A couple of months ago, I visited a beauty site called Phyrra and fell in love with the writers individuality and sense of color. Turns out Courtney (the writer) is not only artistic, she’s also friendly and socially savvy. After seeing her tweet at all hours I had to request an interview so that you could also meet her.
How old were you when purchased your first cosmetic item and what was it?
You know, I don’t really remember. I was probably about 16 when I made my first purchase and I think it wa a Revlon lipstick that was a blackened cherry or blackened burgundy shade.
What’s the best piece of beauty advice you ever got?
Match your foundation to your neck. If everything is too dark, keep looking. I looked for YEARS before I found some foundations that matched me. Meow’s Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Siamese was the first foundation I found that was pale enough for me. Recently, I’ve been wearing NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Siberia, as that works really well too.
What’s in your summer makeup bag?
Lots of blue-based teals, golds, corals and fuchsia.
What’s your favorite product and why?
Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy are my favorite products because they revolutionized eye shadows for me. Without TFSI, my eye shadow is gone in twenty minutes. Pixie Epoxy lets me foil without making a mess, giving me intense color.
Why did you start blogging?
I started researching mineral makeup because I’d given up on department store and drugstore foundations. I couldn’t find anything pale enough for me, so I turned to indie companies, hoping for a solution. In the process of searching, I couldn’t find a lot of reviews on indie companies, so I decided to write about my own experiences and thoughts on the companies.
What advice would you give to a new blogger?
Be polite. Most people in the blogging community are really nice, and being polite goes a long way!