I love watching and reading tag posts. They’re always so much fun ! I came across a few tags and combined them to form these questions.
Let’s start !
- Do you remember your first makeup item?
I think it was a drugstore eyeliner. Growing up, my family never really allowed me to dabble in makeup, though I always was very interested in smearing colors all over my face. Makeup was considered as something undesirable and artificial, and everyone, except my mum, frowned upon it. But, during my second year of my college (wayyy back in 2008), I finally bought an eyeliner after much coaxing from my best friend. Though I loved how I looked with it, unfortunately, my eyes used to burn when I put it on. That’s when the experimenting began.
- What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation ?
Ah. Now, this is tricky. When I started getting into makeup, I bought foundations from MAC, Dior and YSL. Only, to discover I hated the feeling of a heavy cake face. Since then, I shy away from anything labeled foundation. Instead, I love my tinted moisturizers a lot. And from the last year, I’ve been loyal to the Bare Mineral Complexion Rescue, which is fantastic for a glowy complexion. That said, I wear even that maybe 4 times a week. I definitely prefer moisturizer mixed in with some liquid highlighter, and concealing where required, and to let my natural skin peek through.
- Favorite high end brand?
It is so difficult to narrow down. Arrrggh ! But if forced to choose, I would probably go with Charlotte Tilbury mixed with a bit of Tom Ford, a dash of Nars and a slice of Marc Jacobs ? . I could live with that !
- What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
I have tried these in stores a lot but never could pluck up the courage to buy. By Terry and Chantecaille. These brands have some beautiful things that I’d like to try.
- Favorite drugstore brand?
NYX. They seriously have some amazing products. I love their soft matte lip cremes, and their prismatic eyeshadows. Their lipliners are amazing ! A close second would be Bourjois.
- Do you wear fake lashes ?
I have never. And they scare me loads.
- Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without ?
Mascara, highlighter and lipstick. I just cannot leave the house without these. I am a total highlighter and lipstick junkie !
- What is your most cherished makeup product?
My Louboutin lipsticks, because they are a work of art. And the NARS summer 2016 collection, because these were the first PR things sent to me.
- Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
I am a makeup addict. I would most definitely use any discounts to buy makeup, because more savings = more makeup buys ! 😀
- What type of product do you buy the most of?
I don’t discriminate between my babies. I try and balance all the products I have ! Hence, why I am a makeup hoarder ! 😀 But, I do have way too many lipsticks to be considered normal.
- Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, blush, etc.) or neutral ones?
It would depend on my mood.Most days I go for neutral tones, but weekends I go all out, almost always !
- What is your favorite eyeshadow color?
The one I use the most is a variation of bronzy golden copper tones. But, my favorite is peach shimmer and orange.
- Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?
I speak only for myself, and mean no disrespect towards anyone who feel different. But, I absolutely cannot understand the hype behind Kylie Cosmetics. I admire the fact that a teenager has thousands of people in a tizzy over her makeup line. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted to try them out, but never will I contribute in any small manner, to her growing brand. Just thinking about it, we all have our insecurities, as women, we face them every single day, from the moment we wake. Having insecurities is quite normal, and we all have to find ways to deal with it, even if it is through a cosmeticprocedure, that’s fine. I respect people who are upfront about any cosmetic procedures they opt for, either for health reasons or otherwise. But, observing the social media circus about Kylie’s lips, about how she kept saying it was just overlining with lip liners. Young girls just copying the trend, companies cashing on the whole thing. No.Just, no.
- Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I have very sensitive skin, so I change up my products every 2-3 months. And I always ease any new product very slowly into my routine.
- Favorite bath and body brand?
Soap & Glory. Just love everything I’ve tried from them. Love !
- If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
Hmm ! Urban Decay.No wait. Charlotte Tilbury. Or Mr. Ford ! Or Nars ! Or Anastasia Beverly Hills … Or …
- What brand do you think has the best packaging?
I love the packaging of Tom Ford. Their aesthetic is simple and stunning. Clean lines and pretty darn luxurious.
- Which celebrity always has great makeup?
I love Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett. Always gorgeous, both !
- Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
Do Sephora and Instagram count ?
- 5 Favorite Beauty/Lifestyle Influencers
This is tough. Lisa Eldridge. Jaclyn Hill. Jamie Paige Beauty. Lily Pebbles. I Covet Thee. Bonus would be Tati, Kathleen Lights, Amelia Liana and Vivianna Does Makeup (her recent career Q&A gave me a much needed push to start this blog)
- Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
Not really. I am bad with creams generally, and prefer powders. But, on occasion I do use creams.
- Are you clumsy while putting on makeup?
Not always. When someone rushes me, I get sloppy. But, not when I do have the time.
- Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Never before this past year. I never had eyeshadows creasing on me until this last year. I currently am loving the Kat Von D High Voltage primer, you just need a tiny tiny bit for the whole eye lids, and it also corrects any discoloration. Any eyeshadow, even shimmers stay on till I remove them.
- What do you love about makeup?
I love the confidence makeup gives me. I feel like I can take on what ever the world has to throw at me that day. I also love that makeup is like a peek into a persons mind. How they feel that particular day,their mood. And, it is art. We paint our faces, creating a piece of art everytime. Ready for the world.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend ! <3