Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Beauty Tag (10 Questions)

I don't necessarily wear makeup everyday, in fact, I don't wear that much when I do. I like to go for a more natural look but I do like to experiment when I get the chance to test out new products. Like I've said before, I'm not a beauty blogger, I'm a lifestyle blogger but I throw a few other topics in the mix to keep my content varied. 

1. What do you do in terms of skincare?
For skincare, I keep it simple and use the Superdrug Tea Tree Cleanser and Toner and then I moisturise with their Daily Facial Moisturiser which doesn't seem to be on their site. I use both products once on a morning and once on a night, that way I can start my makeup base with fresh skin and the cleanser cleans away the makeup at night. Superdrugs skincare range is great if you are on a budget, which I am, and it's just as good if not better than some of the more expensive brands. I get most of my skincare and makeup from Superdrug, whether it's their own brand or some of the big beauty brands. A tip for skincare that I swear by is washing my sheets as often as possible because bacteria builds up on your sheets and pillow from oils in your skin and other things you don't particularly want on your skin.

2. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
Not really but I do like to keep things simple and stay away from the products with more complex lists of ingredients. 

3. What foundation do you use? What type of coverage do you prefer?
Up until last week I was using the Rimmel London 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation in shade 103 True Ivory. I've recently started using tinted moisturiser because I like the lighter coverage and skin benefits, I bought the Nivea Tinted Moisturising Day Cream in Natural. It feels much less like it's caked on than the Lasting Finish Foundation and I can barely tell I'm wearing it.

4. Do you wear false lashes?
No but I've been wanting to try some for ages, I'm just not to sure I'd suit them and I don't know what style to get. There's just so many!

5. What are you using on your lips at the moment?
Going back to makeup and the neutral look, to the left is test patches on my hand from the lipsticks that currently reside in my makeup bag. Most of them are mentioned in my What's In My Bag post except for the one next to the purple shade which the Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick I reviewed the other day. The purple one is the most adventurous I get with lip colour, I'm not actually to keen on it though because it smudges easily and the colour bleeds. 

6. 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 up an item here and an item there, I like to try out new products so I just visit Superdrug often to see what's new and on offer.

7.  If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
Probably Rimmel, it's not ridiculously over-priced and all of the products I've bought from them have worked really well for me.

8. Favourite beauty guru?
Easy! Sammi Maria (The Beauty Crush). I love her Youtube channel, I tend to keep up with what she uploads.

9. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I'd love to! It would be great to learn how to contour and get some simple makeup tips and cheats.

10. What do you love about makeup?
I love that on days when I feel like crap I can cover up what needs to be covered and feel much more confident than I did before I put it on.


  1. I tried false eyelashes for the first time ever on my birthday and hated them. I had to get a colleague to put them on for me because I kept failing and I found it really difficult to see. That might be because I intentionally went for massive ones though!

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