I am sitting here in front of my desk, suitcase half packed, the Little Bean finally asleep and lots of stuff to do until I board the plane in a little more than 24 hours.
Why you may ask?
Because Agata from Her and Makeup tagged me in her Beauty Tag, and I wouldn’t want to miss out on that.
So there we go: 10 Questions about makeup and beauty.
1. The best beauty product discovery of 2014?
To be honest, I didn’t buy a lot of new stuff in 2014. I made a point in shopping my stash and finally finish some products I had, which led to less purchases.
The one thing I really bought this year and was majorly impressed with are the Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops (review here).
|Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops|
2. What Spring 2015 makeup collection appeals to you the most and why?
Lancome French Innocence.
I love, love, love the color combination! It will be the next Collection featured in my Inspired by… series, so you can see what I mean.
|Lancome French Innocence Spring 2015|
3. What one makeup tip would you give to your mom?
My mom is who taught me how to wear makeup, so thinking about giving her tips now feels a little weird. She is really good at doing her makeup in her personal style, so I either recommend products I discovered or completely stick to skincare advice.
4. The most disappointing beauty purchase of 2014?
A Limited Edition Red Lipgloss by Catrice. I got it in a whim, because it was a collaboration with LaLa Berlin, a fashion label I really like, but I just can’t stop it from settling into my lip lines. I have tried lip pencils, blotting, everything. It just moves everywhere.
5. Do you prefer to shop in store or online? What are your favorite places to shop for makeup?
I love to shop online for skincare (Cult Beauty being my favorite), but for makeup it is very important in my opinion to actually see and feel the product. Usually I read reviews, swatches and all this online and then got out to buy the product in store. Douglas for high-end cosmetic and DM for drugstore makeup.
6. What kind of posts would you like to see more of on my blog?
I have to agree with many of the comments you received before: Makeup looks and tutorials are your strength. But as they are time-consuming and sometimes require picture taking by someone else, how about more personal/chatty posts? Your skin issues and what you are trying to get it right again. How moving to America felt. Holiday traditions form Poland. Zumba and why you love it so much. Lifestyle posts is what they are called, I guess.
7. Who is your favorite You Tube blogger and why?
I will have to cheat a little and name two, because as much as I love them on their own, the two of them together are my absolute favorite: ViviannaDoesMakeup and LilyPebbles. They are relatable, down to earth, witty and live in London. What else could you ask for?
8. If you could wear only one eyeshadow for the rest of the year, what shade would you pick?
MAC Satin Taupe. A subtle brown to taupe smokey eye that works with a bright lip as well as a more natural look.
9. What do you think of the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala? Are you going to incorporate this shade into your makeup?
Yes. Being 35, I remember when similar colors were in fashion back in the days, and I will feel like my old 16 year old self again when applying it to my lips and cheeks.
10. What one makeup product should everyone have in their makeup bag?
Concealer. Whether you are a teen and suffer from spots or a mother lacking sleep, if you want to hide the discoloration too much sun has given you throughout the years, Concealer is your friend regardless your age.
|MAC Conceal and Correct Palette in „Light“|
To all my lovely readers: Feel free to answer the questions in the comment section, even if I didn’t tag you.
If you don’t feel like answering all the questions, do me the favor and answer question number 6 at least.