Sunday, 5 July 2015

Beauty Tips I'd Tell My Younger Self


There are so many things I wish I knew a few years back, to save me the trouble of embarrassment. Here are the beauty tips I would have given my younger self!

01. Clear mascara doesn't do anything. I used to own a clear mascara that I got from Avon, and back in the day I thought it was just the bomb. However, it wasn't. I should have saved myself the trouble and either purchased an actual mascara or just gone without! 

02. Don't go and pick a foundation on your own. I somehow thought it'd be a good idea to go with my friends into the local boots and just pick up a random foundation from Natural Collection, which clearly was way too orange for my complexion. I should have asked someone to help, or just gone without because I definitely didn't need foundation at the age of like 13. 

03. Don't attempt eyeliner for everyday schoolwear. I seemed to think it was a good idea to (badly) apply gel eyeliner for school everyday at an age where I didn't need it. This isn't the worst, I just looked quite ridiculous!

04. Stay away from that blush girl. I really packed on the bright pink blusher just onto the apples of my cheeks, they were just pink circles that were rubbed on my face. I really should have learnt how to apply it before taking endless pictures of myself with vibrant bright cheeks.

05. Finally, the bright eyeshadows. I didn't even know a smokey eye existed, or neutral eyeshadows. So blue or pink it was for me. I suppose you live and learn to be fair, so its kind of good I went through this phase. But honestly, those bright colours really weren't working for me, haha.

What would you tell your younger self?

Lucy x

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  1. Love this post! I used to where way to much eyeliner to school when I was like 14 as well! I'd tell my younger self to not copy everyone else with Dream Matte Mousse and stay away from it, that stuff did not look good on!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I remember the Dream Matte Mousse days as well, I should have stayed away from that stuff too, haha x

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  2. Awh this is so true!! I used to love natural collection although I was probably always patchy haha x

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    1. So did I, I just don't think I was too good at actually applying make up back then haha x

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  3. I'd definitely tell myself 1 and 5 as well! And i'd tell myself more is less and not to cake on the loose powder haha.

    makeupbyhollymei.com

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    1. Powder was another issue for me too thinking back, haha x

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  4. This is such a great post! I was such a noob with makeup when I was younger x

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  5. I can't believe the shades of eyeshadow I used to wear haha. And coloured mascara/eyeliner not applied very subtly... I also wish I'd left my eyebrows alone :( xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I used to wear blue or purple mascara as well, big mistake! Luckily I left my eyebrows alone, which didn't do me much favours either haha x

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