Ms Boods’ Tip of the Day:
If you go to a counter and ask if they will help you make up, and the girl says, ‘Sure! But don’t look until I’m done’ – RUN!!! Run, run, run. ALWAYS watch, and a good make up artist will explain everything she is doing, and why.
I wear very light make up, mostly to tone down a red-cheeked complexion, and I stopped in a favourite wee boutique in Covent Garden last spring for a bit of a pick me up (I frequently buy my goodies there & have always had good experiences). I mentioned to the girl who was waiting on me that I was looking for a nice face powder – she wanted to make me up, and, like an idiot, said ‘All right.’
When she was finished, and I hadn’t looked, she had made me up with a super pale all- over- my- face foundation what was white with faint green undertints, and had managed to take an innocent tube of pale lavendar lipstick and paint my lips deep purple! I was miffed, to say the least! Especially as I had said I was meeting someone later, and thought it would be a nice thing to do.
Whilst scraping it all off, and informing her I was NOT pleased, she became rather snarky and suggested I look in to Botox – and also recommended a doctor ‘she knew’ who could get me pills to help with my complexion (before you ask, why didn’t I talk to the manager, I found out that she was the manager!)
Anyway, I managed to excavate down to my own skin and was trying to repair the damage with what little I carry on me (fortunately it was only a 5 minute walk back to my digs), she had to get in one last comment, ‘As bad as you think I made you look, it was better than the [stuff] you were wearing when you came in here.’ Mind you all of this was being witnessed by the rest of the very uncomfortable staff by this point; it’s a tiny shop.
I smiled and said, ‘But I bought all of that stuff HERE.’