I reckon this is one of those pieces that I will start to write and never want to stop. Make up is my passion, as shallow and all as that seems. Knowing what I want to do with my life at this age is one of the best feelings I've ever known!
As with the majority of other Beauty Bloggers/ YouTubers, I discovered beauty videos on a random day & soon became addicted. I've been glued to the YouTube and blogging world for 2 years now & the addiction is still going strong! Anyways, I've wanted to do a post on my interest & passion for make up and I thought what better way to do it than with this tag.
1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
There wasnt an exact day that I just started wearing a full face of make up, it was definitely a gradual thing. I remember at the end of 2nd year in school I started to wear brown eyeliner and mascara, and then I started 3rd year by wearing mineral foundation. So about 14/15 years old. That has now developed into an obsession and a gross make up collection. Whoops
2. How did you get into makeup?
My mam was always such a girly girl, even though she worked with horses all day everyday, she always put in the effort. You could say its born and bred into me! Then my older sister started to wear make up which influenced me as well. But how I really 'got into it' was through YouTube, and without a doubt I have found my muse.
3. What are some of your favorite brands?
I have to say MAC, and although its actually not the best brand out there, I can't get over the feeling of luxury of owning and using MAC products. My holy grail foundation - Studio Fix Fluid (NC30) is made by MAC, I actually can't fault their foundations! Rimmel is my favourite drugstore brand, They're powders and mascaras are great. For brushes, as I'm sure you'll know if you've read some of my previous posts, my favourite brand is Blank Canvas Cosmetics. They're Irish, affordable and top quality, what more could a make up lover ask for?!
4. What does makeup mean to you?
I can sense the cheesiness of this answer already! Its my passion. I've never been into painting or pottery or many other artistic things but when it comes to the art of someone's face, my mind goes into orbit with the amount of ideas I have. I love taking someone's features and enhancing them, even my own. When someone hates something, like their eye colour or freckles, my job is to make them see the beauty in it. It's almost like an escape to me, just like painting or singing is to other people. I think its very easy to mistake someone who loves make up as insecure but its not that at all. I don't use it as a mask, I just enjoy doing it, and feel a lot more confident while wearing it. I actually look forward to the process of putting it on, even on days I'm staying at home all day, I long to do my make up for the fun of it. It's my passion, I could spend all day at it and never get bored.
5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
Hmmm 4 products... Well foundation, the one I mentioned earlier, Hoola bronzer by benefit, eyeliner and mascara.
6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
That it completely can transform someone. I don't think make up should be the only thing women rely for confidence, but if it helps, then who cares? But it really brings out different qualities in people. Basically just how it can make me feel pretty <3
7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs. high end makeup?
I think regardless of the brand, regardless of the price and regardless of whether its drugstore or high end, if a product is good, it's good. Also, different products vary on different people, my Rimmel Stay Matte powder works so much better for me than my MAC Mineralised Skin Finish natural does, but this could be a complete different case with someone else..
8. What is one tip of advice you can give a beginner?
There's a few! Look after your skin. Make up will always look well on fresh, clean skin, and it will also last so much longer. Just find skin care products that work for you and stick to them.
Also, less is more and you don't always have to stick to the rules. Don't think you need foundation, concealer and powder just because you've seen others do it, if you have good skin, just use the bare minimum as it will look twice as beautiful and natural than loads of products will.
9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
Foundation/concealer lips!!! Ridiculous trend! There's nothing wrong with a nude lip when it's done right, but lips the same colour as the face = look of the dead ;)
10. What do you think about the beauty community on Youtube?
Speaking from an outsiders perspective, as I don't make YouTube videos yet, it's definitely one of the best things that has happened to the Internet. It has taught me so much. I do hate all the negativity on it, but every YouTuber I know has handled it well. Once the negativity never overpowers the good sides to it, that's all that matters to me.
Thanks for reading!