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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

TAG: My Make-up Story

One of my favorite bloggers, Saratu from Shakespeare.and.Stilettos made a video-tag about her make-up story.
I loved listening to her story and decided to participate to the tag here on my blog.

Basically you have to answer these ten questions:

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?
I was 14 years old. Of course, it was limited to the eyes, and occasional lipstick/lipgloss.
However, I loved   going heavy on the eyes. I looked like a clown, I must say.

2. How did you get into makeup?
I have always loved the colors in my mom's and aunt's make-up bags. And being an artsy kid, I couldn't resist the temptation. Once I tried, I loved the possibility of transformation it gave, and how much confidence it conferes to people.

3. What are some of your favorite brands?
KIKO Makeup Milano, Madina Milano, Ellis Faas, Clarins, Sleek Make-up and Urban Decay for their eyeshadows.

4. What does makeup mean to you?
It means freedom of choice and self-expression. It means art and transformation. It means confidence, and finally, creativity.

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be?
Foundation, Mascara, black pencil, lip & cheek tint.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup?
The infinite possibilities and confidence it gives me.

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeup?
Needless to say, I do like a bargain. I am not a make-up snob at all, although I do recognize that some high-end brands are such because of the quality which is visibly superior. However, I have managed to find quite a few gems in drugstore make-up as well.

8. What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?
Ah, this is easy: do not do what I did. Do not overdo things. Experiment a lot while at home, but don't charge too much until you mastered some basic techniques. Get rid of those sponge applicators and invest in some brushes, which will help you through the learning process. Learn to blend, blend, and blend.

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood?
Black lips. Amy Winehouse-like eyeliner. Brown shadow & lipstick. ...ok, that was 3!

10. What do you think about the beauty community on YouTube?
Personally, being a blogger I see a big difference between the blogging and YT community. I much prefer the first one, to be honest.
YT is now filled with self-professed beauty gurus, who are really not worth watching. Same way it is filled with haters who spend their days badmouthing and trashing everyone via comments or private messages.
Nevertheless, I must admit YT has been pivotal in learning some great techniques, due to the presence of real gurus, that can be either professional or very talented people.
I feel the need to mention few of them: Pixiwoo (the Chapman Sisters), Lisa Eldridge, pixi2woo, (and as much as I hate her voice and crazy jabber) Kandee Johnson (she's good, we all must admit that), TheMissRettore, Wklize (Claudia Pelagatti), Petja Channel, Makeupzonedotnet.

I tag you all, my dear followers.
I am really curious to read about your own stories!


  1. Nice tag~~ :)


  2. Really nice tag sweetie! I'll do this soon! :D
    PS: black lips...I don't understand this trend too! LOL
    un bacio!

  3. un tag interessante... Io a 16 anni ebbi un periodo cipria quasi morboso: me ne spalmavo in faccia quantità industriali. Sembravo un incrocio tra un mimo francese e un cadavere XD

  4. Bellissimo post....io ho iniziato a 13, ma solo con un po' di matita (mai nera) e occasionalmente un po' di lucidalabbra!

    Ti andrebbe di seguirci a vicenda?

    Passa a vedere questi post e dimmi un tuo parere!


  5. Really nice ! I'm now your follower, if you want you can do the same. MakeUpLover


  6. Ciao Lidia^-^
    tag molto carino e interessante :)

  7. awww thanks hun, GREAT answers!!! pixiwoo, lisa eldridge and kandee are some of my absolute favourites too :)

  8. I love your story, thanks for sharing. I also have a make up story but it all started by charm bracelets which is my passion, I love collecting bracelets cause I serves as my lucky charm.