I have been best friends with this girl for like 6 years now. Time flies, literally. I thought it would be a great idea to share our favorite beauty products and such.
- Do you remember your first makeup item?
Mirasha: I remember being super obsessed with that horrrrrrrrible Lip Smackers lip gloss. It was the closest thing I could get to actual makeup as a teenager because my mom never let me wear it.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Yes! It wasn’t really anything special but it was a Smashbox lip gloss that changed your lip color to a natural pink. I was OBSESSED!!
- Describe your perfect mascara
Mirasha: Anything that can tame these lashes is deemed perfect in my eyes. Lol. The perfect mascara is super lightweight, waterproof and free of clumps.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Since I blink a lot, one that does not smudge. Oh! And that gives my little lashes length.
- What kind of coverage do you prefer from Foundation?
Mirasha: I actually use concealer more than foundation, so I prefer for my foundation to be natural while providing full coverage.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: As someone who has struggled with acne AND has acne prone skin, I prefer full coverage.
- Favorite High End Brand?
Mirasha: Marc Jacobs Beauty
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Tom Ford! The packaging is beautiful!!
- What cosmetic brand have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
Mirasha: Glossier! They’re super poppin’ right now and I really want to get my hands on one of their products.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee:Tom Ford, ha! Only because I can’t afford it 🙁
- Favorite drugstore brand?
Mirasha: NYX, they have some great products set at prices that don’t hurt your pockets.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Neutrogena
- Do you wear fake eyelashes?
Mirasha: Currently no, but one of my goals for 2018 is to learn how to apply falsies.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: No, but I want to! Or get them done professionally. I blink a lot!
- Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
Mirasha: I usually leave the house with absolutely no makeup at all but if I have the time, I try my best to do my brows
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Yup! My MAC “Persistence” lipstick. It is the perfect natural color for my skin tone.
- What is your most cherished beauty product?
Mirasha: Hands down my FARSÁLI Rose Gold Elixir! I’ve been wanting to try this product for the longest and my bf surprised me with it not too long ago. I literally use it every day.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: It would be either my NARS lipsticks or the Anastasia “Modern Romance” eyeshadow palette.
- How often do you shop for makeup?
Mirasha: I’d say once a month
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Every. Pay. Check.
- Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?
Mirasha: I typically spend freely. If I see something I like or if there’s a product I’ve been wanting to try, I have no problem spending to get what I want.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: I always have a budget and even a specific item in mind.
- What type of product do you buy the most?
Mirasha: Eyeshadow! You can never have too much.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Lipsticks and Foundations!
- Do you avoid certain ingredients like paragons and sulfates?
Mirasha: I try my best to avoid both of these chemicals. I’m very conscientious as to what I put in my hair and on my skin, so I tend to go for sulfate and paragon-free products.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: I usually stay away from a huge list my dermatologist gave me. It’s a damn long list too.
- Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
Mirasha: Sephora is my go-to. If I don’t go to Sephora, I order directly from the brand’s website.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Of course, Sephora! Along with Byrdie beauty.
- Do you like trying new skincare products or do you stick to a certain routine?
Mirasha: I loooooove trying new skincare products. I’m a huge fan of masks and I’m willing to try anything that will hydrates and replenishes.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: I love trying out new things! Face masks, Toners, Makeup removers, etc.
- Favorite bath and body brand?
Mirasha: Tree Hut.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Perhaps anything from Bath and Body Works?
- Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
Mirasha: Eh, I’m personally not a fan of multifunctional products.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Yes!!
- Are you clumsy when putting on makeup?
Mirasha: Y E S. I still consider myself a novice and I oftentimes make mistakes like making my brows look crazy or applying a crazy amount of contour.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Only if I have gone makeup free for a week…
- Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
Mirasha: Nah, YouTube gives me great tutorials. I love watching Jackie Aina, Alissa Ashley and Farah Dhukai.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: Not really, I usually just try to mimic all the looks!
- What do you love about makeup?
Mirasha: I love how every brand/product has a story. One of my favorite brands right now is Fenty because I love how the brand embraces inclusiveness. I’m also a sucker for great packaging & marketing, so I tend to go for brands that have aesthetically pleasing packaging.
Matte Lipstick and Coffee: I love the creativity with it! Along with the confidence it brings in women.