Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Make-Up Story

Hello Dolls, 

So I found this tag called "My Make-Up Story" from this beauty blogger and decided I wanted to take part in  letting you all know how my addiction has developed over the years. 

♥  How old were you when you started wearing makeup? 
See, I was never one to be restricted by the parental unit  from wearing make-up at a young age. May sounds  a little odd but my mom always encouraged me to wear lip gloss, comb eyebrows, and to always look polished. She would let me wear  clear mascara and very pale eyeshadows (pink) but truth of the matter is I never wore it until the age of 15/16, that is when I really started wearing black mascara even though I hated it because it would elongate my lashes too much and the feeling of my lashes touching my brow bone would annoy me. 

♥ How did you get into makeup? 
I have to say that this all began from watching my mother apply make-up... but I have to thank my full blown addiction to my friend Alexa, she has awesome technique in applying her make-up and rubbed off her awesomeness onto me ...I remember one year I asked for a $400-500 gift card just to blow on make-up and got my personal kit started... now my obsession and the amounts of money i've spent....welllllll... I refuse to disclose that information....LOL!  

♥ What are some of your favourite brands? 
MAC, Estee Lauder, Smashbox (some items), Chanel, Bobbi Brown, MUFE,  L'Oreal, Wet n Wild, Maybelline. 

 What does make-up mean to you? 
Well, Well, Well... Make-up to me is a way to enhance ones beauty. 
It is only acceptable when applied moderately and correctly and not used to alter ones ego or persona. 

I solely believe that prior to anyone getting involved with make up, one must deep down inside feel utterly comfortable with oneself and with who you are rather than using make-up to create an illusion of a person you wished to be. 

Although some may see this as being superficial and fake I see applying make up as part of being a girl and embracing one's femininity. In retrospect, during contemporary times, let say in the 1700's and 1800's females used to be raised being girly, wearing corsets, whitening their skins, wearing bright red lipsticks, powdering their faces, wearing blush and eyeliner, lotioning their bodies, wearing wigs, etc. 

 If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? 
Foundation, Mascara, Blush, and Lip Balm

 What is your favourite thing about makeup? 
My Favorite thing about make up is the fact that I can play it down and play it up according to the occasion and time of the day. Daytime-subtle; barely any Nighttime: adventurous

 What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup? 
My take on drugstore make-up v. high end make up are the following: 
1. Drugstore make-up have improved their formulas
2. Drugstore make-up is budget friendly
3. drugstore make-up has great color pay off

1. High-end make-up has great formulation
2. High-end make-up has fantastic color payoff and offers you better quality products. 
3. High-end make-up is not budget friendly 

I am a high-end type of girl, I prefer the more expensive make-up just because i feel like i'm paying exactly for what i want. You're able to test out the products and return them if they don't suit your skin on the other hand drugstore make-up often don't have a huge variety to choose from and you're not able to test products such as foundation. I often find myself opening the products and testing it out to see if it suits me...which i hate doing because it contaminates it. I do shop both ways and I do like to explore within both ranges but i ultimately prefer high-end. 

 What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner? 
My advice to beginners is to start off with drug store brands and gradually upgrade after mastering the technique of applying it correctly. Additionally, I would suggest writing a little list of what you want to enhance... whether it be covering dark circles, redness, blemishes to elongating lashes to enhancing your brows. Like that you know what products to opt for and save some dollars (or whatever currency you pay in) 
ALSO,  make sure to do some research on products and see if they're really worth it. 

 What is one makeup trend you never understood? 
Vampire black lips and super pale skin... and different color lipstick and lipliner (makes you look like a chola) 

♥ What do you think of the Beauty Community on Youtube/Blogger? 
Having spent almost 3+ years of my life in the online beauty world I have been able to discover some of the perks that the online beauty community has in addition to discovering those Gurus who are fake and simply do what they do for fame and/or money. With the help 2-5 gurus, which i will refrain from disclosing their names, the youtube world has transformed into this superficial back stabbing world full of deceit and lies that has recently made it unpleasant for me to sit down and watch and enjoy videos. I rather opt to reading blogs, as I find them a tad more unique and reliable. However, there are some perks to belonging to this community and it is having the ability of finding out about great events that take place worldwide. There are many conventions that usually take place on a yearly basis that allow beauty addicts; like myself to travel the united states to test out the newest products out in the market.

 Who is your style icon? 
I have a couple of style icons: 
Kim Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashain 
Miroslava Duma 

I TAG you all and when you have posted be sure to put the link in comments so I can be sure to have a good old nosy