Today I thought I would do a Q+A post all about beauty so you can get to know me a little bit more! I don't think I have done a Q+A before on my blog apart from the awards I have been nominated for so I am super excited! This post may be long so grab yourself a tea and get comfy 🙂
Q1: Do you remember your first makeup item?
I think it was a lipstick my Nan gave me from Avon – I can't quite remember to be honest!
Q2: Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I love a mascara that gives an illusion of fake lashes since I don't wear false lashes anymore. The Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara does just that in my opinion! I really want to try the Benefit They're Real mascara as I have heard it's amazing!
Q3: What coverage do you prefer from foundations?
I love a dewy but full coverage foundation. My skin is quite dry so I can't go to matte, so basically a coverage I can build up, if that makes sense? I love Too Faced Born This Way foundation! It gives me that coverage I love, but I can build it up if I want to and it's not drying on my skin.
Q4: Favourite high-end brand?
This is so hard as I have so many favourite high-end brands! If I had to choose though, it would be Anastasia Beverly Hills! Her products never disappoint me.
Q5: What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't?
Tarte, Stila and Kiko Cosmetics!
Q6: Favourite drugstore brand?
Definitely NYX and L'Oreal!
Q7: Do you wear fake eyelashes?
I use to but not anymore. I don't like them as much anymore and I have noticed my lashes have gotten gross by wearing them so I stopped. I really want to get an eyelash lift again at some point though! I loved how my lashes looked!
Q8: Is there any kind of makeup you can't leave the house without?
No. I use to be so self-conscious to leave the house without makeup but because I have been drinking so much water recently and eating better, my skin has cleared up dramatically which has given me the confidence to leave the house with a bare face.
Q9: What is your most cherished beauty product?
At the moment, it would be my Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette! It's my baby.
Q10: How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?
I use to do the 'pick up an item here and there' but because it got so out of hand (I use to spend hundreds of dollars, literally), I have decided to stop that. I now just get 1 or 2 high-end makeup every pay which is every two weeks, that way I save a bit of money.
Q11: Do you have a 'beauty budget' or do you spend freely?
I don't have a beauty budget. Every now and then I might put myself on a spending ban but as I said in my last question, I only buy 1 – 2 high-end products every two weeks which allows me to save money as well.
Q12: Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
Nope, I usually forget about them to be honest!
Q13: Is there a brand you absolutely can't stand?
I don't 'hate' this brand, or any brands to be honest but the one brand I can honestly say I don't like because their products just don't sit well with my skin or just aren't good quality (in my opinion) is E.L.F. All the products I have tried just didn't sit well with me which sucks because I really wanted to like them!
Q14: Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfate?
Even though I probably should, I don't.
Q15: Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
I have 3 – Mecca Maxima, Sephora and Beauty Bay!
Q16: Do you like trying new skin care products or do you keep a certain routine?
I have learnt to stick with a routine as my skin is quite sensitive! My skin only likes Cetaphil and Sorborlene but a certain Verso product has been working amazing the last few days as well!
Q17: Favourite bath and body brand?
Definitely LUSH! I love it so much!
Q18: What brand do you think has the best packaging?
I'd have to say Hourglass and LANCÕME! I adore their packaging!
Q19: Which celebrity always has great makeup?
I always love Rihannas makeup! Whoever does it, is amazing!
Q20: 5 favourite beauty gurus?
I did a post on my favourite 5 youtubers but unfortunately that has changed. I love: Carli Bybel, Lolaliner, Jordan Lipscomb, Nicole Guerriero and Han Renee. They're all amazing beauty gurus and I love their videos!
Q21: Do you like multi-functional products like lip and cheek stains?
I do! They're so unique and I have a few lip stain products and love them so much!
Q22: Do you ever consider taking a makeup course?
This question is right up my alley today! I am starting to think about my career recently and what I want to do, I obviously want blogging to be my full-time job but until that happens, I need to do something else and I am leaning towards makeup, spray tanning or waxing because I am so passionate about them but just can't decide! Of course all of these involves taking a course, so yes, I have considered it. If anyone has experience in ANY of the mentioned above, I'd love to know about it!!
Q23: Are you clumsy in putting makeup on?
When it comes to eyeliner, yes. I don't have the steadiest of hands! I'm learning though!
Q24: Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Always! I honestly believe it makes a big difference when you do!
Q25: How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
It depends what hairstyle I want to do that day. Usually I put my hair up in a messy bun but sometimes I want to style it so I'll use heat protection if I am using heat, hair oil, hairspray and dry shampoo (obviously not all in one day!) – as I said, it depends.
Q26: What do you apply first: Concealer or Foundation?
Depends – Sometimes I use an under eye concealer to cover up my dark circles and then apply foundation, sometimes I just go straight in with foundation. I always apply concealer after my foundation though!
Q27: What do you love about makeup?
Can I say everything? I love how you can create something simple or dramatic and make it look perfect. I love how you can practically transform yourself or others into a completely different person (look wise). I love sitting down and just creating something, on your face (or body) and the calmness it brings me. I just really love makeup.
And that is it for this post! I hope you got to know me a little more and enjoyed reading my answers about beauty! Feel free to copy this post and answer the questions yourself, I'd love to know more about you!
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