30 Beauty Questions!

ooooh someone's in trouble!  Apologies for the late post my lovelies! I have had a super busy week, and have just found a few minutes out of my day to myself so I can sit and write to you!

I wanted to do something a little different today so I thought I would respond to a request and answer the 30 Beauty Questions tag... here goes nothing

  1. Do you remember your first makeup item?

This is a good question! I do actually! It was a Body Shop turquoise mascara that I used to wear (very fashionably) on my outer lashes, applied once I had left my Mum's car and got round the school gate... said mascara was also efficiently removed before hometime...

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

As you may know, I am a huge Benefit Cosmetics fan, so I live by their mascara “They’re Real”. I am also growing to love my new mascara that I am currently testing for review which is the Younique Fibrelash mascara. I think between those two I have found my perfect fit.

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

I like a flawless finish on my foundation, whatever coverage it is. My current go to foundation (KMS Mineral Essentials) is so versatile that I can build the coverage up for evenings or have it a light coverage for daytime, but always flawless.

  1. Favourite high-end brand?

I really love Bobbi Brown’s products, as well as Dior.

  1. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't? 

So many! I really want to try Tom Ford, Melt Cosmetics, NARS, and also Tarte is on my list too…

  1. Favourite drugstore brand?

Tough question, I love Sephora, but also Maybelline is a favourite.

  1. Do you wear fake eyelashes? 

Yes, and I am learning to apply them on my own as for now I am limited to special occasions…

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

I don’t mind going out without face makeup, but I would always have to do my eyebrows.

  1. What is your most cherished beauty product?

I go through phases.. at the moment I am cherishing my KMS Minerals foundation and my Makeup Eraser!

  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?

I usually go and shop for makeup when I read/see a reviews on products that really interest me. I tend to read up on a product for a long while before I make the plunge. When I get in the store however, anything goes!

  1. Do you have a "beauty budget" or you spend freely? 

I don’t have a beauty budget, but I don’t spend carelessly. I love sales, so I do tend to get carried away then!

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

Yes, yes and yes!

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

I find my makeup routing usually revolves around different eye looks, so I would say eye products.

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

I don’t think I have come across one yet; there are brands I won’t use for other reasons, but none that I detest.

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

As you may have read in a previous post, I have sensitive skin, so I avoid excessive chemicals, and I avoid Bismuth Oxychloride like the plague!

I also try to avoid sufates in my shampoo.

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

Anywhere in London! No particular shop, but saying that, I love the Benefit Cosmetic Boutique in Covent Garden. Oh also the flagship Sephora store in Paris is amazing!

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

Once I have researched a product I will definitely try it out. I love finding new products but have to be careful about reactions.

  1. Favourite bath and body brand?

I love Body Shop for bath and body; I guess old habits die hard! Their products take me back to high school!

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

Ooh, I don’t know! That’s a mean question!

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

I’m sure a lot of people have said this but I love Benefit Cosmetics packaging. I also love the opposite side of the spectrum with the classy black packaging of Chanel and Mac, but nothing beats a colourful Benefit product on your vanity!

  1. Which celebrity always has great makeup?

Cheryl Cole and Kelly Rowland

  1. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

Makeupalley and Stylecaster

  1. Favourite Beauty Gurus

I really like MakeupGeek and Sonjdradeluxe They both have very different styles, but are gorgeous and talented.

  1. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?

I do, at the moment I have been using Benefit’s Benetint, and I quite like it.

  1. Are you clumsy in putting makeup?

No, as my friends will tell you, I am very OCD so that shows in my makeup. Think of how long it takes me to get my winged eyeliner just right!!

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

Yes, I use either Benefit Stay Flawless 15hr Primer or Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch for my face and Make Up Store’s Eye Primer for my lids, in either tinted or clear – depending on the look.

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

Generally I use just a serum and a touch of hairspray after shampoo and conditioner.

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

Foundation. I used to do it the other way, but recently switched it up.

  1. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

I love going to as many makeup classes as I can. Every MUA has a different style and I love learning new tricks.

  1. What do you love about makeup?

Makeup takes your day from drab to fab. You cannot be sad once you have a gorgeous face!

Phew! That was fun!

I would love to see what your answers are!

Challenge set!!

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