I am, in my dressing gown in my bathroom at home, explaining the joys of Bare Minerals’ latest offering, Bareskin Foundation:

Hope you like it. If you do, then I’ll be back, to demonstrate a bit of eye make-up. I was thinking, a big-night-out face, and then maybe a day-at-the-office face. What do you think?

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  • ADDY September 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Are you whispering? I had the sound full on and couldnt hear a single word. But it looked interesting!

    • Dulwich Divorcee September 24, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Yes I WAS whispering, sorry, it’s because Child One was still asleep and a) I didn’t want to wake her and b) I also felt a bit embarrassed! I’m going to have to be a bit bolder next time. Thanks so much for watching! x

  • Family Affairs September 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    FABULOUS idea – there is not enough for our age group – WELL DONE!! Lx

    • Dulwich Divorcee September 24, 2014 at 7:57 am

      Thank you!! Though the girls have been very crushing and said the teen make-up queens all have great lighting etc and are audible! I will give it another go on eye make-up soon xx

  • Clare Taylor September 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Great idea – and like FA said, not enough of this sort of stuff out there. (And I love Bare Minerals too – although have not got as far as the foundation. Until now…)

    • Dulwich Divorcee September 24, 2014 at 8:01 am

      Oooooh you should definitely give it a try! If you use their other stuff they’d probably give you a little tester when you next stock up so you don’t have to lash out the full £24. But I do recommend the brush – maybe put it on your Christmas list?!