Recently I've been inspired to embrace the natural beauty look.  I couldn't completely skip makeup, without makeup my skin is dull and tired, and I have plenty of blemishes and scars that I don't have the confidence to wear with pride.  I don't want to look completely different either though, so natural makeup is the happy medium.  Makeup that enhances my features and hides my blemishes without looking completely fake.Re

In January Charlotte Tilbury uploaded a natural makeup look to her youtube and I instantly loved it.  I didn't have all the products, but over the last couple of weeks I've picked a couple up and the rest I've substituted for makeup I already had.  Although, I'd love to get my hands on the Sleek Face Form Palette, I'd probably get Fair, even though Light would probably work too - but bronzers scare me (particularly when I'm rocking my natural paleness) when they're super pigmented - it's a sure fire way to make me look like a muddy mess.    I've been wearing this look most days recently and I absolutely love it!

When I started trying out the look, I was using my Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser in Bisque, but my fake tan has faded now, so I've started using my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 51.  It's a definite high street favourite - but I was sad to hear that it's supposedly getting discontinued.  I tweeted Bourjois but got no reply so I can't be 100% sure.  I'm quite liking embracing my natural paleness - it's much less high maintenance (although I wish my legs looked good pale!). I've used a combination of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light and Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Concealer in Ivory for concealing blemishes and using under my eyes and to lighten the redness around my nose.  I also used the lightest colour from my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3 for particularly stubborn marks.  I powdered with Rimmel Stay Matte Transluscent Powder - I was really liking this powder, but I've noticed it doesn't keep me shine free for very long anymore - I may have to revisit high street powder favourites!  I used a tiny bit of Benefit Hoola Bronzer to warm the perimeter of the face, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Dust on the apples of my cheek and a small dusting of Dior Amber Diamond.

Eyebrows are filled in lightly with Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencil in Soft Brown (Charlotte used the same pencil in a lighter shade on her model).  I used MAC Naked Lunch on the lid, Satin Taupe in the crease and Handwritten on both top and bottom lashlines for definition.  Wanting natural but defined eyelashes I used Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara.  Finally I used MUA lipstick in Shade 15.  Which is the exact colour that Charlotte used.  I'm a big fan of lipsticks that are "your lips but better" shades, and for £1.00 I couldn't not buy it!  You should definitely go and check out the tutorial by Charlotte - she's incredible! Her videos and Lisa Eldridges are my absolute favourites for learning makeup tips!