Tag: The Beauty Lover

The very lovely Cindy from cindyhyue tagged me to do the Beauty Lover Tag. If you haven't seen her blog before, you need to check it out! She has such gorgeous pictures and I can't help but stare at all of them. She's also super nice and hopefully we can meet up in person one day!

I was going to edit the pictures from the gif so that the white balance could be better, but just initially putting it together to see what it would look like crashed my laptop 2-3 times. I give up!

1. If you could have anyone in the world do your makeup, who would it be?
I'm going to go a bit different and say Nikkie from Nikkietutorials. She has hooded eyes and always does beautifully glamours makeup looks. Every eye look on me looks very "neutral" since everything disappears once I open my eyes. I think I've gotten natural/neutral looks down and would love someone to teach me how to be glamourous. 

2. What's your top makeup tip?
The biggest tip I can give is in regards to winged liner! I've been using eyeliner for almost 10 years and it's usually the easiest way to draw attention to my eyes. Because I have hooded lids, it's sometimes hard to gauge where the wing should go. I used to extend the line while my eyes were closed, but that makes the wing look like a weird hook instead. What I've learned is that keeping your eyes open while mapping and drawing in the wing will give you better results. It sounds simple, but it was so groundbreaking to me. Pen liquid liners with brush applicators are also probably the easiest to use for creating the perfect wing as well!

3. What one makeup item could you not live without?
My answer is similar to Cindy's in that I really love lash curlers because they open up my eyes, but does that count as a makeup item or tool? If it's a tool, then I would say waterproof mascara to use after curling my lashes :)

4. What one skincare item could you not live without?
I'm going to somewhat cheat and say a facial oil! A lot of oils can be used as an oil cleanser to break down makeup and then also as a moisturizer. I also want to choose a face cleanser like in Cindy's post, but most face cleansers make my face feel dry and cause me to break out even more.

5. What are you worst at when it comes to applying makeup?
I can't figure out blush. I somehow built up a small collection of blushes for most of the wearable blush colors, but I rarely touch them. I instead reach for colored highlighters that also give me a sheer wash of color as well as shimmer. Blush just ends up looking blotchy and out of place on me no matter how hard I try.

6. What's your biggest pet peeve when it comes to beauty?
I actually really dislike it when people crimp their lashes so hard with their lash curler that it ends up looking like a 90 degree angle. I've seen some people do it in real life and I don't understand how it happens. It's such a small thing, but I tend to notice it since I also pay a lot of attention to my own lashes to make sure they're curling correctly. 

7. What's your favorite makeup era?
I like the 1940's ish era where everything had a Hollywood Glamour kind of look, but was still simple. There were bolder bows and red lips, and that's just my jam. I also like the 1920's where the hair was adorably short and everyone went heavy on the blush, but you know... I don't know how to use blush.

8. What's your guilty pleasure product?
I initially wanted to say dark lips but when I really think about it, it's probably colored eyeliners. I used to have some liquid color eyeliners, but now I have a stash of colored pencil eyeliners instead. I rarely use them, but I always want to get more when I think I'm cool enough to wear them. Then I realize that's a lie and will probably never wear them.

9. What's your underdog product?
I absolutely love the Wet n Wild Shimmer Palette in Rose Champagne glow. It was originally in the Fergie line and I hear it's being repackaged, but I haven't seen it since that line was merged with the original WNW. I'm hoping that if I mention it enough, it's going to reappear in stores again sooner. It gives me a beautiful glow that doesn't make my face look "wet" like the Becca Cosmetics highlighters and it's only 5ish dollars for a huge pan of product! 

10. What's your favorite makeup product of 2015?
It wasn't released in 2015, but I'm going to choose the Lorac Unzipped Palette. It is one of those palettes that just go with everything and all of the shadows are pigmented and easy to use. I love cream shadows and would've chosen one of the new brands I've tried out, but nothing is going to beat the Unzipped Palette for the year of 2015.

& now for those I'm going to tag!
Kim from KimKine
Charmaine from Charrmyn
Susan from lejolie / zanita
+ anyone else that wants to do the tag!

I love these kind of things and learning more about the bloggers I follow!

And by the way, I'm super glad the days are longer again so that I can have more time with the sun.


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