I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! My grandparents came to visit from PA for my birthday and Thanksgiving. We went to a buffet and saw the movie Unstoppable. I am so thankful that I have a loving family. I miss them very much!
There is a tag going around on YouTube called "My Makeup Story" and I thought it would be good for a blog post :)
1. How old where you when you first started wearing makeup?
I started wearing very minimal makeup during seventh grade so I was around 13 years old. I wore Maybelline's Great Lash mascara, black eyeliner, and clear lipgloss every now and then.
2. How did you get into makeup?
I think I got into makeup because it was "in" to wear heavy eyeliner and mascara at the time- I remember almost everyone in middle school had a skater/punk look haha. I started reading Seventeen magazine around that time so seeing makeup looks in the magazine sparked my interest to start wearing it. During high school I started wearing eyeshadow and liquid eyeliner. I almost always had winged liquid eyeliner on- I thought it made my eyes look bigger. I liked wearing really bright eyeshadows- mostly green and purple. It wasn't until my senior year that I really got into makeup. The day of my boyfriend's prom, me, my aunt, her bes friend, my best friend, and her mom all went to the mall to get our makeup done. I got my makeup done at the Clinique counter and they had a deal going on that if you bought two of their products, then the makeup was free. The makeup artist used foundation, bronzer, minimal neutral eyeshadows, pencil eyeliner, and mascara. I ended up buying the foundation and bronzer that she used. I started watching YouTube makeup videos the summer after prom and started experimenting with different looks and products and the more I practiced, the more I loved it!
3. What are some of your favorite brands?
As far as drugstore brands, I really like Maybelline, Revlon, and Covergirl. I like Maybelline's mascaras, Revlon's eyeliners, and Covergirl's lipsticks the best. As far as higher end brands, I like MAC and Nars.
4. What does makeup mean to you?
Makeup is a form of art to me. I've always been really into art- painting, drawing, sketching. I think it is amazing how you can transform someone's look with makeup like how you can transform a blank canvas into a beautiful piece of art. It allows people to feel more confident and is fun to do.
5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
Foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and lip balm.
6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
I like how one day you can have one look and then the next day you can have a completely different look but people can still tell it is you. I hope that makes sense lol.
7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs. high end makeup?
I think drugstore makeup can be just as good as high end makeup. Most of my makeup collection is drugstore. If you can get the same quality in a drugstore product than you can in a high end product for half the price than I say get the drugstore product. I don't like how people assume that high end products are better just because of their name.
8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
WATCH MAKEUP GURUS ON YOUTUBE! There are a lot of professional makeup artists who have channels on YouTube that you can learn from. They talk about techniques, products, and other helpful things about makeup. It helps you save money because you learn what products are good and what products are bad. Also, they can give you inspiration from their tutorials! I think I've learned the most from kandeejohnson, EnKoreMakeup, lisaeldridgedotcom, pixiwoo, and petrilude.
9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
Lips that are too nude.
10. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube?
I think it is very helpful to girls and guys all over the world. It has made makeup just as inspirational as fashion and art. It's sad that there are people who leave nasty comments on videos and there are gurus who have become more interested in making money than helping/sharing with people who love makeup like myself!