For as long as I can remember I've loved makeup. Unlike many little girls I don't have those memories of watching my mother carefully applying her face as I eye up her makeup bag and ponder when my opportunity to sneakily borrow it all for my own face will come. My mother never wore makeup, my first memory of wearing lipstick comes when I was probably about seven and my nan dabbed an orange red shade on my lips and cheeks as a special treat as I stayed there one weekend. I can still remember the waxy taste and smell along the overwhelming feeling of grown up-ness as we walked down to the shops.
I can also remember my very first attempt and winged eyeliner like it was yesterday although it was actually more than 20 years ago (EEEEK!) There was a tutorial in Just Seventeen magazine and feeling inspired I grabbed my Rimmel pencil eyeliner and began to draw....which resulted in huge thick lines that didn't much resemble the model's at all but none the less I loved it and so I pulled on my American college style jacket and walked to my boyfriend's to probably watch Fresh Prince of Bel Air and snog.
The only other people who wore those American college style jackets at the time were a few rockabillys and I wasn't on that scene at all, so I took quite a bit of ribbing for that jacket but I loved it and it's one of those items I *really* regret not keeping. There's no evidence of just how good/bad that first attempt at eyeliner was or the jacket because you just didn't really snap pictures of yourself back in those days but with digital cameras and apps like instagram allowing you to keep a diary of life, recording style and memories has never been easier.
We don't always take the time to play with makeup once we hit the grown up world and as a makeup artist I'm always hearing things like
"I always stick to the same look"
"I can't wear lipstick, it doesn't suit me"
"I'm hopeless at winged eyeliner"
"If I try and do a smoky eye I look like I've been punched"
"I've got bags full of makeup but I only ever used the same few products"
So to celebrate the fun of makeup and the various ways to apply it I have a a fantastic Bobbi Brown book that's a super resource whether you're a novice or makeup expert. It covers equipment, eyes, lips, applications, the history of makup and much more.
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This giveaway is for a copy of the Bobbi Brown Makeup manual
The winner will be selected at random
The winner will have 5 working days from being notified of their win to contact me with their address. Failure to do so will result in another winner being selected instead.
You must be aged 18 or over please
This giveaway closes at midnight 30/7/2014 (UK time)
This giveaway is open worldwide
No cash alternative. Editor's decision is final