They do, but rarely with my childhood friends. I have two buddies from high school, Jen and Cindy, whom I still see a few times a year, but neither of them are really hardcore makeup fiends/fanatics like you and I are.
Jen’s more interested in it than Cindy is, though, and she’ll occasionally go through phases where she’s more into it than usual. Like last year I went makeup shopping with her and helped her pick out a few eyeshadows, lipsticks and brushes to freshen up her makeup bag. She’d been using the same few products for the past 10 years.
Sometimes Jen will call or text me from a counter with a question about a product.
Cindy’s even lower maintenance than Jen, and I think over the 20+ years I’ve known her, I can only recall half a dozen conversations about hair, skincare or makeup. Once, after a really bad spiral perm when we were freshmen in high school, she let me try to do/fix her hair. Last year, I think she asked me a skincare question, and then asked for a conditioner recommendation.
Funny thing is…because she’s like my sister, she never actually listens to anything I say, haha! She ends up doing her own thing anyway.
My more recent friends on and off the blog are definitely more open about asking beauty questions. I’ve even been like a personal makeup shopper for a couple of gal pals who live nearby, which was actually a LOT of fun! I wonder sometimes about doing it as a job in this area, like a stylist, but for makeup instead of clothes.
Let’s talk makeup shop. Do your friends/buddies/coworkers ever ask you for beauty advice?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
What’s up, Wednesday? Okay, this totally made my morning, and so of course I had to share it con tu. MBB reader Georgina (haaay girl, HAAAY!), sent me this link yesterday to a site called The Kitten Covers with famous album covers Photoshopped with kittens…
HILARIOUS! I love the one of Hole’s Live Through This because 1) it’s one of my favorite albums from my college years, and 2) who knew that kittens could rock smeared liner so well?
Big surprise, but Tabs is now totally jelly of these baby cats. Le sigh…