Hey everyone, Nelly here again! So today I thought I’d do a beauty tag for you, considering makeup and beauty related things is one of my greatest passions in life. This may not interest everyone, but at least it’s a way for you to get to know me better 🙂
Also, I snagged this tag from The Beauty Section just so you know this isn’t made by me.
1 // Do you remember your first makeup item?
My mum gave me one of those really 80’s Clinique blushes that I remember being waaaaay to dark for my skin tone. But I loved it, so I wore it out one day, failing to realise I looked like a clown.
2 // Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I honestly hate mascara. I’ll wear it and put up with it because it looks nice for the first couple of hours, but after a few I’ll get these weird little “hooks” of mascara under my eyes. But I guess to answer the question, something that doesn’t smudge like crazy. I’m yet to find one I actually like.
3 // What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
HEAVY. The heaviest. Got to cover up this God-awful face.
4 // Favorite high end brand?
Probably Urban Decay. My original Naked palette is like my baby.
5 //What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
I’m super keen to try Kat Von D, especially her liquid lipsticks. I’m also dying to try Chanel foundations.
6 // Favorite drugstore brand?
Rimmel London all the way. Best foundations, eyebrow pencils, lip colours, everything.
7 // Do you wear fake eyelashes?
I’ve only ever worn them once for my school ball. It wasn’t pretty.
8 // Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
I’ve always got a Eos lip balm with me, as well as a setting powder. Got to handle that oily T-zone.
9 // What is your most cherished beauty product?
Again, my Naked palette is like my baby. However, I’m also pretty fond of my Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfume, if perfumes are included.
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?
I pick items here and there. I have to be in a store I’ve never been in to really go crazy.
11 // Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
I have a life budget. I’m a check out chick, so lord knows I’m broke as hell.
12 // Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
Coupons aren’t really a thing over here in Australia.
13 // What type of product do you buy the most of?
Concealer. I was born with the most heinous dark circles you’ll ever see.
14 // Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?
Covergirl, but I don’t know why. I guess everything just feels really chalky to me. I have one foundation by Covergirl and that’s it.
15 // Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
Not particularly. I probably should, but hey if it works on this sad excuse for a face, I can’t complain.
16 // Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
Priceline is the best place in Australia for “drugstore” makeup, but you’d be better of in Myers or David Jones for that fancy shit.
17 // Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
At the moment I’m really just trying to use up what I have before buying more, so I’m constantly changing up my routine. It’s always nice finding things I bought ages ago and falling in love with them again.
18 // Favorite bath and body brand?
LUSH. Ugh god I love Lush. Everything smells so good. The avocado bath bomb makes my skin so soft, plus avocado is like my favourite thing on Earth.
19 // If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
Chanel. I mean, if I had unlimited money. On my current wage? Rimmel.
20 // What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Tarte. I looooooove the way Tarte presents their product.
21 // Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Hate to say it, but Kylie Jenner. I mean, take the lip injections out but damn that girl can get her winged eyeliner and contour on point.
22 // Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
Not yet? 😉
23 // 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus
Fleur De Force, Ingrid Nilsen, Emily Noel, Kathleen Lights, and my favourite of all favourites, Estee Lalonde.
24 // Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
No way. They always end up looking ridiculous on me.
25 // Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I don’t think so. I feel as if I’m pretty good at it. Winged eyeliner is a different story though, that shit is clumsy as fuck.
26 // Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Always. My eyeshadow falls down my face like nothing else without it. I use Urban Decay primer potion or the Elf primer.
27 // How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
If it’s a day I’m not washing my hair, one. My Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo. My hair is too frizzy to contain anyway, so I hardly bother with much else.
28 // What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
Foundation then concealer.
29 // Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
Sure, I think it would enhance my skills, but I’m self-taught with the help of YouTube.
30 // What do you love about makeup?
I love how makeup can transform a person. You can take on a multitude of personas just by changing your makeup, and I think that’s beautiful. Plus is something to collect, like any other hobby.
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