Recreating My Old Makeup Look

June 11, 2017

Hey all! We’ve all looked back and cringed at the things we used to put on our face right? Yep, me too. So when I found a stash of my old makeup (including 30 lip glosses), Β there was no choice but to go back to the years of the Harlem Shake and Wrecking Ball Mania. Hope you enjoy it!

Β Things to point out:

  1. This was a bad idea – all street cred was ruined
  2. I now know why no one wanted to be my friend – the unsymmetrical eyeliner said it all
  3. Please bear in mind that my makeup skills have improved, I now know how to blend, hence why my 13 year old makeup was 100x worse
  4. The shades were wrong (like VERY wrong), my Mum is to blame for that

Rocking the 13 year old pout (it looks worse in reality I swear)


Back in the day I didn’t wear primer – on the basis that I didn’t know what it was. In fairness I didn’t know what pores were either so I guess it was irrelevant. For this look I did put some on however (purely because some of these products are very out of date and my skin doesn’t need the abuse). At the moment I have been using the Garnier 5 Second Blur – which I do not recommend, unless visible pores are your thing.


This came before eyes, as clearly that was the logical thing to do. The shades were way off, but I guess this was my own fault as it was bought by a woman who only wears eyeliner and lipstick (my mother by the way). I honestly do not know what she was thinking when buying these shades – didn’t stop me from using it though. The coverage was awful, I needed 5 layers to create medium coverage. The worst part of it all was that 13 year old me thought it was good for my skin, because the concealer stick had tea tree oil in it. Since then my skin has only got worse – good one Soph. I couldn’t use the same Ebay “beauty blender” as it was 100% gross, so I resorted to my Real Techniques beauty blender to create this look.

technic foundation and concealer


Once again, Technic saved the day. I used their liquid eyeliner religiously creating wings that quite clearly did not look the same. The eyeliner itself was not pigmented whatsoever, causing smudges all over the eye and endless streaks. Did I care though? Not one bit. I was also partial to the odd makeup kit, in particular the One Direction makeup kit I got for my 13th birthday (spoilt I know). As I didn’t own any eye shadow until this point, I used their pigment pots instead. Forget about brushes too – that didn’t happen, my finger seemed to be sufficient. I then swore by the trend of silver eye shadow in the corners of my eye, using my Paul’s Boutique shade to make them pop.

pigment pot

This was all covered up with layers of eye liner, swapping between Paul’s Boutique and MUA pencils. I would layer it up on my waterline and on my brow, and then use the best makeup tool to blend – my finger once again. I then coated my eyelashes in Maybelline’s Falsies mascara, which admittedly is still the best mascara I have used. I would then finally add some of Rimmel’s Wake Me Up concealer under my eyes (the lightest shade of course).

paul's boutique makeup

Final Touches

As contouring wasn’t a thing, well for me anyway, I did not contour or highlight, but it certainly was not a problem because god damn did I like blush. I layered my cheeks in MUA’s blush in the shade Lolly, and set my whole face when a tonne of Rimmel’s Stay Matte Powder. For lips I added some concealer (cringe) and some Claire’s clear lip gloss. Β And there we have it!

rimmel stay matte powder


What products did you use when starting out?

  • Reply
    Bhavna Naik
    June 11, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Loved this idea πŸ‘

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    Brooke Nicole Clarke
    June 11, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve got this on my blog list ideas, but I keep putting it off haha! Need to bite the bullet! x

    • Reply
      Sophia Patel
      June 11, 2017 at 11:53 pm

      Do it! Honestly one of the enjoyable posts I have made!x

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    Sarah Baroom
    June 12, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I started makeup this year so

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      Sophia Patel
      June 12, 2017 at 1:38 am

      You’re so much better than I was!

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        Sarah Baroom
        June 12, 2017 at 7:14 am

        Thanks but I have a lot to learn

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          Sophia Patel
          June 12, 2017 at 7:39 am

          Makeups one of those things, you never stop learning , there is always something new

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    June 13, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Gosh I remember the products I used. I’m laughing at myself right now. Great post πŸ’Ÿ

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      Sophia Patel
      June 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

      It’s funny to think of the things we used to do! Thanks for reading

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    June 13, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Love this! I would be horrified if I did this as I used to wear foundation too dark for me as well as bright pink blush and horrid clumpy mascara 😩

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      Sophia Patel
      June 13, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Oh no! It is fun though (as well as being super cringey), you should totally try it out!

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    June 14, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Haha so much fun! I don’t remember what products I used but it was essentially black, black and more black! I have toned my makeup back A LOT since my teen and preteen years!

    Britt |

  • Reply
    June 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    This is such a cool idea!! I used to use my mum’s old products, bright eyeshadows, red lips and a foundation that definitely wasn’t the right shade! I can confidently say that my make-up skills have definitely improved since then πŸ™‚ xx

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      Sophia Patel
      June 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      I’m sure you have! Not going to lie, I would love to see it!! πŸ˜„ xx

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    June 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I didn’t realise that paul’s boutique did makeup x

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    August 6, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Great post x

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    August 11, 2017 at 2:09 am

    This is a great idea! Mind if I use it?

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      Sophia Patel
      August 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you! Yeah of course, I’ll love to read it!x

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    Coffee With Beth
    August 13, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Oh my gosh! I couldn’t imagine doing this with the makeup that I hid from my parents back in the day. Blue eyeshadow is all I will say. Yours was much better πŸ˜‰

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      Sophia Patel
      August 13, 2017 at 4:38 am

      It’s honestly so funny looking back at the products and techniques we used! I’m sure I’ve got some blue eyeshadow hidden deep away never to return πŸ˜‰ thanks for reading x

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        Coffee With Beth
        August 13, 2017 at 4:47 am

        No problem. I enjoyed reading and remembering back some years. πŸ˜‰

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