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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tag: Why do I wear make up?

I stole this tag from Rachel at Beauty Behind the Imperfections (I adore her, you should forget about reading this post and just go straight to her blog) and to give it a whirl. If you do it too make sure link me in the comments below, I'd love to read it!

1. When did you begin loving make up?
I've always been into make up and beauty, I would save my pocket money to buy Bonnie Bell lip balms or Impulse Body Sprays from a really young age. I'd shuffle through the discount bins at cheap beauty stores in search of eye shadow palettes or lip glosses.
My first real experience buying 'real' make up (rather than cheap items at discount stores) was when I was 13 and went shopping with my older cousin. She was really into ChiChi make up and I followed her lead and spent all my savings on a set of two lip glosses, a lipstick, two cream eye shadows and two eyeliners. I rocked the crap out of those products like you wouldn't believe. Too bad the cream eye shadows were both silver, the eyeliners were blue and purple and the lipstick was dark, dark purple. I looked like sick witch. But don't worry, I've evolved.
2. How do you feel without make up?
I feel fine without make up, I don't wear make up at home (removing it is the first thing I do when I walk in the door) but I don't leave the house without it.
It doesn't take me long to put on my daily face of make up and I only ever wear products that feel comfortable on my skin, especially when it comes to foundation. I'm just not comfortable in the outside world without make up on. I wear a complete face of make up to work 5 days a week and I will usually do the same on Saturdays when I run errands or do whatever I need to do. I try to stay home on Sundays and either relax or blog as well as give my skin a well deserved rest and no make up.
3. What do you like about make up?
I've always had a wild creativity and an over-active imagination, make up is just an expansion of that. I'm fascinated with colours and how they work together and respond to each other. Plus there's the obvious reasons like feeling more confident, enhancing natural features, etc. I just love beauty products, there's no logical reason for it but I get a nice sense of joy from playing with make up. Ultimately I'm just a girl, standing in front of the Myer beauty department, asking it to love her.
4. List three 'Holy Grail' items.
Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes! Mascara. I cannot tell you how many tubes of this I've gone through, but I can tell you that right now I have three backups in my drawer ready to be used. I've tried a ridiculous amount of mascaras, this one is amazing, the ultimate bees knees.
Organic Rose Hip Oil. I use it every night on my cheeks, nose and forehead and every 2 or 3 nights I'll also apply it over my chin and jaw (where I'm more prone to blemishes). I've been using it for years and will never stop, it's done amazing things for my skin and is the best product I've found to help with oil control. I also use it on my elbows, knees or any irritations I have on my skin. I've tried many brands, Kosmea and Kora Organics are my two favourites.
Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks. These incredible cream eye shadows are the best in their league, they apply so easily and there is enough time to blend them out before they lock themselves into place. Once they're set, they're not going to move or crease all day. The shade variety was always quite limited but new shades are launching in Australia this month.


emma said...

Hey, those blue and purple liquid eyeliners were the BOMB!

Rumeysa said...

Hi rebecca. There is a very nice and interesting topics. The blog is great. Very successful.

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