foundation-free fridays: vamp

 I started this series on the blog last June when I was a lot less experienced at blogging and didn’t have a good camera. I still really like the ethos though.

Firstly because it’s important to let your skin breathe and some base makeup products don’t do that. Secondly, it’s about learning to love your skin even if it has what might be considered ‘imperfections’. After the recent response to Match.com’s poorly thought out advert, I thought it would be nice to revive foundation-free Fridays, especially as I’m majorly focusing on my skin and skincare at the moment.

Previously my looks have been what I would call ‘everyday wear’ for me and so I wanted to create a look that you could try on a night out. I must admit I do tend to wear much more makeup than this when I go out and I usually opt for foundation! I do really like this ‘vamp’ look though and I think it draws the attention away from any blemishes/discoloration on my skin.

 

The foundation-free look: ‘Vamp’

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The products I used were a little more expensive and have been gifts from Josh, friends and family so I tend to keep them for special occasions. This look felt really sexy and vampy because of the contrast with my hair. You can just about see my freckles now the sun is out too!

Brows: Collection Intense Colour Supersoft Kohl Pencil in Birdy Song // Makeup Revolution I ♡ Makeup Brow Kit Bold is Best
Eyes: ‘Verve’ and ‘Blackout’ from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette // Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in Gold Glitter // Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black // Seventeen High Drama Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Lips: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 04

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Do you like/own any of these products?
Do you take foundation-free days?

 

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Rimmel Lasting Finish for an Autumn Lip Look – I used the same lipstick for a fab Autumn makeup look…

foundation-free fridays: electric dream

So this series focuses on how important it is to let your skin breathe, and how I take one day a week that I don’t wear any base products. I thought I would combine the look with a mini-review of my new ‘I Heart Makeup’ palette and ‘Amazing’ Lipstick from Makeup Revolution.

Having read plenty of blog posts praising Makeup Revolution for their great prices and decent quality products, I purchased a great selection of them to try out!

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The Amazing Lipstick I chose in the shade, ‘Crime’. I love how this shade compliments my new silvery hair, and brings out my lips. It smells great too!

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I chose the ‘I Heart Sin’ palette because I don’t own many bright colours anymore and I loved the mix of matte and shimmery pigments it has.

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The eyeshadows are really bright and have very good staying power! I will definitely be trying different colour combinations with the rest of them in the future.

The lipstick is a great shade, but as with many budget lipsticks, it doesn’t stay on very long. I had to reapply every time I drank or ate anything but I didn’t really mind, considering that it cost £1!

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other products:

brows // my own 88-colour palette (similar here for £10.44)
lashes // No7 Intense Volume in black – £9.95 & Collection Volumising 10x in ultra black – £3.99
pencil liner // No. 7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes pencil in black – £7.50

 

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Do you have foundation-free days?
Have you tried any Makeup Revolution products?
Let me know or leave me links in the comments below!

Jenna
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foundation-free friday: candy colours

As someone with very sensitive skin who uses a lot of heavy products, I know that sometimes it’s important to let my skin breathe. I try to give myself at least one day a week with no make-up on and often have ‘foundation-free’ days where I won’t use any skin/base products. I still follow my skincare routine on these days, of course!

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Since making a conscious effort to do this, I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my skin’s condition and it’s really boosting my confidence too. I feel a lot more comfortable about my freckles, blemishes and patchy bits on show now.

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1. brows // darkhorse (Urban Decay Naked Palette – £38.00)
2. lashes // No7 Intense Volume in black – £9.95 & Collection Volumising 10x in ultra black – £3.99
3. shadows // my own 88-colour palette (similar here for £10.44)
4. liner // 2True Effortless in shade 1- £1.99
5. lips // Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush – £12.00

Do you have foundation-free days?
Have you tried any of these products?
Let me know or leave me links in the comments below!

Jenna
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