The Beauty Lover Tag

I was tagged by Emma to do the Beauty Lover Tag earlier this week, and it seemed like such a fun set of questions that I had to do it!

If you could have anyone in the world do your makeup, who would it be?

This would hands-down be Lisa Eldridge for me. Her looks are always so effortless and her attention to detail is impeccable. I'm always amazed by how natural she's able to keep the skin looking, and I'm sure getting my makeup done by her would be the most relaxing experience of my life.

What's your top makeup tip?

Now I don't really have one of these - I'm not all that innovative when it comes to my beauty products. For me though, I find my eyebrows come out a lot more natural looking when I apply brow gel (or in this case Glossier's Boy Brow) first and then fill them in second - it makes them all feathery and I don't have to use as much product to fill them in.

What one makeup item could you not live without?

Again going with the eyebrow theme here, I couldn't live without my Anastasia Brow Wiz. I don't mind going completely barefaced, but I always need to have my brows done. I feel incomplete without them, as they're quite sparse on their own.

What one skincare item could you not live without?

It's kind of giving me the willies thinking of not being able to use a whole arsenal of skincare products every morning and night, but I think I'd go with an oil - it could multitask and remove makeup as well as work as a moisturizer.

What are you worst at when it comes to applying makeup?

WINGED EYELINER. I just can't get the hang of it. It might be that my eyes are slightly hooded, and not even in a symmetrical way, so it's basically impossible to get my wings looking even and not droopy. I've tried and tried, partly because I've always been into the Audrey Hepburn-esque cat eye look, but it just never works. The closest I've come to success is doing a tiny "kitten eye" with some gel liner and an angled brush.

What's your biggest pet peeve when it comes to beauty?

There's no particular look that gets on my nerves, as I like to think that if someone's doing their makeup a certain way, they must like it that way, so who am I to judge? I do, however, hate this whole surge of wearing makeup being "false advertising" and the whole "take your girl swimming on a first date" thing. For a very, very well-written and powerful post on this sentiment, check out Brooke's amazing I'm not a product post.

What's your favorite makeup era?

I hinted at this before, but it's definitely Audrey Hepburn's look from the 60s. I love the natural skin, hazy cat eyes, and nude lips look and always try to do it myself. In fact, keep an eye out for a "get the look" kind of post coming soon.

What's your guilty pleasure product?

I don't really use anything I "shouldn't" be using, so I guess I'll interpret this as products I feel guilty about buying but love them anyway - this would hands-down be highlighters. I think I have more highlighters than anything else in my collection (ok, besides lip products), but I just can't stop falling for the newest releases and wanting to snatch them up. I only have one face, might as well make it a disco ball, right?

What's your underdog product?

I think right now it would be the Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara. I don't see all that much hype around it, but it's definitely my favorite mascara I've ever tried. I spoke more about it in my January Favorites post.

What's your favorite makeup product of 2015? 

I think I'm going to copy Emma on this one and go with the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. I mentioned it so many times last year, and it's still one I reach for quite often. I can't get over how healthy it makes my skin look - it covers up any imperfections I need it to, while giving the skin a really lovely glow.

I'd like to see Beti, Faith, and Brooke do this tag next, but if you'd like to do it too, feel free!


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