So, what is better than make up………. talking about make up and the love of it. I love make up, it can make you feel amazing, confident and just gives you that boost. I love the idea that people apply it wherever they want, whenever they want, however they want and each time your face can look different. Women and men wearing make up is empowering, its a statement.
I therefore thought I would take a look at my favourite pieces of make up.
Hi this is me, half make up and half natural. I don’t mind either, but make up definitely gives me more of an oomfph to my day. Have you ever done a half make up photo of yourself, you’ll be surprised of the difference. I did my make up lightly for this photo.
Do you remember your first makeup item?
I am sure it was something cheap, you know that you used to get with your Barbie or something even cheaper. I DEFINITELY remember having this Barbie:
& it came with a mascara for your hair. I of course was obsessed with green at that time, and didn’t particularly like the “girly girl” Barbie, so I totally had green Barbie!! Although now come to think about it, blonde and green….hmm bad choice, hello chlorine haha!
Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I have one mascara that I have used for so long, that I may actually cry if they take it off the shelves. Apart from being the worst pain in the backside when I cry, the brush gives me gorgeous length and really opens up my eyes <3. Maybelline Cats eyes is the best mascara I have come across in so long!! It’s not sticky, its not too wet but the coverage is amazing. Plus, I like the idea that I am wearing cats eyes mascara and I am Cat 🙂
What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
Depends what I am doing, if its for work I like light coverage and sometimes none. But if its going out at night I do like to look “painted”. oh god I have just realised I watch far too much RPDR with that comment (shockingly enough its on in the background!). Anyway, Catherine you digressed. Honestly, as long as it gets rid of any spots, blemishes or whatever else is on my face – perfect.
Favourite high end brand?
I honestly do not shop high end brand. I once won a competition and received loads of Christian Dior make up, but hand on heart I prefer my drug store make up.
What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
I guess Mac, only to see what their lipsticks are like. I love a matte lipstick, so I will always compare to my Rimmel Kate Moss 107.
Favorite drugstore brand?
Maybelline by a mile. I own so much of their products. The next I would actually say MUA or Freedom. Freedom is definitely my new favourite brand.
Do you wear fake eyelashes?
God I haven’t worn these since just after Uni. I used to love wearing them, they brought so much confidence, but jesus they are a faff to put on. I used to able to put them on straight away and my friends would be like how the fuck did you do that!! 🙂 practice makes perfect ladies.
Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
I often go out without make up. But honestly I think there are 3 products that I cannot live without; mascara, foundation and eyebrow pencil lol!!
What is your most cherished beauty product?
I don’t particularly own anything hugely expensive. But I think my most cherished beauty product(s) has to be my make up brushes. Definitely learnt over the years that applying using your fingers definitely doesnt do the job!
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?
Too often! Far too often! But I have now got into the habit of shopping online, putting loads of things in a basket, and walking away from the laptop – forgetting about what I have done. It gives me the satisfaction of potentially buying but not actually spending money. I thank my past self later on in the month when I have no pennies.
Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
I try…….. let’s just say that. I think my biggest splurge every time is my Max Factor CC sticks.
Do you utilise coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
I don’t… I have never thought about it. Dammit!
What type of product do you buy the most of?
Lipsticks and lip pencils without a doubt. I seem to have become obsessed with lip pencils and liners. Hey they are MUCH cheaper than lipsticks and I use them as that.
Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?
Hmmmm…. I guess I dunno, top end brands as I think high street are good. But no, I don’t hate any.
Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulphates?
I try to look at the ingredients. It’s not something that I do all the time. But brands such as So Susan I love and of course E.L.F!! They are super cute and animal cruelty free. Click here for animal cruelty make up brands.
Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
Superdrug or Boots for me. I don’t really shop anywhere else. 🙂
Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I like to try really. I of course get my beautiful My Little Paris box subscriptions where I receive a number of beautiful products/samples which I have bought since. I really have no routine with regards to my make up at all. Seriously go check out their products.
Favorite bath and body brand?
Lush and Soap & Glory. Something so simplistic about their brands, that brings so much comfort.
If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
What brand do you think has the best packaging?
So Susan without a doubt!!! Have you seen how cute their packaging is! Seriously:
Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Hmm that is a toughie, but the first person that came to my head was a beautiful comedienne called Katherine Ryan. Funny, gorgeous and seems super super friendly. Go check out her instagram.
Favorite Beauty Gurus
Nope not really. I think you should experiment with your own make up. Of course there are some super pretty girlies on Instagram but hey! Be you.
Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
Haha not really, I tried it once and wow I stained my cheeks hahahaha. Makes me laugh to this day.
Are you clumsy in putting makeup?
I think everybody is when in a rush, so I always make sure I have extra time in hand to get ready before I step out of the house.
Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I only use it on nights out, as I dont really wear eyeshadow during the day. I have just started using Too Faced – Glitter Glue and I received lots of compliments from my friends as to how strong my make up is when I wear it.
How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
Shower days let’s call them, I use Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey in Shampoo and Conditioner, and due to my weak hair at the moment I have started to use Herbal Essence Hello hydration mask. It’s a great little product and it really does work!
What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
I honestly believe that I put on my make up in the wrong order lol so it goes:
- CC cream (ie yellow, green purple)
- loose matte powder.
.I dont think that’s right, but hey.
Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
ABSOLUTELY WOULD LOVE IT. .
What do you love about makeup?
I love how it makes you feel. I love how it builds up your confidence. How you can change your face shape, how you can change the way people look at your eyes or smile. I love that it can make you be mysterious. I love how make up is not just for girls but it is for men as well. I love how it can be really dramatic, but yet subtle.