The Beauty Tag

HI GUYS! It’s ya girl. So I was browsing along on a few other blogs and came across a common trend of a Beauty Tag. No one personally tagged me but I thought it was such a fun idea so I tagged myself! I thought it would be a good way to get to know me and some of my favorite beauty products mixed into the same post.

Do you remember your first makeup item?

The first mascara I remember using was my moms I think.. the classic pink and green bottle of Maybelline Great Lash.

Fun fact, I didn’t start wearing makeup until after high school. I would wear mascara of course and the occasional way-too-thick eye liner. Oh, and then one swipe with my finger of this pastel sparkly lavender hued eye shadow every. single. day. It wasn’t cute. But my dad told us we shouldn’t wear makeup until we learned how to do it well (smart man). My dad being a single parent of 4 kids, 3 of those girls – bless his heart, he didn’t know all of the tips and tricks to beauty and makeup so it just never became a priority for me.

What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?

I love me a light-medium coverage, but then again I have never tried a full coverage before. I just don’t like feeling like I have makeup on, like cakey. I love the NARS Tinted Moisturizer or the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. The NARS is more of a light coverage and the IT Cosmetics feels like a light coverage but COVERS like a full coverage. The first time I tried the IT Cosmetics I honestly didn’t recognize my skin. It was so smooth and gave my face a porcelain look.

Favorite High-end brand?

Haven’t tried one, that’s shiz is pricey!

What cosmetics brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?

I want to try Fenty Beauty (all they hype right now) and Tom Ford. Oh or Estée Lauder.

Favorite drugstore brand?

Maybelline and L’Oréal

Do you wear false lashes?

I used to a lot! Almost every day when I was 19-21. But now that I use Babe Lash I don’t need them. I love the way falsies look but they make my eyes feel so heavy and tired so I don’t think they are worth it. Beauty doesn’t always need to be painful!

Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?

Chapstick? Once my makeup is on, I’m not going to touch it up. If it wears off, it wears off. I already spent enough time doing it.

What is your most cherished beauty product right now?

My boring answer: any mascara. I’m obsessed and use 3-4 different kinds when I do my make up.

A more fun answer: The PÜR Sculptor Palette I got in my May BOXYCHARM. It is PIGMENTED and has the perfect golden tones to the highlighter.

How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there, or get lots of goodies at once?

I just get random things here and there when I see them or if something catches my eye. The way I discover most of my beauty products is from my subscription boxes I am signed up for. I get makeup sent right to my door and it’s a fun way for me to try and receive new products. Cheaper too!

Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?

Well obviously we all wish that we didn’t have a budget for anything. But I don’t go hog wild and spend all of my money on makeup. It’s definitely not my first priority, that’s why most of the things I buy are from drugstores or sent to me in my monthly subscriptions.

Do you utilize coupons, reward cards, and sales when you shop for cosmetics?

Hell yes. Give me allllll the coupons.

What type of product do you buy the most of?

Mascara for sure. Any and all kinds, any brand. All of it!

Is there a brand you absolutely can’t stand?

After trying out different brands.. I honestly don’t like Mac. I feel like their foundation doesn’t last and doesn’t work well with my skin. I always looked like I had scales all over my face when I wore it. I do love their lipsticks though!

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

Honestly no.. but I probs should.

There you have it! There were a few more questions but they segued on to skincare and that’s gonna open a whole new can of worms. This post would be way too long with how much I love skincare! I hope this helped you get to know me a little better, this was a lot of fun! If you made it this far, I tag YOU. Tag me in your post if you do this tag!!

Until next time, you beautiful humans.

xoxo, cakes

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