Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Makeup Story Tag

Hello dear readers!

I've been quite busy as of late with homework and classes and all that jazz, but I saw this tag on Hannah's blog and thought it would be a fun and quick way to get another post out there. I was not specifically tagged, but she did tag all of her readers, and since I'm one of them I thought I'd give it a go.

Here we are:

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
I wore stage makeup at performing arts camp starting the summer before fourth or fifth grade, but I was about 12 when I began wearing lipgloss to school and cream eyeshadow and [GASP] eye glitter on special occasions, such as my Bat Mitzvah.

2. How did you get into makeup?
Honestly, I don't know why I got into eye glitter or eye shadow. I know I wasn't yet allowed to wear lipstick, so I chose to go crazy with lipgloss as an alternative. Though now that I think about it, I did own three lipsticks [one of them purple, one brownish red. Not. Flattering]. I guess I was just really into lipgloss at the time. I also started reading my sister's magazines, Seventeen and YM, I believe. Maybe I got inspiration from that, or maybe it was the influence of my friends starting to wear makeup. I'm really not sure. I was actually very against face makeup such as foundation and concealer at first because I thought it made people look fake. Needless to say, I've changed my tune on that one.

3. What are some of your favorite makeup brands?
 As for face makeup, I really only wear concealer, though I do use a few different ones. I'd recommend Physician's Formula. As for lip products, which at the moment make up the rest of my makeup, I like Avon, Rimmel, NYX, NYC, and L'oreal. Granted, I haven't tried hundreds of brands and I'm on a drugstore budget and completely fine with that. I don't think lipstick is something that needs to be splurged on. I can't really justify spending loads for cosmetics at the moment. But again, I never wear a full face of makeup or do anything fancy. 

4. What does makeup mean to you?
I love it because it means that I can conceal my perceived flaws and emphasize what I like about my features. I don't feel the need to hide behind it, because it's not a mask. To me, it's like a filter that lets my confidence shine through. How cheesy can I get here?

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
 I just need concealer, spot corrector, lip balm, and lipstick. 

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
It's so fun to play up one feature, and I like the way it makes me feel good about the way I look. I don't feel ugly without it, and I am comfortable enough to not wear any around my family and my best friends at college. It just helps me focus on the good things about my appearance.

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs. high end makeup?
To me, high end makeup seems luxurious and fun if you can afford it. There are good and bad products in both. I own maybe one or two high end lip products, but to be honest I like the drugstore ones better. Like I said, I personally cannot justify spending a lot of money on makeup, but I honestly think it's just personal preference.

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
I would most definitely not consider myself an expert, but I will agree with Hannah in that you shouldn't use bright, bright makeup when you're starting out. I also think that you should only follow the makeup trends that suit you. Case in point: Purple lipstick may have been hot when I was in seventh grade, and seems to have crawled back since then, but that didn't make it look good on me at all. I also agree that Youtube videos are wonderful for tips and tricks.

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
Nude lipsticks that make one look like a corpse. If I wanted to look dead, I'd dress up as a zombie on Halloween. 

10. What do you think of the Beauty Community on Youtube/Blogger?
I'm not a part of the Youtube Beauty Community, though I do like watching the videos. I feel like part of it's very supportive, and much of it is very catty. The Blogger community seems to be less catty so far, and I really enjoy it. It makes me feel like a part of something big, and I'm so glad I finally decided to join it.

11. Who is your style icon?
I love Audrey Hepburn and Anne Hathaway. Two very classy ladies.

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I tag all of you lovely readers to do this! I'd love to read your makeup story!

Until next post...



  1. Thank you for doing the tag hunny! Your answer about nude lipstick made me laugh :o) I feel the same way about it!
    Love xxxx

  2. No problem! :) I love these tags. I'm glad someone else agrees with me about the nude lips. I feel the same about black lipstick. Gross.