I love makeup and always have, from that fateful day in the mid 90s when I came across my mum’s stash in the cupboard under the sink and decided brown lipstick was the answer to all life’s problems.
Back then, being a pre-teen into her slap basically meant owning Rimmel’s Heather Shimmer lipstick, at least one frosted eye shadow and a couple of Body Shop eau de toilettes.
As time went by, I started picking up the basics from J17 magazine and good old trial and error, enhancing my ability from choosing a foundation that didn’t make me look like a tangerine to learning how to achieve that coveted feline flick with a glossy black eyeliner.
These days though, picking up tips on how to put your face on is on a whole different level, thanks to Instagram. Most high street beauty brands now sell lines especially marketed for young people who want to achieve the perfect selfie and gone are the days of making do with a dusting of powder and a slick of gloss. These days, beauty queens go for full coverage and they make it an absolute art form. And I love it – but I just can’t get down with it.
I’ve lost so many hours of my life watching people putting on makeup on the internet. But it’s akin to the way we watch The Great British Bake Off. You appreciate the pretty cakes on your screen but like hell can you be bothered to go through the blood, sweat and tears of whipping one up in your own kitchen for the office bake sale.
But in a fit of experimentation, I did decide to give it a go and I filmed myself one rainy afternoon trying a few trends I’ve seen reoccurring on my feed (I may have been subconsciously inspired by Lady Dickson who recently made her own epic contouring fail vid).
Here’s what I attempted…
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Ok, I’m going to admit that when this picture popped up on my screen I actually gasped and said: “OH. MY GOD.”
And that means I should really re-evaluate my life, I suppose.
But, talk about drastic! Perhaps it’s an expression of her being liberated from ever having to play Hermione Granger again? Her way of saying: “Look world, I am a serious actress now. And while you’re at it send a few more high fashion modelling contracts my way please as I clearly possess exquisite bone structure that can pull off any style.”
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Some people are just too bloomin’ pretty for their own good.
How on earth did that happen? Nicole Kidman must have looked in a mirror the last opportunity she had before stepping on the red carpet!
An over-zealous makeup artist must have decided to give her a quick finishing touch in the limo and not blended properly. A costly mistake. I can’t quite imagine the scene that must have ensued when Nicole saw these pictures.
I wonder whether it was noticeable to all who was there or whether the excess powder only showed up against the glare of the paps’ camera bulbs?
I have already expressed my preference for Scarlett when she’s blonde, but to be quite frank this woman could dye her hair mud-swamp green and still look absolutely stunning. Just look at that figure. No bones jutting out, soft curves in all the right places. And the best thing is, she’s not 6 ft tall. She’s definately a healthier role model to aspire to.
Oh, and I would actually give up chocolate forever for those shoes. Maybe.
Woah. Unknown model to starring in an Oscar-winning movie and gracing the cover of Vogue in the space of a few months is pretty good going.
When I saw Slumdog Millionaire (which, by the way, I think is fantastic) I was rather taken aback by how gorgeous Freida is. Could she be the next Angelina Jolie? She’s already been snapped up for Woody Allen’s next film, so her career seems to be going from strength to strength.
She also had that strange secret engagement that she recently broke off, amidst rumours that she’s dating co-star Dev Patel (utter rubbish in my opinion) … so it looks like her love-life will be under the spotlight as much as Angelina’s has.
She seems like a sweet girl, so I hope she’s prepared for fame and the repercussions that can come with it.