My name is Traci-Ann and I am an eyeshadow junkie, yes it’s true! So when I saw the eyeshadow junkie tag on YouTube I knew that this was something I could get involved in. Now I was totally unsure about putting myself out there on YouTube (and I still am) but I thought ‘what the hell!’ and I’ve given it a go. My vids are unlisted (so you can’t find them in a search) as I don’t actually want a YouTube channel; the schedule would kill me! I would just like to use video to enhance my blog on an ad hoc basis and this seems the best way of doing it. If I tell you my video took 2 hours to film and 2 FULL days to edit would you believe me? #vloggerproblems #editinghell #shootmenow Once I found some software that actually worked well on my Windows PC #wouldhaveworkedonamac nearly a day and a half of failed attempts and chats/messages with software providers had passed…but you don’t need to hear that… PS I have also tried out my new camera lense for photos for the first time…I hope you like it! Anyway, on with the tag! 🙂
The eagle-eyed (or eagle-eared – is that a thing?) amongst you will notice that I totally missed Q4 out, best drugstore dupe (Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 palette for the Lorac 2 palette in case you were wondering)…what a plonker! I have also tagged two lovely ladies to complete the tag (if they haven’t already) in any form they wish. Karen from Confetti & Curves (Check out her YouTube channel & blog) and Claire from Clarina Beauty – (Check out her YouTube channel & blog) as both have been super supportive. 🙂
The Tag Questions!
Q1 – What is your favourite drugstore line? – I love Makeup Revolution. Hands down this is the best drugstore line for eyeshadows, in my humble opinion. Best for choice, selection, new releases, quality…it’s a winner!
Q2 – What is your favourite eyeshadow primer? – Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer is the winner here. It makes my eyeshadow stick and last for aaaages. There is no colour in the product but that is easily remedied with a bit of powder, which is what I do.
Q3 – What was your first ever eveshadow purchase and do you still use it? – It was soooooo long ago that I can’t remember! I used to buy Rimmel, Collection 2000 and Avon as a youngster. I still use some Collection eyeshadows now but no Rimmel or Avon ones.
Q4 – What is the best drugstore eyeshadow dupe? – Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 (for the Lorac 2) palette. It’s awesome and I swear you cannot tell the difference (disclaimer – online swatch comparisons only)! I didn’t talk about this and despite 2 full days of editing I didn’t even notice! Lol!
Q5 – What do you think is the most underrated eyeshadow? – The Pixi Mesmerising Mineral Palette in Plum Quartz is great, but I never hear people talk about these palettes. The colour and longevity are both fab and they are great travel-sized palettes.
Q6 – What is your favourite single eyeshadow? – I have two! Liar & Mugshot from the Naked 3 palette (I only buy palettes) are both fab and are really wearable shades. I normally wear them alone for work and then jazz them up a bit for an occasion in more of a smokey eye kinda thing!
Q7 – What is your favourite cream eyeshadow? – Again there are two! Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Mona Lisa and Top Shop Nude Eye Contour in Bare. Both are stunning and apply really well setting to a smudge-free finish within a few minutes. They both look great on green and blue eyes.
Q8 – What is your favourite neutral eyeshadow? – Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics palette…again it’s not ONE eyeshadow, it’s one palette! That counts right? I love the cool tones in this little beauty and you can make looks to suit all occasions.
Q9 – What is your favourite coloured eyeshadow? – I will always turn to Urban Decay for coloured eyeshadows and currently Urban Decay Vice 4 is my favourite for this. I love that this palette favours cool tones and that I can create a full look out of it.
Q10 – What is the best eyeshadow palette ever? – I don’t know! All the palettes…is that a legitimate answer? 😉
If you made it this far, well done! Here are some bloopers…just for fun! 😉
I really hope you enjoyed this as a change from my usual style of post. What posts would you like to see in video format? Feel free to give me some feedback below.