Hi everyone! I’m back for another blog post. Sorry it’s been a long while since I posted my last review as I’m trying to better my blog, I have gotten a DSLR camera that I will be using throughout my blog from now on.
I had a Q&A session on my Instagram a few days back and some of you were such great participants and you have been asking me questions. I will be mentioning some of the questions here as well as some of my frequently asked questions.
“What is the one product that you can’t live without?”
A: That’s tough, if we’re talking about beauty product in general, I would say the Mario Badescu Facial Spray. I’ve gone through tons of them and they’re amazing! If we’re talking about makeup product, I’d say lipstick. I’m a pretty pale girl so without lipstick I would look sick.
“Do you feel like (high-end brand) products are worth the money?”
A: I personally feel like high-end makeup brands are worth the money because I love the packaging and the looks (I love collecting makeup so I feel like it’s important to me). If you don’t care for the packaging though, it’s definitely not worth your money because there are tons of drugstore and mid-end brands that perform well enough for you to ever need high-end products. If you’re considering in venturing into high-end makeup, I’d suggest you go for foundations, base products or lipsticks as your first few products and skip eyeshadows, eyeliner, brow products, blushes and mascara. As a matter of fact, I have actually never splurged on high-end mascaras as their shelf life is extremely short (3-6 months) so I personally feel like they are not worth your hard earned money, not to mention that drugstore mascaras are comparable!
“What is your all time favourite foundation?”
A: Another tough one! I’m a foundation junkie and I constantly switch up my foundations but my favourites are the Burberry Sheer Glow foundation and the Makeup Forever HD foundation. I’ve also recently been loving the Giorgio Luminous Silk foundation.
“What do you think is the best drugstore makeup brand?”
A: Definitely e.l.f cosmetics and Chi Chi cosmetics. They’re both so affordable and the quality of some of the products is on par with even mid-end makeup brands.
“What do you do with makeup that you’re not particularly fond of?”
A: I don’t throw them away unless it’s expired. I’ll try to find ways to use them, and if that doesn’t work I’ll probably chuck them away or give them to friends and family.
“What camera do you use for your photos and is there any special lighting/setup involved?”
A: This is probably the most frequent question that I get asked for on my Instagram. I used to use my good ol’ iPhone 6 rear camera but I have recently changed into a Canon 500D DSLR camera. As for lighting, I don’t have any special setups. I just rely on natural lighting beside my window (I find that noon is the best time to take pictures) and then adjust both brightness and contrast using iPhone apps like Camera + or Afterlight or VSCO Cam.
“What brush do you recommend other than a fan brush to apply highlighter?”
A: Another question I get asked very frequently. I see that so many of you are highlighter junkies HAHAHA *high five*. I always use Morphe M510 for highlighting. I actually prefer them over fan brushes as I can control the amount I put in my face and blend afterwards.
“Are Kylie lip kits any good?”
A: Yes they are! I know there’s a lot of controversies going on about the formula of the lip kits but for me personally, they’re my favourite liquid lipstick formula. My trick is to make sure to exfoliate well (I use the Jeffree Star Pumpkin Spice Latte lip scrubs, they’re edible!) and apply a very thin layer of lip balm underneath the liquid lipstick. It makes any liquid lipstick go on smoother and so much more comfortable to wear.
“What is your favourite Kylie lip kit shade?”
A: My favourite is definitely Koko K, Posie K and Kourt K. Although Kourt K is a little patchy it’s still workable and it’s such a gorgeous shade to wear especially during winter!
So that’s the end of it! Thank you to every single one of you who contributed (you know who you are!). I’m so happy to answer back to every single one of your questions and it was so much fun to do. I’m sure there will be a part II so stay tuned!