When we at L’Onglex come across a blog we love we’re always more than happy to share. This isn’t because we’re particularly altruistic, it’s simply that we’re really nosy and love hearing what makes other people tick … this week it’s the turn of Emma Henderson of the fabulous Fluff and Fripperies who has chosen to satisfy our insatiable curiosity for other peoples make-up !
What’s in your make-up bag?
Well for brevity’s sake I’ll assume you mean the small make-up bag I cart around in my ginormous handbag, and not the two giant, overflowing bags resting beside the 4 drawer make-up storage unit in my bathroom…
Right now my 9-to-5 kit includes: Smashbox Halo powder & brush, Clarins brow kit and Wonder Perfect mascara (which I’ve completely fallen for), theBalm time balm concealer (and my Mac #194 concealer brush to apply it), a cheaper-than-chips Catrice eyeshadow quad (in 090 Chocolate Temptation) and theBalm lipstick in Classified, which is a very sheer nude.
In case I’m heading out straight from work I’m also carrying around a black Bourjois liquid eyeliner (liner feutre), a shimmery gloss to layer over theBalm lippie (YSL golden gloss in #31, Golden Toffee), or if I’m feeling braver my Tom Ford lipstick in Cherry Lush (which was a most welcome Christmas pressie from Himself.)
Who’s your make-up muse?
I don’t really emulate anyone else’s make-up style but I get lots of information and inspiration from beaut.ie and other Irish beauty bloggers and I enjoy watching the video tutorials from Pixiwoo. I also have a serious case of eyebrow envy when it comes to Louise from Fade Street.
Do you have a favourite beauty trend this season?
I’m looking forward to big hair, big brows and bold brights on either lips or eyes.
Where’s your favourite place to shop for a beauty fix?
I will happily shop for make-up just about anywhere that sells it, from online to the airport to my local chemist. I think my favourite place in Dublin is probably Brown Thomas and, outside Ireland, I’m always happy when I stumble on a Sephora store.
When it comes to beauty buys do you prefer the bargains or are you more high end?
Like most people I love a bargain and get a buzz out of stumbling across a great product that won’t break the bank, but I do love the whole ritual around buying the more high-end products – I’m a sucker for free samples and pretty packaging and I love to read the little product leaflets from beginning to end. Sad, I know.
What’s your all time must have beauty buy?
I think a really good cleanser is the most important place to start and I love, love, love what Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish does for my skin.
What’s on your beauty wish list?
How much time do we have here? Right now I’d like a YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick after reading about Kirstie’s enviable stash on beaut.ie . I’m also on the look-out for a new foundation. I’m veering towards Armani’s Lasting Silk. I got my sister some Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch make-up base and she loved it so that’s now firmly on my own list, along with their new Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate. I’m keeping an eye out for Max Factor’s Lipfinity Lip tint and I recently switched from my Boots No 7 cream blush to a pricier brand that I don’t like as much, so I’ll be switching back come payday !
What’s been your biggest beauty disaster to date?
If we discount my sister’s 80s themed 30th birthday party last year, then it would probably be my ill fated blonde stint in my early twenties. As well as the fact it completely wrecked my dark brown hair, it wasn’t a particularly sophisticated look and was made even worse when teamed with acrylic nails, heavy kohl eyeliner, pale lipstick and Mac Spice lipliner…