Please just tell me…

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Walking around, smiling, chatting…blissfully unaware of the blotch of lipstick covering my teeth. Would you tell someone? A friend, a stranger?

I am definitely a bad perpetrator of this. I just cannot tell someone! It happened just the other day when a colleague had a very bad case of lipstick teeth. By telling her I would’ve become so much more embarrassed than she would’ve been. So I did it, I did what I would hate people to do to me…I didn’t tell her. I just let her carry on with her day being blissfully unaware of the red smudges over her teeth until she would later check herself in the mirror and worry about how long she’d been smiling at everyone with an awkward lipstick smudge making everyone else feel just as awkward as they would battle with their conscience wondering, ‘do I, don’t I tell her?’

As hard as it is, I know make a pledge to…tell them! Personally, I would rather just know! The thought of walking around all day with lipstick teeth looking like an old woman with a shaky hand fills me with dread! So from this day on I promise to all you poor people with lipstick teeth that I will tell you and please do the same in return!!

 

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A day without makeup…Could you do it?

I am known amongst my friends to always having my make up on. It’s part of getting dressed for me. I wouldn’t pop to the shops without a top on, and equally I wouldn’t pop to the shops without make up on. Even chilling around the house by myself I like to know that when I catch my reflection in the mirror I am not going to be greeted by the horror that is the bare faced version of myself.

I can remember one specific time where I did go out without makeup on. Severely hungover and in need of some high carb food I shuffled to the nearest shop with my sunglasses on and wanting to hold my hands over my face for fear of my make up free face being seen. I looked like a 90’s one hit wonder has-been as I refused to take my sunglasses off for the entire shopping trip.

Many friends think I have a real problem or confidence issue as I always have a full face of make up on. I would say that make up does gives me confidence, I feel like I look a lot better with it on so why would I not want to try and look my best? I don’t think this is for everyone though, and a lot of people I see look great without make up. The few times I haven’t had make up on I’ve had comments from my mum like, ‘are you ill?’, so I definitely know being bare faced isn’t my most attractive look!

I genuinely feel like a happier person when I have make up on and I don’t think this should be judged or frowned upon, and in the same way if someone doesn’t want to wear make up then that’s fine too! Do what is right for you and what makes you most confident!

A day without makeup…I’m sorry, I don’t think I could do it (maybe if I looked like Beyonce).

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Boys can wear makeup too!

Working in the beauty department of a big store, there are many times when I am standing around a little bored and what better is there to do than people watch to pass the time.

The other day I served a red faced boy after his girlfriend abruptly prompted him to ask about a skincare regime to get rid of a few spots that had appeared on his face. He quickly brought an expensive cleanser before rushing out of the shop.

STOP…there is no need to be embarrassed! I have noticed that more and more boys are coming in and asking about make up for coverage! Long gone are the days of make up for boys being a dodgy smudge of ‘guyliner’. Girls have the advantage of having the option to cover up skin imperfections so why shouldn’t boys?

I would also declare that packagings of coverage make up like foundations, powders and concealers are very unisex, emphasising that they are not just for girls. It is understandable that a lot of boys do not particularly want a heavily made up look or even look like they are wearing make up at all.

I would recommend any bare Minerals foundation. With over 20 shades you are bound to find a great match to your skin tone. A lot of foundations will clog your pores but the minerals in this are actually good for you! The incredibly lightweight formula will enhance the look of your skin whist appearing like you a not wearing a thing. There is even a foundation finder on their website so if you are too embarrassed to go into store then this is great for you!

Long gone are the days when boys didn’t take care of their appearance. No one will snigger at you buying make up, I see boys all the time coming into store and enquiring about make up so please do not fear the daunting make up counters!! Make up has the ability to increase the confidence of both men and women so make the most of the amazing products there are available.

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Are you saying I need make up to be beautiful?

As a beauty product enthusiast, I love make up! However, when I was making this blog, I was held at the centre of some controversy…’are you saying I need make up to look beautiful?’… Well, unless you’re Rosie Huntington Whiteley then yes I do think make up makes you look better. Immediately defensive, I thought why wouldn’t you want to look like the best possible version of yourself?

As I thought about this further however the huge question of ‘what is beautiful’ emerges. After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that confidence and happiness is what makes us beautiful whether that means wearing make up or being bare faced.

I’m not saying you have to have a face contoured like Kim Kardashian or the perfect pout of Angelina –  just the confidence of Beyonce!!

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