Beauty Bloggers - Why We Fell In Love With Make-Up

I love how make-up can bond a group of women, and the power that putting your face on in the morning has. I wanted to explore our relationship with make-up a little more, and thought I should turn to the ladies who love make-up the most - Beauty Bloggers!

Beauty Blogger 7: Pixie Voltaire from Pixie Loves Soap And Glory

Can you tell us a bit about your relationship with make-up?

Honestly, I was NOT one of those girls dancing round her mums bedroom, lipstick strewn all over my face and in heels way too big for me. I was more interested in finding out what the world looks like from the top of a tree, or under the bushes in my 'den'.

My make up interest died when aged 8 after a lipstick put me in hospital for two weeks due to a random allergic reaction. My mother was happy with this conclusion. When I was around 14 I discovered eyeliner, and following that foundation. It carried on when my crush of the time said 'you look good today'. I then turned 16, for a job, and discovered mac. Love at first lipstick is NOT the word.

I bought outlandish colours, spent hours figuring out how to do and what to do. I learned quickly, and after leaving college for health reasons aged 17, i started doing freelance make up and since then, well, I'm doing alright!
Have you developed a staple look? Can you describe it?

Everyday is different. I start out the same way, primer, foundation, concealer, and everyday I pick up a different product, and find a different look! I try to switch it up, it keeps your mind turning over and creativity flowing. Its also great to figure out how you look in different ways. I try everything from colour contacts to massively over-contouring my face if i'm left with half an hour and nowhere to go. 
Why do you love make-up?

Make up is a way to express yourself everyday. You don't have to dye your hair pink so everyone knows you're feeling rebellious. The whole world can know you are having a 'I'm feeling mysterious' day with a smokey eye; you dont need to parade around in lingerie to be sexy, you can say it with a red lip. You can say 'I feel beautiful the way I am' with a dab of concealer and a tinted moisturiser. 
And whats even better? We can conceal what we consider our flaws with it!  You don't need that nose job because make up can straighten it out/thin it down/create a bridge. Hide those dark circles, lip liner fixes my crooked lips (damn you lip piercing scars). You can feel better with a stroke of a brush, no needles/knives required!
 

Why did you start blogging?

I actually started blogging because I got quite sick and had to leave college and quit my job. It helped me feel productive rather than lying there feeling sorry for myself. It gave me something to concentrate on, something to feel good about. It helped me feel better about myself. I started my newest blog because i wanted to start a fresh.
Describe your blog:

UNISEX! I'm one of the few bloggers who's boyfriend/fiance/husband is into partaking in the beauty world. He reviews mostly shaving products and skincare! But its an awesome way for the ladies to find products for their men, that he might not have tried before.
It is also very user friendly. I try not to over review products, I keep things simple, you probably don't need to know the exact ingredients, but you do need to know how the product sets, looks, is it sheer or full coverage, does it blend well? Is it good value for money? 

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