This is the Before photo of a makeover session at Sephora:
The After photo is below:
Using primer before you add foundation and blush definitely helps make the blush look smoother.
I wouldn’t brush up my eyebrows with powder like this IRL on an ordinary day.
The lipstick is Poeme by Lancome that I chose because I arrived early and browsed the makeup lines.
The makeup artist chose the blush: Nectar by Lancome.
Though this was a birthday makeover I’m not keen to keep doing this every year. The cost can add up.
I also bought the concealer that the artist chose for me. Alas I have dark circles under my eyes and haven’t kept up with using concealer. Now I would like to try using the concealer.
You need something to hang on to that makes you feel good when you have a mental health challenge. Having a makeover can be a bright spot in your life when you’re going through a hard time.
It can also be a mood boost “just because” you want to get a makeover.
I picked up some tips and tricks from the makeup artist that I’ll start to use on my own.
Fifty-two isn’t so bad really. I’m newly fifty-two.
The secret to loving life whatever your age is doing what suits you and discarding the rest. I’m in full swing with the writing and editing of the career book and with the writing of a second memoir that is a collection of essays.
I will tell readers everywhere to have no fear: the future can be brighter than your life was in your twenties.