Makeup Tag

Make Up Tag!

I saw this on Kendyl's blog, which is and thought I'd continue the tag.

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? 12 or 13

2. How did you get into makeup? It was a gradual process, but I was always fascinated with fashion and beauty magazines and that sparked a love of makeup.

3. What are some of your favorite brands? L'Oreal, Wet N Wild, Milani, Nars, Urban Decay, and Make Up For Ever.

4. What does makeup mean to you? When I was younger, it meant hiding a lot of who I really was. Today, it actually means the opposite: I try to bring out more of myself with makeup. I love the creativity of it, the art form that it can be made into, and the way it transforms how we see ourselves.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? Make Up For Ever's HD foundation, Milani Liquifeye in Black, Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, and NYX lipgloss in Natural.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup? Some days it's as basic as it makes you look and feel better about yourself. Some days it's far more: the possibilities of what you can do are increasing as makeup becomes more multi-tasking, the color ranges are broader, etc.

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup? Most of my life, I've used drugstore makeup, so it's my first love. High end makeup, to me, is not a status symbol. I'll go to high-end when I can't find something comparable in the drugstore. Sometimes high-end is worth the extra price and sometimes not.

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner? When I was growing up, there was no such thing as broadcasted makeup tutorials (Youtube wasn't even a thought), so we learned by analyzing pictures and experimenting. My biggest successes with looks often came from many fails. The best way to learn is by doing. In some ways, I think all the tutorials have removed people's ability to think critically about their personal makeup style and what works for them.

9. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube? Youtube has been the great equalizer for a lot of things, including makeup now. Anyone can get in front of a camera now and call herself a makeup guru. That's good and bad. It's opened the door for a lot of unknowns to establish themselves and build a following. It's allowed established makeup artists to reach new audiences. The downside is there's an increasing amount of chaff you have to sift through to get to the wheat. People that are just looking to get sponsorship or make quick money turn me off. People who are happy to get popular for the sake of being popular are out there. You have to be careful who you support and follow.

10. What is one makeup trend you never understood? Orange lipstick. I know it's the It Thing right now, but I can't wait until it's over.


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