Thursday, 29 November 2012

The 'feeling better' FOTD

Hiya dolls!

As many of you are aware, I'm taking some new medication for depression and anxiety. I'm really going to stop talking about it soon, but not before I talk about the purpose of this make up look. This is the first full face of make up I've done in ooh...I don't know how long.

To those of you who've never had depression, the kind I have is like a heavy, soaking wet blanket. You carry it around with you and soon you forget what it's like to be without it. All you know is from carrying this thing around with you is that everything is harder than it should be. You can still have times of laughter, but even they are somehow muted. Everything is just too much hassle, so the enjoyment you felt from doing things you previously enjoyed just evaporates and you soon find you can't really be bothered to do much of anything at all.

Thankfully, I am over this stage now and slowly starting to feel like I want to do things again. This is major! Now I'm starting to feel better, I realise how bad it was before.

This make up look is no great shakes in the grand scheme of things, but it IS one I wanted to document anyway, as it signifies I DO want to do things again now.  On my eyes I used Jack's Lantern and Strange and Unusual loose eyeshadows from Darling Girl Cosmetics, who are cruelty free.

On my lips I used Crushed Amethyst from VIVO who are cruelty free as far as I am aware.

The rest of what I used:

Darling Girl glitter glue 
Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Foundation in porcelain
Avon Supershock Max in black (both bought before I knew Avon test on animals to sell in China)
MUA shade 2 bronzer as contour on cheeks
elf blusher in Glow
GOSH eyeliner in purple
Body Shop brow & liner powder shade 2

What do you use on your hair - dye, henna or are you au naturel?

Thanks for reading.