Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Why Do You Wear Makeup TAG?


Hi Beautiful,

I thought I'd do a tag for you today, I haven't done one in forever so I thought why not?

I expect the title of this blog is relatively self explanatory so I'm going to jump right on in and start!

Where Did You Begin?
I started wearing makeup when I was around 13. I have to say it wasn't a particularly good beginning; I kept pinching my mum's foundation and it was obviously far too dark and far too heavy for me, but at the time it always seemed like a good idea. I also had a slight penchant for lining just my lower waterline with black eyeliner. Very goth darling.

My mother, having seen the state that I looked, decided that something had to be done about it, and took me to Bobbi Brown. From there on in I started to wear minimal makeup but it looked far better than my previous heavy handed approach. Think tinted moisturiser, concealer, pink blusher, mascara and lipgloss. What doesn't make sense to me about this though, is the fact that my Mum doesn't wear makeup very often. It's mostly foundation and mascara and lipstick. Whenever I visit she asks me to put makeup on her! Nobody else in my family had this sort of interest either so I don't know where I got it from.
As time went by my interest grew and so did my collection. I learned different techniques on how to apply makeup until I found the ones that suited me - nobody every taught me, I just sort of experimented until I found a way that was right for me personally.
Now almost a decade later, I am completely in love with the world of beauty, and thoroughly enjoy being a part of it!

How Do You Feel Without Makeup?
I'm really not a fan. Although I very rarely get blemishes or imperfections, I have suffered with a condition that has left me with a lot of dark hyper-pigmentation and as a result have turned to makeup to get my confidence back. Luckily now, it has become far more under control and the worst are fading nicely, so maybe in the future I will change my mind on this! When people see me in real life, my 'thing' is often said to be my skin, I work hard to get it that way and I know the products that will give me an even and perfected complexion. People are often surprised to find out what my makeup is hiding! 

What Do You Like About Makeup?
I like the confidence that it brings me. I think that is the most important thing to me personally.
Other than that however I get genuinely excited to have a play around with makeup and see the different looks that I can create. The market is constantly saturated with new products to try and that in itself is very exciting. I would probably rather spend my money on a new lipstick than anything else!

3 Holy Grail Items:
Vichy Dermablend (I wear the shade Opal)
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (I wear shade 1)
Collection Pressed Powder (In the lightest shade - it's the only one I've found that's light enough for me, even throughout high end brands!) 

(Cheeky Uni Library shot while attempting to look like I'm not taking a photo of my makeup! As I type this I am getting an incredibly odd look from the girl to my right!)

I absolutely love reading this TAG so please let me know if you do it then I can go and have a good nosy!

Have a lovely day everyone,
Lea
x

24 comments:

  1. it depends on the day, events, etc! Usually i wnot leave without at least mascara!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com

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    1. See I could cope without mascara! It's all about the foundation for me hehe :) x

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  2. I like this tag, I think I'll try to do it at some point too :)
    I still haven't tried the Collection concealer, keep meaning to though xxx

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    1. I've been using it for years, a long time before it exploded onto the blogging scene. I've never found anything that can beat it for staying power and coverage! x

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  3. Love this story! I'm like you, I don't like going without make-up!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Thanks hun! Sure, I'd love to check it out! x

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  4. Ohhh wonderful and elegant make up, so feminine... I love it!!!
    I have just discovered your blog and I'm following you! :)
    If you have time, come to say hi and your opinion of my style blog!
    xx
    M.

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    1. Thanks hun! Of course, I'll nip over in a sec :) x

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  5. nice hair :)
    http://please-freeze-time.blogspot.de/
    xx Jules

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    1. Thanks! It's actually really quick to do using the thick ghd's :) x

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  6. You're so pretty! I always love how you do your make up <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Thanks hun, although I so wish I had your makeup stash. Your instagram makeup of the day photos make me so flipping envious haha x

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  7. You are gorgeous. But I agree with you that I don't like not wearing make-up! I never used to be like it... It must be the blogging :P
    LaceyLoves

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    1. I think once your'e in the community it's so easy to get sucked in! You're on to something there! x

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  8. This is such a lovely tag! it's so interesting to learn more about people!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Couldn't agree more, one of the best TAGs I've read

      xoxo
      http://www.fasheauty.com
      UK High Street Fashion & Style Blog

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    2. Hi Sara, thanks so much for your comment! I'm really pleased you liked it :)
      And wow what a compliment Chloe, that really made me smile!

      x

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  9. You're gorgeous! This post was also very refreshing, a great idea that I might try!

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    1. Thanks! It's been doing the rounds and caught my eye, let me know if you do it! x

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  10. You've definitely moved on from your dark foundation days, your makeup is flawless and beautifully done! Love your hair too, tutorial?

    Would you mind checking out my blog and giving me any tips? I've just started!

    lippyandliquorice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi hun, haha yes I hope I have, it wasn't a good look! I might do a tutorial at some point but it's so easy I don't know what I'd really say haha!

      Of course, I'll pop over and check it out in a sec! x

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  11. Hello Lea, I've just found your blog, I really love it, I think it's fabulous and you are beautiful. I've just started following you. Please check out my blog and follow if you like:-)xoxo

    www.kameliaandpearls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou so much, this is such a lovely comment :) I'll be sure to pop over and check out your blog! x

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  12. love the smokey eyes they are so beautiful xo
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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