“You’re allowed to miss the people who were bullets to you, but you’re not allowed to let them shoot you again.”
I want to start with a big fat disclaimer that I am not a pro and whatever I do is completely self taught, in other words, I do what I can with whatever I've got.
This morning I woke up feeling very bad both physically and mentally. It was one of those moments when you just want to curl up in a foetal position and stay like this for the whole nasty day. Obviously, I couldn't allow myself to do that so instead I took my camera out and decided to do something for the blog. In the last week or so, two things have been popping up on my YouTube constantly: Kylie Jenner makeup tutorials and The Power of Makeup videos which essentially show how it empowers women to feel better about themselves. And that's all I needed, really. Started off with my bare, ill-looking face and ended up halfway Kylie Jenner (you can judge later, her looks are amazing).
Here is a quick video, which I do realize is not very helpful but it can be used as basic guidelines of what I did. What I learned today is how to use iMovie and that I pull ridiculous faces while doing my makeup, please tell me it's not just me? Plus, I'm rapping most of the time... All in all, it's a very cringe-y video but at least I stepped out of my comfort zone.
The look is very matte, I only used matte eyeshadows except for a bit of white shimmer on the brow bone and inner corner of the eye. The most difficult part to do was the eyeliner but I managed quite well, I'd say. A bit of bronzer and nude lip and you're pretty much a Kylie doppelganger (okay, not really, but who wants that anyway?!). Wearing this much makeup is not typical for me at all but the truth is, I felt amazing. It really brought back my confidence and made me feel so good about myself the whole day. I cannot give you a logical explanation as to why but trust me, if you feel down, grab that brush and be whoever you want to be.
The products I used (in order) :
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
Diorskin Compact Powder
Urban Decay Naked Basics 1 Eyeshadow Palette
L'Oreal La Palette Nude in Rose
L'Oreal Brow Artist Shaper Pencil
L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner
Benefit They're Real Mascara
MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush
MAC Matte Bronzing Powder
EOS Lip Balm
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
Brushes: MAC 217, Real Techniques Face, Revlon Blusher, Zoeva Contour, Zoeva Crease, Real Techniques Blending, Sephora Smudge Brush (under the eye to smoke it up a bit)
Thanks for reading, guys. I want to do some fashion-y and summery stuff so stay tuned.