So in a bid to make my blog a little more personal I wanted to start a series called Talk Tuesday where I would either tell stories or answer questions given to me by social media or my friends who may think there is something worth knowing about me.
So to kick off Talk Tuesday, I am answering some makeup questions given to me by my best friend Amy.
Feel free to answer these questions in a post yourself!
Q1. Are you a base, eyes or lips girl?
I have to say I am a base girl. I feel so much more confident with a good base on, my eyes are important too because without mascara I look squinty but I love a base.
Q2. Favourite Youtuber & why?
I think I would have to say its Jackie Aina or Allyiahs Face because they are so bubbly, so funny and you can just tell they tell the truth about products they like and don’t like. I also love Jackie’s intro with the song she does with her name… that makes me happy!
Q3. If you could only use one makeup brand what would it be?
Probably like Maybelline or Revlon, its affordable and I actually really like most of their stuff, I could cope.
Q4. Is there an over-hyped makeup product which you didn’t like/didn’t work for you?
I have to admit its liquid lipstick – no matter what I use on my lips they are dry and wrinkly so I hate the way they look in liquid lipstick! I was so temped to get lip fillers just to make them smooth enough for liquid lipstick.
Q5. Do you follow the beauty community drama?
I have phases, I tend to follow it for like a month and then phase it out and ignore it for 3-4 months, its a cycle I am yet to break but sometimes you just need to know the tea!
Q6. If someone gave you £500 to do an entire look, what products would you use?
Mac Strobe Cream
Revlon Colour Stay Foundation
Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation
Maybelline Dream Matte Blush
Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (Eyeshadow as highlighter)
Loreal Paradise eyeshadow palette ‘Cherry My Cheri’
Maybelline Hyper Precise Liquid Eyeliner ‘Black’
Maybelline The Colossal Smokey Eyes Mascara ‘Black’
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara ‘Black’
Q7. How important is SPF in makeup?
I honestly am not sure about this one, you’d think this is something they would have taught us about at uni but nope. I think its good because its everyday protection but I do know that having SPF can cause issues with photography.
Q8. What are your top 5 makeup products and why?
Mac studio fix powder foundation – I can wear this on its own as a sort of concealer when I just can’t be bothered at all but then I can use it to set my makeup and it literally lasts alllllllll day!
Benefit Hula Bronzer – this is the perfect colour for my skin tone, it taught me to use a light hand when applying bronzer but I am able to get the sun kissed glow I need to make me look alive, without making me look orange!
Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma eyeshadow – I use this eyeshadow as a highlighter because I am yet to find an actual highlighter that doesn’t cause a grey cast/shadow. The colour is perfect, the intensity if perfect and I just love it, I have been through 3 pans already!
Maybelline Total Temptations Mascara – This mascara gives me length and thickness, lasts all day (I even cried numerous times in it and NOTHING moved!). It is extremely black and makes me look like I am wearing false lashes.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Treatment – As I mentioned above, my lips are annoyingly dry all the time so I apply this every night and hope for the best. It feel luxurious and smooth and tastes brilliant.
Q9. Drugstore or high end makeup?
Drugstore definitely! There are so many great, affordable brands that I don’t see the point in spending ridiculous amounts of money on products – I felt completely different when I had the money to spend but now I am on a tight budget I just don’t see the point.
Q10. Skincare or makeup?
I am obsessed with skin care at the minute. I am freaking out about how old I am getting and the fact I’m stressed and tired all the time, my skin needs all the time and care in the world to keep me looking youthful. I really don’t want wrinkles!
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and my makeup thoughts a little better!