Blune Day 23: The beauty Tag

I saw this tag floating around the blog world and didn’t actually get tagged, but I thought this was a fun post to do for day 23. It will allow you to learn a bit more about my beauty life!

Do you remember your first makeup item?  I think it was this PUR intro set that my mom bought me from the shopping channel

What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation? Super sheer to light, when I am having a bit of a day with my skin I will go more medium

Favourite high-end brand? Hourglass hands down. Its cruelty free and pledges to be vegan by 2020! I have never been disappointed by their products

What cosmetics brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?  RMS beauty. I always see the Living Luminizer and the Lip2cheeks but just haven’t taken the plunge.

Favourite drugstore brand? E.L.F because their products are always in my makeup bag. But I really love ColourPop (I know not a drugstore brand technically) but their prices are amazing and the quality is comparable to high end.

Do you wear false lashes? Only for skating!

Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without? Hmmmmmmmm I don’t know how to answer this. I think that I prefer not going to work with a bare face, but I will. And I run errands all the time completely bare faced. If I am running late to work I always try to swipe on some mascara. 

What is your most cherished beauty product? All of my Hourglass products and my high end palettes.

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 definitely shop more at the drugstore then Sephora. Though this year Sephora has been a bit more. I usually do an item here or there but at Sephora when the VIB sales are on are get quite a few things.

Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely? I definitely try to budget my beauty and I think I stick to it quite well. I wouldn’t say there is a specific number because I tend to buy mostly drugstore or the Body shop, but at Sephora I’d say I only go big when its the VIB sale and I’ll buy a few things here and there between them.

Do you utilize coupons, reward cards, and sales when you shop for cosmetics?Shoppers optimum points are the best. They are connected with Loblaws as well so you get points even faster to get money off.

What type of product do you buy the most of? Concealer. 

Is there a brand you absolutely can’t stand? I wouldn’t say there is a brand I can’t stand, but there are brands I wish were all cruelty free like Maybelline, L’Oreal, Rimmel, Covergirl, because I really like some of the principles of these brands i.e having a wide foundation range, making quality drugstore eyeshadows as well as mascara. Yes I do own things from these brands, but alas I try to keep it 90% cruelty free. 

Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics, like parabens or sulfates? Yes 100%. Its really hard to find something is clean and meets my other standards. Sulfates Im not too concerned about because I don’t have coloured hair and it’s really a concern as they can be drying. I definitely try to do paraben free but if its a product like Lush Let the Good Times Roll  that have Talc and fragrance, but I will buy it because it doesn’t irritate my skin.

Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup? Shoppers drug mart and Sephora

Do you like trying new skin care products or do you keep a certain routine? There are a few I like to religiously repurchase, Thayers Lavender witch hazel toner, the Body Shop Tea Tree scrub but I’m in the process of perfecting and finding the perfect cleanser and moisturizers and serum.

Favourite bath and body brand? Lush hands down.

What brand do you think has the best packaging? Ou this is a hard one. I love Hourglass packaging but I also love Glossier packaging. I don’t own anything from them but love their aesthetic and brand story.  

Do you belong to any online makeup communities? I guess as a spectator the Youtube community and I think since I’ve been re-inspired with my blog the blogging community.

Favourite beauty gurus  Melissa Alatorre, Crueltyfreebecky, Samantha Ravndahl, Jamie Paige Beauty, Kelly Gooch, Allana Davison, Estee Lalonde (so many amazing people out there)

Do you like multi-functional products like lip and cheek stains? Yes they are my fave. I love lip and cheek stains particularly from the Body Shop and Nudestix.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? My eyeshadow blending can be questionable.

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? Yes always!

How many hair products do you use on a typical day? Usually 1 or 2, Batiste dry shampoo and some sort of texturizing spray

What do you apply first, concealer or foundation? I never really wear a full on foundation on the daily, but rather a concealer and glowy primer, possibly a tinted moisturizer.

Would you ever consider taking makeup classes? Yes! It would be so cool!

What do you love about makeup?  I love that it is such a layered concept. There are so many feminist interests in the beauty world and I love exploring those through my blog and through theoretical and practical ways. I also love glitter and its socially acceptable to be wearing a blingy highlight during the day.

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