Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Makeup Chronicles: Thanks O!

Previously in the makeup chronicles: intro and manifesto, MAC me over, learning lashes

I (almost) hate to say this, but I am not a big Oprah Winfrey fan. I've never really watched her show, I've read some of her book club suggestions (usually a little before she deems them worthy of carrying her name and sticker) and was in sheer disbelief when I found out she was going to be on the cover of each issue of her magazine. Surely she was jesting. Nope, she wasn't. And until I actually picked up a copy of said magazine (thanks MdOH Dani), I was completely anti it too. At this point I realize you may have pegged me as a hater. Not at all true. I just didn't believe the hype...and truthfully I still don't.

However, I will give credit when its due. I really love the magazine. Although I cant afford much in it, it looks really polished and sophisticated which is pleasing to me. And I actually enjoy looking at Oprah's cover photos. Sometimes she's wearing something really cute, or holding an interesting prop. I completely coveted her hair all last summer. It was the hair I wish I could wear everyday - full and curly and fab.

The point of today's post is not hair. Its makeup.

Besides, she's switched over to a straight look that suits her but is not as covet-able as that curly wonderfulness.

Anyway, I finally got around to reading the May 09 issue of O (trying to be better about reading magazines since I only keep 3 of each in the house at a time), and I couldnt take my eyes off madam O. Look for yourself:

I loooove her makeup this month! Its natural, but glowy, and if she's wearing fake lashes I can't tell (truth be told, I think she is though). It screams daytime bridal to me. I'd been struggling to find some halfway decent makeup inspiration pictures and now I have one.

I'm happy with just one.

So you may be wondering why I need some inspiration if I'm doing my own makeup. Well, it always helps to have a model, right? Naw, I'm just joking. There is a slight chance that a professional may end up doing my makeup after all. BM Tamerah requested that I look into having a makeup artist come do my makeup (...and hers, MamaP, BM Naima). She offered to subsidize it as my gift and at that point, I knew there was no amount of explaining that could change her mind.

So I caved.
And then kindly asked MdOH Dani to look into it for me.

I haven't heard anything back in awhile on the makeup artist front, so I cant give a full update yet. Its in lovely capable hands, so now worries on my end. I'm just thrilled have finally found an inspiration picture that captures what I want for my wedding day makeup - whether I do it myself or recruit someone else to make me up. What gets me, is that I found it a seemingly unlikely place.

Thanks Oprah!


  1. yay!! that's fab. i couldn't get thru the mag just yet b/c i had too many things to do (and gq, instyle and rachael ray mags to read) but i bought michelle obama cover. glad you found something that works for you!

  2. By oprah's own admission she has worn false lashes every day of her life since she first got started in broadcast news. She felt like it was the least she could do that would yield the biggest impression.

  3. @Jameil: I feel you - I've only read the O. The Real Simple, Glamour, Ebony and several Jets (thanks MamaP) are still untouched. The only reason O got read on MARTA is because I havent had a chance to get books.

    @DCG: I knew it! She's right though, they make an awesome impression.

  4. I'm caving on the pro makeup too. I'm not into makeup at all really so this should be interesting.

  5. i think one less thing for you to do yourself on your wedding day is a good idea.

    her make-up looks good!

    and i am the BIGGEST fan of her curly mop 'do, too!


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