Confidence is one of those weird things where it ebbs and flows in different levels throughout a life time, and can change in just moments. It takes ages to build confidence up and it can be an exhausting experience that tears at the soul. I don’t have loads of confidence at the best of times, especially in large social groups where I have to actually interact with other human beings or when I have to get out of my comfort zone and push really hard for something I want. While you can’t always fake confidence, for me, a bit of makeup for some reason always gives me that little boost in finding myself and walking that little bit taller in a new situation. I wear makeup for me to enhance the beauty I don’t always see to feel that little bit more confident.
Eyes are the window to the soul and eyes are definitely one of those things I have used since I was teenager to give me a little boost. There wasn’t a mufti day in high school where you wouldn’t find me with thick, black, winged eyeliner and lashes of mascara. Even today you will find me piling on Maybelline Gel Pot Eyeliner and piling on loads of mascara to the point of no return. My favourite trick is to add a drop or two of Inglot Duraline to my gel pot for an even smoother application. To me, winged eyeliner makes me feel like a badass who can achieve anything I put my mind too.
My new favourite trick is glitter or metallics. Whenever I wear the Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadow, I always get compliments and a compliment is massive ego boost (in a good way) and an easy way to get a little more confidence. I dare you to try these liquid eyeshadows and see if no one will notice. An impossible feat I assure you.
I don’t like wearing blush at the best of times, it’s not my most favourite thing in the world. Highlighter on the other hand is a god-send. That dewy, instant glow is the perfect way to 1. make your skin look healthy and well hydrated and 2. catch the light in the most perfect way to make you look ethereal and perfect in every way possible. I am a strong believer in layering highlighter for a strong glow. My go-to combination is Mecca Cosmetica Lit From Within Illuminating Balm paired with Becca’s Opal highlighter.
The French were right in doing so in creating the allure of the perfect red lip. Just as winged eyeliner was my go to eye look, red lipstick is my go to lip look. Nyx have the best formula for any type of liquid lipstick, but the Liquid Suede line is my favourite. A red lip can take you from Board-Room Chic to a night out without any effort. It’s the perfect way to shout to the world that not only have you got the confidence to pull off a liquid lip, but you’ve also got the confidence to go out into the world and grab it by the balls. Red lips can be intimidating, but trust me when I say everyone can pull off a red lip.