My Make Up Story TAG

Hello everyone, Firstly I want to apologise for the lack of new content on my blog for the last few weeks but I have just been so busy with work that I just haven't had the chance to create new posts. To break me back in gently, I thought I would do a fun tag post, so here is my make up story.

1. How old were you when you started wearing make up?
I vaguely remember being about 5 or 6 when I first wore make up and looking back I can still remember my excitement as my mum applied bright red lipstick and green eye shadow to my face - It was Halloween and I was going to be a witch. It wasn't until I was about 9 or 10 that I began wearing my own make up and this tended to be this barbie pink colour lip gloss that I used to love. It terms of other make up, I started to wear mascara, eyeliner and tinted moisturiser when I was about 13 or 14. 

2. How did you get into make up?
I don't really know how I got into make up. I guess when I was younger I used to get kids make up gift sets for birthday presents. I also remember when I used to stay over at my great aunt's house, I used to spend ages just watching her apply her make up in the morning and remember thinking that it was such a grown up thing to do. When I got to secondary school, it was just something that everyone did and I can remember borrowing each other's mascara or lip gloss at break times (something I cringe at now and would never do!)

3. What are some of your favourite brands?
My favourite brands depend on the type of product. For example, for foundation I always prefer Rimmel, for lipstick it would be Clinique and for mascara it would be Lancome. 

4. What does make up mean to you?
For me, make up means making the most of what you have - choosing eye shadow shades that accentuate my eyes or a bold lip that draws attention. 

5. If you could only wear four products on your face, what would they be?
A loose powder to hide any shiny patches, a mascara, some eye shadow and a lip gloss.

6. What is your favourite thing about make up?
My favourite thing about make up is how much fun you can have with it, creating new looks each day. Whether you want a natural "I woke up like this" look or a sexy striking make up look for an evening out - the possibilities are just endless.

7. What do you think about drugstore vs. high-end make up? 
I'm not going to lie, I dip into both but I think it is all done to personal preference and budget. I don't think you have to spend a lot of money to get great products though - I still prefer my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation to any of the Clinique one's I have tried in the past, but I do prefer spending more money on my mascara because I have found Lancome do a great one that not only has staying power but also doesn't irritate my eyes which a lot of drugstore brands do.

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
My one tip would be that although less is definitely more, don't be afraid to experiment whether it be a smokey eye or a bright lip, these little changes can completely change a look without much effort. 

9. What is one make up trend that you never understood?
It is one that I am seeing more and more recently and that is bright glittery lips. I can't imagine wearing it myself and I think if you went out to the shops like it, you would get some strange looks for sure!

10. What do you think about the beauty blogging community? 
I think the beauty blogging community is great - everyone is so friendly and is happy to share with you any tips and hacks they have for creating certain looks etc. I have been blogging for a couple of years now and I have never come across any negativity or jealousy within the community. I noticed, particularly when I first started, that people are more than happy to help you, either just leaving a nice comment which boosts your confidence or leaving advice about how you can make a good post great. 

I hope you have enjoyed this quick post, some of the questions definitely made me think. I would like to tag any of you who have not done it already, don't forget to leave the links for your's down below so that I can read your story. I would also like to tag my best friend Ellie, ( who had just started her own blog so make sure you pop over there and share the love because I know she had got some great posts coming up. 

Until next time



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