First makeup video

Not sure how many of you are interested but just in case I thought I’d post this here. I’ve only just starting getting into makeup – I think it must be part of a mid-life crises :-).


If you do watch it I’d love some feedback on the video and more importantly, if you’d like more to see more beauty videos.

12 Comments to “First makeup video”

  1. By Demara, February 9, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    I too am interested in getting me some foundation… Not sure what to get or where really. I have never worn make-up before, except for chapstick/lipstick… I like the colors you chose, and your kitchen cabinets are a beautiful shade of blue !!

  2. By Mel, February 9, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    I need all the help I can get. I had my make up done professionally last year and came straight home and washed it off it was so thick. Since then I have discovered a powdered foundation that I brush on which I love.

  3. By Leanne, February 9, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    Hi Lib, I am so glad to hear that the cheaper makeup is as good as the more expensive brand makeup. I have always used L’oreal and maybelline etc but have not been able to afford to try the more expensive brands to compare so it is good to know! I bought lots of new makeup in the US as it was soooo cheap (like half the prices in Big W). It was a good chance to have a clean out and get lots of new makeup. I like the sound of the primer as I find my eyeshadow creases alot. I think you were wearing the Thunder eyeshadow when we went rollerskating so I can attest to how good the primer was. The video lighting was fine too.

  4. By Paula, February 10, 2011 @ 1:06 am

    I loved the new video. I’m pretty boring in the makeup department, use the same ones and usually only when going somewhere special.
    I’d like to try some new ones and really liked those Thunder colours.
    What was the name of the company? Do you know if it’s available outside of Oz?
    I also really like the idea of the primer. Mine always creases, more so now I’m a bit older and the the skin isn’t so tight LOL!!!!
    The lighting was fine. Looking forward to seeing more.

  5. By Ninny, February 10, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    What fun! I enjoyed your video very much! I thought your lighting was fine. Two of my favorite companies for no animal testing are LUSH and Yves Rocher. Both are online but can send you catalogs. I have always loved makeup!!! When I was in high school back in the 1960’s, I took my dad’s old fishing tackle box, spray painted it a soft green and lined it with hot pink felt. That’s what I kept my makeup in. Wish I had taken that idea and ran with it, since Caboodles had the same idea years later and made a lot of money on them! Lancome and L’Oreal are owned by the same parent company (Cosmair) so their products should be similar, but different in pricing.


  6. By Elizabeth (ejay), February 10, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    Great video Libby…looking forward to the next one.

  7. By Debbie, February 10, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    I am slowly getting back into makeup too and have found a good eye colour that is bought to match your eye colour. Almay Intense I-colour I bought (in blue) and it really does make the eyes pop and the colour is so much more blue. They have liner and mascara also. I do enjoy watching about the new makeup trends as things have changed since I worried about wearing makep.

  8. By Julie Marchetti, February 10, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    Hi Libby.
    I have been reading for ages and we are mirroring each other so much. I loved your video. I found the lighting to be fine.

    What I am wondering is if you have ever thought of oganic makeup? I purchased some today as I want to wear makeup more often (I too think it is midlife crisis for me as well :))__) so with a clean slate I have looked at organic. Of course, hard to find, and expensive…just wondered your thoughts on it.

    Anyway, keep it up.
    Julie in Geraldton.

  9. By Jackie, February 11, 2011 @ 12:45 am

    Hi Libby
    Loved your video. I am another one that has worn little makeup over the years and am slowly getting back to using it. Testing on animals is a subject that I feel so strongly about. I did a talk at tafe about 20 years ago on the subject, it was mindblowing. Companies like Johnson and Johnson, Colgate and Gillette to name a few did it I would like to think that the majority of the companies have changed their practices and dont get me started on the medical side of it lol. I have no idea where you might get updated information on it I am cleaning out the tops of my wardrobes this weekend I may still have all the information in a box if I find anything I will let you know There were groups out there but this was before the internet really took hold lol it was all postal addresses. Look forward to seeing your next video

  10. By jody, February 12, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    I find that having worn makeup most of my life (and enough for 3 people in the 80’s LOL) I am now using make up less and less. Not sure why this change has happened but I do have a small stock of good quality, go to products that I buy in the US so I can afford them.

    All that aside, I loved watching your video 🙂

  11. By Fiona, February 14, 2011 @ 1:13 am

    Hi Libby,
    Just got up-to-date with your posts and love your make-up/beauty video! Could really relate to being stuck in a rut with beauty routine and like you, I recently discovered supermarket bargains, some have which have replaced my regulars 5 x the price (which mainly goes on marketing and advertisements in mags). Have you got an Aldi near you? They have an excellent skincare (lacura) which has won loads of beauty awards and really really cheap – just found this article which said it’s night cream is as good as Lancome’s (
    “Women seeking the best beauty treatments are set to clear the shelves at Aldi after its Siana Skin Kind Nourishing Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream was voted the joint best skincare product, alongside Lancome’s designer night cream, which costs £51 a pot”
    I also use aldi’s eye cream called renovage which is only £7 and has the same ingredients as ones costing over £200. I really like it and noticed a difference – the packaging looks nice too on my shelf.
    On my Wedding day, the make-up artist used laura mercier products (nude tinted moisturer and a gold eye creme in a tube) and they felt really light and natural as well as lasting the whole day and all the photos. I have tried to replicate it again, without success, but I learned that I don’t have to cake my face with products to get good coverage. My staples (& splurge) products which I haven’t found a cheaper version are – estee lauder double wear (fresco) foundation (great for a 10 hour shift and in humidity), nars cream blusher in penny lane (lasts for ages and good for daytime), mac eye primer (will be try other primers now esp with your success with candy one), estee lauder brow (automatic) pencil in soft brown and estee lauder advanced night repair. I change my eye-shadows a lot but most are from Boots No7 or Mark&Sparks and browns – must experiment more! I’m the same with moisturiser (although must have 15 spf) and mascara (£10 max – loving max factor false lash one – really fat wand which reaches even the smallest lashes and lasts a full shift at work without ended up on my cheeks).

    Look forward to the next beauty instalment!

    Fi x

  12. By Paola, February 14, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Hi Libby I’ve just caught up with you makeup videos and have really enjoyed them. I go through phases of makeup – nomakeup. Currently in nomakeup phase, although your videos may spur me on to go back to wearing some more often.
    A really good book I’ve found as a guide is Don’t Go to the Cosmetic Counter Without Me by Paula Begoun. She reviews makeup and skin care from all sorts of companies and I’m pretty sure her reviews include whether products are animal tested. She also has a skin care range she sells online, which I’ve been using for a few years now. I also buy my foundation, concealer, mascara and powder from her too. The web address is