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countryandchickens Sat 18-Jul-15 14:01:30

But help. Please.

I need a makeover.

I'll start with the positive. I have nice hair. Hair is quite long, sort of caramel coloured (highlights) and shiny, and there's a lot of it. Teeth are good too.

Now, the rest blush

My skin looks tired (because I am.) I wear clarins foundation to cover blemishes and mascara to brighten my eyes but I can't really wear any other makeup as my features are very small and I just look really silly.

Clothes - existing in leggings and loose tops with cardigans as am fat. I am pregnant but also fat, if you see what I mean. I weigh about 13 stone blush

I don't know - I need some help, styling tips. Anything.

I have to admit, I look awful!

Crutchlow35 Sat 18-Jul-15 16:57:56

Can you go to somewhere like Bobbi brown and ask them for some help? They will work with you to get the best products. They go very natural with the look so may well suit you if you don't like brighter colours.

For clothing, I'd look on Pinterest and get some idea on what you like. While you are pregnant pick up a couple of bits off eBay or local Facebook selling pages. Next have a good maternity range and their sale started today.

Don't put yourself Down. What kind of clothes do you like? How tall are you?

countryandchickens Sat 18-Jul-15 17:05:03

I think I'd feel very pressured to buy if I went to a makeup counter.

I love Pinterest but the clothes always look gorgeous - I just can't seem to pull off a look or style.

I'm 5'3 - short!

However small your features are, you should still be able to fit a bit of blusher or bronzer on there! MUA in Superdrug do really, really cheap blushers and bronzers, so if you hate them you won't have wasted much money.

Maybe a bit of Dove Summer Glow on your legs, and then try rolled up skinnies or a denim skirt, instead of the leggings?

WaggleBee Sat 18-Jul-15 17:15:32

Blusher makes a huge difference imo. Really lifts your whole face. You could try a lipgloss or tinted balm if you don't like lipstick.

Having great hair and good teeth is half the battle to looking good and often the trickiest things to put right so I think you're being hard on yourself. flowers

countryandchickens Sat 18-Jul-15 17:17:01

I'm not sure - I think blusher looks really silly on me!

WaggleBee Sat 18-Jul-15 17:20:21

Use a concealer to cover blemishes and your foundation just to even out your skin. Using foundation as a cover up can look heavy and make your skin look tireder than it is. Some good people for tips and product recommendations are Lisa Eldridge and Sali Hughes. Lisa's how to vids are amazingly good and Sali Hughes is good for quick product reviews. Good place to start if you want to try a couple of new make up bits.

Whathaveilost Sat 18-Jul-15 17:20:31

Country. Blusher will look silly if its not applied right.
Play around with it at home. Have a bit of fun expermineting.There are loads of YouTube videos about making ( and when you get good you can progress to contouring and highlighting!)

If you don't fancy Bobby Brown ( or my favourite MAC) how about No7 at Boots.

LilyMayViolet Sat 18-Jul-15 17:21:05

Op, I'm 5 ft 2 and very curvy, massive boobs so I do feel your pain. However, all summer I wear skinny jeans rolled up or three quarter length trousers with light tops (Breton stripes or similar) plus some summer dresses that are empire line made by a label called Nomad. They sell them in a shop near me but they're also online. I feel really nice and comfy but also pretty. Just a few ideas.

WaggleBee Sat 18-Jul-15 17:21:07

Country Honestly, if you get the right shade and use it lightly it can make a bit difference.

LilyMayViolet Sat 18-Jul-15 17:23:49

Make up wise try a good bb cream as a base and then perhaps a highlighter on the cheekbones. I use girl meets pearl by Benefit.

ALittleFaith Sat 18-Jul-15 17:24:39

After years of struggling with blusher, I've had success with a liquid one from Boots' Natural Collection of all places. I just pop a couple of dots on my cheekbones and rub it along the line. I definitely look better for it. I also had people telling me I looked well when I used Simple moisturiser with added fake tan, it gives a gentle glow.

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