A VERY RARE BEAUTY POST || LEARNING TO LOVE MAKE UP AGAIN
I'm definitely not the biggest beauty lover out there - far from it, I'm lucky if I wear a full face of make up every few months. Between my stupidly sensitive skin and having zero energy a lot of the time, it just seems like more effort than it's worth. Since I started college though, I've discovered a few wee beauts in Superdrug and they've made me rediscover my love of make up!
Barry M Flawless Colour Correcting Primer in Green || Barry M nail paints in "Red Wine", "Chai" and "Diamond Glitter" || MUA lip pencil in " Brooding Plum" || Make Up Revolution lipstick in "Reckless"
Apologies for the crap instagram photo!
I've always strugged to find a nice balance with foundation between covering my perpetually rosy cheeks and looking like a cakey mess, and since it seems my skin hates all forms of foundation now I needed to find something that would both hide the redness and not react with my skin. The Barry M primer is cheap AND fantastic, and leaves my skin feeling velvety! I've also had a little swatch of "Red Wine" and it's the perfect winter nail shade, especially with a matte top coat.
I Heart Make Up is a brand that caught my eye when I nipped into Superdrug near college. Their contour palette actually works well on really pale skin, and the Parental Advisory palette has a variety of shades. From shimmers to mattes, soft neutrals to deep jewel tones, it has a great selection and good formulas. Lovely and creamy, with excellent staying power - a massive plus in my book!
Make Up Revolution is another brand that's new to me - great prices and a big selection! I picked up this lipstick a couple of weeks ago and then got the fear that it would be too dark on me. So I decided to have a little 'make up for the sake of it' day and tried it out - I was not disappointed!
Dreamy, creamy, deep dark red - perfection!
By the way, you all need a Jurassic Park t-shirt in your life.
I decided to team the new MUA pencil and Make Up Revolution lipstick with a haphazard smoky eye from the Parental Advisory palette. And look - barely any redness!
It's such a lovely berry red, like a deep reddish purple. It was a bit tricky to warm up and spread evenly at first, but after a couple of slicks it was fine. This is actually a bit scary putting a photo up of my face so close up; I've gained a hell of a lot of weight this year, and haven't paid too much attention to how I look, so I feel a bit 'under the microscope'! I dyed my hair last week and I'm still a bit unsure about being dark again, especially after working so hard to maintain the bleached ends. Oh well, here's to hair that's in a better condition!
I'm also really enjoying these nose studs and the septum ring from Karma Se7en Jewellery (here) - so teeny and they just sit perfectly! I actually wrote a couple of posts on their jewellery a few months ago, feel free to have a nosy at them here and here!
So there we have it...only time will tell if I actually get back into wearing make up again or these become relegated to the beauty drawer. I hope not, I had fun playing about with my face - maybe I just need to spend a little more time on it so I'll start wearing it more regularly! After all, that was the humble beginnings of my blog and the basis for the name ScarletPout...who knows!