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Hey lovelies,

So recently I’ve adopted a few favourite additions to my make-up stash and I thought why not share my old and new favourites with the blog.

So here’s my 5 make-up bag essentials:
1. Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay
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I just love the glimmering shades of this palette and it really does allow for so many adaptable looks, whether you’re trying to achieve a daytime glow or a nighttime smokey eye this palette will help you out. My friends at urban decay lakeside introduced me about a year ago and I’ve never used any other palettes since – but obviously after trying naked 2 I had to try its predecessor naked and it’s little sister naked 3 ?.

2. Benefit’s high beam liquid highlighter

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I discovered this whilst having my make-up done at a pop-up fashion show about 2 years ago and I’ve been in love ever since! It’s so easy to apply and gives a beautiful youthful glow. I apply it to my upper cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, the arch of my eyebrows and the bridge and tip of my nose. By applying it to all these areas it really attracts the light and highlights key areas of your face creating a gorgeous dewy look.

3. Revolution’s Ultra Blush Palette Golden Sugar

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I absolutely adore this palette! It’s a new addition to my collection and trust me it’s staying for the long run! I love a dewy look and a bronzed glow, so when I found this palette it was love at first sight. The range of colours provides a good difference dependant on what look you’re going for, often I combine two or more colours to give a really nice look using strobing.

4. Mac Russian Red matte lipstick

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This is an old favourite as I’m a sucker for a red lip -especially in matte! This is a deep red almost crimson and creates a very elegant dark look; we’re talking femme fatál/vamp.

5. Soap and Glory’s 2-In-1 Brow filling pencil and brush in Hot chocolate

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I love this compact little number as it does the job perfectly. It’s very precise and allows clean lines and flawless filling -one step closer to Cara’s brows.

After looking through all my make-up goodies I was left with the amazing thought of how a single lip shade or eye liner flick can change a woman’s face instantly. I’ve seen a lot of posts on twitter that condemn make-up wearers with accusations of being “fake” and a “con”. The one thing that particularly annoys me is the general idea that women wear make-up merely to impress a crush or to attract attention. In my personal opinion, I feel that make-up is a way to compliment an individual’s own personal beauty and highlight the wonderful features in which they have. From my own perspective I can honestly say that I do not spend £££ on make-up and brushes and at least 15-20 minutes trying to achieve even eyeliner simply to impress a guy, (because do guys even notice that winged eyeliner is straight honestly??????) I wear eyeliner because it compliments my look that day and It makes me feel good – am I right? So wear your make-up with pride and embrace your natural beauty, because make-up doesn’t hide who you are, it displays it for all to see. Most that have sat facing the mirror will tell you honestly, that achieving winged eyeliner, arched brows and perfectly even lip liner is an art form in itself – so stay creative mua’s!

Lots of love,
Beth xxxxxx

3 Comments on The Make-Up Edit

  1. ghostlyvibes
    11th August 2015 at 6:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this post! I’d definitely agree about the Naked palette! It is 100% a must have! x

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  2. kponxy
    11th August 2015 at 7:06 pm (2 years ago)

    The high beam highlighter and the Revolution’s Ultra Blush Palette Golden Sugar looks beautiful!

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  3. Arielle
    11th August 2015 at 7:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Love your post! You should do a makeup look with these <3

    Reply

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