Amazing make up
Make up is about looking good. Not only looking good on the outside, but feeling good on the inside as well.
World famous make up master for Clarins, Thibault Vabré, famously once said: "If a woman's make up is successful, you don't see it - you see the person!"
How right he was. How often have we seen examples of 'bad' make up? The conversation is not about the person, but the bad 'paint job' on the face. And sadly there are far many more examples of 'bad' make up than great make up.
That's because for many women, looking good means 'caking' on make up, banging on the false eyelashes and using every colour under the sun - the theory being that 'more' is better.
And good make up does not mean dipping into your handbag and powdering blush on your cheeks and slapping on the 'lippy'. But for too many women that's exactly what make up means.
Why is this so? It’s a reflection of the human condition that we want to be accepted by our appearance. Research shows that we are all genetically wired to respond positively or negatively to the myriad variety of faces we see every day.
Those whose genetic make-up give them the ‘right look’ go on naturally to become movie stars, leaders of industry, models, politicians, businesspeople and so on. The list - and the looks - are infinite. We have wired into our brains the type of person we see in all walks of life, based on some pre-defined understanding of ‘face’.
Make up, properly and sensitively applied, can help re-align your features to take you closer to the ‘brain-wired’ ideal of what might be described as ‘a great look’ - but to repeat again, it must be properly and sensitively applied.
Complicating the perception of 'great look' unfortunately gets harder as we get older: the ravages of poor skin care, exposure to the sun, what we eat and drink (and smoke!) coupled with our genes and the environment in which we live, all play a part on pur visage.
But we all want that 'great look', don't we? So what do we do? When we want make up, we often throw ourselves on the 'altar' of the department store make up counters, with the skewed view that the more money we spend - and keep spending - the better we look. And that's exactly what the make up brands want! Buy this jar, this lotion, or this potion and you'll look fantastic! Come in, spinner!
Make up is a complex mix of science and art and too complex to go into detail here. What you need is someone on your 'side of the fence' and your side of your purse to make you look good without costing a fortune - for those special occasions, or for just every day good looks.
That's what our specialist make up artist, Chris, does for a living. For your special good looks (and if you want, to be taught how to make your good looks by yourself), we recommend you contact her. She is definitely cheddar friendly and has a great website. For much more detail than we can go into here, check out Chris's website - and get her to make you look amazing!