The Seven Deadly Sins of Makeup

Saturday, May 10th 2014 Uncategorised

My friend tagged me to do this, so here goes!

Greed: What’s your most expensive beauty item?

I don’t really have many things that are that expensive, I tend to have a lot of cheaper products rather than expensive ones.My Naked 3 palette retails for about $52 USD but I didn’t personally buy it. So the next most expensive thing is probably a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow. I still can’t believe I paid $50 for a grey eyeshadow to use on my eyebrows. It does match really well, but I’m sure I could have got a cheaper version. However, the makeup artist taught me how to fill in my eyebrows, and she did pretty eyes and lips on me too, so I feel like I got my money’s worth in that sense. All of the make up artists I’ve met at Bobbi Brown’s Britomart store are really helpful, as well as at their other counters.

Wrath: What item do you have a love/hate relationship with?

MASCARA. I love the way it looks, but I have bought so many duds in my life. Either they make my lashes clumpy, or the wand’s shape means I get mascara under my eyes, or it rubs on my skin easily. So many frustrations have come with mascara. You can’t usually get testers, not that I’d really want to use a gross tester on my eyes, so it’s always a bit of a guessing game. When it’s right, it looks so good though. Any recommendations for mascara, dear followers?

Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?

It’s a real mix of brands, I use a range of different products. I have about 9 MAC products, and that is probably the most of any one brand.


Sloth: What product do you neglect the most due to laziness?

I neglect make up other than lipstick most days of the week, so does that count? I tend to be all or nothing with my make up. I’ve been neglecting trying my new ELF highlighter as I’m scared of looking stupid, but I plan on giving it a try tonight.

Pride: What product gives you the most confidence?

Lipstick.  Even when I have no other make up on, I feel like lipstick makes me look more put together and professional which always makes me feel confident.

Lust: Which item is top of your beauty wishlist?

I really want to get a dark purple lipstick, like Harlot from Blush Baby – I just need to get brave enough to wear it. I also want a Tangle Teezer, my hair has been getting so knotty since it has been long.



Envy: Which makeup product/look is great on others but not on you?

Bold, winged eyeliner. Not much of my eyelid is visible when my eyes are open, so wearing eyeliner like that means none of my eye make up really shows up, and so they can look kind of small.




  • I really want Harlot too! Have you tried Clinique’s High Impact mascara? That’s my faveee x

  • I haven’t, but it looks good! I’m using a Smashbox sample I got from Sephora at the moment but it’s coming to an end, and I’m too scared to look up how much a full size costs in NZ.


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