I’m feeling awful for neglecting you recently, and to be honest this post is nothing original, but it’s something so I hope you enjoy reading it – even if it is just for some more insight in to my and my life 🙂
I was tagged to do this by one of my favourites Becca over at Beck In a Blog (check her out here) Now, I’m sure I’ve said this about her before, but I discovered Becca when I first started blogging and ever since then she has both inspired and supported me with my blogging and is trully one of the most gorgeous and inspiring young bloggers I know of so please check out her posts and follow her as I’m sure you’ll love her as much as I do!
1- How old were you when you started makeup?
Forever really! One of my earliest makeup memories I have is of my mum doing my makeup when we were on holiday (in Menorca I think!) I was probably only about 5 but I remember her playing with my hair and putting winged eyeliner on me for fun and more than anything, I remember how beautiful and special I felt. I guess since then I’ve loved how it makes me feel! Throughout secondary school and all throughout my gymnastics career I’ve loved makeup, however it’s only really over the past year or so that I think I’ve actually got any good at knowing what looks work well!
2- How did you get into makeup?
Oops kind of answered this in the question above!! 🙂
3- What are some of your favourite brands?
I am definitely a high street queen! Some of my favourites are MUA, Maybelline and Rimmel 🙂 Can’t beat Kiko and MAC as well though if you want to treat yourself!
4- What does makeup mean to you?
It means I am ready to take on anything. I don’t t know why, but when I am all made up at the beginning of the day I feel more confident, composed and ready for anything that the day has to throw at me, so for me it’s the feeling of being put together, composure and determination as well as confidence (and a touch of sexiness!)
5- If you could only wear four products on your face, what would they be?
Foundation, mascara, eyeliner, brows (In my opinion eyes are the most important feature to play up and these 4 products would make emphasising the eyes look possible and finished)
6- What is your favourite thing about makeup?
I completely agree with Becca on this one, definitely self the self confidence it gives me but also the freedom I feel from makeup. I like expressing myself through something artistic like makeup.
7- What do you think about drugstores VS high end?
Like I said before, I am a high street super fan which is exactly why I started my blog, however, sometimes mid to high range brands do get a product just right that you really cannot find a good dupe for! (Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick for example) Most of the time though you are just paying for slightly different packaging or the brand name, as lots of these products are made in the same place (Sleek and Nars are perfect examples of this) and then it’s really not worth it! Spend time researching the products you want and then try and find a good dupe, the extra time effort is definitely worth it financially! Also if anyone can help me find a good dupe for Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick then please let me know 😀
8- What is one piece of advice you could give to a beginner?
Blend your foundation properly! Use a brush to apply, find a good foundation (that doesn’t mean expensive – for example Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is one of my personal faves for everyday) and then blend all the way to the ears and under the chin, before using a stippling brush to even out the product and ensure you aren’t left with a patchy application or the appearance of a “mask of foundation!”
9- What is one makeup trend you never understood?
I can’t really think of one to be honest – I guess it’s the same as answer 8! I’m not against much in the way of makeup looks as I firmly believe in whatever makes you happy and I’m pretty open to trying most looks once 🙂
10- What do you think of the beauty community on YouTube?
I love it – we feel like a family! There is so much hate on the Internet but I dont feel there is within the blogging community and that’s amazing. Anyone who takes the time to open themselves up to others doing something they love and are passionate about are true inspirations to me and the fact that some of the big name such as Patricia Bright, In the Frow and of course Zoella are becoming more and more “celebrity” can only be a good thing, because surely it’s better young people look up to them than bad role models who are only famous for having released a sex tape or being involved in some racy scandal!
That’s all from me – I nominate:
Maria at Cat Eyes Red Lips
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this 🙂 Please feel free to answer this yourself if you did and let me know so I can read your answers! Also if you do know of any good dupes or want to add/ask anything then let me know in the comments!