Hope you're all ok
I have been having a little break from my blog but I'm back and here to stay.
This post is based on a youtube video I recently watched by Becca Rose. She is one of my favourite youtubers and I am a bit obsessed with her channel. A few weeks ago she filmed a video about the power of make up, she had gotten the idea from another youtuber (Nikki Tutorials). (To watch their videos please click the links below)
The video is all about how women are seen by some men as being fake when they wear make up. There has been a number of memes and pictures flying around social media like this :
Which is aimed at other men, telling them to take girls out on a first date to a swimming baths so they can see their true faces.
There has even been a story in the media (although I am not sure how reliable it is) that a man was sueing his wife for mental damages after seeing her with no make up on the day after they got married.
I don't wear make up everyday, sometimes if I am in a rush I wont wear it, or sometimes when I am too tired or just cant be bothered to put it on I wont, so for me make up is not something I use to cover myself up. I did not use make up to make my boyfriend fall in love with me, I do not use it as a mask. I wear make up (and this may seem crazy) BECAUSE I LIKE IT.
I would also like to believe that some men out there are not stupid enough to think that my eye lids are natually glittery or that my lips can change colour.
So with Becca and Nikki inspiring me I thought oooo I want to do that, one because I want to send the message that girls wear make up because we want to and not to trick men and two because it will be fun haha.
So this is my 'The Power of Make up' in pictures.
So this is my total fresh skin, all I have on is my moisturiser which is No7 Early Defence Day Cream from Boots, my primer, which is Make Up Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer from Superdrug and my eye primer which is a sample of Benefits Air Patrol you can pick it up from Boots.
I then use No7 Stay Perfect foundation in the colour Cool Vanilla, from Boots. I apply it with my Lottie London Foundation Brush, from Superdrug.
Next is my concealer, which is my holy grail of concealers, its the Collection concealer in the shade fair. I always tend to find that it sells out really quickly so I buy it in bulk so I never run out, I get it from Superdrug. I used my beauty blender from primark to apply it, first I spray it with my MUA fixing spray and then dab it on to my face.
(Yay no more dark undereye) I then use my Rimmel Stay matte powder, which I apply with my Lottie London fluffy brush, I find that No7 leaves my skin shiney and I need this to just finish off my look into a more matte consistency and also stop it looking all shiney. It also keeps my make up in place.
BROWS BROWS BROWS!!!!!! I use Barry M'S Brow Kit Shape and Define from Superdrug, I find that in the kit all I use is the powder, one because its quick and two because honestly I don't really know what to do with the wax thingy haha. Sadly I am running low on this so I will be looking for an alternative soon.
On my eye lid I use the Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Bronze Palette from Superdrug (oh god cant you tell I shop there a LOT) I apply it with Lottie brushes.
For Eyeliner I use the Collection Extreme Felt Liner from Superdrug. I find this so easy to use because the tip is so fine and just so easy to draw with. I also use the Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara, I got this in a set at Christmas but I am pretty sure you can still get it in Boots.
On to my favourite, BLUSH, which is Collection in the shade Trouble, the reason I like blush so much is cause sometimes when I really want to put make up on but I am in a rush I put on my stay matte and a bit of blush and it makes me feel all glowy.
FINALLY I use Collections Lip Butter in Vintage Rose, I have had this for a while and always break it out in summer because of how nice the shade is.
And there you have it, my finished half and half Power of make up, showing you what the power of make up is. To me it covers up my dark circles, it gives me colour in the places I like and because it makes me happy.
What do you guys think? Anyone want to do this?? How about showing me your half and halfs on instagram, use the hashtag thepowerofmakeupchallenge
See you soon
Lots of Love