Then & Now

One good thing about writing a blog is that it works like a diary, documenting my makeup menus from week to week and acting as a bit of a time capsule for my cosmetics tastes. Every now and again I like to take a peruse through – ignoring the crappy copy 😉 – and see what I was sporting on my face back in the day. Old favourites are often rediscovered, some choices cringed at and the fact that I’m always going to be a neutral makeup gal is as bright as as day. Here’s a beauty blast from the past compared to a more recent offering…

14th April 2014 – My 5 Minute Face: Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Fairness Cream, Lotus Herbals Natural Kajal, Lotus Herbals Opulence Botanical Eyeliner, Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner, Rimmel Glam’eyes HD Eye Shadow in English Oak, Rimmel’s 001, Milani’s Crystal Gloss.

28th September 2016 – The Smudged-Out Smokey: Maybelline’s The Nudes Palette, Colorbar’s Full Cover Makeup Stick in Au Natural, Maybelline’s Fashion Brow in Brown, Colorbar’s Zoom & Whoosh Mascara, The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Tint in Poppy Coral.

Lessons learned from a trawl through the archives? I need to repurchase Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Fairness Cream. How did I ever think I could get away with Rimmel’s 001 on the lips!? Where has the Rimmel Glam’eyes HD Eye Shadow in English Oak gone? I need to dust it off and rediscover its awesomeness. And wow, I really did like to cake on the base. My daily face is definitely dwindling with a total of 7 products having been brought out to cover, contour and create glow two years ago, to just 5 a few weeks ago. Who knows perhaps in another two years I’ll just be cracking out a BB? Crazier things have happened…