My First Makeup Tag !!

I have been tagged by Vibussha from Beauty Room XOX to do The Make up Tag! This is my FIRST tag so I am quite excited to share my thoughts and suggestions with all of you lovely readers :)
Alright... onto the questions!

1. What foundation do you use?

I am lucky that I can get away with light to medium coverage products so currently I have gone back to using the Bare Minerals Original Foundation in Medium Beige and if I am going out to somewhere special and want to amp it up I use the Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation in Medium Beige 300. I shake the bottle, spray it to the back of my hand and apply it to my face with a flat top kabuki brush.

2. How about concealer?

I am obsessed with finding the perfect concealer. Currently, I am alternating between the MAC pro longwear or the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer - they are both quite amazing and I always set it with a powder.

3. What do you think of fake eyelashes? 

I used to be all about the fake lashes in my clubbing youthful days, but now the only time I ever put them on is during formal ocassions - weddings, company christmas parties etc. When I apply falsies, I usually go for the half strips, not the full ones - I just like my volume and dramatic effect on the outer corners of my eyes. Don't want to look over done, dramatic or like I have two caterpillars on my eyes.

4. What brand of mascara do you use?

Benefit - They're Real and if I want to use a fiber mascara I'm really liking the Maybelline Illegal Lengths masacara in Black - I scored this at Loblaws superstore for $2.88.. booyah!

5. Sephora or MAC?

Really hard to say - each store has its own specialties. Sephora is a kid in the candy store concept for me, I go in and all these different brands and packaging pop out at me (I am a sucker for pretty packaging) and I get to try some of everything. MAC does some amazing paint pots, blushes and eyeshadows. I don't believe that one store ultimately can answer all your prayers....need variety!! 

6. What make up tools do you use in application?

um... where do I even begin? How bout I just list out brands I use on a daily basis for brushes? Hakuhodo, Real Techniques, MAC, Dior, NARS and Sephora.

7. Do you use a makeup base/eyeshadow primer for the eyes?

  YES! If i don't use primer, my oily eyelids will have all my hard work melted away within an hour... If I need extra staying power I use the Urban Decay Primer Potion, if not, I normally use the MAC Paint Pots - they are amazing and give you a nice base coat of color to start with as well.

8. What is your favourite eyeshadow/colour/shade?

  I really can't pick - can I cheat and say I can't go without my original Naked 1 Palette? 

9. What do you think of pigment eye shadows?

  Pigment is so important. What is the point of applying eyeshadow if there's no pigment...However, I am not really a fan of loose pigment shadows I found those harder to control and I am all about being effortless.

10. What is your favourite lipstick?

Lipsticks - I love MAC and Inglot lipsticks... can't go wrong! Nice pigment and scent.

11. What is your favourite blusher to use?

ahhh... Blush is my weakness!! I have soooo many blushes. My favorite has to be MAC Warm Soul.

12. Do you like drugstore makeup?

yes - however, not in foundation. I have given up trying to find a shade that will match me...

13. Name a makeup crime you hate?

Alright...This has been bottling inside me for years and I finally have to say it. My biggest pet peeve is when people apply eyeliner on the middle of the eyelid. like drawing out a black line in the MIDDLE of the eyelid and you can clearly see flesh on the upper waterline.. not sure if I am describing this properly but it is my BIGGEST peeve!! ahh!!

14. Do you like colourful shades of makeup or neutral ones (lipstick, eye shadows, etc.)?

It all depends on how the mood strikes me that day. Typically on weekdays when I go to work, I go for the neutral look and maybe do a colored lip - If i go out to an event, I'll do the dramatic look, purple smokey eyes etc.

15. If you could leave the house with just one makeup item what would it be?

concealer. no one likes panda eyes.

16. Could you leave the house without any makeup on?

Yea - sometimes you just want to bum it out and be lazy! Ironically though, it's always those days that I bump into someone I know... and I look like a wreck.. :( sad.

17. In your opinion what is the best makeup line?

I don't think that there is a "BEST" out there - not one company out there makes the best in all lines of their makeup... eyeliner, shadow, lipstick etc... A company I am quite fond of is Bobbi Brown? but still there are some hits and misses... it is actually quite hard to pick one.. sorry!

18. What do you think of makeup?

I think that makeup is really up to an individual's perspective and liking to it. Some people look great with or without makeup. Some people use it to highlight their best assets.. I use it because I love the way it makes me look extra polished and lit from within...

I hope my answers weren't too long and that you all enjoy reading my thoughts to the 18 questions above...Thanks again Vibussha for tagging me for this post!
I'd like to tag the following people:
Fannie @FannieDiep
Meg @Megsmakeupbag
Samantha @gemstonebeauty1
Jake-Jamie @makeupbyjakej

Enjoy and Have Fun!
Xo - Miranda.

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