Way back in the day, I used to come home from high school and watch Blair’s (aka juicystar07’s) makeup tutorials and I’d try to copy them with the 4 makeup products in total that I owned. I didn’t care that I didn’t have many products or what brands they were, I was just so excited to try and recreate the looks. Even if they failed miserably, I still had fun. Now years later in a world full of highlighting and baking and strobing, I hit this wall where I sort of fell out of love with makeup and it just wasn’t exciting me anymore. I wanted to re-spark that passion and here’s how I did it:
Watching makeup tutorials on Youtube is what kicked things off for me. They got me interested in the whole makeup and beauty industry and I started seeing makeup as art, except my face was the canvas. Usually it’s something different for each person but as beauty lovers, we all have something that kicked off our journeys for us. I mean, we didn’t come out of the womb with a beauty blender in our hands…wait, did we? So if you’re feeling like you’ve fallen out of love with makeup, I’d really encourage you to think about what it is that made you first fall in love with makeup, or made you first start being curious about makeup and get back to that!
I think there’s a reason why watching tutorials is what sparked my love for makeup, there’s just something about them. Watching those kinds of old school tutorial videos again hits a huge nostalgia note for me but it also sparks some serious excitement, all of sudden I want to go through my entire makeup stash and start swatching things and playing around with what I have and pretending like I’m doing a YouTube tutorial when I’m doing my makeup even though I’m alone in my bedroom. To get you excited about makeup again, try finding a makeup tutorial that you love and recreate it! Personally I find it really fun to re-create movie/TV character looks or celebrity looks, but do whatever makes you feel the most giddy.
My tutorial re-creation:
After watching this tutorial by Tanya Burr, I decided I wanted to try and do a softer, more day time friendly version of that look. Using a light hand and the *Burberry eyeshadow in No. 21 Midnight Brown I did my best to follow Tanya’s instructions to bring this Cara inspired look to life. Because I was on Tanya Burr kick and needed a nice neutral toned lipstick to finish this look off, I used the *Tanya Burr lipstick in ‘Bear Hug.’ It’s a lovely nude shade that’s a very flattering blend of apricot and pink hues and the formula is really impressive for the price point (it’s much better than MAC’s formula!).
I’ll admit it, I wanted this Midnight Brown eyeshadow purely because I wanted to recreate this tutorial but I’m so glad I got it! The shadow has got that signature Burberry packaging with the embossed Burberry design, it suits my fair skin and it’s the perfect deep, smokey brown shade that you could easily play up or down to make more of a subtle or intense look. Needless to say, re-creating tutorials is one of my favourite things to do at the moment, it makes me feel like a simple kid who’s just excited about makeup again.
PS- if you want to recreate this look as well, you can use my code SUNDAY10 for 10% off when you spend $50 (AUD) on Feel Unique!
With makeup there always seems to be one item or step in a makeup routine that people enjoy the most. For one person, they might love doing their eyeshadow and for another that might feel like a chore because they’re all about the lips. For me? Oh baby it’s highlighting.
From the moment I saw that I could add a luminous glow to my cheeks, it was love. Highlighting is the one step I’ll never skip, highlighters are the products that excite me the most and highlighting is the one part of doing my makeup that brings me the most joy. To get your love for makeup back, think about which makeup steps or techniques you love the most and bring your focus to that. So if you love brows, maybe you go and get yours shaped, research new brow products or spend some time grooming and shaping your own.
My pick? If like me you love highlighters and looking glowy then make your next purchase the *Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Primer. The product itself is a luminous liquid (with a watery consistency) that initially looks gold and shimmery when swatched but as you blend it into the skin the shimmer disappears, leaving you looking dewy, glowy and radiant. It’s technically a primer but you can blend it with your moisturiser or foundation, or both. Currently I like to apply this after my moisturiser, do the rest of my makeup normally and then proceed to stare at my glowy cheekbones whenever I walk past a mirror all day….just the thought of using this makes me eager to go and do my makeup.
Have you ever fell out of love with makeup?
*These products were sent to me to try. I tried them, I love them and that’s why they’re in this post! This is not a sponsored post but this post does contain some affiliate links.