Beauty Blogger Tag 2019

I was scrolling through my reader section and I came across LifeMakeupStyle’s “blogger tag” post. I love reading these tags so I figured I’d do it myself.

1. What is the one product you could not go without?
Mascara! Specifically Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara. I cannot wear makeup without mascara. I can go without everything else, but if I’m doing my makeup, I cannot leave the house without mascara.

2. Favorite Make Up Brand
Hourglass is my favorite. The quality of their products is incredible and I love that they promote being cruelty free.

3. Who is your makeup style inspiration?
Lily Collins! I love how she rocks a red lip. She always looks so vintage and sophisticated.

4. Do you remember the first make up item you purchased?
I believe my first makeup purchase was the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I was so excited to get this. It was the beginning of my makeup obsession.

5. Who is your favorite beauty blogger or YouTuber?
Kathleenlights. She is hilarious and stunning! She was the first Youtuber I started watching.

6. What are your top 5 makeup brands?
1. Hourglass
2. Becca
3. Too Faced
4. Colourpop
5. Nudestix

7. What is your top beauty tip?
Top tip would be to not wear too much makeup. I think makeup looks so much better when it’s not overdone. I prefer a natural look with a fresh, glowy face.

8. Why did you start blogging?
I have always had a presence online ever since I was a teen. I had a Myspace blog, then a Tumblr and then moved to an actual website. I love sharing my passion for beauty and fashion with others and connecting with followers from all around the world. I also wanted to bring awareness to cruelty free beauty and its importance.

9. Random Fact About Yourself?
I am obsessed with British culture. I love watching British movies/tv shows and practicing my accents.

10. How much do you spend on beauty products every month?
Depends on the month. I have been on a low buy, so I haven’t spent a lot of money recently. I would say about $50.

11. Describe your dream make up haul
There are so many makeup brands that you can only get online. I would love to go through all of those sites and get all the products I’ve been wanting to try.

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12. How often do you wash your make up brushes?

Ooo I am horrible at this. I probably wash my brushes every three-four months… don’t kill me.

13. If you could only choose to do one before leaving the house, would you do your hair or your makeup?
Makeup 100%. My hair looks awful everyday. It’s thin and short so I’ve totally given up on it.

15. What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
I definitely think that blogging isn’t as popular as it used to be. Unless you have a really “pretty” site with content that sets you apart from the rest, it’s difficult to gain a following. As long as you are having fun and expressing your ideas, just keep at it.

Comment below if you do this tag!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Beauty ABC’s

I was sitting at my desk trying to think of something new and creative to write about and it came to me. How about I go through the alphabet and for every letter, name my favorite beauty/makeup product that starts with that letter. Hopefully I can make this into a tag, so if you want to do your own version, tag me!


A – Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser by The Body Shop
B – Blemish Clearing Serum by Juice Beauty
C – Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter by The Body Shop
D – DIPBROW™ Pomade by AHB
E – Extreme Lasting Eye Pencil by Essence
F – Fast Base Stick Foundation by Makeup Revolution
G – Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor by Bare Minerals
H – Heaven’s Hue Highlighter by Stilla
I – Illuminator by Iconic London
J – Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette by Morphe
K – KUSH High Volume Mascara by Milk Makeup
L – Lip Slip by Sara Happ
M – Matte Revolution Lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury
N – Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer by Urban Decay
O – Ouai Fragrance Melrose Place
P – Photo Finish Primerizer by Smashbox
Q – Quick Fix Hydracharged Complexion Prep Priming Spray by Urban Decay
R – Rosarco™ Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Crème by Briogeo
S – Superhero Mascara by It Cosmetics
T – Tutti Frutti Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo from Too Faced
U – Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer by Marc Jacobs Beauty
V – Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil by Drunk Elephant
W – Wowder by Glossier
X – X-Treme Access Pocket Shadow Palette by J.Cat Beauty
Y – Your Skin But Better™ CC+Illumination™ Cream with SPF 50+ by It Cosmetics
Z – Z Palette

What are your beauty abc’s? Tag me!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

Unpopular Makeup Opinions Tag

I was watching my daily dose of Youtube yesterday and I came across a new tag called Unpopular Makeup Opinions. I thought it would be fun to answer these questions in a blog post and I encourage you guys to answer them as well. I feel like I have unpopular opinions when it comes to makeup, so this should be interesting.

Q1: Popular makeup product you don’t like.
A1: False Lashes

False lashes are a makeup/beauty product that I cannot get on board with. My everyday makeup look is natural since I work an office job. I also just prefer natural makeup opposed to full glam. Another issue I have with false lashes is that I can’t get them to look good on my eyes because I don’t have a lot of lid space. I know you are supposed to trim lashes, but when when I trim them, they still touch my eyebrows and I look ridiculous.

Q2: Popular makeup product/brand that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
A2: Kat Von D Beauty

It appears that Kat Von D has been in the hot seat for her recent anti-vaccination statement. Because of this, Kat Von D Beauty is taking a beating with many people boycotting the brand. I really enjoy her products and her perfumes are some of my favorites on the market. I don’t think that her opinions would deter me from her brand.

Q3: Makeup collab you didn’t like or were not interested in.
A3: DESI X KATY Dose of Colors Collab
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This is the second collab that Youtubers Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot did with Dose of Colors. I wasn’t interested in their first collab and I’m not interested in their second. I don’t know what it is about Dose of Colors but the brand doesn’t captivate me. Everyone seems to be obsessed with their liquid lipsticks so I finally tried one and I hated it. The formula was super dry and it cracked and balled on my lips. Another deterrent for me is when brands are only available online. Dose of Colors sells some of their products at Ulta, but I don’t think this collab will be available in store.

Q4: Popular makeup step that you never do.
A4: Contour

I almost never contour my face, instead I bronze. I never got into contouring because I didn’t like a cooler tone on my face and I usually don’t have enough time. I find that I can get the job done just bronzing my face.

Q5: Popular beauty influencer you don’t subscribe to/watch.
A5: Laura Lee

Even before the recent “scandal” which I didn’t care about and didn’t change my opinion about Laura Lee, I never watched her. I watched her once and I immediately did not vibe with her.

Q6: Popular makeup product/brand that you don’t use/support anymore.
A6: Brow Gel

I used to always use brow gel alone or after filling in my brows. Of course I bought the ABH clear brow gel because it was so hyped. Now I find that I don’t like what brow gel does to my brows. After applying my pomade, if I apply gel on top, it separates my brow hairs creating gaps and essentially erases anything the pomade did.

Q7: Makeup trend that you have no interest in trying.
A7: Over-lining Lips

I have tried over-lining my lips once and I never did again. It looks ridiculous on me, I don’t know why. Unless someone can show me how to do it properly, I have no interest in trying this again.

Q8: Makeup product that was better in theory than when you used it. Either swatched better or worked better on others than on you.
A8: Roll on Eyeliner

Roller liner seems to be rolling their way through the beauty industry. A lot of brands have come out with their own pizza cutter eyeliners and I have to say, these do not work. Although it’s a cute idea, it’s a total gimmick that I could not get to work. You definitely don’t need this. I got the Butter London Stroke of Wow liner in my Boxycharm so I figured I’d try it. Let’s just say, I probably won’t be using this guy again.

Tag me if you answer these questions on your blog!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty