- How many times do you wash your face daily?
I try to stick to a pretty strict skincare regime so I wash and cleanse my face morning and evening. I have classic combination skin so it can be difficult to find a balance in routine between a one that will keep my skin hydrated but not too oily. So much of it is down to shopping for your skin type.
- What is your current facial wash?
I love the Pixi Glow mud Cleanser, it has a really gentle exfoliate and feels like it does a really deep clean without being too abrasive. I keep some in the shower and do a gentle wash morning or evening. Leaves my skin soft and glowing.
- Do you exfoliate?
I tend not to use anything too abrasive on my face because I’m afraid to age prematurely, but the Pixi glow mud cleanser helps get deeper pores without shredding my skin.
- What brand do you use?
I have tried and tested a lot of skincare brands over the past few years and I actually think it’s more about shopping for your skin type then using any one brand. My daily skin care routine currently consists of products by Pixi, Garnier and Boots
- What moisturiser do you use?
- Do you have freckles?
When I was younger you would be forgiven for thinking I was really tanned because of the mass of freckles across my face. Now I’m older I tend to get them more on my shoulders. But as an Irish girl, I defiantly have a good few dotted across my face.
- Do you use eye cream?
Again as part of my fear of ageing I use the Boots time delay Wrinkle reduce eye cream as the last step in my morning and evening skincare regime.
- What foundation do you use?
I have a few favourite foundations, Drugstore I would say the Rimmel Lasting Finish is my go to for build ability and lasting power. In Summer though I prefer a lighter base and use the Clinique Chubby in the Nude foundation stick, it is better for hot weather but still provides good coverage
- How about concealer?
I don’t really use concealer for blemish coverage as the only thing on my face marks wise are beauty marks and freckles which I choose to embrace not cover. For under eye concealer though you cannot beat the Collection Lasting Perfection, a bargain and a holy grail item for so many of us
- Do you know your undertone colour?
…… shakes head in shame and retires from blogging life.
Is ghostly pale an undertone?
11. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love the look of a falsie but I couldn’t wear them every day, mainly because it takes me about an hour to get them both on. There are a couple falsie mistakes that people can make that make me anxious but for the most part, I think they are stunning and I wish I were better at them.
- What brand of mascara do you use?
Does anyone use just one Mascara? But my go to currently are the Barry M mascaras I’ve blogged about before. I tend to use more than one mascara a day to receive my eyelash look and these ones offer pretty much everything a girl could ever want, volume, curl, length, a lack of ridiculous clumps and all for only £4.99
- Do you use a makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I use the NYX Makeup eyeshadow base – High definition for two reasons, one it gives you way better pigmentation for colour payoff and two it helps your eye look last longer.
- For the face?
On a day tp day basis, there are a couple different primers that I use depending on the activity or look of the day. My go to Primer is the Rimmel Match Perfection Fix and Perfect as it stops my look from getting shiny as the day goes on. On summer days or lighter coverage days, I use a face sunblock as a base, it allows me to build my makeup and provides essential SPF protection
- What is your favourite eyeshadow?
Ohh this is such a hard question! I have been on the waitlist for Morphe palettes for a ridiculous amount of time now and my go to shadows now are the Sleek palettes that are great for so many reasons. But if you’re asking for just one shade it has to be Sassy the e.l.f. mineral shadow, I love the name, the colour and the application.
- Do you use a pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I am a liquid girl, I don’t have the gentle touch required for a pencil, though I can be persuaded to a felt tip liner upon occasion.
- Do you use mineral makeup?
I love mineral make up for Blush, contour, highlight but for anything coverage, I like to depend on liquid and crème products as I find them a little more trustworthy. Although I do always set my liquid base with a mineral powder.
- What is your favourite lipstick?
Well if you know me you know it’s going to MAC and I have quite the collection to choose from, I love more neutral brown tones and I think I’m going to throw it back to my first ever MAC lip Cherish, a gorgeous light brown in a crème sheen finish.
- How about lip gloss
I’m not so much into lip gloss but I am joining the liquid lipstick revolution, for these, it has to be the NYX lingerie liquid lip and of these, I would say my favourite shade is Bedtime flirt.
- What is your favourite blush
I don’t like too heavy a blush look, but for a subtle rosy look I like the L’Oreal Perfection True Match in the shade Blush Peach
- Do you buy your makeup on eBay?
I buy so much on Ebay from shoes to clothes to homeware to gadgets. But I’m so afraid to buy makeup, I’m not a brand snob and if a knock off looks like a mulberry purse I’m gonna buy it in three colours despite it’s being fake. But with makeup I think it’s too big a risk, it might be a big saving but you have no idea what chemicals have been put in to make it look the same. I spend far too much on skincare to bring myself out in a rash from a discounted eye shadow palette.
- Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I think this is difficult from person to person because what works for me might not work for you. But I would just say that when you think you’ve blended enough, blend some more.
- Which celebrity always has great makeup?
RuPaul is makeup goals all day every day.
- Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I don’t do it that often because I actually really enjoy doing my makeup, but if I’m in a rush or feeling lazy I don’t mind going out au natural.
- In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
*thinks for a long long long long time* I have different favourite brands for different product types. But if I think about the brand I own the most diverse range of products for it is probably NYX cosmetics, they are exciting but affordable, lovely packaging and I own things from their face, lips and eyes range.