FACE

Monday, 19 March 2012

As suggested by my blog title, I know next to nothing about personal grooming. I am a nightmare of bristley legs, dry skin, ingrown hairs, one of the shabbiest set of nails you'll ever see, lips that bleed because I can't stop chewing them, and one and a half very unkempt eyebrows (one and a half due to a recent fringe cutting catastrophe). 

The re-growth period is proving itself to be both long and boring. 
I've never done a FOTD post, because (1) I'm not really very comfortable up-close and personal with my camera/Photobooth, and (2) because I know next to nothing about make-up and do basically the exact same thing every day. 

However, my love of skincare boarders on the maniacal. It's quite alarming, the amount of crap I put onto my face - I like to call them my lotions and potions. I change it up quite regularly, but at the moment I'm using Burt's Bees Radiance range in the morning, and on the nights that I can be bothered, Estee Lauder. Once a week I use a scrub and a face-mask from Clinique. Luckily, these combined seem to keep my skin in check. 

There are two reasons why I worship at the alter of skincare - the first being that I smoke and love the sun, and therefore feel the need to strike pre-emptively against wrinkles, and the second being that I can't do foundation, or cover-up. I just feel like they make my face look super-weird, so it's important that I have ok skin as I don't know how to fix it with make-up. Miss B (or Beets, as I've taken to calling her in my mind) made me buy both foundation and cover-up, back in November. In all honesty, I've probably used them about four times. 

Anyway, I thought I'd show you my first FOTD, and would like to request feedback, in the form of hints as to how to do my makeup properly? Because you lot are SO MUCH MORE face-savvy than me. I look at your FOTDs, and weep, because I don't speak blending/contouring/applying make-up properly language, that you all seem so fluent in.

So, yeah... Sorry about awkward face... Again...
I've got Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner in 100% Black on my eyes, and lashings of MaxFactor False Lash Effect Fusion (also in Black) on my lashes. On my lips I'm wearing Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint, in 100 Endless Blossom. Which is new! I'm not going to try and talk about it, because I frankly don't have the vocabulary. Instead I'm going to send you over to read BDP's review of it (she's one of my favourite bloggers). The only thing she didn't mention is that it smells like strawberries. But that could just be me. 

And... That's all, folks. I'm trying to learn to mix it up a bit, primarily by reading blog posts, so if you know of any blogs (including your own!) which have good make-up tutorials, please leave me a link the comments thingy below, and help me achieve my dream of becoming a Real Girl!

Also, I was wondering if you'd be interested in reading skincare reviews? Because that I can talk about quite extensively.

Mona.

17 comments:

  1. Hey - I think your make up looks really pretty here xx Just found your blog through twitter Im your newest follower xx I have a blog as well which I have recently started - not plucked up the courage to do tutorials yet but they will come x ha ha xx

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    1. Thank you sweetheart! I'll definitely be checking out your blog post-haste! X

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  2. I swear, you are too cute! Thanks for the linkage, missy!

    Have you tried BB creams? I was just thinking because they are inspired by Asian skincare/makeup they might be more suited to your complexion (which, btw, is so clear and spotfree I want to kill you) but tbh if you don't need foundation/base, revel in it! Plus they're lighter formula so easier than foundation.

    I don't speak the language of contouring either...

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    1. You are very welcome! I've done some research (read - asked my flatmate) about this BB cream business, and I will definitely be picking one up..! And it's not really that clear, it's just that I have a strategically placed fringe over my forehead (which is DISGUSTING)! X

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  3. Your skin is beautiful! My god!
    Anyway, I am just as useless with makeup, I just had to say =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you sweetheart, your makeup always looks pretty great on your blog! X

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  4. I do the same make up routine every day too, and we totes use the same eyeliner (we are too cool)

    I agree with you on the skincare thing, I decided a long time a go that if I'm going to be crap at make up I at least want nice skin.. some days I wear foundation, most days I can't be bothered (those days are called weekends - I work with a sea of girls that are primped and preened to perfection from Mon-Fri)

    I'd love to see your skincare reviews if you fancy doing them? xx

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    1. OH-EM-GEE, we're like, totes twins Charlotte!

      Skincare is totally addictive. Which is a shame, because it's monstrously expensive! I loathe those perfect looking girls! I think they just exist to make us feel horrid...

      I'll get on the reviews then :) X

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  5. Aww, you look lovely! You needn't have any qualms about putting your photos online (: I use the same eyeliner! It's so good, and doesn't smudge all over your face like so many others I've used

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    1. Thank you very much! I've been using that eyeliner for about five years, I swear by it (although lots of my friends think the applicator is too thick - weird)! X

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  6. Oh my god I remember when a friend accidentally waxed off half my eyebrow when I was like 13. I praised the lord I had a fringe to cover it up for the 2 and a half months it took to grow back to it's proper state. Although it's never been quite the same since...
    I'm a bit obsessed with skincare too, whatever you're doing is working because you look gorgeous! Share your secrets please! Also, I noticed someone said something about BB creams, I use the Garnier one and it's the best thing to come into my life since Geordie Shore (oops did I just say that?)
    Wow sorry for the essay haha! xxx

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA! You are hilarious...

      I'll put up some kind of skin-care post some time in the next few days! And I'm definitely going to get my hands on this BB cream and see what all the fuss is about (I've never watched Geordie Shore but I've heard it's pretty spectacular).

      X

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  7. I love skincare reviews, even if I don't have the time or money to buy it :D
    I think that FOTD just looks fabulous! :) If you want to have some nice tutorials, check out essiebutton on youtube or essiebutton.blogspot.com She's HILARIOUS and SO BEAUTIFUL at the same time!

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    1. Ooh I just checked her out on youtube... I think I feel a new girlcrush coming on... Awkward X

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  8. Just surfing through your blog. I gotta say you are too cute. I love your hair and face and eyes!

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Mona x

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