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How would you describe your style and who are your style icons?

I have a very diverse style, one day I may be wearing skinny jeans and a band t-shirt and then the next wearing an elegant slim fit dress and chelsea boots...
but overall, my style tends to deviate towards more darker tones, I like my khaki, deep reds, greys and most importantly black! I love how black goes with anything so that tends to be my go to colour in terms of clothing haha!
I'm very interested in unique and arty styles so Vivienne Westwood would have to be up there with my style icons~

What's in your everyday make-up bag?

I tend not to wear makeup everyday, just so I can let my skin breathe from my intense makeup wearing at weekends!
My everyday makeup bag MUST have moisturiser, I think thats really important for a good makeup base and making your skin feel refreshed.I use Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion which is light and not greasy which is perfect for my oily skin.
For everyday, I need my concealer to hide my dark circles, I use Seventeen Liquid Concealer which does the job perfectly and is also very affordable and easy to get at any drug store. My beloved eyebrow gel from Benefit is my eyebrow saviour, just one brush and it gives automatic HD eyebrows- by far one of my best purchases.
Finally for my eyes, most importantly, my Lemonaid Eye Primer from Benefit which illuminates my eyes and makes my eyeshadows stand out and my Dolly Wink Black Liquid Eyeliner- the brush is very fine which makes it so easy to use and I love how jet black it is.

What is your beauty routine like?

I have what I call my "Casual" makeup and my "Dramatic" makeup. The two don't really differ apart from the fact that my Dramatic makeup entails me using foundation, heavier eyeshadow and my favourite false lashes.

Before applying any makeup, I wash my face with Simple Cleansing Wash and Water so that my face feels refreshed. I then apply my Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion all over my face and neck as a base for my makeup.
I then moisturise again with a face primer so that my makeup lasts longer and prime my eyes usually with the Lemonade by Benefit or my eye base by Canmake.

For "Casual" makeup-
I proceed to applying concealer by Seventeen under my eyes and on any blemishes and then set this with a compact face powder (I use Rimmel).
I then add a neutral eyeshadow and eyeliner- I always do a winged style eyeliner. I then apply some mascara, give them a curl with an eyelash curler and then use my magic eyebrow gel for HD brows. I think brows are important since they really complete a look. Also around the colder months I am addicted to my Burt's Bees Peppermint lip balm, it smells amazing and gives your lips a nice tingle!

For my "Dramatic" Makeup-
The same beginning process but I apply a foundation all over my face with a brush, I use W7 Photoshoot foundation which is ridiculously cheap but still gives you amazing coverage.
For my eyes I just apply heavier eyeshadow, such as a brown smokey eyes all around my eyes and do my signature eyeliner wing. I then add some mascara, give them a curl and apply false lashes (I am addicted to false lashes).
Of course then do my brows and lastly add some shading powder and highlighter for contour and definition.

I NEVER go to bed with makeup on! that is a no no since its important for skin to breathe and not get into your pores.
I actually use makeup wipes since I find that works best for me in removing all of my makeup thoroughly.
The first wipe I use is Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Wipes to remove my makeup and then I use Simple Kind to Skin Radiance Brightening Wipes since they are designed to give glowing skin. I then finally wash my face with Simple Cleansing Wash.

If you could makeover a celebrity, who would it be and what look would you give them?

ooo I don't know! Any celebrity would be fun to do makeup for since I would totally contrast their regular style and give them a different look to mix it up.
Although, I would love to HD Cara Delevigne's big eyebrows and maybe even try out some different heavy eye makeup techniques on Andy Biersack from Black Veil Brides!

Any tips for someone wanting to mix up their look?

All I would say is look around and get inspired! I get so many ideas of the internet through instagram, youtube and just browsing google images! Oh and don't forget about Pinterest, that place is a haven for creativity. Just don't be afraid to try something new <3

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

Yes! I am an avid seamstress, I love designer and making clothes or costumes. My creations include a Samurai costume and a white tiger onesie~
I also love photography, specifically food and fashion. I love to cook or bake and then take photographs that look good enough to eat haha
Im a very creative person, so anything arty I am most definitely into!

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
RuPaul's Drag Race (bit of a guilty pleasure)
I'm a rock type of girl ;) but current faves would be Asking Alexandria & Never Shout Never
London baby!
Anything Studio Ghibli~ my fave would be Princess Mononoke
A very popular Japanese magazine called Popteen
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Dolly Wink (I swear by their liquid eyeliner)
Colour / Shade
Brown smokey eyes and blacks
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