Wednesday, 23 August 2017

30 Beauty Questions Tag

Hello everyone!

I wanted to write a relaxed fun blog post so I thought that I would do the '30 Beauty Questions' tag. I used to do tag posts all of the time on my blog, but this is the first one I have done in quite some time now.

1. Do you remember your first makeup product?
I wish I could remember the first makeup item I bought, but I can't! I have sat for ages trying to remember but I can't decide whether it was a foundation, blusher or mascara. I do know that it was probably something really cheap as I never used to use high end makeup products. 

2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I am quite picky when it comes to mascara because I have to find one that ticks all of the boxes. For me personally my mascara has to be lengthening, volumising and stay in place all day without smudging or wearing off. The only one that comes to mind that ticks all three of these boxes is the Benefit They're Real. This mascara is great for making your lashes look long and voluminous, and it does not move from your lashes at all; you actually have to scrub at your eyes for ages before it comes off!

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
This one's easy, full coverage all the way! I don't think I have ever went out in about 3 years without a foundation on that has been full coverage. 

4. Favourite high end brand?
This is a really hard question and I don't think I could pick just one brand. I have been lucky enough to try quite a few high end brands and there have only been a few products which I haven't 100% liked. Some of my favourite high end brands definitely include MAC, Kat Von D, Benefit, Too Faced and Hourglass. 

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't? 
There are a few brands which I am currently yet to try products from; Colorpop, Becca, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Dose of Colours. 

6. Favourite drugstore brand?
As much as I love high end makeup I also love a lot of drugstore brands too. I love Makeup Revolution eye shadow palettes and Rimmel do some really great foundations. 

7. Do you wear fake eyelashes?
I think I have only worn falsies on one or two occasions. To be honest, I can't really be bothered with the hassle of applying them. I much prefer to just layer on the mascara!

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can't leave the house without?
I do sometimes, although rarely, go out without a full face of makeup on. I would probably say mascara is the one thing I never leave the house without as even with no other makeup on I really think that a coat of mascara can do wonders.

9. What is your most cherished makeup product?
Probably my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Highlighter Palette. This is one of the most expensive makeup products I have ever bought and it is just so luxurious and precious that I COULD NOT bear to lose it. 

10. 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?
It really depends on the situation. If I am in a makeup store I will only pick up one or two items. If I am online shopping then I like to go all out and purchase lots of items at once. 

11. Do you have a 'beauty budget' or do you spend freely?
At the minute I haven't really been spending all that much as I have been saving my money. In the past I have been a bit more careless and just bought whatever I wanted, but I am definitely going to change that and start to set myself a limit on what I spend. 

12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for makeup?
In the UK we don't really get that many coupons as they do in the US, but I do have a lot of loyalty cards. Some of the loyalty cards I have include Boots, Superdrug and House of Fraser. I do occasionally receive vouchers in the post and via email, so I do take advantage of these when the offer arises. 

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?
This really varies but at the moment I have been purchasing highlighters frequently as I have been obsessed with them. If I was asked this 3 months ago, however, I would have said either foundation or eye shadow palettes. 

14. Is there a brand which you absolutely can't stand?
I can't think of one from the top of my head to be honest. 

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulphates?
I probably should but I really don't pay all that much attention to ingredients in my makeup. I tend to stay clear of products which block the pores as they are known for causing breakouts, but other than that I don't. 

16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
Obviously I do like a good high end product now and again, so one of my favourite places to shop is either Debenhams or House of Fraser. If I am online shopping then I prefer Beauty Bay as they sell a lot of different brands which we can't buy in UK stores. 

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
Don't get me wrong, I do like to try new skincare brands and products but for the most part I try to keep the same routine as I know that those products are what work best for me. 

18. Favourite bath and body brand?
Lush is what immediately came to my mind when I saw this question as a lot of my favourite bath products are from there. I have tried so many Lush products over the years and I don't think I have ever been let down. 

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
I would probably choose Kat Von D as I have been loving their products recently. The Lock It Foundation and Loose Powder are two of my favourite base products, and I couldn't imagine doing my makeup without them. I also love the Shade & Light Contour Palette too as all of the shades are very wearable and easy to work with. 

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Aesthetically wise I think that Urban Decay are pretty strong contenders in this department. What really decided for me was their gorgeous Alice Through The Looking Glass palette that I bought when it was released. I will insert some pictures so you can see just how gorgeous the palette is.

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Kim Kardashian has really great makeup. Her makeup is really glowy and just looks stunning all day every day!

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

23. Five favourite beauty gurus.
Fleur DeForce, Tati (Glam Life Guru), Manny MUA, Jeffee Star & Shaaanxo. 

24. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
I think dual purpose products are great for travelling as it allows you to save space in your suitcase. The Benefit Benetint and Posietint are both really nice products, for example. 

25. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I would like to think that I am not! I do take my time when it comes to applying my makeup, but sometimes I do make the odd mistake like getting mascara on my eye lids. 

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I used to always prime my eyes before doing my eye shadow and I still do if I have a ton of time to get ready and I'm really going all out with my makeup. If I'm just doing simple makeup then I just bring my foundation over my lids. 

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
If I'm making an effort with my hair and curling it then I use a heat protecting spray and then a little hairspray, but nothing too crazy!

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
I always apply foundation first. I like to see what my foundation covers and then apply concealer on top of the areas I'm not particularly happy with. 

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I watch so much YouTube that I probably wouldn't need too, plus YouTube is free. 

30. What do you love about makeup?
There is so much that I love about makeup. Firstly, I love applying my makeup and trying out new techniques (but I hate removing it!). I also love that you can really step out of your comfort zone with makeup and try new things. Finally I love highlighting and enhancing my facial features. 

I hope that you enjoyed reading this post as it was very fun for me to write! If you have done this tag then leave a link to it in the comments so I can read it:)

Until next time,

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