I recently went through my small cosmetics stash. I can’t remember the last time I bought new make-up. It might have been two years ago when Gilly Hicks had an online sale. At that time I bought some lovely eye shadows, lip glosses and blush all in shades of soft, glittery pinks.
Now, though, these colors seem too pale and too understated for the change in image I’m undertaking. Since I’m once again drafting patterns and sewing clothes inspired by the fashions of the late 1940s and 1950s, I thought it would be enjoyable to seek out some old school cosmetics in old school colors.
Before The Great Recession caused me to rethink and reapproach how I shop, I’d think nothing of going to Macy’s Department Store on 34th Street in Mahattan. There I could always count on a skilled make-up artist from Elizabeth Arden to select just the right shades that were becoming.
I now look back and wonder how I could ever have spent upwards of $20 or more for eye make-up or lipstick. Times and ways of thinking have definitely changed my approach.
I wasn’t sure where to start my search in the quest to find the make-up I need. This was where the weekly circulars that are distributed with The Marketeer throughout Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Sunset Park came in handy for me.