The 30 questions beauty tag:

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What better to do on a rainy afternoon than read blog posts about makeup, ya know just procrastinate, because all 1000 makeup brushes are going to wash themselves. . . anyway today I stumbled upon the 30 questions beauty tag by the lovely Graceful Glamour UK.

You can find a link to her post here and I decided to give it a go, because if no one tags you, tag yourself!

  1. Do you remember your first makeup item?

It was a sheer lilac lip gloss that my aunt got me for Christmas it smelled a little bit funny but I felt so cool.

  1. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

I like a formulation that isn’t too runny or dry, I am actually a bit fussy when it comes to mascara, currently I am enjoying NYX Doll Eye. For everyday use I gravitate towards mascara that is not waterproof because honestly I can’t be bothered to try and remove it.

  1. What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?

Depends on the occasion really but for everyday wear I like a light coverage product like a BB cream.

  1. Favorite high end brand?

Lancome, the “Juicy Shaker” lip gloss may be the love of my life (sorry husband).

  1. What cosmetics brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?

Kat Von D very excited to get my mitts on one of her eyeshadow palates.

  1. Favorite drugstore brand?

Oh my so many lol! I am in a deeply committed relationship with NYX and Elf but I love many Essence products.

  1. Do you wear false lashes?

Yes! My favourite are individual lashes though (Eyelure brand if anyone was wondering).

  1. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?

Brow gel, if I wear nothing else I’ll wear brow gel it’s a bit like brushing my teeth at this point.

  1. What is your most cherished beauty product?

Brow gel . . . definitely.

  1. 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?

If I do not specifically need to replenish my makeup kit for work then I stick to a product here or there, so not that often. . . if I can help myself.

  1. Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?

I don’t necessarily have a budget but I try not to spend too much money on products I don’t need.

  1. Do you utilize coupons, reward cards, and sales when you shop for cosmetics?

Hell yeah! All of the above frequently and shamelessly!

  1. What type of product do you buy the most of?

For my kit foundations because I like to have a wide variety of shades on hand and personally lipstick. . . because I have a problem SMH.

  1. Is there a brand you absolutely can’t stand?

None really there have been individual products that I personally have not gotten along with but never a whole brand.

  1. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics, like parabens or sulfates?

For personal use sulphates because my skin is obnoxiously sensitive, I even have to avoid it in toothpaste! And for my kit I like to use unscented makeup removers and the like just to err on the side of caution.

  1. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Any Pharmacy/High street/Drug store.

  1. Do you like trying new skin care products or do you keep a certain routine?

I have my skin care routine down pat, that being said I do love to try a new mask when one crosses my path.

  1. Favorite bath and body brand?

Love me some Body Shop and Lush products.

  1. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?

This is so hard. . . probably Kryolan great quality and variety.

  1. What brand do you think has the best packaging?

I really like Elf packaging its very sleek and lightweight but doesn’t break easily (in my experience), a good thing if you spend your days lugging around a huge kit bag.

  1. Which celebrity always has great makeup?

Lady Gaga, she is not scared of trying outrageous looks that would be so fun for any makeup artist to create. . . I am quite jealous of her makeup artist I must admit.

  1. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

I have been snooping around the Makeup Alley forever.

  1. Favorite beauty gurus:

I am a huge Bobbi Brown fan I have read all her books . . . love her.

  1. Do you like multi-functional products like lip and cheek stains?

Oh yeah, I have a few floating about and I have been known to carry around theatrical blood for that reason.

  1. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Not really, but in my teen age years I had a few Picasso moments.

  1. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

Sometimes I do, really just depends on the occasion and what I feel like.

  1. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?

I pretty much just wash and attack it with some dry shampoo. I am devoid of talent when it comes to hair.

  1. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?

On the regular I apply foundation first, but sometimes I apply concealer before and after foundation. . . breakouts happen.

  1. Would you ever consider taking makeup classes?

I studied Makeup Artistry, Special Effects and Prosthetic Makeup and I loved it.

  1. What do you love about makeup?

I love that it can really bring out your individual style and make you feel like a million bucks.

I tag every single person who reads this blog! Let me know in the comment section when you have done yours, I would love to check it out.

Have a beautiful day.


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