Recreating my (CRINGEWORTHY) secondary school makeup
I've had a really busy week at work, so I thought I'd do a light-hearted post to get the blog juices flowing! We all remember the days of Maybelline's Dream Matte Moose, "foundation lips" and iced-pink lipgloss. Before a school disco, a trip into my local shopping centre, or a gathering in the park, I'd slap on these beauties, throw on some long coloured beads (what was that trend about) and pack my Jane Norman bag.
Almost 10 years later, inspired by the recent trend on YouTube to recreate your 'high school' makeup, I'm going to recreate one of my favourite - and particularly nasty - secondary school looks. (See below for the offending material - the pose, the smile, THE ARM!)
I started with the foundation I used to wear: Estee Lauder's Double Wear. You may be thinking 'that's a decent foundation for a 14 year old'. It was my mum's. It was 10 shades too dark. It was created for 40 year olds not 14 year olds. There was not one pore on my face that could breathe after I slathered my skin in this stuff.
After rubbing this in with my hands (horrid experience), I moved on to my brows. I never really did much to my sorry little friends. All I used to do was randomly dab them with a Benefit eyeshadow kit I got for Christmas one year. No brushing, no grooming, no plucking, no shaping. So archaic.
I used to go crazy for metallic eyeshadow. I purchased this Sleek palette years ago (I know they are still popular today which is a testament to how good they actually are). My favourite eyeshadow was a metallic silver-gold shade. I used to wedge my finger into the pan and smudge it all over my eyelids up to my eyebrows without a care or a cut-crease in the world. Not. A. Good. Look.
The next bit has to be my favourite part of my secondary-makeup-shenanigans. I was obsessed with iced blue and pink shimmer crayons. No matter the occasion, I would line my eyes with these iridescent pencils. Why did I do this? Was this a thing? I don't think any of my friends were into shimmer crayons...After coating my eyes, I would apply lashings of the Maybelline Great Lash (a terrible mascara) to give the ultimate spider look.
Eye makeup complete, I would dust the MUA 'Guerlain Bronzing Pearls' all over my cheeks with those ridiculously dense Eco-Tools wooden brushes (we all had them and they really were ridiculous).
Last but not least, the CORAL lipstick. My over-use of my beloved Estee Lauder 'Spiced Coral' (my only lipstick) has put me off coral - and Estee Lauder lipsticks - for life. As soon as I opened this lipstick for this recreation, the scent sent me back to the days of CGP books, MSN and Paperchase pencil cases.
And there you have it...a recreation of my secondary school look - coral lipsticks, heavy foundation, blue eyeliner and all!