I’ve spent the majority of the bank holiday weekend tucked up in bed feeling sorry for myself because I’ve come down with tonsillitis! After being unwell twice in the same month, I began to feel a bit unattractive and down about myself. I’ve been living in my pyjamas, without any makeup on, and I am tired of it! So today I woke up and felt soo much better and I decided to spend some time making myself look and feel better.
First things first:
I had a lovely long shower and washed my hair to feel fresh and alive after being wrapped up under the duvet. I then cleansed my face, used a toner and applied my moisturiser.
On to the Makeup:
I wanted something to make me look more ALIVE and AWAKE so I went for a glowy foundation. I used the Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation which, for me, appears glowy on the skin. However, it is marketed as a full-coverage foundation so if you’re not oily like me, maybe try something else to give you a glow. I then chose to brighten my under-eye area by using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, mixed with the Body Shop Lightening Drops. I also popped some of this on the bridge of my nose, chin and forehead to give an overall brighter complexion.
Next, I needed to beef out those brows!! I think the brows make a huge difference and can really help to make you look more awake. I used the Body Shop Brow Kit, as always! Next, after feeling poorly and looking like Caspar the Friendly Ghost, needed a bit of colour in my face! I contoured using the Primark Contour Kit and I added blush, using my favourite Revlon Blush in ‘Haute Pink’. And I slowly began to look more like a member of the living…
AND FINALLY, I moved onto the eyes! When I don’t have eye makeup on, I feel like my lashes disappear altogether, even though I have quite long lashes. This has the effect of making my eyes look smaller so I wanted my eye makeup to bring my eyes out a bit. I decided to go for a subtle shadow from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I swept ‘Champagne Truffle’ all over the lid and then defined the crease a bit using ‘Marzipan’ from the same palette. To bring my eyes out a bit more, I wanted a nice winged liner. I dipped into my Maybelline Gel Liner pot in the brown shade. I decided to use brown because it would appear less harsh than a black winged eyeliner. The effect of the liner is that it elongates my eyes and makes them appear bigger. Of course, to finish off, I applied lots of my Maybelline Colossal Lash Leather Black mascara.
To finish everything off, I applied some Clinique lipstick in ‘Nude Pop’. This nice subtle shade gives a healthy glow to the lips and seems to brighten the whole face. I love it! Then, I dried my hair and straightened it to give a simple, hassle-free finish.
After feeling horrible for a few days and feeling down about my appearance, it was wonderful to spend some time on myself and make myself look and feel more awake and healthy! Sometimes makeup is a wonderfully therapeutic thing!