Beauty Without Boundaries

A very exciting phrase I never thought I would say coming up… tomorrow I will be talking at Vogue House. I will be doing two talks as part of the Beauty Without Boundaries pop up: a partnership with Vogue, Feel Unique and Pinterest to celebrate the Vogue Beauty Awards. Pinterest has asked me to talk about my rosacea and how I use ‘unusual’ beauty to give me confidence – a topic I could talk about until the cows come home. They may need to drag me off-stage to shut me up…!

Beauty without boundaries - How I use unusual make up to give me confidence.

I have spoken a lot about my views on beauty and my complicated relationship with both beauty and the way that I look and I’m so thrilled that Pinterest, Vogue, and Feel Unique have asked me to talk about it at their pop up. The whole concept of the Beauty Without Boundaries campaign is wonderful, with a real focus on unique beauty and a positive and inclusive way of looking at how we present ourselves. Pinterest is the perfect partner for this campaign as it’s my favourite place to find inspiration for my beauty looks: whether that’s photos from talented make up artists, colour palette ideas, or texture inspiration.

Take a peek at my Beauty Without Boundaries board HERE – it contains all of my favourite unusual make up looks, including the ones I created especially for this event using brands and products nominated in the Vogue Beauty Awards. You can also check out the Vogue and Feelunique Pinterest board for inspiration.

Want to see the Beauty Without Boundaries looks I created using brands and products nominated in the Vogue beauty awards? Course you do!

THINK PINK

People are often scared of pink eye make up, but it’s one of my favourite make up looks to do. It’s so pretty but still edgy. And can be toned down if you don’t want to go full-on fuchsia. Would you wear pink eyeshadow?

Products used: L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz // Urban Decay Brow Tamer* // Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance’ palette* // L’Oréal Paris Telescopic mascara

HERE COMES THE SUN

Another eyeshadow that I think most people would shy away from: mustard yellow. But if you have blue/green eyes like me, please just try an orange/yellow eyeshadow because it will make your eyes look incredible. I promise!

Products used: L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz // Urban Decay Brow Tamer* // Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Subculture’ palette* // L’Oréal Paris Telescopic mascara

TONE UP

Warm-toned eye make up is my go-to beauty look whenever I’m feeling uninspired but this tonal look was a bit of a challenge to me. Choosing one colour and using it all over your face can feel a little intense but I think it looks so chic.

Products used: L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz // Urban Decay Brow Tamer* // Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Modern Renaissance’ palette* // NARS Cheek Studio Palette* // L’Oréal Paris Telescopic mascara // Anastasia Beverly Hills Hollywood Lips ‘Dangerous Liaison’

LINE IT UP

This look requires a steady hand but I have a few tips to help those who feel intimidated! I used a white liner to lightly sketch where I wanted the line to go (which helped get both eyes even!); don’t try to do one smooth line as it will inevitably go wrong – try doing a few small lines and joining them up; and finally, an angled eyeliner brush dipped in eye-make up remover is your friend for cleaning up the edges!

Products used: L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz // Urban Decay Brow Tamer* // Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Liner ‘Deep End’* // NARS Cheek Studio Palette* // L’Oréal Paris Telescopic mascara // YSL Tatouage Couture Liquid Lipstick ’03 Rose Ink’*

ORANGE YOU GLAD IT’S GREY?

The inspiration for this look came from Pinterest. I pinned an image of a beautiful interior makeover with a grey and coral theme, and as soon as I saw it I wondered what grey and orange/coral would look like in a make up look. So when Feel Unique sent me this beautiful greige lipstick I knew this was my moment. I absolutely adore this look!

PRODUCTS USED: L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz // Urban Decay Brow Tamer* //Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Subculture’ palette* // NARS Cheek Studio Palette* // L’Oréal Paris Telescopic mascara // Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick ‘Griffin’*

YOU BLUE IT

Winged eyeliner is such a classic look and the perfect way to make it more summery is to swap your usual black liner for a bold colour. It’s such a bright and fun look and – when paired with a pretty pink lipstick – it’s very wearable.

PRODUCTS USED: L’Oréal Paris True Match foundation // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz // Urban Decay Brow Tamer* // L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crayon Eyeliner ’10 I’ve Got The Blue’* // NARS Cheek Studio Palette* // L’Oréal Paris Telescopic mascara // L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Lipstick ‘Androgyne’

 

And that’s your lot! Which of the Beauty Without Boundaries looks is your favourite? Have any of these looks inspired you to be more bold with colour? I had so much fun creating these looks. I may recreate the grey/coral one for my talks tomorrow!

Lex

*PR sample. Links may be affiliate. For more information, please see the Disclaimer or Privacy Policy tab at the top of the page.

Follow:

1 Comment

  1. 18th June 2018 / 1:30 am

    FUCKING VOGUE!! that’s incredible, you’re seriously kicking ass! I love them all but I can’t resist that floating eyeliner look. My eyelids are too droopy for that really but it’s just such a great look xxxx

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.