Make-Up Q & A

Hey guys! Recently I came across a make-up and skincare Q&A that I thought would be really fun to try! It’s a good one because it lets you know a little bit more about me and my beauty favs when it comes to make-up and skincare! I decided to break up the questions into two different blog posts, this one being for make-up and the next one will be the skincare questions! I hope you enjoy it! Make sure to check out the original’s and see what Jessica & Jacqui’s answers are!

What is your earliest memory of makeup?
My earliest memory/as far back as I can remember would be when I was a competitive figure skater! I was a skater for 4 or 5 years, and competing for 2 of them. When we had a performance or competition we had to wear make up. Now for me I was 100% a tom boy before that, literally ponytail, shorts, and a t-shirt was worn at all times so this was the first time I can remember that I was trying out the world of make up. Now this wasn’t even that much make-up exposure. I remember wearing it but I don’t remember it being that crazy or dramatic. When I became a competitive dancer, now that is a different story! Mac Ruby-Woo or Russian Red lip colour, the blackest Mac eyeshadow that existed, the biggest, boldest and longest lashes you could find, possibly even with rhinestones on them, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and of course bright red lip sparkles. These were requirements when it came to my competitive team and my caboodle was full of all of it. This time in my life is when I really started playing around with make-up and doing cool creative things with it for different dance routines! “Stage make-up” as they call it.

Full Coverage Queen? Yay or Nay
Yay and nay? Am I allowed to do that? haha I am MORE of a NAY when it comes to full coverage being that I like a lighter foundation that covers what I need it too but I don’t like having that full caked on layered look, for everyday use I like a more natural look. That being said I am also a YAY when it comes to going out or to a fancy event etc. Maybe it’s my dancer roots but I love full coverage when I’m going somewhere and am doing a bolder eye look or something like that. I don’t like the full full coverage for everyday use but I do like it on occasion.

If you could live with only one makeup product, what would it be and why?
100% FOUNDATION! I have struggled with Rosacea since I can remember (I will do a blog post on this eventually) but basically it’s been something I am always wanting to cover up so without foundation I wouldn’t be able to do that.

Favourite high-end and high-street brand?
Favourite high end brand would have to be Tarte Cosmetics. Out of all the products I have, I have more Tarte items than any other brand. They really do a good job at keeping their formulas and products consistent! From foundation to eyeshadow to lip paints I love their products! My favourite high end street brand right now would have to be Maybelline! I really love their Vivid Matte Liquid Lip colour in “Nude Flush” one of my favs!

What brand have you always wanted to try, but haven’t?
Hmm, Glossier! I’ve seen so many posts about Glossier and their make-up/skincare I would definitely like to try them out! I’ve also always wanted to try the Make Up Forever Foundation so something from that line as well!

You have to leave the house in 5 minutes, what makeup do you have to have on before leaving?
Foundation, 100%. Like I said above I feel way more confident with my foundation on to cover my rosacea, I don’t normally leave the house without any on!

If you could work with any brand, which one would it be?
This is tough, there are so many great brands! If I had to choose I would want to work with either Tarte or Benefit. Those two brands are my favourite and I love so many of their products I think that it would be so awesome to be able to work with them!

Who’s packaging steals the show?
Right now I would have to say Rhianna’s Fenty line. I just got the foundation and it is in a beautiful frosty glass bottle! So pretty! I haven’t purchased anything else from there yet but I love how she made her other packaging compact and magnetic! So awesome!

Why do you love makeup?
Honestly, I love so many things about make up. I love the community it has formed and the creativity that it allows. Wether you wear a full face everyday or are just simply a mascara only person I think it does things for people whichever side of the spectrum you’re on. Me personally I love that it makes me feel like a more confident me, and honestly I love collecting it and trying new things!


  1. January 24, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing our post, but also for sharing your answers. I love reading other people’s Q&A’s and when I post mine, I do hope someone follows it on.

    Absolutely loved your answers and feel like I have got to know you better.

    I have now subscribed to make sure I can keep me up to date with your posts.

    Jacqui xxx

    • samanthaalexandra
      January 24, 2018 / 8:34 pm

      I know! I love Q&A’s, this one was definitely fun!

  2. January 24, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I loved this! Thank you so much for mentioning us and answering the questions too! Great answers btw, learnt so much about you so quickly!
    Can’t wait for the skin care one!

    Jess xxxx

    • samanthaalexandra
      January 29, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks to you guys for sharing! Really love a good Q&A (especially about products!)
      and it’s an awesome way to get to know someone quickly!

  3. Martese
    February 8, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    After reading your Q&A I wanna go out and buy some Tarte! I have yet to try anything except their blush and one liquid lippie.

    • samanthaalexandra
      February 8, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      You should! I love Tarte!

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