before a toddler
i was a professional
i wore makeup daily
rewind a few years
i was a college student
who lived with a girl
and was GOOD at it
she did my make up for EVERYTHING
even my wedding!!
while i never
i did enjoy it
wasn't scared per say to wear it
then aviano happened
lack of conveniences
mixed with a toddler
made for a
bad bad bad
let me paint you a picture
first aviano's bx
carries limited amount of makeup
clinique, estee lauder, lancome
your main drugstore brands
covergirl, almay, revlon, maybelline, and loreal
(no neutrogena which prior to aviano is what i wore)
there are very rarely any reps to help you color match
the higher end makeup counters
so options are
a sephora 30 minutes away
when you have a two year old in tow
you don't dare walk into to sephora
trust me i have
it's a disaster!
i mainly dealt with the bx selection
with a two year old in tow
which means very very little time to look
time to apply makeup
after having a child
(mom's you know what i am talking about)
given the circumstances
the fact i wasn't a professional anymore
didn't have a true need to wear makeup daily
my makeup situation
isn't she adorable!!
she's an okie!
not just any okie
she's an okie
that through multiple people
she was one of the
ones to be transplanted to aviano
she is a licensed make up artist!!!
because i knew my sad makeup situation
was kinda sacred to buy the wrong color
that we do
a bx make up makeover
(thinking this professional make up artist would LAUGH in my face)
and it made shopping so much easier
i took care of the kid
she grabbed a few colors
asked what i liked and then we checked out
went back to her place
she demonstrated on half my face how to apply
let me apply
but i am getting ahead of myself
first here are the contents of my make up bag before our shopping spree
the foundation bottle is empty
the fact is
i had not bought any makeup
since christmas 2013.
the lipstick was from christmas party 2011
the rest of the makeup
i really don't want to date it....
morgan had her hands full
a blank slate
however you want to look at it
she asked me
"what look do you want to go with"
but after 3 minutes with my wonderfully energetic daughter
we grabbed some more foundation
then headed to the drug store side
after asking my budget
she started to grab
she would bring two or three colors
of one product
such as eye makeup
while i was entertaining my tot
she would explain why she picked each one
i made the decision which to keep
to keep them all
we left with my make up bag filled with these wonderful products!
it is exactly what i need
to have a
that i can transition to easily
and it's a wonderful foundation
for me to start building back my inventory
when we get back to the states
i have more choices
the best part though
was having her show me
how to put on the make up
while it sounds silly
a thirty year old woman
know how to put on makeup?
know the basics
despite the lessons on pinterest
i wanted to know a few tricks/tips/etc
and she walked me through everything
even while my toddler was tormenting her house and her cute dog blondie
(again, morgan, i apologize for that!)
so without further adieu
a before and after pic
i can not tell you how the couple of hours spent with her
boosted my confidence in trying new colors
(like coral on the lips or gold on the eyes)
gave me confidence in application techniques in general
knowing i will reenter the professional world soon
i feel that i will go with a fresh look
one that i can manage
in fact i was able to put on make up today and feel comforatable with it!
aviano folks take advantage of having her here!!!
even if you don't have a special event to go to
she can teach you SO much!!
and hurlburt field folks...
you are lucky to get her!
thank you morgan!!!
love love from aviano!