My Birthday Makeup Look – GRWM

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Happy Birthday to me….another year older eh? Birthdays are getting more and more depressing as the years go by. Don’t get me wrong, I always enjoy the age that I’m at but I must admit, I had not mentally prepared myself for turning 27 . It’s actually put a rocket under my arse. This is the year I will make stuff happen! It’s got to be if I’m to realise my dream of retiring at 30 😉 That being said, I had a really lovely day. Paul outdid himself this year, first waking me up with breakfast birthday cake in bed, then surprising me with dinner reservations in one of my favorite restaurants and tickets to see Amanda Palmer. Not to mention the utterly adorable hand made card he put together. I got myself a keeper there, no doubt about it. I must take a moment to thank you all for your wonderful birthday messages on facebook, twitter and instagram, it truly made my day! As I was getting dolled up for dinner I thought I may as well record it and show you how I did my makeup for the occassion. I am so proud of how this video came out actually, I think I’ve gotten the hang of my new lens and I finally figured out how to properly edit audio tracks (four years later). Small victories indeed. Anyway, enough of the boring tech talk – I hope you enjoy the video and let me know what you think about this style of tutorial, is it something you would like to see more of? Enjoy! <

Products Used


All Products
Benefit Porefessional *
MAC Prolongwear Foundation n18*
Maybelline Fit me Concealer ’10*
MAC 217 brush*
Estee Lauder Max Cover Light *
Nylon Eyeshadow (Highlight on cheeks)*
MAC Omega Eyeshadow (contour)*
MAC Mineralize skinfinish*
Nars Laguna Bronzer*
MAC Prolongwear Blush Stay Pretty*

Nars Pro Prime*
MAC Retrospeck*
MAC Sable Eyeshadow*
Nylon Eyeshadow*
Maybelline Gel liner Black*
Eye of Horace Mascara*
Ardell Knot Free Double Flares Medium*

MAC Hip n Happy Lip Pencil*
Sleek Pout Paint ‘Powder Pink’

MAC Lingering Brow Pencil*
MAC Omega Eyeshadow (brows)*
MAC Clear brow Set*

Real Techniques Contour Brush*
MAC 226 Brush (ltd edt)
Sigma E30 Pencil Brush*
MAC 210 brush*
MAC 266 Angle Brush*
Sigma F70 Concealer Brush*

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This is not a sponsored video, all views and opinions are my own.

If you like the music you should check out the band ‘Amarante’ they’re AMAZING! I’ve used instrumental versions of their songs – check em out on soundcloud –
First Song – The Manic
Second Song -My Dark Side
Third Song – They can fill an ocean

  • Ruthie

    You look l

  • Ruthie

    You look lovely! My birthday was yesterday (21st)!
    Glad you had a lovely day!

  • Happy B-day Sharon! Hope you had a lovely birthday dinner and that your retirement plan works out for you, you go girl!!! :)))

  • I love the look on this tutorial, as you said it’s light and fresh, ready for spring for us in the UK 🙂

    Happy birthday!

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

  • Celia

    You look great! I just turned 40 in August and time sure does fly by, but the BEST advice I can give you is to not give yourself all of these goals to meet by a certain age. If you give yourself these timelines and they aren’t met, it makes you feel awful. That’s why my 25th birthday was so hard for me. I hadn’t achieved anything I wanted to and I felt like such a loser. I haven’t done it since and my birthdays have been great. 🙂 P.S. Could you possibly do a Kate Beckinsale tutorial? I think she’s beautiful and would love to know how to get her look. Thanks Sharon and Happy Birthday!

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