It was when I came in from my long afternoon walk that I fully appreciated the essence of natural beauty. My flushed cheeks, pale lips and the slightly rustled plait in my hair shared a ground of realness, that I admire.
Now, before I go all Essena O'Neill (this is not real, etc.) on you guys, I would just like to establish a few things; I love makeup. I would be lying if I pretended not to. When someone says Urban I yell "DECAY!", that is a slight exaggeration but I love a good smokey eye or dark lip. Yet I'd also be lying if I said makeup doesn't change the way I look, I make it enhance the features I like most, which does change my face.
So for the time being I'm just going to focus on doing that, but in moderation. I made a little collage (above ladies & gents) which is a general model of what I'm thinking. I'll be curling my lashes and brushing through them with castor oil, swiping Vaseline on my eyelids and applying some sort of balm on my lips.
Recently I've been wearing a really simple makeup look: it's super glowy yet enhances key features on the face, such as your eyes and lips.
I filmed a tutorial in the end, because a couple of friends asked me to. I hope you enjoy!
No7 instant radiance under eye concealer ~ here
Bourjois healthy balance compact powder ~ here
Bare Minerals full flawless face brush ~ here
Nars smudge proof eyeshadow base ~ here
Marc Jacobs Lolita eyeshadow palette ~ here
Real Techniques base shadow brush from starter set ~ here
Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in demolition~ here
L'oreal Brow Artist Plumper in dark brunette ~ here
Shu Uemura eyelash curler ~ here
Benefit they're real mascara in beyond black ~ here Mac pro longwear lip pencil in in control ~ here
Charlotte Tilbury matte revolution lip stick in bond girl ~ here
& Other Stories sunray pleat pearl creme highlighter ~ here