The Starting Off Project, Week 6: Mascara!

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I can’t believe it’s Week 6 of the Starting Off Project already! Check out my posts on skincare, concealer, foundation and blush by clicking on the one you want to see. This week, we’re discussing mascara, a subject very close to my heart, so let’s get going!

Mascara was probably the first item of make up I ever used besides little-kid glitter. In my early teens, I had a brown-black Natural Collection mascara that did absolutely zilch to my lashes, but made me feel really made up. Since then, I’ve moved on to slightly more dramatic lash looks, but I’m still searching for the perfect mascara. This little post will mostly only focus on black, everyday mascara, since I have no experience with coloured mascaras, clear mascaras, lash primers, false lashes or anything beyond a little bit of a boost to my lashes. Continue reading

The Starting Off Project, Week 5: Blush!

It’s week 5 of Steph’s Starting Off Project! Go here for my take on skincare, concealer, and foundation (I didn’t take part last week, because I don’t own any bronzer!) This week, we’re talking blushes!

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The Starting Off Project: Week 3, Foundation!

Week Three already! Have you seen weeks one and two of the Starting Off Project? This is an excellent blog series thought up by Steph over at Steph’s Inside Voice, so have a read of my posts, then head off to look at some of the other girls’ posts!

This week, we’re discussing our foundations. I don’t have a large amount of experience with foundation, having worn the wrong colour and type for my skin until about six months ago, but anyway… here’s my views on foundation. 

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Why Bother?

As with concealer, if you have flawless skin (which some of you undoubtedly will), you don’t need to bother. Foundation covers up any imperfections in your skin and creates a more even skin tone, hopefully giving you the perfect skin you longed for!  Continue reading

The Starting Off Project: Week 2, Concealer!

Wow, this week’s gone quickly – it’s already time for the second installment of Steph’s SO Project!

Did you see my introductory post about skincare last week? Check it out here, then come back for week two!

Ready? Then here we go: my take on concealer.

IMG_2291I’m just going to apologise now for the state of the photos over the next few days – I appear to have left my camera charger in Oxford, so I’m relying on my good old iPhone and its bad old camera. Sorry!

Why bother?

Well, if you’re blessed with perfect skin – no under-eye circles, no blemishes, no red patches – then you don’t need to bother at all. The rest of us mortals, however, sometimes need a little bit of help to even out our skintone before we apply foundation, so that we don’t need six layers of foundation to look one colour!  Continue reading

The Starting Off Project: Week 1, Skincare!

Over the next 10 weeks, I’m going to be taking part in a really awesome blog series, The Starting Off/SO Project, run by Stephanie over at Steph’s Inside Voice.

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The aim of this project is to give advice to people who are new to the world of make-up and beauty. I’m one of 120 bloggers who’ll be taking part, and Stephanie’s made a fantastic schedule of topics, so expect a new post at 6pm each Tuesday. On her blog, there’s a veerrrrrry long list of people taking part, so you should definitely check out their posts too!

This week’s theme is Skincarewhich is perfect for a first post, given that looking after your skin is the first building block of beauty.  Continue reading