Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Makeup Story

Since I have no new products to report (hurry up with my delivery ASOS please!), I decided to turn this popular YouTube TAG video into a blog post! Also, I wasn't actually tagged but I doubt the rules are that strict in the matter :o)

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
When I was 13, and going to my first teenage disco my mum put a little mascara and lipgloss on me :o) I felt like a princess! Consistently I started wearing make up from about age 15.

2. How did you get into makeup?

I never felt pressure to wear make up but ever since I turned 11 and started High School in England I became acutely aware of how pale I was. After years of being teased about the colour of my skin I decided to experiment with fake tan.. and boy was it nasty. The make up came later though, mainly through my avid reading of teen magazines (Mizz, Sugar etc anyone? Gotta love the 90's!). I remember splashing out on a L'Oreal eye shadow palette when I was around 15 that had pink and purple colours which I switched up almost every day. How cool! Also, back in the day I used to have an obsession with lipgloss, very expensive lipgloss! I used to buy DiorKiss at €20 a pop for no good reason :o) I wouldn't even do that now!

3. What are some of your favorite brands?

Over time they have turned out to be Barry M and MAC for everything, No7 for foundation and L'Oreal for mascara! You can see a full list of my favourite products here.

4. What does makeup mean to you?
For me, makeup equates confidence. I am constantly learning tips and tricks as a hobby and I love it. However my life does not depend on it, I can comfortably wear no make up around my boyfriend and family.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
Foundation, Mascara, Lipgloss and Blush.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
I adore the confidence make up can bring, but only to enhance beauty. I learnt the hard way that slapping on make up only gives you bad skin! Make up should work with your skin, not against it.

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup?
My core make up collection is drugstore. I only buy high end to treat myself once in a while. Everyone loves a bargain, thats why I get so excited by Superdrug 3 for 2 on cosmetics! Oh yeah, for anyone who wants a tip, don't waste your hard earned cash on MAC mascara, L'Oreal telescopic will do a much better job!

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
Keep it natural. I know when you first walk into Boots or wherever and see all the makeup, the brightest of the bright will pop out to you instantly. RESIST THE TEMPTATION! For a beginner, experiment with neutral eyeshadows and for colour go for lipstick or lipgloss :) Also, watch some videos from the YT beauty gurus. Believe me I wish they existed when I was a make-up beginner.

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?

I never understood black lipstick. Sorry, ew.

10. What do you think of the Beauty Community on Youtube/Blogger?
I am not part of the YT beauty community as I haven't started making videos (yet) but I support it. I am well aware of the forums where jealous (no other explanation for it) trolls slate beauty gurus. I have learnt some great lessons from the YT girls. I hope to join them all some day :o) Since I started this blog though I have been welcomed into a community I never knew existed. Not wanting to get all gushy but I have serious love for some bloggers out there, you know who you are!

11. Who is your style icon?
Love her!

As this is a tag I TAG...
Ellie (Miss E Blog), Hayley (For when your new blog is up and running!), Jess (Away with the fairies) and Brittany (BrittanyLove).
I also tag YOU!
Please link me your post if you do this TAG, I would love to read them.
Love as always, H xxxx



  1. Lovely! This will definitely keep me occupied tomorrow. Thank you for tagging me sugar-plum! xxx

  2. You're more than welcome! Can't wait to read it.. :o) x x x

  3. Hi there!

    Really cute blog, i love it!
    ..would appreciate if you check out mine and maybe follow each other?

    That would mean so much,
    Thanks, jos xx


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