Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Tag for Makeup Addicts!

Happy November bloggers! This is exciting - it's my first tag as a blogger! Thank you to Iqra from The Blushing Giraffe for this tag! Her blog is really lovely, great pictures and reviews on all things beauty and fashion. She also has great ethical purchasing principles which I truly admire.

Let's dive right in!

1. Which product do you still keep buying more of despite having plenty in your collection?
Eye shadows. I absolutely adore palettes and continuously shop for eye shadows even though I don't wear it so often and haven't yet perfected a smokey eye on my tan skin tone.

2. What's the one product you can't live without?
Eyeliner. And lipstick. And lip balm. And foundation. But if I had to choose just one (this is a mean question!), I'd say lip balm, especially this time of year (shameless promotion: check my autumn/winter lipcare here *coming soon*).

3. Favourite makeup brand?
Another mean question! I have to say if it's in terms of quality and environmental friendliness, it would be Tarte. Their foundation has the best coverage and doesn't make me oily! But I do love Nars in terms of blushes and lipsticks. Sephora does a great liquid liner and their brush quality is fantastic. I can't choose! 

4. How big is your makeup collection?
The pictures show just a fraction of my makeup but it's small compared to most. I like using make up till the very end unless it's abysmal. And I'm an animal of habit, I can't let go of the things I love. 

5. And how do you store it?
There's no Muji in Canada so I've bought clear drawers from Amazon and brush tins from Ikea.

6. How many items of makeup have you got in your handbag at the moment?
Lip balm, lipstick, mattifying power, eyeliner, and blush make 5. With my brushes make 7.

7. If you could raid another blogger's stash, who would it be?
Probably Amelia Liana's because though she doesn't wear a tonne of make up, the products she uses are expensive and luxurious.

8. How long does your usual makeup routine take and how many products do you use?
For work I wear minimal makeup - it's all done in ten minutes! I use foundation, bronzer, blush, mascara and lipstick. When I go out with my friends or family, it's the whole shebang: primer, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, foundation, blush, bronzer, highlighter, lipstick - the whole thing taking over a half hour.

9. Have you ever bought makeup knowing you wouldn't use it?
Yes - a smokey eye palette from Quo. I knew that I wasn't good enough with makeup to pull off a purple smokey eye with my skin tone but I bought it anyway. It ended up looking like a bruised, black eye. I later dropped and smashed the palette, thank God.

10. Tag a few other makeup addicts to do this tag!
I'd like to tag the Velveteen Rabbit from BF GF Does Blogging, Rikki from Luscious Lane and Mikela from Simply Davelyn, as well as anyone reading this post: you're up!


  1. Brilliant post, I am such a make up addict! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo


    1. Oh then I nominate you for this tag as well :) I've followed your blog (or what I think is your blog, I can't seem to find it on my followers list).

  2. I loved reading this post! I'm rubbish at a smokey eye too haha. xx

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks! I just can't figure it out, I look like someone punched me in the eye!

  3. Haha, I laughed at loud at the "thank God" after you said you dropped and smashed the smokey eye palette. I can relate all too well.


    1. Haha I looked so hideous with that eyeshadow! What a waste of $45.

  4. I've always wanted to try Tarte, although it's quite hard to get my hands on it over here in England!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. I'd highly highly recommend it, especially this foundation - it's medium to full coverage and I don't get oily while wearing it!

  5. Love the floral makeup bag. I have a minimal makeup look as well. Mascara is always a must though. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    1. Thanks! It's Ted Baker from two years back. I agree, it's subtle but makes a big difference at the same time!

  6. Oh this is so great! I have been dying to try Tarte products for so long-- thanks for the endorsement!!

    Simplicity Relished

    1. I'd definitely recommend it, especially the foundation: a little goes a long way! I've been using the same tube for 7 months and I must still have at least a quarter of the it left.


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