Hey guys, long time no tag!?
I was recently tagged by the lovely Hannah from ‘Hannah’s Wonderland‘ to do the ‘My Makeup Story’ tag which I’d never seen before. I liked the look of the questions and thought it’d been a while since I did a chatty blog post, so here I am – off we go!
How old were you when you started wearing make-up?
I think I was around 12 when I started wearing make-up… but when I say make-up I mean natural collection mascara and natural collection mascara only. I probably upgraded to a tinted moisturiser at around 13 and only discovered the world of actual foundation, eyeshadow and all other wondrous things later on in life.
How did you get into make-up?
Probably the same way a lot of young girls (cringe) do nowadays – through YouTube! I remember watching Tanya Burr back in the day and getting loads of tips from her. She was probably the first YouTuber I watched, before I even had an account and realised you could subscribe and actually make your own videos. Madness.
What are some of your favourite brands?
I think Revlon, Maybelline and Rimmel are really great drugstore brands. I also love Makeup Revolution for super affordable makeup and Anastasia Beverly Hills (even though I only own one product lol) for more expensive shizz.
What does make-up mean to you?
Ooh cheeky deep question thrown into the mix, love it. I’d agree with Hannah here and say it just makes me feel more put together and gives me that little extra confidence. I also love experimenting with make-up, IT’S JUST FUN! I’ve never understood people that complain about putting on make-up because a) if you don’t wanna wear it, don’t b) why would you not love doing your makeup!? It’s literally my fave part of the day, how sad.
If you could only wear 4 products on your face, what would they be?
Okay totally copying Hannah here but definitely foundation, bronzer, mascara and a brow product. Could probably even go without bronzer if necessary but I would look like a potato.
What is your favourite thing about make-up?
I love that there’s always something new to try. Whether it’s a new product range or a new trend, or just a technique that you’ve never come across before. Something as simple as changing which brush you use to contour can really spice up your makeup routine.
(Obviously my actual favourite thing is that it can hide my beetroot cheeks, give me brows and make my eyes look less like that of a naked mole rat)
What do you think of Drugstore VS High End make-up?
I’m not hugely experienced in high-end makeup because 99% of the time I’m too busy crying at my bank balance to make an expensive purchase. However I am (rather annoyingly) becoming a bit of a sucker for pricey makeup. Saying that, it’s not always a case of ‘you get what you pay for’ as I think it can be hit-and-miss for any product, no matter what the cost. Some high-end makeup has been a let down and not worked for me personally. Some drugstore makeup is up there with my holy-grail items and beats high-end any day.
I’d say go for a mixture of the two. Save up and treat yourself to something really special every now and again, but don’t diss the drugstore. It comes bearing many gifts and will save you heaps of money.
What is one make-up trend you’ve never understood?
I’m really struggling to think of an answer for this one and I think it’s because I appreciate that make-up can be worn in whichever way the wearer wants!! It’s an art form in my opinion and even if a makeup look seems a bit cray, if it’s done well and you appreciate the skill involved it’s really not hard to understand.
What do you think of the beauty community on Youtube?
I love it! Starting my own channel has opened my eyes so much to the community and how lovely everyone is. Sure you get the odd debbie downer, but on the whole it’s such a lush group of people who support each other, share tips and tricks and generally put me in the best mood! I’m so grateful to be a part of it.
Thankyou once again to Hannah for tagging me and generally supporting all my internet ramblings both on my blog and on YouTube! <3
I tag Beth from Life With B , Courtney from Blush and Blend, and Sophie from Petals of Perfection. Love you gals xo