Everyday Make Up To Hide My Paleness

As you all know I’m ridiculously pale, especially with being constantly anaemic! I’m also really struggling to sleep these days, it’s been an issue since my first surgery to get my ileostomy but I, like most of you who are unwell too, we don’t like to show it!  Here’s my typical day to day make up tutorial that takes literally 5/10 minutes yet makes me look a LOT more healthy.

 Here I am with my base coat of foundation which is the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour in 001 Ivory (£7.99 Boots/Superdrug). I use 3 squirts on the side of my hand and use a foundation brush to apply all over my face and blend into my neck.

  Next I cover all of the still tacky foundation with the Collection 2000 Sheer Loose Powder in Translucent (£2.99 Superdrug) I don’t use the powder puff that comes with the powder however, I use a medium sized powder brush to apply this.
  Next I use this Elizabeth Arden palette blush on the apples of my cheeks to get a slight bit of colour. I like the shimmer on this deep pink hue, it really matches a pale skin tone like mine! (Im not sure of the price of this item as it was part of an Elizabeth Arden Gift set that was available on the Elizabeth Arden website around Christmas time). I applied this lightly with a blusher brush.

  Next I used the darkest brown in this In The Buff Nude Palette (£5 Watt Brothers) to fill in my eyebrows so they can now match my hair a bit better! I use an angled eyeshadow brush to apply this as I feel like it makes it less likely to go outside the lines. 
  Next I lined my lips with the Mac Lip Liner in Spice (£12.50 Mac Cosmetics) and Mac Lipstick in Honeylove (£15.50 Mac Cosmetics) – I love a subtle nude lip, it’s such a contrast to my normal bright red lips! 
  Lastly I apply 2 coats of this Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Lash Enhancing Mascara (£22 Elizabeth Arden) and I’m good to go! 
  And here you go! Once I clipped in my extensions, shoved on a shirt and hat I’m good to go… Not that I’m actually going anywhere haha! 


Jen x

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