Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tag: My Makeup Story!!
I saw this Tag on Anna's blog called Embellishments. Here's the link Embellishments. I couldn't help but do this tag!!
1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
I'm not really sure what age I started wearing makeup. I just remember being 8 or 9 and pretending to put on makeup and actually playing with some makeup. I don't think I started actually wearing it till I was in High School. Even then I only did a little eye shadow and maybe some lipstick.
2. How did you get into makeup?
I got into wearing makeup pretty much all the time due to finding the beauty and makeup channels on youtube. I stumbled across Michelle Phan and Amarixe and absolutely loved their videos and it made me want to get into wearing makeup more often. I have to agree with Anna on the fact that I never really learned how to wear makeup properly. However, watching all of the various youtube videos on how to apply makeup and which makeup is best to use, I have quickly learned what to do and what not to do. The youtube community is growing everyday with many makeup videos to watch and it's a great way for young girls to learn how to use makeup properly. I'm glad I found the makeup community. Before I found all of these youtube videos, I never really wore makeup, at least not all the time that is. Now I'm hooked on getting new products and trying new things and just experimenting with makeup. It's a blast going into a makeup store and purchasing makeup. I never thought I'd be the type of girl to want to be girly. I've always kind of been a tomboy. Now I'm total GIRL.
3. What are some of your favorite brands?
I'd have to say that some of my favorite brands are: Urban Decay, NYX, Revlon, Coastal Scents, China Glaze and OPI. But that's just a few to list. I could write a paragraph on the other various brands I love.
4. What does makeup mean to you?
Makeup to me is a way to express your creative side and describe who you are, personality wise.
5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
I'd have to go with Urban Decay primer potion, coastal scents eye shadows, L'Oreal double extend mascara and NYC eye liner.
6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
My favorite thing about makeup would have to be that there's just so much variety and you can never run out of products or colors to try out. Plus it's definitely something that makes me smile when I've had a bad day. Going to Ulta, Sephora or even Wal-mart to get makeup products makes me all giddy inside. I love that there are just so many choices out there and some many products to try that it just never gets dull.
7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs. high end makeup?
I honestly think if drugstore did a good enough job as high end makeup did, then go for drugstore makeup. I go for both. I spent the $18 on a bottle of Urban Decay Primer Potion and it made me gringe! I can't see spending that much for such a small bottle but it was well worth the money spent. So for me, if you can find that quality in a drugstore then I'd down for buying it from a drugstore for a cheaper price. But we all know that nothing beats owning a few things from MAC.
8. What is one tip or advice you would give to a beginner? To watch youtube makeup videos!! They are definitely worth the time sitting down at the computer. I've learned so much from them that it's crazy! Plus for beginners (which I pretty much still am), I suggest getting the Coastal Scents 88 eye shadow palette to play around with and one of their brush sets. That's what I started using and now I can move on to getting NYX eye shadows and maybe some MAC ones. It's always good to start off small and work your way up.
9. What is one make up trend you've never understood?
The need for putting on huge, super long eyelashes. Every now and then I'll see someone with eyelashes that are like a foot long! Why?! Why do you need eyelashes that are that long?! Also when people use mascara and it's super clumpy. There's a comb for that people. Or at least I use the eyebrow comb thing. lol. I never liked how certain mascaras would clump. Now I've actually found one that goes on perfectly! I also never understood the meaning behind wearing a dark lip liner with a light lipstick. Eww.. Or plucking your eyebrows all the way to a thin line and filling it with brow pencil to make them bigger. I just don't understand it.
10. What do you think of the beauty community on Blogger/Youtube?
I absolutely LOVE it! Had I not found this community, I would only be doing the minimal makeup routine. I love that there are just so many helpful videos and blog posts to find on applying makeup and reviews on what NOT to buy. It's amazing!
11. Who is your style icon?
I'd have to say that I don't really have a specific person but I mainly like the styles of Amarixe and Michelle Phan. They both do classy looks, along with fun looks and I'm all about doing subtle things and the occasional wild thing. I'd definitely say they are my inspiration.