Beauty Discoveries :
Hello, My name is Sophie, and I have come to live with the fact that I am never going to have perfect skin! I have large pores, it's oily and I have spots, It makes me sad, but it's the way my skin has always been.
Sometimes I wonder if I could have helped prevent it though, by looking after it when I was younger. I only religiously started looking after my skin properly about two years ago. Before that I was reckless, I would go to sleep with my make up on, and then rub away at my eyes and face with only a baby wipe each morning before reapplying it all again. I cringe when I think back to that now.
It's amazing, how being in the beauty community with so many others like me has taught me so much about so many different things, but I think that looking after my skin is the most important lesson I have learnt. When I was young I never even knew what pores were, even though they were there, I must have been oblivious! I never knew there were different skin types, or that there was such a thing as a face or eye primer!
My skin was worse when I was younger, but it was never something I paid attention too, I should have, but all of the attention was on my eyes and I wasn't bothered about what my face looked like. If I had of used the array of skincare items that I use now when I was sixteen, maybe my skin wouldn't be so bad now.
I'm never going to know that though, but you live and learn..
Nowadays I do the best I can to try and make my skin look as good as it can, I cleanse, tone and moisturise morning and night and I will never go to bed or apply make up without making sure that every trace of make up is removed! I have discovered that there are things out there that actually help with combating my oily skin and spots.
Primers have been an amazing discovery for me too, The first time I heard about an eye primer I scoffed 'nothing could stop eye shadow from creasing!' - To me it was normal that after two hours of wearing anything on my eyelids it would look gross, I really thought that was standard.. How wrong I was! ..
It took me ages to buy an eye primer and try it out because I was so sceptical of wasting money, even though I had heard so many good things about them. Eventually I caved in and bought one and the first time I wore an eye primer was on a night out with my partner, we went out to a club and I was so excited to see how it would work that I was looking in my hand mirror every five minutes to see if it had creased yet, It hadn't, and didn't. My eye make up looked just as good when I got back after six hours as it had done when we left the house, I was so excited and pleased at the prospect that my make up would never crease ever again!
Finding that eye primer wasn't some gimmick I invested in a face primer too, I wasn't so sceptical now because I had been so wrong about the eye primer. Well, face primer is just as awesome, if not more so. It mattifies my oily skin for hours at a time and fills in my pores and makes my foundation apply so much more smoothly and looks more flawless.
So, thanks to the beauty community for making me aware of how important skincare is and that face and eye primers exist, my skin probably looks better now than it did when I was sixteen! I seriously suggest that everyone tries eye primer, they are a must have and If you have large pores and oily skin try a mattifying face primer too, or a more hydrating primer if you have normal to dry skin.
I would love to hear about any of your beauty discoveries and products that you have found that you wonder how you ever lived without?
I'll see you here again next Wednesday, where I will be talking about some lovely Butter London nail polishes from this very site!