Over the last couple of years, a number of new words have entered my vocabulary. Descriptions such as flawless complexion, oily T zone, even coverage, luminescence and defined contours, have become part of everyday kitchen table conversation in our house and I know more than I should, about how to achieve a kardashian smokey eye, matte nude lip or heavy scousebrow – note the beauty singular – it’s the same as the fashion singular – but applies only to the face and nails!
I kid myself that I am unaffected by this knowledge and am too intelligent/ feminist to care about these life changing products. Just because I live with a beauty expert with more knowledge than the campest man on the Mac counter in Selfridges/Andrea from Andreas Choice (hello, she’s the YouTube beauty Vlogger) doesn’t mean I have to buy into every new miracle cream/foundation that hits the shops – does it?
The teen manages to achieve flawless perfection on a daily basis, while I generally feel like the sad spinster aunt, who’s make up routine is stuck somewhere in a 1979 convent (with ruddy nun cheeks). I am amazed at her attention to detail, devotion to perfection and the sheer number of hours she puts in to achieve her “look” – and all on a normal school day – don’t even go there, if the girls are having a ‘night out’!!
We often disagree on how much is enough, as I am of the ‘less is more’ school of thought, while the 21st teenage girl is all about ‘more is more’. But hey, what the Hell do I know, I have never ever been high maintainance, my beauty routine involves Simple soap and moisturiser, then throwing all my make in the air and runnning under it, hoping some of it sticks in the right places!!
But while I don’t want to become a slave to my face, I also have no desire to turn into one of those bare faced, frizzy haired, middlegaged, Crocs with socks wearing mums, you see slobbing around parents night – I always wear my brightest red lipstick on parents night! Therefore recently, I’ve been paying a bit more attention to the beauty pages/ blogs advice on what products I should be buying to fill in my lines and achieve a luminous natural glow. So after reading in the Sunday Times, about the miracle cream Nanoblur, ‘the optical illusion that can smooth away a decade’, and ‘the complexion changing’ Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation from Maybelline, I dashed into Boots to buy them both.
I fully intended to try them out straight away and post some before and after pics today, but this is a blog, not a glossy magazine and I had been at work, cooked dinner, fed the dog and talked about a biology exam, then I had a glass of red wine, so perfection was way down on my list of priorities. After all, I’m not Kris Kardashian!
But when I have a moment, I promise to do a full report (without video tutorial) and the teen has promised to help me!! Then you too, can achieve smooth, desk to dinner, ultimate perfection – with pentapeptides!