My Makeup Story

/ Tuesday, June 7, 2011 /
Hi guys,

Today I'm going to go back to makeup stuff and answer one of the most common tags on the internet. My makeup story.

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1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?

I started wearing makeup when I was 16, a junior in high school. But back then it was basically just smearing on some eyeshadow and eyeliner. I didn't really understand how to use it and it looked pretty terrible. I didn't really get into it till my second year in college, when I actually started watching tutorials and trying out different looks.

2. How did you get into makeup?

I think it was really via viewing youtube videos and seeing all the looks that were possible to be created. I feel like the face is a painting, and truly makeup is a form of beautiful art. Only in this case, it is art for the face. Isn't that cool?

3. What are some of your favorite brands?

I really like ELF (eyeslipsface). That's really because it's extremely cheap, and on my incredibly limited college budget (and saving up for med school) it works well. I also like CoverGirl for mascaras, and, through mom, Estee Lauder is cool too.

4. What does makeup mean to you?

Makeup for me is several things. At first, when I first started, it was a way to cover my insecurities about myself (I used weigh a lot more than I do now, and I used to look like a total dork/geek/nerd in high school). My confidence has increased a bit sense then, and now, for me, makeup is a way to express myself, to increase my confidence still, and to make me feel more free and liberated.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?

They would be (1) eyeshadow, (2) mascara, (3) eyeliner, (4) concealer. The very basics for eyes.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?

My favorite thing about makeup is that it allows me to express myself in ways I have never been able to before. It is literally like painting a picture on my face. It is a very mobile form of art, since I take it everywhere I go.
Emily Ann Emmett Make Up Artist in Newcastle United Kingdom UK England

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup?

I think that drugstore makeup can be just as high-quality as high end makeup. I've actually used both, but I feel like sometimes drugstore makeup can actually be better than high end makeup. For example, I am really wary and cautious about mascara, because I really need a good one (I have short, straight, sparse eyelashes), and the drugstore ones I've used (Covergirl LashBlast Length + Volume, Almay) are actually a lot better than the high end ones (Estee Lauder Magnificent Lash? something like that).

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner? 

I would say that the adage that "less is more" is definitely true. Please do not slather on tons of makeup onto your face at once - due to lack of experience, it'll more likely make one look like a clown rather than a beauty model. 
Trust me - I learned this the hard way in middle school.

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?

One makeup trend I never understood was setting eyeliner with eyeshadow. Getting eyeshadow where eyeliner should be, especially on the lower lashes, just would get eyeshadow into your eyes and irritate and hurt your eyes.

10. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube?

I think the beauty community on youtube has really helped me improve a lot on my makeup techniques, as well as taught me a lot of tricks and tips for improving my skincare and health. It's awesome!


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