You asked a bunch of questions on Instagram (@killercolours) a while ago, and here are some of my answers! Some questions are translated to english and/or shortened down just so you know. Let’s start with the makeup, skincare and perfume related ones!
Best makeup purchase during 2015?
Definitely my neutral Viseart palette! I use it all the time. Few eyeshadows are easy to layer, you know how a shadow can just slide around and not grab on when you try defining the eyelid for example? These never have that problem, so apart from using it on my brows daily and for easy everyday looks I also reach for it when other shadows fail.
Which products would you recommend for covering up blemish prone, oily, hyper-pigmented skin that is newly recovering from cystic acne?
I would say mineral foundations! The crap-free powder kind. You buff a small amount into the skin and it’s left smooth, oil absorbing and best of all – it isn’t irritating or clogging on the skin. Look Meow Cosmetics up, the one with the highest amount of coverage looks like a dream on the skin. The structure of bumps and/or scars is impossible to cover but you will get an even colour and the satin matte finish (opposed to a luminous creamy one) helps dim the appearance of texture.
What are your favourite perfumes?
My spontaneous answers would be Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady, Versace Crystal Noir and Comme des Garçons Wonderoud. All of them have a lovely presence and are still wearable at all situations when perfume is considered okay. They all have that soft velvety feeling in common which many people seem to enjoy.
A cruelty free dupe for MAC’s Fix+ spray?
Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist! I use it every single day that I wear makeup to take down the powderiness.
Any good makeup products or brands that are underestimated/people don’t seem to know about?
I feel so weird about people giving up all the incredible indie brands that create loose eyeshadow pigments?! They were hyped in the makeup community like 10 years ago but those are still the most multidimensional and gorgeous eyeshadows available. Period. Check out Femme Fatale Cosmetics for example and be amazed.
Which decade is your favourite makeup wise?
I can’t decide! The 60′s for its fantastic colours shapes and textures, the 40′s for laying the foundation for what we today call classic glam. Two key elements that I love incorporating into my looks.
If you could only wear one kind of look, what would it be?
I would say shimmery smokey eyes and neutral lips. They are easy to apply as they don’t need a lot of precision, they only look better as the day goes on and there’s no need for touch ups like with statement lips (I can’t believe I just said no thanks to a classic red lip, AAHHHH).
Favourite YouTube channels?
Karima McKimmie and Lisa Eldridge do exactly what fascinates me the most, they apply makeup in the most effortless way and don’t go too hard on the Instagram makeup trends (those sculpted full coverage faces with heavily lined brown lips and huge false lashes just don’t do it for me!). If you have any recommendations on more people along those lines please leave a comment below!
What’s the one makeup product you can’t live without?
Rouge Bunny Rouge Diaphanous! It’s the most wonderful finely milled powder that has a plumping, smoothing effect on the skin without mattifying too much. It’s very different from the classic HD powders which just make my skin tight and weird, this one sets makeup well and blurs the skin without making it feel or look dry at all. Magic!
Are there any expensive (or cheap for that matter) skincare and/or makeup products that you feel outshine all other alternatives?
The Viseart neutral palette mentioned at the top of the post, that’s just an essential to me. Nothing I’ve ever tried compares to it. Skincare wise I find the Pixi Glow Tonic hard to beat, it has a great price tag for what it is and it works wonders on most faces.
Any tips on makeup shopping in London?
Harrods for Charlotte Tilbury and that PERFUME FLOOR, oh lords! Right next to Harrods you have Space NK with Hourglass, Kevyn Aucoin, Diptyque and Emma Hardie as a small example of their fantastic range. You have a Illamasqua store on Beak Street where you also have the pretty little Pixi store nearby and not a too long walk to the big LUSH flagship store on Oxford Street. And of course the million Boots and Superdrug you find everywhere for a serious drugstore fix. Those are a few tips. Happy shopping!