Tuesday, 23 September 2014

My Makeup Story : TAG

I used to see this tag everywhere and I think it's so interesting to read. So I thought it would be a fun one to start off with. I tag everyone so remember to send me the link if you do this as well so I can have a read. 

Putting on makeup is never the answer!!!

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
I remember I started wearing makeup when I was about 11 years old. I started off with the most orange powder foundation ever, that I would cake on and not blend into my neck aka total disaster. The vice principal of the school I went to, used to make me and my friends stand in her office and scrub our faces with some sort of harsh cleaner. We would go back to class and put our makeup straight back on. Rebels right?! Aha. This was about the time I started 'trying' to wear black eyeliner in my waterline. I used to be so scared of even myself putting something near my eye to the point my eyes would water so much.

2. How did you get into makeup?
As a career is how ima answer this question. I remember when I was 16 and having like a 16 life crisis or something (it totally exists ha). I asked my dad how I was meant to figure out what to do with my life. He said: What would you do that makes you happy that you would do for free? I seriously never thought about doing makeup as a career at all. A couple of months later I made the move to study makeup artistry in a new city.

3. What are some of your favourite brands?
My all time favourite brand is Revlon and I guess i'm kind of one sided of that matter since I worked for them for a few years but Revlon will always be my number one. Other brands I adore are: NYX, Elf, Urban Decay, Stila, Too Faced, Chanel and seriously the list goes on...

4. What does makeup mean to you?
It's not even really about makeup to me. It's about confidence, being able to be yourself and express yourself in ways that are you.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face, what would they be?
Never going to happen but if I had to choose 4 I guess they would be: Foundation, Mascara, Brow powder and probably a nice pink lipstick of course.

6. What is your favourite thing about makeup?
I love experimenting and just having fun with makeup. That's what it's all about yeah?!

7. What do you think about drug store vs high end makeup?
I have fantastic products that are both drug store and high end so I really don't know. I feel like if you can find a product you adore that is drug store then frigin' run with it and save some money girl. But that being said it is a nice luxury to pull out a gorgeous YSL lipstick from your purse to pop on when you're feeling down.

8. What is one tip you can give to a beginner?
Just one? Ummm... Just keep learning and practicing. Never stop practicing because as they say practice makes perfect. If it doesn't make perfect it at least will improve. Loves it!

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
The black lip I feel like I will never really understand like granted some people can pull it off. On me I just look like a freaky goth thing. But yeah each to their own I guess ha.

10. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube?
I can't really put my 2 cents in because i'm not part of that community. I love watching YouTube videos though. I feel like people judge too much like they are people on the screen and they are going to have faults just like everyone else.

Love always,
Louise XoXo.

A Fresh Beginning For BeautyAndLouise


Hello there again. BeautyAndLouise is now starting over. To be honest I think I just got over whelmed with everything. By that I mean everything just in general. So the best thing to do, well for me at least is to clear out the clutter and start all brand new with a fresh mind. Especially with a new direction I have really enjoyed organising both my career and writing, which really is a huge passion of mine so I have missed that like crazy.
I know people are nosy and I could sit here blabbing and ranting on forever but to be honest those negative things don't need anymore of my attention. Right?! Someone should of told me that to begin with haha. But seriously life is a journey and a beautiful one but everyone once and awhile we get lost and somehow forget. But let's just all look to the future and say: "Heck yes! Bring it on!".

Love always,
Louise XoXo.