Tuesday, March 12, 2013

FOTD: Job hunting makeup & "OOTD"

I earned my California Cosmetology license three months ago, but I've been too chicken to apply to too many salons for fear of being rejected.  Last Friday I finally kicked myself in the butt and forced myself to print out my resume and pass them out at salons in the business district of the small town I live in.  I was going for a slightly dramatic, but neutral toned look.  The look turned out well considering I looked like a mermaid raccoon at one point (There was bright teal eyeshadow on one of the brushes I used that gave my lids a hint of green.  Then I tried to blend it out with some brown and ended up looking like a raccoon.).

-Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer
-Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation in Bisque 4 (discontinued)
-Eve Pearl HD Dual Foundation in Light
-Laura Mercier Pressed Translucent Powder
-NARS Laguna Bronzer
-Illamasqua Blusher in Thrust

-MAC Painterly Paintpot
-MAC eyeshadow in Night Manoeuvres (LE)
-NARS eyeshadow duo in Dogon
-Too Faced Natural Eye Palette (Heaven and Silk Teddy)
-Yves Rocher Intense Eye Pencil in Vert Marine
-Urban Decay 24/7 Glide  On Shadow Pencil in Sin
-Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero
-Inglot Gel Liner 77
-Cover Girl Waterproof Lash Blast Volume Mascara

-YSL Golden Gloss #14

Meanwhile, I was joking with a friend that I was going to wear a toga while I drop off my resumes, and quickly snapped this picture to show him.  I was laughing because he thought I meant a real toga.

There you have it.  Toga, jeggings, and bright pink bra.  For the record I wore a peacoat style jacket over it so you couldn't tell I was wearing a toga.  I chose to dress entirely in black to look professional.  But I also tried to spice it up a little so that it looked somewhat fashionable.  I'm not too good with fashion so putting together feminine looking outfits is quite a feat for me.  

Well there you have it!  I hope you enjoyed my mermaid-raccoon-toga post!  I'll continue dropping off resumes in different areas so I may be doing more of these types of posts.  Those of you already in the industry, let me know if you have any tips and suggestions for me.  Thanks, guys!


  1. You look fabulous. I love your makeup. Congrats for earning your license and best of luck for your career in the beauty industry.

  2. I really love the makeup!! Good luck with the job hunting!