I Picked The One Who Looked Least like A Clown

feebleI my have mentioned once or twice that my eyebrows are a bit feeble, and that I don’t know what to do with them. I was a bit overzealous with plucking them at one stage, so for the past few months I have been letting them grow and do their own thing. But even though they are fairly feeble, I need to do something to keep them tidy.

Friends have recommended eyebrow products and treatments, and they have also told me to go and see a makeup artist/consultant. I have had a fear of going to see a makeup consultant because I have seen what they have sometimes done to themselves and my friends. and it frightens me. I don’t want to look like a clown, or a pantomime dame. Hmm.

scary types.jpgAnyway, on a spur of the moment impulse, I went into a department store recently. I had an hour or so free and thought to myself, “just go in and see if there is anyone who looks normal”. Well, I had a glance around and I saw lots of scary eyebrows and heavy eyeliner everywhere I looked.

There were so many weird looking makeup consultants there. One looked like Cleopatra. There was one whose expression looked as if she had received a huge surprise – her eyebrows were so high and arched. There was a consultant with a very particular shade of hair, unlike any colour I have seen hair before, and matching lipstick and very scary eyebrows. There was a tall slim woman with great slashes of eye-liner almost reaching her ears. The rest looked like the women in that Robert Palmer song…I was frightened! I almost walked out!

But then I saw her! There was a makeup advisor who looked…well, she looked “normal”. She had the natural look. She was wearing makeup, bronzer, some eye-shadow and mascara and lip-gloss. But it looked so good and not at all intimidating. She looked healthy and appealing. So I made a beeline for her.

I explained my predicament. Incidentally, she never wears eyeliner, which was of great comfort to me. She listened and laughed, and she sat me down and gave me a training lesson on how to look after my eyebrows, followed by a full make-over. I really liked what she did. She gave me a natural look. The products she used were great, they lasted all day. But I made it clear from the start, I was only interested in one. (Friends give me make-up all the time and it sits in a drawer neglected.) I wanted the Hourglass Arch Eyebrow Micro Sculpture Pencil in Platinum Blonde.


That is the first time I have spent any money of my own in three years on makeup! Around nine months ago, I used a SpakeNK gift card someone gave me last Christmas to buy a tinted moisturizer which I am still using. The consultant was right, a little goes a long way! Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer in Bliss.


And that my dears…is pretty much all I am bothering with most of the time. A bit of sparkly eye-shadow and some mascara for nights out along with a smear of lip-gloss, or occasionally red lipstick. Mostly, the au naturale look.

Well…Jack likes it!

I do love this video. Here’s to looking real, and not like a pantomime character. With just a little bit of help from a product or two…I am going to be myself!


8 thoughts on “I Picked The One Who Looked Least like A Clown”

  1. I love natural looks, too. In the U.S., there is a widely available (and inexpensive) natural line called Burt’s Bees. I like the colors because they leave your face looking as if you’ve just stepped in from the beach for a bit. Even in the dead of winter.

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    1. I have seen some Burt’s Bees items. I think I have seen their lip care range.
      I don’t normally buy cosmetics, but I have a lot of Moogoo Dusty makeup. Moogoo are supposed to be natural and organic I believe. I know a lot of patients who had chemotherapy found Moogoo products were better for them.
      In the summer my face quickly catches the sun and turns golden, but I can start to look a bit pale in the winter, so it is nice to have the tinted moisturizer to make me look more human 🙂


  2. I’m like you. I feel very out of place in department store make-up sections, as I mostly don’t really wear much make-up. If I do wear it for a special occasion I don’t like it to be too obvious. I feel I would give everybody a shock if I turned up looking overly made up and I would not feel like myself!! I like to keep it natural too. Thanks for sharing. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in this. I like the sound of your tinted moisturiser and the Burts Bees products mentioned by your previous commentor. They all sound like my kind of thing.

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    1. I used to feel as if when I walked into a department store, the makeup advisors would turn and look at me and then decide I was beyond their help!
      I have to psych myself up to be able to go and ask for help with a specific item.

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