Is it weird to admit I was staring at myself in the mirror?...well, I was and I was slightly inspired with this post, a look back on the evolution of my makeup.
As I mentioned this inspiration came from staring at myself in the mirror, I must admit I do this a lot but this time I was impressed with how well I'd applied my makeup (little around of applause to me). And although most of my blog is beauty dedicated I actually don't consider myself a beauty blogger, or even worthy of knowing anything when it comes to beauty. I believe I can apply my own make up and that's it...ever need advice, best not turn to me. So here's a little look back at photos of me through the years, some very embarrassing but I'd risk it and share them anyway.
2007- Im actually not too sure whether this was actually from 2007 but it was definitely while I was in high school, but these were the years were I bared all. I was rather well known in school for the girl who could pull off the no makeup, friends and other girls around school would always comment about my good skin and the fact I could get away with no makeup. This potentially was the most comforting thing while I was at school, as a very insecure and shy girl, this always left me with a smile on my face.
2008 - although the girls complimented me in school I still felt rather left out, when it came to the makeup department. So as a naive school girl, I went shopping and looking back definitely picked up the wrong products. Wearing the wrong colour foundation or just pressed powder...i can't really remember but equally embarrassed to admit, and a big thick line of pencil liner of my lower lash line with a hint of mascara which I probably applied terribly. I mean, urgh look at that liner, how thick!?
2009- Oh I remember this day well, and my obsession with this makeup look. This was my final day of high school, very excited to be leaving school and starting fresh at a brand new college. But this was my year of blue eye liner, I'm actually not too sure how this became into my possession, but for months this was how I looked. Looking back, I do quiet like how my makeup looks here, blue liner on my upper lash line, black on my lower and a touch of mascara...There's a good chance here that I'm not wearing much else on my face, though I can't quiet remember.
2010 - looking at this photo, I'm actually missing how my hair looks. Look how full and long it looks, ah but so simple. But as you can tell my makeup died down a little, I'm not too sure what made me do this, it was probably down to being lazy...which admit happens from time to time, especially with makeup. But this simple look, is just black pencil liner on the lower and inner upper lash line, which I used almost daily even now as it adds much more definition to my face, well my eyes. I really do like this makeup look though it's rare I reacted this look anymore.
2011- Another simple look, only this time I upgrading from pencil liner to using pen. It's not until seeing this photo I realised how I've only been wearing liquid for a few years, this must of been a good makeup day and I still to this day struggle with the perfect winged liner. I've gradually began wearing more foundation on my face, though this was definitely the only product, as I was yet to learn about highlighter, blush and bronzer. This makeup look is actually something I realised I wore almost permanently until recently.
2014- And then theres now! You'd think with all the photos I take for my blog and how I love a good selfie…I didn't have a decent one for this post, so just before heading out a few days ago I took this quick snap. Safe to say it's completely transformed? I now like to add eyeshadow (I'm lovely smokey eyes right now) and a little winged liner of course. Throughout the years my mascara has been my favourite makeup product and to this day it's still like an obsession!? I'm also obsessing over lipsticks as of late, and as we're getting out of summer it's time to welcome my dark collection back, goodbye peachy and pink and hello deep reds and plums.
I'm actually getting I don't have a picture of other makeup phases, I remember vividly the months in which my 'smokey eye' was a think line of grey pencil on my upper lid, a look I absolutely adored. This was possibly between 2010-2011, as I'm sure it's something I stopped wearing once I lost my trusty pencil.
But there's my progression and the life lessons I've learnt along the way when it comes to application and products. It's a great feeling to look back at these, remember those makeup moments, my life at the time, have a little giggle and realise how much I've changed and grown as a person. It's also odd to believe that some of these photos are 7 years old.
I honestly think I'd still be in my liquid liner phase if it wasn't for blogging, talking to so many girls who have so much interest in makeup has helped and meant a growth in my makeup collection but some serious damage to my bank balance.