Full Face of Makeup Using Only My Mum’s Makeup
My mother and I have very different makeup styles. I like super full coverage and bold colours whereas she prefers a more natural looking finish and subtle eye makeup that complements her eye colour. I’ve watched my mother do her makeup a thousand times and always cringe at how little foundation she wears haha. So, for today’s post, I thought it’d be fun to do a full face of makeup using only my mum’s makeup!
Before I’d even started I ran into some problems. She doesn’t have a proper face moisturiser to use and no primer either, so I had to just go right in with concealer which felt odd for me to do. Luckily we have the same concealer, the Collection Lasting Perfection, which I applied under my eyes, around my nose and on any blemishes. I applied a fair bit of this as I knew the foundation was very lightweight.
The foundation she uses is the Givenchy Teint Couture Balm, in the shade Nude Beige. This foundation has a light to medium coverage, in other words, my worst nightmare! I had to build it up quite a bit to be happy with the coverage but it still didn’t fully cover my blemishes or scarring.
The next issue I ran into is a powder to set my face. My mother does not powder her face so doesn’t own any. So I sat there, at her makeup desk, looking mournfully at my unpowdered face in the mirror. She also does not do anything with her eyebrows, other than plucking them, meaning I too had nothing to do my eyebrows with. I hate not having my eyebrows done. As I’m blonde my eyebrows and eyelashes are very pale and look extremely strange when they’re bare. On the bright side, I have a fringe so my eyebrows are always mostly covered up.
Blush, Contour and Highlight
Guess what? My mother doesn’t contour! She had nothing suitable for bronzing or contouring so it was a day of looking like a potato for me. For blusher, she has just the one option which is the Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in the shade Rapture. I love the Urban Decay blushes, I think I introduced her to them actually, and Rapture is a really pretty colour. For Christmas, I bought her the Sleek Cleopatra’s Kiss highlighting palette as she wanted to get more into highlighting so I used that for my nose, cheekbones and cupids bow.
Thanks to my influence over the years my mum has started to get more and more high-end eyeshadow palettes and is experimenting with colour more. For her birthday I got her the Huda Beauty Emerald Obsessions palette which I’ve been really wanting to borrow so this was the perfect excuse! Again, she normally applies the shades very subtly so there’s a hint of colour to bring out her eyes or match her clothes. I, on the other hand, like to get lots of product on my brush and throw it on my eye. (Not literally, obviously).
There was no eye primer to use so I made do with some concealer which didn’t work too badly but it definitely didn’t help to keep it in place all day. The eyeshadow palette was amazing and now I want it for myself. The colours are stunning, they blend easily and I was really happy with my eye makeup. For mascara, she has the Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara which I wasn’t really a fan of as it didn’t give me much length.
For my lipstick, I chose to use the Ciate Glitter Flip liquid lipstick in the shade Chaos. I used this lipstick as I also own it so I could use my own instead of sharing. I didn’t think this shade would really go well with the eyeshadow but it did actually work in the end.
In the end, I don’t think this look turned out too badly and I was happy to leave the house wearing it. I definitely missed a full-coverage foundation and my face didn’t feel 100% complete without powder, plus about an hour later I noticed it had oxidised so badly on me! But not having to do my eyebrows saved me a lot of time!
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