A few weeks ago my friend Meagan who blogs over at This Is Meagan Kerr, put a call out for plus size women to be photographed for her body positive fashion project. It’s called Fat Girls Shouldn’t Wear Stripes – Fearless Style, and she wanted women to pick out their favourite outfit, and to step in front of her camera being our fat fabulous selves. In a rush of confidence, I volunteered to do it, and before I knew it I was pretending to be a supermodel for Meagan. I was really nervous – publicly putting my name and face and body out there as a fat woman was a big deal. Nevertheless, one Sunday morning I got up and got ready for it – despite the fact that I was at the peak of my Glandular Fever, not that I knew it yet. In this post, I’m going to show what makeup I chose to represent my fearless style.
I definitely didn’t wake up looking how I did in Meagan’s wonderful photos, so I’ve written up what all the products I used were. Some of them I have sung the praises of on here before, so I’ll link to the individual blog posts.
I really wanted a perfect base, especially since I wasn’t feeling well. I used my staples for primer, foundation, and concealer, as well as using my ELF concealer/highlighter to brighten up under my eyes. I wanted warm cheeks with a hint of shimmer – I love my Tarte Cheek Stain, and I intend to write a full post about it sometime soon. Of course, I wanted to avoid shine in my t-zone so I relied on my well-loved Rimmel powder.
- NYX Photo-Loving Primer
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – NW20
- MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation – NW20
- ELF Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter – Light/Glow
- Tarte Cheek Stain – Dreamer
- NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross
- Rimmel Stay Matte Powder – 001 Transparent
For the eyes I took a fairly simple approach, relying on neutral brown tones with a touch of shimmer
- Maybelline Volum’Express The Colossal Mascara
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown
- NYX Love In Paris – 02 Madeleines and Macaroons – the specific shadows from this palette are indicated on the photo below, since they don’t have names.
I knew I had to go with a red lip, not only because that makes me feel my most fearless, but because I wanted to match my belt – as my stepdad always says, and as I experimented with in this post, matching is a must. The tough choice was – which red?! I settled on this lipstick from Revlon which was re-released in 2014, after originally being released in 1958 – it is such a classic colour, and perfect for this look.
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Fifth Avenue Red
I’m really glad I did the shoot, it was so fun and I actually felt really confident in front of the camera. To see the rest of the photos, head over to This Is Meagan Kerr.