A month ago saw me being commissioned to join a group of ab-fab bloggers Ella of La Petite Anglaise, Rosie from Cider with Rosie, Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and Ambarina of Beauty Passionista) to undergo a bareMinerals make over and discuss the beauty label’s new and exciting bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation for a film on their site.

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On set, after being made up by bareMinerals.

It sure is a miracle foundation and I’m a total foundation convert after my flawless look!

I also adore the pink lips they gave me and will be cheating on my usual red with their Jazzed pink lipliner, Risk It All lipstick and Life of the Party lipgloss.

(As well as being paid to feature, I was kindly also gifted my whole look too).

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…I simply adore make up, always have, always will-in fact my Mum who was never into make up when I was a child, remembers me begging her to paint my nails after seeing my Aunt do hers.

I managed to dig out an old photo of me aged 3 and I can just make out the painted nails and check out that pout too (always the poser huh)!

Vicki as a child-Honest Mum

And always loving the camera too!

Vicki as a child-Honest Mum

So it seems I’ve had a long standing relationship with the transformative power of make up, it is playful and fun and most importantly armour to me- it gives me confidence and makes me feel good-red lipstick makes me look (if not feel) more awake (useful with sleep raiders for kids) and I rarely leave the house without some make up on.

Desert island must have’s at a push are my concealer (bye eye bags), mascara and bronzer… And now of course, the bareSkin foundation!

Here are some pictures of me rocking the look they gave me after the shoot for days and nights out!

A selfie below inspired by Kate of Pouting in Heels’ fab post How to Take a Decent Selfie.

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girls night out-bareMineralsOn a girly night out!

Oxymoronically, make up enables me feel more ‘myself’-in fact I’ll be doing some beauty vlogging soon so let me know anything you’d like to see me cover on camera?

I’m often asked how I do my make up and style my hair; I’m constantly experimenting so I shall start sharing what works for me soon!

But first, please go ahead and watch the film (it’s only 4 minutes long)-it was such a fun shoot (all us bloggers got on so well and the bareMinerals team and film crew couldn’t have been a nicer bunch-even if they did take and share my ‘before’ picture-ha)… and funnily enough after a long career directing, pre full time blogging, mostly behind the camera, I really do love being in front. I feel so at home there.

I hope you like it.

Do let me know.

If you want to watch more videos of me, just click my On Camera page. Cheers!

Let me know your comments below as always! Thanks!

 

 

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62 Responses

  1. TheBoyandMe

    I struggle finding decent foundation; I’ve got very difficult skin as I still get a lot of pimples and spots (no matter how much I cleanse), it gets shiny quickly, but is so sensitive and becomes dry and flaky too. Now what the hell is that about?! As a result, I tend to stick to a creme/powder foundation which sits nicely on my skin. I’m very wary of liquid foundation but am tempted to wander over to their site now and have a look at it.
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    • honestmum

      Why don’t you pop into a store that will let you sample it before you buy. I have combination skin, so cheeks can get dry and t-zone oily and it’s a great base. They gifted me a primer too which means make up doesn’t move either so maybe worth considering that too x

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  2. Mama and More aka Zaz

    It was so fun to hear you talking, felt like sitting chatting with you! The makeup looks gorgeous on all of you, totally not my experience of the brand previously, may have to look at it again! Well done beautiful! Xxx
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  3. Leigh

    You always look very glamorous, lovely. I also feel better with a bit of make-up on. Your complexion with the make-up looks flawless – I may have to check out that range! Love the photo of you as a little girl – so cute xxx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Leigh, I adore the foundation, really gave me such a glow, thanks for your lovely words x
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  4. Michelle at Bod for tea

    Love these pictures of you as a little girl – you had the moves even then Mrs! As you know I’m a firm Bare Minerals convert thanks to your advise and I’m loving using it. Might have to check out this new foundation now though – you look amazing in the video! So very proud of you – in front of the camera and behind it – you’re inspirational x x
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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling Michelle, your comment has really touched me, so glad you’re a bareMinerals convert, truly stunning make up x
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  5. Adrienne

    I am a bit of a novice when it comes to make up. I don’t like too much and never I know what colours to try. This looks lovely but still really natural. X

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    • honestmum

      Thanks Adrienne, it really is so natural and their range is huge, if you head to a counter, you can test out products to see what will work for you and I will be doing beauty vlogs very soon x
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  6. Heledd

    I love that everyone of you looks like your skin is literally glowing. Sounds like you had a lovely day and great experience. I’ll definitely be making a stop at the BareMinerals counter next time I go shopping!! Big kiss xx

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    • honestmum

      Thanks we really did, feel so lucky that this is my job x
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  7. Carolin

    First up, I love that you used ‘oxymoronically’ in this blog post ๐Ÿ˜€ Secondly, you look absolutely amazing and thirdly, I think I really have to try this. I’ve got combination skin and am always a little worried that it might make me look a little patchy with dry and flaky areas on my cheeks, but each and everyone of you looks beautiful and radiant, so it really seems to work for lots of different skin types everyone.
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    • honestmum

      Oh Carolin, your comment made me laugh out loud, so glad you enjoyed this on many levels! Honestly I think you will love this, I’m the same and have combination skin and worked so well for me and it stayed put all day and night too x
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  8. Vicki Montague - The Free From Fairy

    Wow! You look great and of course come across really well in the video. I used to be all self consious in videos – even private family ones – but since starting to do my cook along videos on my You Tube channel I have got over that! Still, got some work to do and now I think I need to invest in some of this foundation!! You look fab.
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    • honestmum

