Help me figure out this whole makeup thing.
August 20, 2011 10:21 PM Subscribe
I'm a 30 year old woman and I've never worn makeup before. I think I'd like to start, but it's all so overwhelming.
posted by Kicky to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (56 answers total) 101 users marked this as a favorite
Up until this point I haven't really needed to wear makeup. I look ok without it, and my jobs have all been very casual - jeans and tshirts, maybe khakis if we expected a client to drop by. Now I'm working in a much different environment. Even though the dress code is business casual and I can get by with no makeup most of the time, there are times when I think I need to look a bit more polished. It just feels weird to be in a meeting with the CEO talking about matters that involve vast sums of money and being the only woman in the room who's not wearing makeup. Hell, I think even some of the men were wearing makeup.
I don't want to go overboard on this. I'm hoping for a really natural look and a minimal amount of work in the morning. I'm also hoping to do this without breaking the bank.
I am really truly clueless. I feel like I should have learned all this when I was twelve, but here I am. What's the bare minimum I need to get started? Are the salespeople at places like Sephora or MAC going to be able to help me even though I have no idea what I need/want? What's worth spending more money on, and what can I get on the cheap at Target or Walgreens? Any other advice?