Sara Chergui from The Crime of Fashion is a French beauty blogger living between France and Ireland, and she took some time from her busy schedule (she’s a French International Trades and Foreign Languages Master Degree student!) to let us in on her best beauty secrets – enjoy!
What is your best budget beauty buy?
My MUA Matte Palette. About €5, it's my best budget beauty buy. I use this palette every single day for my eye makeup as well as my eyebrows. I love how versatile it is, you can create so many looks!
What is your top make-up tip?
Never, ever go to bed without removing your makeup! I know how it is, you come home late, you're tired and you just want to sleep, but that step is the most important of the day. Your skin needs to breath and by keeping your makeup on, you do not allow it to. That's something you can actually feel the next morning. Once or twice I fell asleep forgetting to remove my makeup and the next day, my skin was so dry and tired, such a terrible feeling. I never joke with makeup removing. To do so, I use two products. First, L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil. It's a great product to dissolve the makeup. Then, I use L'Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution to clean off the leftover product. I love this product, it's amazing on its own to remove the makeup and clean the skin. If I could recommend a single item, it would be this one.
Most girls have much-loved lipstick – what's yours?
Mac lipstick shade Dangerous. I have quite a big lipstick collection but my Mac are so far the best I own. I love Dangerous, the quality is amazing and I always feel so glamorous when I wear it.
What was your very first perfume and what are you currently wearing?
My mother has an amazing perfume collection she started at least 20 years ago. As a kid, I always loved to look at the beautiful bottles. In France, perfume means a lot to a woman. My first perfume was Coco Mademoiselle, she gave it to me when I was 18 and it is still my signature fragrance. I started my own perfume collection, I have fragrances from Jean Paul Gaultier, Cartier, Burberry but I always go back to Coco Mademoiselle.
You're only allowed use three make-up products for the rest of your life – what are they?
No. 1: Miss Europe Bronzer shade Irisé. This bronzer is my all time favourite. I use it every single day, all year long. The colour is gorgeous, the pigmentation is amazing. I talk about it very often on the blog, couldn't recommend it more! It's also super cheap!
No. 2: Maybelline Brow Drama Brow Mascara. I've been using this product for almost a year. I love it and I can't imagine my eyebrow routine without it. I love how my eyebrows look thicker when I apply it, extremely natural and pretty!
No.3: Sleek Blush trio Palette shade Pumpkin. Sleek blushes are so pigmented and easy to use. I love how unique the shades are. In the Pumpkin trio palette, the orange colour is my favourite. I never thought a true orange blusher would be easy to wear on a daily basis, but Sleek made it happen!