Finding the right shade of foundation and concealer can be a nightmare for pale princesses and that's before we've even got onto blush that doesn't make us look like clowns and bronzer that doesn't go orange.
This blog is for people like me who are obsessed with all things beauty and make-up, especially those with the palest of skin! Occasionally, I will post lifestyle blogs.
If you read my last blog post on hair care products, you'll already know a bit about my hair journey. If not, I'll just fill you in quickly. I currently have very long, thick hair which is dyed dark purple. I have been dark purple for around 2 and a half years now and I love it. From the age of 15-18, I bleached my hair regularly, changing between bleach blonde and dark brown every 6 months or so. That killed my hair and at one point, it was like cotton wool / straw. It was horrific. The point that I've got my hair to now is amazing considering what I've done to it. My ends are a tad dry but otherwise, my hair is healthy. I continue to use hair masks regularly to keep my hair in good condition and to repair any damage that is left. These are some of my favourite hair masks of all time - and I've tried a lot!
1. John Frieda Full Repair Deep Conditioner Mask - 150ml - £6.99 - I hadn't tried many products from John Frieda before I tried this range - I bought the …
TAM Beauty is name of the company who own Make Up Revolution, Freedom Make Up and I Heart Make Up and their website stocks all of these brands, alongside a few other brands (including Colourless Hair Colour Removal). All of their products are 100% cruelty free and do not tests on animals. These are 10 of my favourite products that I have purchased from Tam Beauty's website. Tam Beauty also offer free delivery in the UK on orders over £30.
1. Make Up Revolution Pro HD Amplified 35 Palette - Dynamic - £15.00
Make Up Revolution recently came out with a range of palettes called the Amplified 35 Palettes, which a lot of people have compared to the Morphe palettes (which aren't much more expensive). I purchased the 'Dynamic' version of this palette because of the beautiful purple shades - I didn't have any palettes that were similar to this. First off, this palette is amazing. There are so many different looks you can do with this palette and the quality of the eyeshadow…
If you haven't heard of the brand Essence, it is a very affordable brand which seems quite popular in the U.S. but is only available in Wilko stores in the UK. Everything I have bought to try out was £3 or under and I checked the reviews first on Wilko's website and a few of the products I have bought were based on their 5 star reviews online!
Instant Matt Setting Spray - £3.00
This setting spray has quite a strong chemically scent when you first spray it but the scent goes straight away. It has a really nice mist which covers your whole face, unlike a lot of setting sprays that I have tried before. It is advertised as a non-sticky, lightweight, oil-free formula, which I agree with. It makes your face feel matte as soon as it dries and I think it kept my make up in place for longer without my skin getting oily. You get 50ml of product and you don't have to use a lot, so it is great value for money. This is a great product from Essence and I would definitely repurchase it.
Having oily / combination skin can be a nightmare situation which can ruin your make up and can get much worse in the summer as the weather starts to get warmer (well, it doesn't tend to do that in Scotland..). I have combination skin, which is normal on my cheeks and most of my forehead but gets oily on my t-zone and chin throughout the day. However, some products are great at keeping these oils at bay and they are vital parts to anyone's skincare routine if they have oily / combination skin.
Seaweed Range from The Body Shop:
I've discussed this range here before on my blog, but it truly is amazing stuff for those with oily / combination skin. My favourite three products are the:
Seaweed Oil Balancing Face Mask - £11.00 (100ml)Seaweed Oil Balancing Toner - £7.50 (250ml) Seaweed Oil Control Overnight Treatment Gel - £14.00 (30ml)
These products all leave your skin feeling fresh and clean without drying it out. If you have combination skin like me, you might want to multi-ma…
Although there are no rules to make up, if you're a beginner or simply just wanting to know what make up to buy next, this guide will help you determine which eyeshadow shades you should be sticking to if you want to enhance your eye colour. This is just based on my personal opinion and research from make up artists and experts - if you want to experiment with bright colours, you do that! Do whatever makes you happy! But if you are looking for some inspiration or a rough guide of what will suit your eye colour, look no further!
I have green eyes and I have experimented a lot with different colours of eyeshadow - obviously a lot of your eyeshadow choice is based on personal preference but I have found that blue eyeshadow does not work with my eye colour at all!
For green eyes, it's best to stick with the following:
- Purple / Plum Shades
- Neutral browns / Burgundy
- Khaki / Dark Green Shades
- Golds / Bronze
One of my new favourite eyeshadow palettes for green eye…
So because I had a spending ban in April (to try and get through some of the products I already own!) I went a bit crazy at the start of May and bought a ton of make up and beauty products! Also, it was my birthday on the 15th of the month so I ended up with a load more products! So to justify the insane amount of money I spent, I thought I would share my first impressions on some of the products that I tried for the first time in May to hopefully help some of you guys out!
Queen Helene Mint Julep Face Masque - 340g - £4.30
I bought this on eBay after I had read about it in a blog post and we all know I love a good face mask! This face mask comes in a smaller tube or this huge tub - I bought the huge tub because it worked out better value for money. First impressions on the mask - it smells like straight up toothpaste. I get that it's a 'Mint' face mask, but it genuinely smells like nothing other than toothpaste! It is quite a thick formula and it dries down within about 15…
If you haven't heard of 'The Ordinary', they are a very affordable brand who are part of the company Deciem and are known predominantly for their innovative skincare products and more recently, their primers. A few weeks ago, The Ordinary launched two new foundations - a serum foundation (£5.70) and a coverage foundation (£5.90) and these foundations are both available in 21 different shades. The shades are split into pink undertones, yellow undertones, red undertones and neutral undertones and also has variations with silver and golden highlights. I purchased the coverage foundation in the shade 1.0N (which is neutral toned and for very fair skin).
My skin is porcelain with neutral undertones (about a Mac NC10 or lighter) and I have combination, acne prone skin that gets oily on my t-zone throughout the day.
The Coverage Foundation - £5.90 Claims: - A high-coverage creamy foundation that softens undesirable hues.
- The foundation contains SPF15.
- Lightweight, non-oily cream …
Who would've thought 10 years ago that You-Tubing could be a full time career for so many people?! There are so many people who try to break into the beauty community on YouTube but only a small number of those people become 'YouTube Famous'. I love watching YouTube tutorials, beauty hauls and anything make up related on YouTube and I think it's where most of my obsession with make up stemmed from. Specifically, I love watching pale skinned YouTubers because they can swatch or apply make up to their skin and show me what it will look like on mine!
These are some of my favourite Pale Skin Beauty YouTubers and I've included a link to their YouTube accounts so you can check them out yourself!
1. Thataylaa - https://www.youtube.com/user/ThaTaylaa
Thataylaa is an American beauty vlogger based in Seattle who is very pale and loves all things black and white - which is right up my alley! She is my absolute favourite YouTuber because she is so down to earth, real and her s…