I have to confess, I am kind of an idiot when it comes to make up. I need some kind of class or tutorial on the whole thing. It's not that I don't wear it, it's just not in my genes to know what to do with it, beyond the basics. I just do what I've always done. This has been going on forever.
My friend Nicole (from high school) however, could do her eye makeup better than Kevin Aucoin himself (God rest his soul). She would use electric blue mascara, purple eye shadow and liquid eyeliner and look like Linda Evangalista. I would look like Rocky Racoon. Sad.
I may not have known a lot about make up in high school, but I did however look fabulous in my Silver City Pink lipstick. Of course I remember the name! Everyone wore it and we all looked amazing right? (Revlon still makes it girls!!!) I alternated with "Frosted Brownie". I loved and still love lipstick. I come from a long line of lipstick lovers.
My grandmother wore the same coral lipstick (Frosted Coral) forever. She said it made her skin glow, and guess what, it did. Now my mom wears coral lipstick too. We are very monogamous with our lipsticks in my family. I still have to hunt down my mothers discontinued shade "Coral Melon" by Estee Lauder. It's so precious to her she now saves it for special occasions. She also wears navy mascara which is hard to find ( apparently I come from a long line of high maintenance women...).
So along with my Stevie Nicks permed hair, guess zipper leg jeans, and scunci for my hair, I had my frosted lipstick. What was your look in the 80's? I bet you looked gooood.
Gotta go. Have to guy by coral lipstick asap. xo The Mrs.
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!