The Makeup Tag!

  1. ♥Do you remember your first makeup item

I do believe it was a clear gloss. My mom also gave me some eyeshadow, which I think was Covergirl.

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

 

Black as my soul and length for days, that’s really all I ask for. The best one I’ve used so far is Makeup Forever Excessive Lash mascara. It’s my go-to right now but I’m still looking!

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

Usually medium. Thankfully I have fairly clear skin, so I don’t typically see the need for full coverage.

  1. Favorite high-end brand?

Urban Decay. ♥

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

Right now, Colourpop is at the top of my list.

  1. Favorite Drugstore Brand?

           NYX. They’ve never disappointed me!

  1. Do you wear fake eyelashes?

Nope! Honestly, I probably would because I think they look fabulous, but my husband is totally freaked out by them lol! So I stay away for his sake haha.

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

 

Nah. I regularly leave the house without it on!

  1. What is your most cherished beauty product?

Probably the set of Eco Tools brushes I have. My husband is amazing and randomly brought them home for me one day and they are amazing!

  1. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or do you like to pick up all your goodies at once?

I really wish I could just pick everything up at once. It’s just not possible! Some stuff I like to get is only available online.

 

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

Oh, there’s a budget! Makeup is my weakness so if there’s no budget I go crazy. lol

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

Yes! The more you utilize those tools, the more you can afford.

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

The last couple months I’ve revamped my lipstick drawer, so I have a LOT of lip stuff right now and most of it is new. I really should write up some reviews for some of it!

  1. Is there a brand you can’t stand?

Unpopular opinion, but, Jeffree Star. I. CAN’T. STAND. HIM.

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

Unless I find it’s breaking me out, I really don’t care.

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

Ulta and Walmart are the two places that I buy the most stuff from.

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

Since my skin isn’t overly sensitive, I LOVE trying out new stuff! Currently looking into some korean beauty stuff to try and review!

  1. Favorite bath and body brand?

I can’t say that I really have one! I do like everything I’ve tried from St. Ives though, but I think they would consider themselves more of a skin care brand.

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

Probably NYX or Urban Decay.

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

Benefit and Too Faced both have really cute packaging. Etude House, a korean brand, also has some really awesome stuff.

  1. Which celebrity always has great makeup?

I don’t know if she’s really considered a “celebrity”, but I’m always in love with how Shannon Harris does her makeup.

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

Typically, none. My hair has really been through the wringer the last three years, so I’m trying to just let it rest for awhile.

  1. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

Nope! Just my lil’ old blog on here!

  1. Are you clumsy when putting on makeup?

I’m horrible at putting on liquid eyeliner.

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

I use both actually!

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

YES! Multi-functional makeup and tools are my jam.

 

  1. 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus

Shannon Harris (shaaanxo), Kathleenlights, and Casey Holmes. I really just have the three.

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

Foundation first always!

  1. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Yes! I would LOVE to! I’m completely self-taught right now but there’s always more to learn.

  1. What do you love about makeup?

Everything! Makeup is my passion!

 

**I got this awesome survey from grimmgirldotcom**

 

until next time!

xoxo ♥

 

3 Beauty Vloggers That You Should Be Following

If you’re anything like me, when you have a question about makeup, you turn to YouTube.

 

I mean, who wouldn’t? You can find almost anything on there. Rewind back to a couple months ago to when I was trying to figure out what the heck contouring was and I stumbled upon the magical land of beauty vloggers. After watching my first “haul” video I was hooked. Down the rabbit hole I went…and I must say, it’s been one sweet fall.

Let me introduce you to my three favorite beauty gurus! ♥

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From left to right, we have:

Shannon Harris

Shannon, recognized more often as Shaaanxo, is a 23 yr old lipstick lover hailing from New Zealand. She’s been vlogging on YouTube since 2009 and she updates her channel with new video content 3 times a week. Y’all. This girl is. the. bomb. She is so creative with the different looks she comes up with and she’s incredibly down-to-earth and relatable. And those brows? TO DIE FOR.

Kathleen Fuentes

Better known as Kathleenlights, this girl is setting the new standard for a YouTube beauty vlogger. Not only is her channel becoming more popular by the day, but she’s collaborating with some big brand-name cosmetic companies. Makeup Geek? Colourpop? Ofra? If you recognize any of those brands then you know what I’m talking about. Her highlight palette with Makeup Geek is at the very top of my Christmas list this year.

Casey Holmes

Casey’s channel is the place to go to if you are curious about new products. This girl is always trying out new stuff, and she makes it a point to investigate a wide range of cosmetics – from super affordable brands like Essence and Wet n Wild to high-end luxury items. I love watching her videos because she really does understand what her viewers are looking for; 100% honest reviews with a shot of humor.


 

Of course, there are a LOT more beauty vloggers out there worth watching. These are just my top three!

Do you have a favorite YouTuber?

Let me know who in the comments!

 

Until next time! ♥ ♥

xoxo

Ride or Die Makeup tag…kind of?

In case any of my fellow makeup addicts have been out-of-the-loop lately, let me explain what this “ride or die” makeup tag is and where it came from!

The idea is that if you were stuck on a deserted island and had to pick ONE thing from each category (primer, foundation, concealer, ect…) , which products would you pick? What are your all-time absolute favorite makeup products ever? This idea has been popular lately because famous beauty guru and youtuber, Jaclyn Hill, recently put out her video with all of her Ride or Die picks. You can watch that video here.

So, today, I have rounded up all my faves to share with you all! You’ll notice there’s a few things missing…that’s because I’m still hunting for a favorite!

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From left to right, we have;

  • NYX Angel Veil primer
  • Makeup Revolution eyeshadow palette “New-Trals vs Neutrals”
  • Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion
  • NYX lip liner in nude beige
  • NARS blush in Orgasm
  • NYX soft matte lip cream in London
  • Wet n Wild illuminating palette in Catwalk Pink
  • Makeup Forever Excessive Lash mascara
  • NYX HD concealer in light
  • e.l.f. HD setting powder
  • Wet n Wild contouring palette in Dulce de Leche

I’m looking at my list now and a few things come to mind. I definitely should’ve left out that NARS blush. I know, I know! It was the first high-end piece of makeup I ever owned, so I guess I love it because of that? I’ve just never loved the pigmentation on it. I have other blushes that have better color payoff, but I don’t really *love* those either. I’m picky I guess, I don’t know.

All of the other stuff on here though, I do legit love. I use this stuff constantly!

If anyone wants to see any of these items in action, let me know!

 

until next time!

xoxo

Mascara Q&A!

Good morning lovelies! I thought I would throw in an extra post this week for a little fun. I snagged this awesome questionnaire from Queen of the Girl Geeks , one of my favorite beauty bloggers.

 

 

So let’s go. Mascara Q & A time.
How many tubes of mascara do you own? 

Currently, 5. I’m a fan lol

Favorite Mascara?

Oh gosh. Right now, I’d have to say it’s Make Up Forever’s Excessive Lash mascara. Literally the best I’ve ever used.

How long have you been wearing mascara?

Let’s see…I was about 13 when I started wearing it so, that makes roughly 15 years.

Favorite color of mascara?

Blackest black. Like my soul. *evil laugh*

Favorite guy in mascara?

Not really a fan, to be honest.

One coat or two or three?

Two, then a fiber topcoat. I’m all about that giant lash life.

False or Not?

Not. I think they look awesome, but I’m definitely not coordinated enough to get them looking right.

Waterproof?

Generally, no. No particular reason, I just never reach for it in the store.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this short Q & A! Feel free to use these questions for your own mascara Q & A.

 

until next time!

xoxo