      Oh wow well done you Vicki, would love to check those out x
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  9. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    You look gorgeous Vicki, but then you always do ๐Ÿ™‚ loving the pics of you as a little one too! I’d love to see some beauty vlogs from you, I am so rubbish and never know what to do. I finally found a make up look I like, after watching a lot of you tube, in time for wedding at age 28, but most days I still don’t bother. My hair is I think similar to yours, wavy and curly, except yours always looks fabulous, while I never have a clue what to do with mine!!! Great post and what a great experience! ๐Ÿ™‚ #brilliantblogposts
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Caroline and great videos inspired your wedding look, I’m going to start beauty blogs asap from quick looks to more glammed up evening make up, will let you know when up, thanks again for your lovely comment x
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  10. Jenny

    Wow you are such a natural on camera. I have always wanted to be on camera and see what it would be like. You should have your own talk show. lol Love love the makeup too. Although I have bought and used bareminerals before and had my makeup professionally done using it I didn’t actually like it for me. But it looked great on you and you looked amazing. Thanks for hosting #brilliantblogposts
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Jenny, bet you’d be great on camera too. I really love it. It was my original plan before getting into directing so it’s lovely to have the opportunity to do it more via my blogging career. Thanks for your lovely comment and linking up x
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  11. fashion-mommy

    How exciting, I’m such a fan of this brand, the products really make such a difference, and never feel heavy.

    #Brilliantblogposts
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  12. Babes about Town

    You’re gorgeous honey always, with or without your slap ๐Ÿ˜‰ And beauty vlogging, at last, amen, so let it be! xoxo
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    • honestmum

      Oh sweetie, you have been on at me for so long about beauty vlogs (your comment reminded me)-thank you for the inspiration, I promise I’m going to start asap and thank you for being a great friend and colleague, mwah xx
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  13. Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork

    Fabulous, you must have had so much fun! The colours really suit you. Love the pouty three-year-old pics, too ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much, had to share some oldie pouty pics too x
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  14. Izzie Anderton

    Love Bare Minerals here already! Always gives a great natural look and you all look fabulous!!
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Izzie, such a great brand and a brilliant, lovely team behind it too x
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  15. Mel

    You all look flawless and glowing. I love your lipstick. It really suits you! Those two photos of you as a 3 year old are really cute! x
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Mel, now not just a foundation convert but also a pink lips convert too, so glad you liked the toddler pics of me too x
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  16. Coombemill

    Personally I think you are stunning with or without the foundation but it does give you that that extra glow. You are a perfect model for the brand. Fab video, has me wanting to test it out.
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Fiona for your lovely words, I’m really touched. Such an honour to be asked to join this filmed blogger panel and to try out their make up xx
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  17. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    Well done honey, so proud of you! You look amazing as always, and the ink suits you too.
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  18. Ebabee

    Congrats on a fabulous collaboration. Loved the way you came across on the video – natural and beautiful. I haven’t tried Bare Minerals foundation but I do agree it gives a really finished look without looking cakey. Very well done lovely xx
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  19. Laura Evelyn Bee

    Congratulations on such a fab collaboration. You came across really well and natural in the video. Have never tried Bare minerals but I hear such good things about it.
    Have also clicked on your link of how to take a good selfie…I am the absolute worst at these and was in need some pointers!!!
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Laura, loved every minute of the shoot. So glad you like the selfie post which was written by my great blogging friend Katie of Pouting in Heels, so many fab tips there x
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  20. Leigh - Headspace Perspective

    You always look lovely and glamorous! The make-up in the video is so pretty – your complexion looks flawless. I may have to look into getting some myself! Love the childhood photos too – so cute. xxx
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  21. Hannah Mums' Days

    I LOVE IT! You across so well lovely – I love the points you make ๐Ÿ™‚ This foundation sounds amazing – I’m all about easy make up (I actually use my fingers, because I’m lazy, so the video straight after yours is super helpful!).

    Loved the high five!!

    xxxx
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  22. PottyMouthedMummy

    Your skin does look amazing. I have Bare Minerals powder already but looking at your glow here, I’m thinking the foundation could be an investment!! Gorgeous selfie and adore the pics of mini you!! Made me smile xx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, had to share the oldies, thanks for the compliments, that foundation is the bomb, loved my look x

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  23. Mummy Says

    You are fantastic on film lovely, and you look absolutely gorgeous! Well done! I adore these photos of you as a little girl too. Love it that you were practicing your pose with make up on xxx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling Kiran, hilarious to discover I was posing from such a young age! Thanks for the compliments, really enjoyed making this for them! Gorgeous brand x

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  24. Beth Twinderelmo

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I used bare minerals on my wedding day & have been converted. Perfect for my oily skin. Amazing company x
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Beth, perfect brand and many on twitter said they used it for their wedding too, wish I had discovered them when I had mine x

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  25. Claire

    Loved watching the video and seeing you all ๐Ÿ™‚ You all look beautiful, love the look of this foundation will have to go look for some and try it out ๐Ÿ™‚
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  26. Notmyyearoff

    Love this video, I’ve never used Bare minderals before but I really like the idea of just using minimal make up to look really good!

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    • honestmum

      Really clever and that’s the beauty of them, a little goes a long way and really gives you coverage. So pleased you liked the film x

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  27. Katie / Pouting In Heels

    I said to you on Twitter, I am so proud of you! You are AMAZING on this video and look absolutely stunning in your makeover as well as au natural! (Seriously, you have nothing to worry about on that score!)

    Loved the video and will definitely be checking out Bare Minerals make up soon – I’m hot footing it to a counter near me to grab me some of poutalicious pink lips of yours! Mwah! x

    Well done on your first selfie too and thank you for the kind link. You’re a model sweetpea and what a fine one you are! xxx

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