Beauty: Confidence Boosting Makeup You Need To Try

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I never really realised how confidence boosting makeup was until recently, recently being when I had less than 5 minutes to do my makeup for work and I basically turned up to work with only my foundation and my eyebrows drawn on.

It shouldn’t have affected how I felt during the day but it did and so I thought I’d show you all, my favourite make up products, which help me feel more confident everyday. Most of these products are Clarins ones, but there is also products from Becca, Laura Mercier and Charlotte Tilbury.

Clarins Everlasting Foundation In Shade 110 Honey - £29 from Boots
I’ve never found a foundation quite like this one from Clarins. I have to 100% honest with you all, despite being a loyal Estee Lauder double wear fan, at times depending on weather etc. my foundation didn’t last the way I wanted it to until now. This is 100% my new all time favourite foundation and I am pretty sure I will be using this for years to come. This foundation lasts up to 18 hours without needing to touch up your makeup too, which is an absolute dream!
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream SPF 50ml - £36 from Boots
My skin has always been a little by dehydrated but recently it’s been VERY dehydrated and this moisturiser has literally saved me from any further skin issues. This is a new(ish) release from Clarins and I tried a sample in a magazine and fell in love with it and have used it everyday since. I use this before applying my foundation in the morning and also at night once I’ve removed my makeup. I find this really helps as a base for my makeup too and it makes me feel more confident in my own skin as it leaves my skin feeling more hydrated and plump.

As much as I love my Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer this Clarins concealer is slowly overtaking it. I love using this underneath my brows and on top to define them, under my eyes and on any point of my face where the light will touch it. I love the light optimising affect it gives and how it helps my skin look dewy. I can rely on this concealer to help hide my dark circles which makes me feel more confident and ready for the day!

Clarins Limited Edition Summer Bronzing and Blush Compact - £30 from Boots
One thing I like to do is build up my Boots points for a time when I really want to try a more expensive makeup product. I’ve heard so much about the Clarins summer collections through reading blogs and watching beauty video bloggers and I knew this year was my year. So at a time I wasn’t feeling so great about myself, I picked this up from Clarins and I’ve used it everyday since. The design of the powder is so intricate and the mirror inside the bronzer is huge so it makes it a perfect travelling companion as well. 
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal - £32 from Cult Beauty

Despite Champagne Pop being the most well known shade of the Becca shimmering skin perfectors, I feel like Opal gets just as much credit. I snapped this up at Christmas in a cult beauty box as the box included this, Pixi glow tonic and a few other pieces for only £60 (when it was worth about £150!). This is an absolutely stunning pearl shade and it would work for any skin tone. I reach for this on a daily basis, as it’s easily buildable. I love using this before reaching for my powder to set my make up as who doesn’t want to look super glowy and highlighted?!
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder - £29 from Feel Unique

If you buy one thing from reading this post, I would 100% make it this one. It’s not because the other products aren’t amazing, it’s because this powder is absolutely incredible and is one of the best makeup products I’ve ever used. One thing which has always made me not feel confident is my under eye area, when I put makeup on I’m scared of it not staying on all day and this powder has changed the game for me. I use the smallest amount of this powder all over my face with a little extra powder for under my eyes.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick - £24
One thing I’m trying to do more is wear more lipstick. I probably wear lipstick every other day but now I’m trying to wear it everyday as it makes me feel like I have my life that little bit more in check. This shade from Charlotte Tilbury is heavenly and it’s a gorgeous pink toned nude, which suits all skin types and tones. If you’re looking for a higher end lipstick I would 100% recommend trying this out!

These are all products I use on a daily basis and ones I reach for especially for when I’m at work and I want to feel comfortable but confident at the same time. I also have drugstore favourites, which I reach for too, my mascara and the brow products I use are all high street products and I alternate my lipsticks too as I don’t use my Charlotte Tilbury ones everyday!

What make up do you use to help boost your confidence? 
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1 comment

Lisa Autumn said...

The highlighter omg!

xx Lisa |

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