07 June 2010 @ 10:52 pm
A confession:
I've worn mascara maybe twice in my entire life. I've worn makeup maybe a dozen times. I am 25 years old.

Pertinent facts:
1) I am going to be a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding on Saturday.
2) She has decided that our makeup will consist of foundation, bronzer, and lots of black mascara.
3) I do not own any of those things.
4) I've been instructed to get them.
5) I'm freaking out a little.

What kind of black mascara should I buy?

More pertinent facts:
1) I do not want to spend too much. (I've already spent so much money on this wedding!)
2) I will cry a lot during this wedding.

I've been instructed by a fellow bridesmaid to go to Clinique and get them to help me pick out foundation and bronzer and show me how to use it. Therefore, I only need advice on mascara at this point in time. After I actually go to Clinique I might come back and post and cry and freak out and beg for more advice :)
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Classified[info]alafaye on June 8th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
xD Sounds like me *nod-nod* Make up? What's that ;p

...I shall watch though for good tips...
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xie_xie_xie: Audrey Hepburn -- sunhat[info]xie_xie_xie on June 8th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
I can help you, but what's your actual price range?
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ET: ZZZ Maggie Gyllenhaal Curly Hair WANT[info]etextraordinary on June 8th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC)
I would suggest going to a drugstore and getting a L'oreal or Maybelene (sp?). I use the pink tube with the green cap. It's waterproof and less than $10.
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outlander: Emmett Audrey[info]outlander on June 8th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
I have to second this one. Maybelline Great Lash. No matter how many $20 to $30 new wiz bang mascaras I buy from the fancy make up counter of the week, I always end up going back to the the less than $10 pink tube. It just works for me. *shrug*

It also comes in a waterproof that works really well. This coming from a swimmer. *grin*
That one is pink with a black cap.
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ET: ZZZ Pride Lips[info]etextraordinary on June 8th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Your icon is one of the best I've ever seen!! Who made it, if it's sharable?
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outlander: Fandom-sofas[info]outlander on June 8th, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Steal away, it's by sakesushimaki! I think it is brilliant. *grin*
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pendulumchanges: Z - white rose with pink edges on blue[info]pendulumchanges on June 19th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the advice! I ended up going with the one you suggested, the waterproof Maybelline in the black tube, and it worked perfectly!
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[info]jule1122 on June 8th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
What are you doing for your hair? If you are going to a salon to have your hair done, they may offer make-up services which would be cheaper than buying make-up you'll never use.
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wavingcat5[info]wavingcat5 on June 9th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
Big Hugs to you! I didn't start figuring out makeup until I was about your age. Now I am 35 and I'm having to refigure it all out again, having not worn much for ages and needing some different things. It can be so scary, but so fun!

IMPORTANT QUESTION: how much time do you have before the big day? Very important because more time will allow you to research, experiment, and maybe buy stuff cheaper on Ebay or discount makeup sites.

I myself have not worn mascara for years as it was always smearing on my glasses. I've done some research and I'm about to try a tubing mascara. This is something new to me; the mascara forms little microfibre tubes around your lashes. Supposedly it's smearproof and cry-proof. It doesn't require makeup remover. You get it off by getting in the shower; the heat and WARM water swell the tubes, then you gently slide them off with your fingers.

Problems with tubing mascaras are they do seem to straighten some people's lashes a bit, and some people feel they don't make a dramatic enough change to their eyelashes' appearance. I'm so curious to try.

My toddler just woke up so I'm going to come back later to talk about websites, tutorials, shopping and your other makeup. ♥
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wavingcat5[info]wavingcat5 on June 9th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC)

Oops, I just read your post and noticed the wedding's on Saturday. Will have a think for you!
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[info]minuet9 on June 9th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
I hate wearing mascara - I'd be going to a beautician and getting my lashes tinted/dyed - probably cost about the same too. Best thing is it doesn't rub off and doesn't run when you cry!
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