Recreating My Old Makeup Look

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),  there was no choice but to go back to the years of the Harlem Shake and Wrecking Ball Mania. Hope you enjoy it!

 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 For this look I did put some on however (purely because some of these products are very out of date and my skin doesn’t need the abuse).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.  And there we have it!

rimmel stay matte powder


What products did you use when starting out?


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