Before and after: FOTD

Yep, that’s right – before and after. I have decided to post a shot of my totally make-up free mug. Sorry in advance….EEk!
Before… make-up free
My skin is ok, but my freckles make it look uneven – don’t get me wrong, I love freckles but mine aren’t prominent enough at the moment (thanks British ‘Summer’) so just make my skin look a bit patchy and uneven and don’t get me started on the dots that are my eyes without a coat of mascara…

So here are the products I used for the ‘After’ FOTD from Saturday:

Collection 2000 Perfect Finish Foundation in ‘3 biscuit’*
YSL Touche Eclat in 1*
MAC MSF in Medium

Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Puff in ‘fluffy’* (rediscovered this recently and love the colour it gives)
MAC MSF in By Candlelight (my fave MSF for a glow…)

ELF Eyebrow Treat and Tame in ‘Ash’
Urban Decay Primer Potion in ‘Sin’
Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo in ‘Vanilla Pops’* (my new fave daytime shadow, dedicated post to come…)
Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara*
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara*

Clinique Chubby Sticks in Whopping Watermelon* (love this!)

Just the essentials… ahem…
And here’s the FOTD for the ‘after’. I like to think I don’t cake on the make-up, so at times I can feel a little like what’s the point? I pretty much just look the same… that’s why I decided to do a ‘before and after’ on my normal face. So I can show myself it is actually worth it!
After. Thank goodness for make-up.

Love the subtle pink of the Clinique Chubby Stick… just my sort of lip product.
SO easy to use!

The eyeshadow…it’s the perfect taupe/beige combination.
So there we have it, a before and after transformation. All I can say is thank goodness for make-up. 

Products with a * were PR samples. Others bought by me.


  1. frilly-lace-knickers
    August 10, 2011 / 7:12 am

    You look lovely without make-up, you don’t actually look much different and I wish I had skin like yours xx

  2. LG
    August 10, 2011 / 7:46 am

    Love x

  3. August 10, 2011 / 8:20 am

    You look lovely, your eyes are so blue! I say the same too Thank god for make up. Love the look of that chubby stick xx

  4. Emma
    August 10, 2011 / 10:27 am

    You look gorgeous before makeup 🙂 I really like that eyeshadow, just a shame it’s probs way out my budget! x

  5. August 10, 2011 / 10:52 am

    Your cheeks look amazing with that Cheek Puff 🙂

  6. August 10, 2011 / 11:01 am

    You look lovely without make-up, like a surf-chick (if that makes sense) xxx

  7. August 10, 2011 / 11:13 am

    You look amazing before! And even better after ;D

  8. August 10, 2011 / 2:12 pm

    You shouldn’t be so critical, you look gorgeous without makeup! But it’s also a great FOTD, I want to try that Cheek Puff

  9. cornflakegirl
    August 10, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    You look great before and even better after. I really must get my hands on those Chubby Sticks.

  10. Ev
    August 10, 2011 / 8:42 pm

    i think we all feel kinda blah without makeup, but you look great … love the softness of the makeup 🙂

  11. August 10, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone, might just give up this beauty blogging malarky and go make-up free since you all have been so nice! Just kidding… but thank you, made putting my make-up free face out there far less scary. xx

    @Natalie@pixielashes – that’s such a nice thing to say! I’ve always dreamed of being a surfer chick type, so maybe just looking it is a start!

  12. Voe
    August 11, 2011 / 3:27 pm

    I love this look, it’s so natural and pretty. You are incredibly beautiful (even without makeup)!

    I found your blog via twitter and I am so glad I did. It’s wonderful! I cannot wait to read more of your posts.

    All the best,
    A fellow London beauty blogger,

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