Beauty Angel is our latest go-to guide for all our pampering needs, so we were thrilled to catch up with Sarah, the face behind the wonderful site, to chat all things beauty and make-up related!
The lovely Sarah is a self-confessed make-up addict since her early teens and has recently completed a course with LA Make Up Academy which she says has only increased her passion for the industry!
Sarah’s unmistakable enthusiasm bodes well for us because it means her site is chock-full of interesting reviews and top tips!
What more could you want?!
1. What is your best budget beauty buy?
There are some amazing budget beauty buys out there, so it’s quite hard to choose! I think the one I have recommended the most is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer. It’s really creamy and moisturising. It feels cooling when you apply it, so it’s perfect if your eyes are a little puffy in the morning. I find some concealers can be drying or go cakey, but this one definitely isn't. It does a great job at covering dark circles and redness to perk up your skin. It costs just €6.99 so it won’t break the bank!
2. What is your top make-up tip?
My top make-up tip is simply to look after your skin. The better your skin, the better the canvas for your make-up. I know it can be a pain when you’re in a hurry or tired, but it really pays to clean your skin properly.
I always do a two-step cleanse at night. I usually start using a Micellar water to take off the first layer of make-up. At the moment I’m using the Ziaja Rose Butter Micellar Water. I then use a wash-off cleanser. Lately, I’m using the Clinique Take the Day Off Balm which is an oil-based balm, so it even removes traces of waterproof make-up. I massage the balm into my skin and remove it with a warm facecloth. Then I finish with a serum and moisturiser.
I find that once you get into the habit of doing this, it doesn’t take too long, your skin will thank you and your make-up will look flawless!
3. Most girls have a much-loved lipstick – what's yours?
I think I’m a little bit different in that I don’t wear lipstick that often. I usually prefer a lip gloss, but lately I’m loving a gloss stick. My all-time favourite range is the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks. Their gloss pencils have a lovely texture, strong colour and last really well. My favourite every day colour is Nudist, it’s a great everyday pinky brown.
4. What was your very first perfume and what are you currently wearing?
I’m really going to show my age here as I suspect many SHEmazing! readers won’t have heard of my first perfume, it was called Exclamation! It came in a bottle that was shaped like an exclamation point and was a firm favourite with 90’s teens!
At the moment my favourite scent is Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum. If anybody knows the cult product Nuxe Huile Prodigieux, this scent is the perfume version of the oil. It’s really fresh and quite summery, but I can’t seem to part with it even in winter. For night time I usually wear Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb which I think is a perfume you either love or hate!
5. You're only allowed to use three make-up products for the rest of your life… what are they?
As the most indecisive person in the world, I could think about this question for days! But I think I could commit to these products for the rest of my life…
Revlon Colorstay Foundation
When I first tried this I wondered where it had been all my life. This foundation gives medium-full coverage and the finish is perfect. It’s not too drying, but lasts the full day without budging. There is a version of this for dry skin and combination skin and it costs just €17.99.
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Mushroom
I’m trying to be clever here as I think I could use this shade as eyeliner, but also to fill my eyebrows if I was stuck! I’ve never found another eyeliner to beat this. I have really watery eyes and these don’t budge all day and are really strongly pigmented.
Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fuscia-ristic
This is how much I love these gloss sticks! I would really miss my blusher if I could only have these three products so I figure I could use this pink/coral shade on my lips and my cheeks, sneaky!
How fantastic is our Beauty Angel, Sarah? To hear more from this lovely lady, be sure to check out her wonderful blog now!