Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Confident & Beautiful // Makeup

Welcome to the second post in the Confident & Beautiful series! This week we're focusing on makeup. Makeup is probably one of the best inventions (in my opinion) but some people may also see it as the worst. In my eyes, makeup has the ability to make you feel 100% better about yourself and can transform the way you look completely. Makeup has such a powerful impact on a person's confidence, it's almost astounding. However, some people rely on makeup so much that it ruins their confidence. They won't leave the house without a full face of makeup on. This shocks me sometimes, as I often go shopping barefaced or just with mascara on and my skin isn't perfect! Makeup is meant to accentuate your features, not camouflage your face!

Now, obviously on nights out, we all wear more makeup than usual... But day to day... Let your skin breathe sometimes! Sometimes I have makeup-less days, usually on Friday or Sunday. It's nice just to relax your skin! In the day time, I wear a different foundation to what I wear in the night time. The Bourjoir Healthy Mix Serum is lightweight, yellow toned (balances out my redness), and is moisturising due to the gel consistency! It's kind of ideal for me at the moment. I wear the shade 51 and it seems to be working a treat so far! The foundation has a light coverage but does even out my skin tone perfectly! I'm really enjoying using it this spring time! 

On a night out, I look for a foundation that makes me look good in photos and makes my skin look FLAWLESS (BeyoncĂ© reference)! I tend to go to Revlon for this. At the moment I'm making my way through a bottle of Revlon PhotoReady Makeup in the shade Shell. This foundation has a medium to full coverage and has light reflective particles to make your skin look 'photo ready' I guess! I do love this foundation! However, I prefer to use it in the winter as the light reflective particles don't look so glittery! For nights out in the Summer, I use Revlon ColorStay in a darker shade as I do, surprisingly, tan in the warmer months! 

In the summer my usual trick is a tinted moisturiser and some concealer! This year I've got my eye on CC Creams! Especially the Bourjoir 123 one.... You know the one I'm on about right? I saw Lisa Eldridge talk about it and I'm pretty much sold!! The concealer I'm in love with at this moment in time is surprisingly not from Boots! It's from MAC (I know, splashing out!) It's the Select Cover-Up Concealer in NW20! It's the most expensive concealer I've ever bought... But I think I'm in love with it... We'll I KNOW I'm I'm love with it! 

Wow... I didn't know I could write so much about my favourite base products! 

I really feel like creating the perfect base completes a makeup look! After doing my base, I usually pull out my Urban Decay Naked Palette, Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner and a Nivea lip balm or red lipstick! I am loving the Rimmel Moisture Lipstick in Diva Red.. It is stunning!! Makeup really does make me feel a lot better! It's a miracle on bad skin days and on good skin days we can really appreciate what our makeup does for us!

So define those eyes and accentuate that skin! Grab your highlighter and contour those cheekbones!! Makeup really can change the way you think about yourself!


Seventeen Cheek Stamp in Blushing
What a gorgeous colour! I have recently put down the bronzer and just been using this! 
Thank you for reading this post! I hope you're all enjoying the Confident & Beautiful series so far!
Read the first post in the series by clicking here.

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Hannah x 


  1. I've have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring blogger award. Check out my blog for more details...

    Love Lizzie xx

    1. Thank you so much for nominating me! I will try and get the post up by the end of the night!xx

  2. I have to admit I'm one of those people who now can't leave the house without makeup because I am really self conscious about my acne, I'm going to see doctor about it so hopefully makeup free days can be a regular thing in the future :) Loved reading about your recommendations there are so many products I haven't tried, definitely going to pick up a cheek stamp and Diva Red, I'e never spotted that shade before xx


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