Makeup Story Tag

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1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? 

I think around fifteen. I remember having a palette of beautiful eyeshadows but having no idea what to do with it. HA It was in a tin case and for sentimental reasons I wish I still had it. I think it was maybelline.

2. How did you get into makeup? 

I got back into makeup due to a combination of youtube and my son saying my skin looks ugly. I know kids say things to not be hurtful … BUT they say the truth!! I have since turned my skin around and found a passion.

3. What are some of your favorite brands? 

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4. What does makeup mean to you? 

Simply, a way to be creative and feel as good on the outside as I do on the inside. Or if my inside isn’t feel good it makes me feel more confident etc.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? 

BB cream, lip gloss, eyebrows, and mascara
6. What is your favorite thing about makeup? 

The variety and how the sky is the limit.

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs. high end makeup? 

I use and have both. Why spend more if the quality is the same or better. I do think though in some makeup areas High End trumps drugstore, like most eye shadows but indie companies can trump high end in that department as well. wpid-img_20140424_233859.jpg

8. What is one tip of advice you can give a beginner? 

Go natural at first then work your way up to more colorful looks.

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood? 

Bright not natural at all lip colors. Black, Gray,… pretty much the NYX macaroon lipsticks right now. I have seen some people really pull them off though.

10. What do you think about the beauty community on Youtube/Blogging community?

I think it can be a place of such sisterhood and I have met amazing people BUT there is a dark side which is sad. Let’s just all love each other OR just shut up. 😀

I was not specifically tagged for this but I am thankful it was posted on the FB page for Beauty and Fashion. Check out my past blog hops with these beautiful ladies.

Comments, questions, random thoughts please leave below. And check out my social media’s to the right 😀

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Halloween makeup

My son’s friend came over to trick and treat. She wanted to cosplay as a female Sam Winchester from Supernatural.

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I used ELF mattyfing foundation. Urban Decay shadows and OCC lip tar on the lips. She is the first person besides myself I have really practiced on. Oh man it is so different doing it on someone else. I felt like a total newbie which I really am as far as a makeup artist. It was nice as she didn’t like some things I did or the direction so it was a great lesson on listening to your client and doing what they want without taking it personal. I think she liked the over all end or if she didn’t she was nice to me about it 😀

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I decided since I wasn’t going to work I would try a dark shadow. I used a Rimmel pencil in black as my creamy pencil I was too lazy to look for. It worked out well. I used Crackberry from my new Fave Indie Etsy site The Chequered Lily It is a beautiful duo chrome where it is purple regularly but with a black background it is a blue sparkle. Very beautiful these pictures don’t do it justice! It looked great with a red lipstick as well. I was super happy with the results. The foundation is bare minerals that I am testing out. So far they are ok as well.

Sorry once again I am so late in posting this as Halloween was over two weeks ago but I wanted to tell you more about products used. Of course I still need to make a point to write down what I am using so I can tell you in these posts!

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Birthday makeup.

I have been meaning to do a separate post about my makeup I did on my birthday. Since I did special makeup for Halloween I want to feature I better get this up first .

Here is the before with wet hair and clean face.

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After… I went with a smokey red look or at least attempted.

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Products used:

Face Prep:

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence

Lumene Vitamin C Radiance Day Cream SPF 15

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

Foundation and Concealer:

M.A.C. Mineralize Moisture SPF 25 Foundation NC15

Sephora Foundation Tan (no longer available online)

M.A.C Pro Longwear Concealer — NC20

Powder:

Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay Palette — used Park Ave Princess for bronzer and Dollface for blush

Laura Geller Baked Vanilla Highlighter in T Zone and under eyes

Eyes:

Boots no7 Beautifully Matte Make Up Base — primer first layer

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray — Primer Second layer

NYX Eye Shadow Base — White third layer

la Femme Pressed Eyeshadow — Red on lid

Milani Baked Shadow — I heart you in crease

Sephora Collection Prisma Chrome collection — Silver Taupe in outer V

Benefit’s Watts up on brow bone

L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Liner — (HG to me) Black in water line bottom and top

L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner on top

Salon Perfect Defining Brow Palette 

Lips:

Urban Decay Lip Pencil — Ozone

OCC Lip Tar Mini — in NSFW

Brushes:

Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Brush for foundation

EcoTools Set — I use all these I love them so much I have two sets. Gotta love a half off sale. 😀

So to the best of my ability this is what all I remember using. I loved the results for sure!

** The Makeup Whisperer

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