I enjoyed the ‘Tattoo Tag‘ so much that I’ve decided to do another one… However, I’m now turning my attentions to Beauty..
Do you remember your first makeup item?
I actually do! I think my first makeup product was the Maybelline Super Stay 16 Hour Foundation in 300 shades too dark and about 700 layers too thick. That was Mii… Haters would say I looked like an acne-sufferer who resembled TanMom!
Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I have to say that my favourite ever mascara has to be the Masterpiece Transform by MaxFactor. This one suits my lashes perfectly and to a T. It lengthens, it curls, it thickens and it darkens… I love everything about it. Even the thin wand…
What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
Matte and flawless coverage – but I don’t mind if a blemish is still be visible. Also, I wouldn’t say no to a few glowing areas… However, I don’t want to look like I’ve been doing nothing but performing the act of facial perspiration all day!
Favourite high end brand?
Christian Dior. It’s one of them ones that can show all the other high-end ones the Door…
What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
Kiko Milano, Kat Von D, Shiseido, Sephora, Origins.
Favorite drugstore brand?
L’Oréal (or Bourjois). I have a thing for the Parisienne.
Do you wear fake eyelashes?
Nope. I literally can’t even contemplate fake lashes or a metal eyelash curler. My lashes are my eyes’ life… If I put glue on them to put extra lashes on, my real OGs will real COME OFF!
Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
I’ve left my house looking like I shouldn’t have left or that I don’t have one to leave plenty of times… So, in a word, no.
What is your most cherised beauty product?
My L’Oreal Men Expert Tattoo Reviver. I’m not even going to *tattoo* coat it… There, I said it! 😉
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 shop often for makeup and food. I think makeup comes before food. I pick up items here or there and/or hoard them here or there as well. I’d buy a product, forget about it, think I’ve lost it when I remember, then find it again – out of date…
Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
I’m moving into my own place at the end of the year, so, no – I can’t afford to not budget.
Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
Nah. I’m awful at this. I should, but I don’t. I just A) never remember to and B) don’t see the point because realistically they’re making you spend more than you need to. Having said that, one thing I do love, is my mum’s Boots’ card. 😍😍😍.
Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?
If I don’t like a brand, I won’t blog about it or use its products… If I love a brand, I blog about it. If they have a product that doesn’t agree with me, I’m honest.
Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
There’s only so much you can actually do to prevent ingredients… I just try to use the most natural of products or products that have a high % of natural ingredients in them.
Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
Boots/Superdrug. I get lost in there. Sometimes when I need Dior, I venture into Fenwick or John Lewis and can never find the exit. I mean, how does one find the exit of one of those?
Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I love trying new ones, but I think it’s best – for my skin – to stick to a routine because I don’t want my skin to breakout again. It was awful.
Favorite bath and body brand?
L U S H. It’s, umm, LUSH.
What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Guerlain. That packaging though… Also, LANCÔME is up there too, tbh.
Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Vanessa Hudgens or Kate Middleton.
5 Favorite Beauty Gurus
I’m supposed to say who I look up to for makeup? Myself, I reckon I do good makeup on myself and just about no-one else. Charlotte Tilbury. HudaBeauty. Jenna Marbles (if she was to do a makeup video). My neighbours’ cat? I’m sure she’ll be good at it if I train her. 💖
Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
That’s like asking me if I like bidets. I love bidets.
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Do you mean: “have you left dents in your eye where you pupil used to be (whilst putting on mascara)”? If so, yes.
Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
The only things I ever wear on my eye are creams, mascara and eyeliner. I can’t for the life of me (or anyone else’s) do eyeshadow. Also, I might as well own up now in saying that my eyeliner isn’t “wings and dat”… It’s more “line your waterline and on/under the lash line (with Khol) and hope for the best”.
How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
Zero. None. Nought.
What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
Isn’t that like asking me if I pour milk into my bowl before the Coco Pops – or – if the Chicken came before the Egg?
Come on, people! What are some of these questions?! Why on God’s Earth would I put concealer before the foundation??? If you do that then I’m sorry, I’m sure it works for you but it’s just not something I’m familiar with.
Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
The word ‘consider’ is a strong one. You could “consider” something all you want, if you really want to do it, you would. 💖
What do you love about makeup?
That I can write about it. That it gives others confidence… That it can transform people’s faces or bodies. If you think about it, makeup is really quite something.