What was the first item of makeup that you remember seeing as a child?
Even in a house of three females, make-up was never a huge thing in my life while growing up. I was a typical tomboy more interested in running around, climbing trees, and playing in the dirt than I was with playing with dolls and even thinking about my appearance and make-up. The only time I recall my mom wearing make-up was for special occasions and I had no interest in doing anything my older sister was into doing. However I do recall these small inches tall white plastic cases that contained lipstick samples. I believe they were from Avon. My mom was pretty upset when she saw me sitting at the kitchen table using them as crayons but I wanted to see what all the colors looked like together as a rainbow.
Who did you admire as someone that you thought was a role model for beauty?
Until recently, I never really thought much about beauty let alone role models for beauty but I have always had an obsession with Audrey Hepburn since the first time I saw her in Sabrina. She had this look that I just found breath-taking with eyes that were so captivating and expressive. These days, Amy Lee (front woman for Evanescence) is one of my inspirations for beauty from her amped up stage make-up to her everyday looks. She’s just gorgeous.
When were you allowed to purchase or apply your own makeup?
The first time I even put on make-up was for my Junior Prom. I was about 17 and stopped at the local pharmacy with my mom after grocery shopping to pick up some powder foundation and colored lip gloss. I remember looking at the wall of make-up and instantly feeling overwhelmed. So much to choose from and I had no clue what was “good” and what would be right for me.
What is the worst beauty product that you’ve used and hated with the heat of a thousand suns?
At one point in college I decided I wanted to try some mascara. At that point the most I did when it came to make-up as a powder foundation from Cover Girl and I figured I would try something a bit more. It was a big mistake. It was ultra black and chunky as anything and look awful. I guess that’s what happens when you buy the cheapest item and have no clue how to apply it correctly.
What is your makeup manifesto?
As I’ve been exploring the world of make-up over the past few years, the possibilities are endless. The one thing I must say, the more you play with your make-up the more you will learn and expand your horizons. I used to stick to just a more natural subtle look thinking that that would be the only thing that would “look good” on me. I was wrong and have been delving into the wonderful world of color. When it comes to make-up, don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone….you never know what you will find and might just love.
What is the one product that, if you could, you would build a replicator to reproduce it and never run the risk of it leaving your beauty stash or being discontinued?
I love my Kat Von D Ludwig palette. The blend of colors will allow you to do a simple basic natural look so a conservative work environment, but there is also enough variety to rock out a look for a night out on the town
Why begin a beauty blog?
Being relatively new to the make-up world, I wanted to share with others as I continue to learn, explore and experiment.Tweet