I am trying to get over my fear of having my photograph taken. It tends to reveal too many flaws for my liking, so I have photo album after photo album at home, we are up to number 46 now, with very few photographs of me in them.
So I decided to face my fear directly.
This is me before and after my make-up session this morning.
I have realised that the first is possibly the most embarrassing and poor photograph of me ever. So if I can publish this post I will have faced up to my fears! I am such a wimp. I get pretty red cheeks and a red nose now in the morning. I am reliably informed it's because I'm 'getting on a bit'. Nice.
Here's me less than 5 minutes later having popped on a little bit of Clarins Advanced Extra-Firming Day Lotion (SPF 15) rubbed on as if I was rubbing on suncream - with not much grace or sophistication; some Clarins SKin Illusion Foundation (SPF10), rubbed in with fingers like the moisturiser, there's no messing with brushes in this house; some Clarins Concealer, a quick dab with the brush then rubbed in gently with fingers again; a tiny tiny bit of eye shadow near the top lashes, mostly done with my finger; a quick brush of mascara, literally two upward strokes and a final splash of lip gloss, Clarins lip gloss of course, received from a good friend for Christmas.
It makes a subtle difference, and it took me next to no time at all. It has to be easy, as I'm clueless at this beauty thing really!
Many may say I didn't slap on enough! But I never want make-up to look like make-up. I prefer it if no-one can even tell I'm wearing make-up as long as they also think I look surprisingly healthy despite an age increasing approaching 40.
It's all Clarins, and I save up specifically for that, purely because it's the lovely lady at our local Boots Clarins counter that introduced me to make-up for the first time 4 years ago. I don't trust any other products!
And don't look too closely at the moustache will you! I'm dealing with that - honest! Check out my post on my venture into Electrolysis here.
Oh, and I should say, that this is NOT a sponsored post. I haven't received any freebies or benefits from Clarins whatsoever for writing this post. I just love the products.