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,