I’m really excited to bring you an interview with the lovely Marina from Makeup 4 All. Makeup 4 All is one of my favourite blogs: it features lots of reviews and info on new product launches, collections and trends, keeping you up-to-date with all that’s happening in the beauty world. In addition, Marina has also created Makeup 4 All Online Beauty Magazine, a seasonal magazine full of great beauty tips, trends and interviews. Read on to find out more about Marina:
1. Why did you decide to start your blog?
I just wanted to have an outlet where I could share about all things beauty and makeup with those who love it, too.
2. What is your favourite thing about blogging? And the least?
I love the freedom and opportunities it gives me as I decide what and how I want to feature. I have also met some amazing people that I can now call friends. Right now I can’t think of the things that I don’t like.
3. When did you first realize that you were beauty obsessed?
I don’t think I am beauty obsessed but I definitely love makeup a lot. As far as I remember, I’ve always loved all things beauty which is strange as women in my family are not into makeup and beauty really. My parents got me a makeup bag full of makeup for my 14th Birthday, this is how it really started for me I guess
4. What are the products and brands you simply can’t live without?
I really love such brands as BECCA, Hourglass and Rouge Bunny Rouge. I also like a lot of products from Daniel Sandler, Benefit, Ellis Faas, Illamasqua and Inglot. I am trying so many products all the time so my favourites are changing but some things that I have been loving for a long time already are: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eye Shadow in Bejewelled Skylark, YSL Touche Eclat, Lancome Hypnose Masacars or Diorshow Extase Mascara, Benefit Instant Brown Pencil in Medium, Chanel Mica Glossimer, Guerlain KissKiss Gloss in 800, Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks and many more. I am also a huge fan of blushes.
5. And what products just didn’t work for you?
Luckily, I can’t think of anything right now. I believe this is because I carefully choose my products!
6. Let’s talk about skin care: tell us about your skin care regime?
Most of the products that I am using right now are from such brands as: Clarins, Aromatherapy Assosiates, Elemis, Apivita and Cellnique.
In the evening I take off my eye makeup and wash my face, then use a toner, serum or oil and a cream.
In the morning I don’t wash my face but cleanse it with a milk cleanser and a toner and apply a cream with SPF. I currently use Clarins HydraQuench SPF15.
I would also use an exfoliating product like Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel once or twice per week. As for the face masks, I have quite a few and use them according to my skin’s needs.
7. What’s in your makeup bag right now?
YSL Touche Eclat (I always have it with me), DiorShow New Look mascara, Stila Lip Glaze in Marmalade, Benefit Instant Brow pencil, Benefit Mini High Beam Highlighter, Burt’s Bees lip balm, Rouge Bunny Rouge mirror and several perfume samples. I usually have a blush with me instead of mascara though.
8. You also created your own magazine. What inspired you to do that?
I basically wanted to challenge myself and see what results I can achieve if to make a long story short. Magazine also gives me the opportunity to be creative and I love it!
9. Are there any other beauty blogs you read regularly?
Lately I’ve been more interested in non-beauty blogs, but here are some of the beauty blogs that I love ( I am always afraid I may forget someone): First of all I always watch Lisa Eldrige’s videos, as for blogs I love – British Beauty Blogger, A Model Recommends, Beauty Mouth (for skincare), London Makeup Girl, The Beauty Look Book, Cafe Makeup, Into The Gloss, What I Heart Today. That’s to name just a few.
10. And finally, do you have any beauty secrets you can share?
Try using an eye liner on your upper lash line, makes a huge difference! And don’t forget to curl your lashes, shu uemura lash curlers are my favourites!
Thanks a lot for the interview Marina! And now go check out Make Up 4 All!