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Why do you wear make-up?

November 07, 2012
No make-up

After seeing this tag on I decided it was quite a good one and thought I'd jump on the bandwagon by posting a photo with no make-up and answering some questions...

When did you start wearing make-up?

I think I was about 14 and I remember that I liked to wear a blue eyeshadow (gorgeous). I started off by wearing eyeshadow and mascara and then moved onto pencil eyeliner. I didn't start wearing foundation until I was about 16 which I'm quite surprised at looking back as my skin was terrible! I think I had seen lots of girls at schools showing off some incredible tide marks and it put me off. There also wasn't the range of tinted moisturisers and BB creams available as there are now. 

I also remember buying a clear lipgloss from Rimmel which I used to wear ALL the time. I then had an ingenious idea of mixing a bit of Barry M fuschia dazzle dust with the clear lipgloss to make a new colour- why I didn't just buy a new lipgloss I don't know! 

I loved the Barry M dazzle dusts. I had them in a bright purple, fuschia pink and a pure glitter pot. It wasn't the most subtle of make-up so I'm glad I didn't wear it often! I do recall applying the pink dazzle dust in a dramatic (and awful) sweep of colour over my eyelids and my brother looking terrified. I would love to go back and give myself some tips!

How do you feel without make-up?

I love days where I don't wear make-up. It's a lovely feeling when you get ready for bed and realise that you don't need to battle with taking mascara off! If I am just mooching around the house, or popping to the shops then I won't put make-up on and I'm fine with that. There are days when I just can't be bothered! I don't wear it much on holiday either- the photo above was taken in Center Parcs after a sweaty game of badminton!

I will always wear make-up to work or when I'm going out in the day or at night. If I ran into someone in the day without wearing make-up I would feel a bit self-conscious and aware of having a bare face.

I don't feel bad when I don't wear make-up but I feel a whole lot better when I do wear make-up!

What do you like about make-up?

I like the routine of applying my make-up. I find it so enjoyable and relaxing- especially when I have new products to play with. I like how you can make yourself look so much better- I never like to look too 'made up' but have learnt the tricks of how to enhance yourself and look nice but natural. It doesn't matter how terrible I look before I apply make-up- I will always end up looking and feeling better!

3 "Holy Grail" items

If I am too lazy to do a full face of make-up I will use the three items below to create a natural but pretty look. 

1. Foundation - current favourite is the Liz Earle Signature Foundation
2. Mascara - enjoying the MUFE Smoky Lash at the moment
3. Blush - MAC's Well Dressed is my perfect pink blush.

Let me know if you decide to do this tag too!
4 comments on "Why do you wear make-up?"
  1. great tag post!

  2. "It's a lovely feeling when you get ready for bed and realise that you don't need to battle with taking mascara off!"

    It's the little things in life that really are wonderful <3

  3. I love reading these posts! It's amazing how a little bit of make up can make you feel so much better and more awake in the mornings!

    Jennie xo |

  4. Daisy, you look so pretty with no make up on :) I used to feel so conscious when I didn't wear make up, but that was when I was younger and had terrible skin, so make up was more like a mask for me. Now I'm more than happy to go without make up on my days off, it feels so nice to be able to scratch your face if you want to and not have to battle with face wipes at the end of the day :)

    Great post my love!

    Jenny xx


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