The Power of Makeup

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Whether you feel confident in your makeup or natural complexion, I am sure after reading this blog post and seeing these photos you’ll realise just how powerful makeup can be. 

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I have seen many bloggers and YouTubers talking about ‘The Power of Makeup’ and I was so excited to create it myself. I have a huge interest in makeup and I am always buying a new beauty product, experimenting with different looks and reading reviews and beauty blog posts.

I wanted to create this post for a number of reasons:

  1. To compare how I looked with and without makeup
  2. To show it is okay to wear makeup
  3. To show it is okay to not wear makeup
  4. To show the power of just a few beauty products

I feel like so many girls are judged everyday on how much makeup they wear or how little makeup. I think it is great to love your imperfections and I do let my family, boyfriend and close friends see me bare skinned. But also I feel a lot more confident in myself once I have applied my makeup. I feel pretty and happy.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. I really enjoyed showing ‘The Power of Makeup’. If you have done this post or video please comment your links below; I will look forward to reading them.

Inspired Elegance x  

 

 

 

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Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3 Step Review

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Hey!

So I have been getting a lot of spots and redness lately so I treated myself to some Clinique skincare products. My bestfriend recommended this to me and now I am recommended it all to you!

So I have been using this for about a week now every night and I am already noticing the results. My redness isn’t as bad anymore and my spots are slowly starting to clear up.

First you use the Anti Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam. I just squirt a little bit on my hand and rub it into my face.

Then you use the clarifying lotion. I recommend you shaking it before you use it as some of the product settles at the bottom. I pour a little bit of this onto a cotton pad and then dab it onto my face. It is a little strong and you can feel it on your skin but this is to unclog your pores. Then you use the clearing moisturiser and apply it all over your face.

It doesn’t take long to do this routine, it only takes me about 10 minutes. The results are great!

I highly recommend this product and it is at an affordable price of £25.00. You can purchase it here at Boots.

Let me know if you have used this product before and what the results were for you?

Inspired Elegance xxx

 

My everyday make up routine!

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So I haven’t done a beauty post for a while and I haven’t shared with you yet what my every day make-up look is. So I thought this would be a perfect beauty blog post to do today!

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First I use my Rimmel fix and perfect primer. When I got this it was on offer, you received it for free if you bought any Rimmel foundation therefore I thought I would try it. I apply this all over my face before I apply any make up by just using my fingers.

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Then I apply my Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in the colour 103 True Ivory. I apply my foundation with my Real Techniques expert face brush in a ‘circle’ motion to ensure I blend in all my foundation. I pump a bit of my foundation onto my left hand first and then dab my brush into it and if I need any more foundation I would pump a little bit more.

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Once I have applied all my foundation I then choose what shade of eye shadow I want. Most days I choose a shade from my Naked 2 palette and my most popular shades at the moment are tease, snakebite and suspect. I apply my eye shadow with my Real techniques starter set brushes; the deluxe crease brush and the base shadow brush. I prefer these brushes to the urban decay brush as I find that they blend easier.

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I then apply liquid eyeliner, sometimes I do it quite thick or sometimes thin, and this all depends on how dark my eye shadow is. For my liquid eyeliner I use The collection extreme 24 hour felt tip liner. This is my most used eyeliner at the moment because it has a fine point to it, it’s really dark and it also lasts ages.

I then apply my benefit they’re real mascara. I love this mascara so much as it makes my eyelashes look so much longer and stays on for a long time.

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I then use my Benefit brow zings set for my eyebrows. I find this set amazing! It makes my eyebrows look super natural even though I fill them in. I use the soft wax to put them into shape and then use the powder to fill in any gaps. I always fill in my eyebrows after I have used eye shadow and foundation because you don’t want glitter in them or foundation.

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Once I have done all my make up, I powder. I use the Rimmel stay matte powder in the colour peach glow. I powder with my Real techniques powder brush. It is really important to powder as it sets your foundation and gives your skin a less shiny look. I highly recommend the powder brush as it amazing!

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For the finishing touch I either use lip balm if my lips are in a really bad condition. I have been using EOS a lot lately and sometimes blistex. However mainly I apply lipstick, my favourite lipstick at the moment is my mac lipstick in the colour La Vie En Rouge.

So that is my everyday make up routine, I hope you like it. Comment below to let me know your make up routine or if you have any products you would recommend. Thank you all for following me and for reading my blog posts.

Make up

Rimmel fix and perfect primer: Boots £6.99
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation: Boots £6.99
Urban Decay Naked 2: Debenhams £38.00
The Collection Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner: Superdrug £2.99
Benefit They’re Real mascara: Debenhams £19.50
Benefit Brow zings set: Debenhams £24.50
Stay Matte powder: Superdrug £3.99
Mac lipstick: Debenhams £15.00
Eos lip balm: Amazon £3.49

Brushes

Expert face brush: Boots £9.99
Powder brush: Boots £12.99
Starter set for eyes: Boots £21.99

Inspired Elegance xx