Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm your pusher baby...

I often talk about my love for shoes. Because I *do* love shoes. The high heeled kind. Because they make my legs look georgeous (What? It's true. Would you prefer me to be less than honest?) AND ALSO because they make me feel sexy. Which. Hello? Why wouldn't I want to feel sexy?

But I have another love. Make up. I love lamp make up. I do.

For a lot of years I got by on eyeliner and lipstick. Which, I rocked. OBVIOUSLY. And I would save the eyeshadows for fancy occasions, you know... The Marine Corps Ball. Which was maybe the beginning of my addiction. First I needed make up for the Ball. After all, I couldn't go barefaced. So another military wife and I would hit the M.A.C. counter, say, "So, I'm going to this fancy shingdig and I need something on my face. And please. Don't make me look like a drag queen. Not that there's anything wrong with that."

Then, I bought some shadow I could wear everyday. You know, neutral shades and stuff. But the more you wear, the more you want. And after all, look at this pretty GREEN eyeshadow and why wouldn't I want that, but then I needed something to go with it, and I could wear this to work...and I have this friend who enabled my habit because SHE is an addict and...and the next thing you know... hello make up junkie.

So now, I have this friend. She has some basic make up. You know... neutral, wear everyday colors. She says to me, "I wish I had more colors that I could use. But I'm not even sure where to start." Me? "Oh, let me send you a little something." (She lives in another country AND I was already mailing her a box of goodies)

She got one of her boxes the other day:
picture stolen from Coastal Scents.


Too much?




7 comments:

Megan said...

I love it! That's how I got hooked on makeup too. you dabble a few times and the next thing you know you have every color under the sun!

María said...

I don't wear shadow unless it's colorful. I LOVE THAT SHIT.

María said...

I don't wear shadow unless it's colorful. I LOVE THAT SHIT.

Mom2Jazz said...

Yes, I love make-up. I love it so much that I sacrafice an-hour of sleep just to wake-up earlier to get my make-up done. I have an obesession and I love it. :-) ALSO I'm planning to go to the IMATS in Pasadena...2-days of make-up and make-up classes & make-up sales...I get all flustered just thinking about it...the only thing that would make it better would be if they sold shoes...so wanna be my date?

Lynette said...

Yeah. You know I'll be there with you. Jerk. LOL.

agirlnamedmel said...

I need a lesson. I love eye makeup but have no clue what to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Event though I got the box I wear some of if. Much more than I used to I still need more lesson. Thanks for the tip about going to YouTube for make up application tips.