Sunday, 30 November 2014

The 'Make-Up Tag'

So as you may have already gathered, my blog is pretty much surrounded by makeup, skincare & beauty.. (although I do like to jazz it up a little and add something different) so naturally I was drawn to this tag.  If you know me well, you'll know that as much as I'm obsessed with makeup, I don't actually wear it as much as you would think.. Yes I go all out for nights out but who doesn't? If I'm at work or slothing around at home I'm generally bare faced, because you're reading this post you're probably just as nosey as me and want to know my 'general' makeup routine, habits & thoughts.. So here goes..

1. What do you do in terms of skincare? 

Skincare is an interesting one, I'm very on top of making sure my skin is being treated right, that might include a clear SPF moisturiser before putting a base on your face to prevent sun damage, or sticking to a specific skincare night and day routine.. as it stands at the moment, my current night time skincare routine is - using Clinique eye makeup solvent to remove eye makeup and most of my face makeup with an oval double sided wool pad - using Clinique 'Take the day off' cleansing balm - and then finishing off with 'Kiehls midnight concentrate oil' 

2. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?

not really, although I would like to start looking more into the cruelty free products. I follow quite a few well known blogs and usually go by their recommendations, so regardless of the parabens or sulfates, if they think it's good I'm gonna roll with it..

3. What foundation do you use? What type of coverage do you prefer?

This changes ALL the time, in fact apart from lipstick, I almost always change this up.. Our skin is forever changing, this is due to weather, age and diet.. How our skin is at current is what makes a decision on foundations/tinted moisturisers/ bb & cc creams. In the summer I love YSL touch√© √©clat for evenings as it is so light. If I have a tan, I'll go for NARS tinted moisturiser or Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. At the moment I'm currently into NARS sheer glow, which is really down to the weather, it's cold (so I'm not gonna sweat it offff) and I feel like I need more coverage - this has the right consistency for it, however if I'm going through a day where I don't want to cake it on but not have a completely bare face, I love the NARS creamy concealer in custard, it provides fab coverage but not too much perrrrfffect! (a real good highstreet dupe for this is collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer.. aaaamazing!) 

4. Do you wear false lashes?

I do occasionally wear them if I'm going out, just because they give your eyes that added bit of vooooom (voom? really jess?) I'm currently hooked to Superdrugs own brand of lashes, the natural collection..

5. What are you using on your lips at the moment?

Ive literally just done two blog posts about these this week, so I'll link them here and here. They are generally what I use, although I have just purchased a long awaited EOS balm, so keep your eyes peeled for a follow up on that! 

I tweeted a couple of days ago asking if anyone wanted to be tagged in this post (but obviously if you're not go ahead and do it! but let me know via twitter or down below in the comment box so I can have a read!)

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