My face!

We all have a bunch of things that we actually can't survive without. There are little things that you can make compromises for but cosmetics don't fit in to this category. Not for me anyway.

The idea of not having one of these sends me into a bit of a panic, after all I can't be seen without my face on! But, because I'm nice and to show you what a difference the ideal cosmetics make, here's a sneaky shot.

yuck. You can even see my wonky mouth
First of all there's the skin. after my recent discovery of POREfessional from Benefit, I now can't go through a day without it, it helps to even out my skin tone and hides all the icky spots. Plus it gives a perfect, smooth base for my new Clinique foundation.

At first look, I thought it was a little dark so I mix it with some moisturiser to tone it down a little and the result is a much more normal skin colour compared to my usual Morticia Addams look.

No more spots but I still have freckles :-)
For the eyes, I tend to use a lot of the same colours. I have been in love with blue eyeshadow since I was about 17 when I first started wearing make-up. for this look I used some of my favourites from Barry M. Combined with my Models Own eyeliner and They're Real mascara from Benefit, my eyes look wider and brighter. In the right light it brings out the green flecks in them.

With the lips, I'm always worried that any colour I use will make me look too pale. I love red lipstick but I'm yet to find one that suits me. Again,. the Morticia Addams look. I'm going for a happy medium with the My Treat lipstick from Benefit, it's a nice dark pink and I use it with a dark models Own lip liner to give my lips a slightly fuller look and to even out my wonky mouth.

And the end result is a much more normal face that will happily venture into the outside world.

What are your beauty essentials.


  1. I am totally in love with Mac's Retro Matte lipstick in shade relentlessly red, its more of a coral red and you can wear the colour soft or hard, it fades beautifully and stays on for hour. Really need to try Porefessional, I swear by Soap & Glory's wish upon a jar 21 day collagen cream for my terrible skin too and Clinique's 7 day scrub. I buy Dior Blackout Mascara when I can afford it, its my absolute favourite!

    1. I really recommend 'They're Real' I cheekily got mine for free (#win) but it's one of the best cosmetics I own.

      I'm definitely going to pop in to Mac on payday, they sell my favourite selection of glitters (now Never too busy to be beautiful by Lush no longer exists) and I need that lipstick now you've recommended it.

      I love Soap and Glory stuff, thinking of trying their eye cream now I've reached that age!


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