Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog! Today I wanted to write a fun easy post for a lazy mid-week read. I’ve seen a few people do this 30 beauty questions tag which looked interesting so I thought I’d give it a go. If you’ve done this tag already or are planning on doing it let me know in the comments, I’d love to read them!
1.) Do you remember your first makeup item?
I’m not 100% sure, it was probably some freebie I got in a magazine. I do remember having the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer from a pretty young age, I also had some clear mascara that made my lashes longer without my teachers noticing so I didn’t get told off for wearing makeup.
2.) Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
My perfect mascara would lengthen, separate my lashes and last all day without flaking or smudging. Currently, my favourite mascara is the Benefit BADGal BANG, it seems to fit all my requirements but it can get pretty clumpy if I’m not careful with how much I use.
3.) What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?
Full coverage. Always full coverage.
4.) Favourite high-end brand?
Charlotte Tilbury has been my favourite high-end brand for years, but over the last year or two, I’ve also loved every Anastasia Beverly Hills product and Kat Von D product I’ve tried.
5.) What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
Huda Beauty is a brand lately I’ve really been wanting to try. Nars is also a brand I’ve never tried but have heard great things about.
6.) Favourite drugstore brand?
I don’t actually use many drugstore products so I don’t have a favourite brand. I still really like the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and I’ve tried a few NYX products like their glitters, setting spray and lipsticks which I love.
7.) Do you wear fake eyelashes?
Very, very, very rarely. I don’t really like how they feel on my eyes and I’m always really self-conscious that they’ll fall off. If I’m going on a night out or something though I’ll make the effort and wear them.
8.) Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
Foundation, mascara and lipstick, you won’t ever see me leave the house with at least those three items on.
9.) What is your most cherished beauty product?
Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry Lipstick. It was my first ever high-end product and the very first bold lip colour I ever bought and I’ve been obsessed ever since!
10) 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’ll usually pick up a few things here and there but there are some days where I splash out and end up getting whatever it was I needed but several other items I didn’t actually need too.
11.) Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
Oh, I spend freely haha.
12.) Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
I don’t use any coupons but I have a few reward cards I make the most out of and I’ll always have a long browse for things when I hear there’s a sale on.
13.) What type of product do you buy the most of?
Probably lipstick, I just can’t get enough of them!
14.) Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?
Pretty unpopular opinions here but Mac, YSL and Jeffree Star. Mac products just don’t do it for me, I’ve never seen anything and thought ‘take my money now!’ I’ve always felt like MAC is more for teenagers transitions from children’s makeup to more grown-up makeup if that makes sense. YSl I haven’t found a single product that works for me so I’ve just given up on that brand and I cannot stand Jeffree Star as a person, there’s no way I would ever support his brand.
15.) Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
I do not, I actually don’t really think about things like that.
16.) Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
Big department stores like John Lewis, Harrods and Selfridges and if shopping online I’ll always go straight to Beauty Bay.
17.) Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
My skin is very temperamental so I like to keep a certain routine. Once I’ve found a product that works for me that’s it.
18) Favourite bath and body brand?
Lush and The Body Shop!
19) If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
Oh this is a tough one! I know it’s a pretty controversial topic at the moment but I think I would choose Kat Von D, just because the Lock It Foundation is my holy grail and I could not live without it!
20) What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Charlotte Tilbury has beautiful packaging as well as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Huda Beauty and Hourglass. I love all the sleek, luxurious style packaging!
21.) Which celebrity always has great makeup?
I’m not sure, I don’t really follow many celebrities.
22.) Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
No, not really, the only thing I can think of that I’m part of is Influenster.
23.) 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus?
Again I don’t really follow many beauty gurus! I like Nikki Tutorials, SophDoesNails and does Jenna Marbles count as a beauty guru? Either way, her beauty videos has me crying and I love her!
24.) Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
No definitely not!
25.) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I wouldn’t say I’m clumsy, I struggle with a few things like winged eyeliner but it usually comes out okay.
26.) Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Yes! I could not do my eyeshadow before using a primer before, it just wouldn’t work for me. One time I forgot to put primer on and realised after I had finished my eyeshadow so I took it all off and had to start again!
27.) How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
Zero. I will straighten my hair on some days but that’s it, I don’t usually have the time to do anything with my hair as I’ve spent so long on my makeup and quite frankly I can never be bothered.
28.) What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
29.) Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
No makeup is just a fun hobby for me and something that I like to play around and experiment with. I’ve learned a lot by just practising at home, watching youtube videos and reading blogs.
30.) What do you love about makeup?
I love how fun makeup is, I love the colours and the fact that it’s totally acceptable to wear glitter on your face haha. I also love the power of makeup, how it can completely change how you feel and give you a little boost of confidence. If I’m having a down day I’ll whack on Glastonberry and suddenly nothing can get me down. Whenever I’m sick I like to try and put a glam, full face of makeup on to make myself feel better and stop mentally feeling sorry for myself. And I love taking it off at the end of the day and having that clean, fresh feeling haha.